Erborian - CC Cream Radiance Color Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF25 Mini

Erborian CC Cream Radiance Color Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF25 Mini

SPF 25
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • honey extract
  • mel
  • methicone
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • trihydroxystearin
  • zinc oxide
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
56 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"91% felt the product helped blur fine lines ."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This color-correcting cream enhances natural radiance, blurs the appearance of pores and imperfections, and evens out skin tone for a flawless-looking complexion with light coverage."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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"Centella asiatica helps hydrate and protect, while broad-spectrum SPF 25 helps protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: cyclomethicone, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, methicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
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Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
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Plain old water
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A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
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Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
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A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
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Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
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A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
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A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
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A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
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Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
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Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
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Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
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Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
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Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
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A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
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A preservative
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
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Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
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A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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