Hello Bello - Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 50

Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • diheptyl succinate
  • glycerin
  • methyl dihydroabietate
  • persea gratissima fruit extract
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

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

It is a mineral sunscreen. In other words, it contains non-organic UV filters. It will probably not sting your eyes but might leave a white cast.

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.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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
meets threshold
LOW
meets 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Plus, it contains soothing and moisturizing organic shea and cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, and organic calendula, green tea, avocado, and cucumber extracts."
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: butyrospermum parkii butter, cocos nucifera oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
20%
Declared
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
26% - 32%
Helps oil and water mix together
7.1% - 8.7%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
5.6% - 6.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
3.9% - 4.7%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
3.4% - 4.1%
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
2.9% - 3.6%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
2.3% - 2.9%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
2.1% - 2.6%
A preservative
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.95% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.1%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.7% - 1.05%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.7% - 1.05%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.7% - 1%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.55% - 0.85%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product finish on the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.55% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.5% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.55% - 0.85%
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%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
Plain old water
0.55% - 0.8%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
20%
Declared
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.5% - 0.75%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.85%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.55% - 0.85%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.55% - 0.8%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product finish on the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.55%

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