Josie Maran - Argan Daily Defense Lotion SPF 30

Josie Maran Argan Daily Defense Lotion SPF 30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • carthamus tinctorius oleosomes
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • glycerin
  • jojoba esters
  • pongamia glabra seed oil
  • pullulan
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • trihydroxystearin
  • zinc oxide
  • +14 more
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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
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?
"Defend your skin against UVA/UVB rays and blue light with this fast-absorbing, lightweight broad-spectrum physical SPF."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone.

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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LOW
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LOW
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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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LOW
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Dryness and Redness Formulation."
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, calcium gluconate.

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: argania spinosa kernel oil, jojoba esters.

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, gluconolactone) 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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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
19.5%
Declared
Plain old water
19.5%
Declared
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
5.9% - 7.2%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
5.2% - 6.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.4%
0.75% - 1.1%
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that has an anti-bacterial effect
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
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.
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%

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