Laura Mercier - Flawless Skin Repair Day Creme SPF 15

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair Day Creme SPF 15

SPF 15
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hexapeptide-3
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • tripeptide-3
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • beeswax
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • camellia sinensis leaf
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • glycosphingolipids
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • yeast extract
  • zinc oxide
  • +20 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
68 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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
benzophenone-3
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Advanced anti-aging moisturizer and repair cream for daytime with SPF 15 to help protect skin from accumulating new sun damage and deep sea water to both promote skin-cell renewal and help replenish skin's lipid barrier."
WIMJ summary

This product contains hexapeptide-3, tripeptide-3. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Jergens Natural Glow 3-Day Sunless Tanning Lotion, Medium to Deep Skin Tone, 4 oz"
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Advanced anti-aging moisturizer and repair cream for daytime with SPF 15 to help protect skin from accumulating new sun damage and deep sea water to both promote skin-cell renewal and help replenish skin's lipid barrier."
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, hydrolyzed collagen.

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: beeswax, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: hexapeptide-3, tripeptide-3

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

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
3.5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
4.5% - 5.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
3.6% - 4.4%
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
2.5% - 3.1%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.7% - 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% - 1.5%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.1% - 1.4%
0.75% - 1.15%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.8% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.8%
Green tea leaf powder that might contain antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.5% - 0.8%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 0.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.6%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
A type of lipids naturally present in skin. They can be converted to ceramides in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.6%
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)
0.45% - 0.65%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 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
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
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.
0.35% - 0.6%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
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.
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%

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