Garnier - Ambre Solaire Golden Touch Oil SPF30

Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Touch Oil SPF30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • astaxanthin
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • diethylhexyl butamido triazone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • octocrylene
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

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 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.

These ingredients in the product might also be helpful for reducing and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity, even though there is no conclusive evidence for their effectiveness: astaxanthin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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).

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What does the product description say?
"Advanced UVA/UVB protection Luxurious non-greasy feeling oil Patented Mexoryl® XL filtration system Water resistant."
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
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
23% - 34%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
5.2% - 7.7%
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% - 6.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
3.7% - 5.6%
2.8% - 4.2%
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
2.7% - 4%
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
2.2% - 3.3%
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.
2% - 3%
Uvasorb HEB. A UV filter. Is effective against UVB and UVA II rays (but not UVA I). It is photostable. Unfortunately, is not approved by FDA (US) yet
1.7% - 2.5%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
1.1% - 1.7%
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.4% - 1%
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% - 0.9%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.6%
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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