Kiehl's - Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30

Kiehl's Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • adenosine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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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"wrinkles appear smoother; skin feels firmer as if lifted; skin texture looks refined."
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: adenosine.

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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).

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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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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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, sodium hyaluronate.

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, cetyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.7% - 8.2%
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
5.1% - 6.2%
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
3.6% - 4.4%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
3% - 3.7%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 2%
A sugar-derived compound that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be able to stimulate synthesis of skin's own moisturizing factors, but solid research is lacking. It could be irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.5% - 1.9%
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.6% - 0.95%
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.55% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.5% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
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%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 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% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%

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