Hawaiian Tropic - Tropical Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 45 Tropical

Hawaiian Tropic Tropical Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 45 Tropical

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
95 /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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
benzophenone-3
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"14 Ounce (4ml) Provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection Included Anti-Oxidants Nourish Your Lips Moisturizing Formula is Water-Resistant Provides Broad Spectrum Uva/Uvb Protection Included Anti-Oxidants Nourish YourLips Moisturizing Formula Is Water-Resistant"
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"14 Ounce (4ml) Provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection Included Anti-Oxidants Nourish Your Lips Moisturizing Formula is Water-Resistant Provides Broad Spectrum Uva/Uvb Protection Included Anti-Oxidants Nourish YourLips Moisturizing Formula Is Water-Resistant"
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera oil.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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.
1%
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
10%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6%
Declared
Used to thicken the product consistency
23% - 35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
5% - 7.5%
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
4.3% - 6.4%
Used to improve the product consistency
2.9% - 4.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.3% - 3.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2% - 2.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.7% - 2.5%
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.3% - 2%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
1% - 1.5%
0.45% - 1.05%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 1%
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.1% - 0.4%
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% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. There is no evidence of other benefits in skin
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.35%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.1% - 0.4%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
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%
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
10%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6%
Declared
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 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
0.15% - 0.55%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.5%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.2% - 0.7%
0.1% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. There is no evidence of other benefits in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.1% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.1% - 0.5%
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.
0.15% - 0.6%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.15% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.55%

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