Laura Mercier - Pure Canvas Primer Protecting and Translucent Powder

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Protecting and Translucent Powder

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • lauroyl lysine
  • methicone
  • octocrylene
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
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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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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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Featuring the cult-favourite loose setting powder, along with a hydrating primer essence, this bundle will ensure that your makeup is locked into place."
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, peg-8.

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: methicone, glycine soja oil.

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

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
7.7% - 9.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
3.2% - 4%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
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.
2.5% - 3.1%
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
2.2% - 2.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.4%
A preservative
0.95% - 1.2%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.65% - 1%
A preservative
0.65% - 0.95%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.65% - 0.95%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.6% - 0.9%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
A red colorant
0.5% - 0.8%
A yellow dye
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.4% - 0.6%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A blue pigment
0.3% - 0.55%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.2% - 0.35%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%

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