Holika Holika - Aloe Soothing Essence Waterproof Sun Cream SPF50+

Holika Holika Aloe Soothing Essence Waterproof Sun Cream SPF50+

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • adenosine
  • ascorbic acid
  • phytosphingosine
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate
  • diethylhexyl butamido triazone
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /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 might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

This product can also 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
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MEDIUM
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HIGH
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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
HIGH
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HIGH
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"Aloe Soothing Essence Waterproof Sun Cream SPF50+"
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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, butylene 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: phytosphingosine, coco-caprylate/caprate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
5.6% - 6.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 5.1%
Uvinul A Plus. A new generation broad spectrum sunscreen that offers an effective protection especially in the UVA range. It is stable in formulations. Unfortunately, is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.6% - 4.4%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
2.3% - 2.9%
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
2.5% - 3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1.6% - 2%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
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% - 0.95%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%

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