Garnier - Ambre Solaire UV Water Clear Sun Cream SPF30 Mist

Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Water Clear Sun Cream SPF30 Mist

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • dimethicone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • octocrylene
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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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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
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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"The spray is blended with Aloe Vera Water, working to moisturise and hydrate without leaving behind a greasy or sticky sheen."
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: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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, diisopropyl sebacate.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 34%
Plain old water
12% - 17%
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against 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. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
5% - 7.6%
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
3.9% - 5.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.9%
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
2% - 3%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
1% - 1.5%
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.
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.55% - 1.3%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps preserve products. Can mask unpleasant smell. Could be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.25%

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