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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, we assess that this product can provide reliable sun protection. We love that it can protect from both UVA and UVB rays (not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

It should also be hydrating enough to use without an additional moisturizer during the day. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses so-called "chemical", or organic UV filters (organic simply means that their molecules contain atoms of carbon). These filters typically give good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for sensitive skin. These are the sun protection ingredients in this sunscreen: oxybenzone 2.50% (declared), avobenzone 3.00% (declared), octisalate 5.00% (declared), homosalate 5.00% (declared) and octocrylene 2.70% (declared).

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this sunscreen to be high. 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.

Price

The product retails for 135.00$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

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.

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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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: acetyl hexapeptide-8.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The Reparative Face Sun Lotion SPF 30"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (butyrospermum parkii butter, caffeine, medicago sativa seed powder, scutellaria baicalensis root extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
3%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
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
2.7%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
2.5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
4.6% - 5.6%
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
5% - 6.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
4.2% - 5.1%
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
2.9% - 3.6%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.2% - 2.7%
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.6% - 2%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
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
1% - 1.2%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.5% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.2% - 0.4%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.15% - 0.3%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.15% - 0.3%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.25% - 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
0.15% - 0.3%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.4%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.25% - 0.5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.25% - 0.5%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.55%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.35%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create thicker product formulations and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.3%

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