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Product summary

"Jane Iredale - LipDrink Lip Balm" does not provide enough UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage the skin, leading to early signs of aging and pigmentation issues.

Sunscreen filters

It is a mineral sunscreen. It uses titanium dioxide for sun protection. Titanium dioxide almost never irritates the skin or stings eyes, but it can leave a white cast.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of it to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Jane Iredale" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.

Price

The product retails from 12.60$ up to 20.00$ in the United States, for 74.13A$ in Australia and from 17.64£ up to 21.00£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil protects and moisturizes."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: ricinus communis seed oil, octyldodecyl neopentanoate.

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
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

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.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
1.75%
Declared
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
29% - 44%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
4.9% - 7.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
4.7% - 7%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.5% - 5.2%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
2.4% - 3.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
2% - 3%
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
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
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.9% - 1.4%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 1.1%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.45% - 1.1%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.4% - 1%
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% - 0.9%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.3% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.35% - 0.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.75%
0.1% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.35%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.3%
A red colorant
0.05% - 0.2%
A red (pink) dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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