It Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination SPF50

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination SPF50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • carnitine hcl
  • cholesterol
  • chrysin
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • folic acid
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed silk
  • niacin
  • orbignya oleifera seed oil
  • pantothenic acid
  • persea gratissima oil
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • snail secretion filtrate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • zinc oxide
  • +26 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
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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What does the product description say?
"Featuring SPF50 to help protect against the ageing effects of everyday sun exposure, the cream helps to maintain a dewy, youthful-looking radiance."
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: folic acid, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide helps to create a more even and balanced appearance, while vitamins and antioxidants help protect the skin against environmental aggressors."
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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
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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"The hydrating formula is infused with anti-ageing ingredients such as hydrolysed collagen and peptides, along with plumping hyaluronic acid."
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: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract, chrysin) 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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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
9%
Declared
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
6.3%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6.2% - 9.3%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
4.7% - 7%
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
3.8% - 5.8%
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
3.1% - 4.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.7% - 4%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in calming down inflammation in skin
2.4% - 3.6%
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
2% - 3%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.4% - 2%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.4%
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)
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.95% - 1.45%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 1.4%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.6% - 1.35%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.35%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.55% - 1.25%
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.
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.55% - 1.25%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.2%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 1.35%
0.55% - 1.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.6% - 1.4%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.6% - 1.4%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
0.5% - 1.15%
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% - 1.35%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.5% - 1.15%
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% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 1.35%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.6% - 1.35%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.55% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.6% - 1.35%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.25%
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% - 1.3%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is studied as a mosquito repellent
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and may help reduce inflammation in skin
0.5% - 1.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 1.4%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.55% - 1.25%
Can help stimulate collagen production in skin. While available studies are promising, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy in skin
0.5% - 1.15%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Might be helpful in decreasing sebum production making the skin less oily. Is claimed to be able to support ceramide production in skin that leads to better hydration, but evidence is lacking. Is able to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.45% - 1%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.4% - 0.9%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.4% - 0.9%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.3% - 0.7%

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