La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen

La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen
Effectiveness
Efficacy
35 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
35 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-aging
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin against free radicals caused by the sun that can accelerate skin aging."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This weightless lotion absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling refreshed and protected."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, caprylyl glycol.

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
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Avobenzone. A broad spectrum sunscreen meaning that it can protect against both UVA rays. Currently, it is the only sunscreen ingredient available in the US (approved by the FDA) with the peak absorbance within the UVA I range. It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps stabilize the product formulation
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

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