It Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ - Medium

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ - Medium

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2
  • butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cholesterol
  • chrysin
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed silk
  • persea gratissima fruit extract
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • snail secretion filtrate
  • sulfur
  • titanium dioxide
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • zinc oxide
  • +19 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.

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
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains sulfur.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It's your SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Physical only sunscreen that protects against the rays that both burn your skin and age your skin."
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.

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: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, vitis vinifera seed extract.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It’s available in 12 versatile shades and helps to conceal dark spots and minimise the appearance of pores."
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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A make up phenomenon with hosts of devoted fans, this CC Cream (which stands for complexion correcting, not Cult Cult – though it could do) provides a full coverage, sun damage-deflecting, brightening and hydrating finish, with a subtly radiant result."
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, hydrolyzed collagen.

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: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - chrysin also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
TBC
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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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
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Plain old water
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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
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
TBC
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
TBC
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
TBC
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
TBC
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
TBC
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
TBC
Typically contains hyaluronic acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might contain allantoin that is helpful in calming down inflammation. There is no evidence that it can have any further benefits for the skin, especially when used in skincare products
TBC
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
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
TBC
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
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A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
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Helps water and oil mix together
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
TBC
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
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Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
TBC
Used to dissolve other ingredients. Might be irritating
TBC
A preservative
TBC
A preservative
TBC
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
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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.
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
TBC
Stabilizes the product formulation
TBC
TBC
Helps absorb oil (for the time of application) and creates a thicker product consistency
TBC
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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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
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A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
TBC
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An emollient that is naturally found in skin
TBC
TBC
Used in products to help dissolve oxygen and enhance oxygen molecule penetration into the skin. There is no evidence for benefits of the oxygen emulsion in topical creams, lotions or serums. There is a study available confirming a positive impact of oxygen therapy for skin wound healing, but it used an oxygen emulsion stored under high pressure using special equipment
TBC
TBC
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
TBC
A preservative
TBC
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
TBC
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
TBC
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
TBC
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TBC
Used to increase stability of product formulations
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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
TBC
Used in products to create an oxygen emulsion
TBC
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
TBC
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
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TBC
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
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TBC
TBC
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
TBC
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A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
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A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
TBC
A preservative
TBC
Benefits for the skin are not clear
TBC
TBC
A preservative
TBC
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
TBC
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
TBC
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
TBC
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An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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