La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Comfort Dry Skin Suncream SPF50

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Comfort Dry Skin Suncream SPF50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate
  • scutellaria baicalensis extract
  • terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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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What does the product description say?
"Features Very high facial protection for normal/combination skin Anti-UVA, Anti-UVB, Anti-Infrared, Anti-Oxidant No Parabens No Fragrance 100% hypoallergenic Non-comedogenic Tested on sensitive skin Benefits Who is this for ."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Helps to prevent appearance of sun-induced dark spots."
WIMJ summary

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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"Suitable for dry, very-dry and very sensitive skin."
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, caprylyl glycol.

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, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (scutellaria baicalensis extract) 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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
6% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.9%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
3.5% - 4.3%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2.3% - 2.8%
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
2% - 2.4%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2.1% - 2.5%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
2% - 2.5%
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.
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
1.1% - 1.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.8% - 1.15%
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
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
0.5% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulations and thicken product consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
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)
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
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 typically too low. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Ecamsule, Mexoryl SX. A UV filter. Is effective mostly against the UVA rays. It is legally marketed in the US with the FDA approval since 2006, even though the ingredient is not on the official FDA list of the approved sunscreen active ingredients. It is photostable
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%

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