Garnier - Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30

Garnier Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • phenylethyl resorcinol
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +10 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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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: ascorbyl glucoside.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Dark spots look faded over time."
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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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"This formula, with Pineapple and Vitamin C, works to improve dull, uneven skin for skin that is brighter and more even."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: capryloyl salicylic acid.

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HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"The lightweight, fast-absorbing formula will provide 24-hour hydration while not leaving a white residue on skin."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
3%
Declared
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%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
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
7.2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
4.3% - 5.3%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 2.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.5% - 1.8%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.7% - 1.1%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
3%
Declared
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%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
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
7.2%
Declared
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.4%

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