Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF45 with 8 Anti-Oxidants

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF45 with 8 Anti-Oxidants

SPF 45
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • algae extract
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • diethylhexyl succinate
  • dimethicone
  • ergothioneine
  • ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl myristate
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • thermus thermophillus ferment
  • titanium dioxide
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • zinc oxide
  • +15 more
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90 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

It is a mineral sunscreen. In other words, it contains non-organic UV filters. It will probably not sting your eyes but might leave a white cast.

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.

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?
"Patent-pending, the lightweight, quick-absorbing solution melts in, working to fight damage to elastin to support naturally firm, bouncy-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"To help protect against dehydration, it also uses advanced barrier fortifiers that work to seal in moisture and help strengthen skin against infrared (IR) and other environmental assaults, including indoor heating and air conditioning, which can contribute to dehydration."
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: algae extract, 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, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
6.3%
Declared
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
4%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.2% - 6.3%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
6.5% - 7.9%
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
4.6% - 5.7%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
3.5% - 4.3%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
3.3% - 4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.6% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
1% - 1.2%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.15%
1% - 1.2%
A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
0.75% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.75% - 1.15%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.75% - 1.1%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.65% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.65% - 1%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.55% - 0.85%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.55% - 0.8%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to create an even product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.95%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
A potent anti-oxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and protect from harmful effects of sun exposure, even though more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness in topical applications
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.5% - 0.75%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
A red colorant
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant (dye)
0.2% - 0.4%

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