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User reviews

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How would you describe the finish? 1 review
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 1 review
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 1 review
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 1 review
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 1 review
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 1 review
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 1 review
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, we assess that "Lancôme - BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 DAY CREAM" 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).

Because it includes good moisturizing ingredients, it can also work as a hydrating day cream. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. The UV filters in this sunscreen are: avobenzone 3.00% (declared), octisalate 5.00% (declared) and octocrylene 7.00% (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 moisturizer 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.

What our users say

Based on 1 review 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, the reviewer found that it does not clog pores.
  • As for the white cast, it did not leave a noticeable white residue for the reviewer.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, the user found that it pills under a foundation.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, the reviewer reported that it stings eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light - heavy and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance.

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.

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 DAY CREAM 24-hour Antioxidant and Vitamin Enriched Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen & Moisturizer Containing a complex of nurturing Vitamins E, B5 and CG plus high potency moisturization, this greas ."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 DAY CREAM 24-hour Antioxidant and Vitamin Enriched Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen & Moisturizer Containing a complex of nurturing Vitamins E, B5 and CG plus high potency moisturization, this greas ."
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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 DAY CREAM"
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: glycerin, thermus thermophillus ferment.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (castanea sativa seed 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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
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
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
7%
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
5% - 6.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
3.7% - 4.5%
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
2.6% - 3.2%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 2.6%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.2% - 1.5%
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.65% - 1%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.25% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.3% - 0.55%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help neutralize free radicals
0.2% - 0.4%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.2%

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