La Mer - Cushion Compact

La Mer Cushion Compact

SPF 20
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • algae extract
  • butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate
  • copper gluconate
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl myristate
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • lauroyl lysine
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • niacin
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +18 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

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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WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It also locks in hydration for lasting, all-day comfort, which is all thanks to the addition of Miracle BrothTM."
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: algae extract, faex.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
6.2% - 7.5%
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
5.2% - 6.3%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
3.6% - 4.4%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
Help improve the product's texture
2.2% - 2.7%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.6% - 2%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.75% - 1.15%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.65% - 1%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.85%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.5% - 0.7%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.35% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.35% - 0.65%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.5%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.45% - 0.7%
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)
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.3% - 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%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.25% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.4%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%

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