Garnier - Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Sun Oil SPF15

Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Sun Oil SPF15

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SPF 15
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • astaxanthin
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • octocrylene
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

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This product contains astaxanthin. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. 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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"SPF = Sun Protection Factor More Product Information"
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (astaxanthin) 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 - haematococcus pluvialis extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
22% - 33%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
5.8% - 8.6%
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
4.8% - 7.2%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
3.8% - 5.7%
2.9% - 4.3%
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
2.6% - 3.9%
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
2.1% - 3.2%
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
1.9% - 2.9%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
1.6% - 2.5%
0.95% - 1.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.6% - 1.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.05%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
0.4% - 1%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.4% - 0.95%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.4% - 1%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.55%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help to calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.65%

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