L'Oréal Paris - Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer

L'Oréal Paris Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • retinyl palmitate
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • phenylethyl resorcinol
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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?
"This anti-aging moisturizer formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 makes for our best moisturizer for dull-looking skin to reveal your most radiant skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

This product can also 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
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
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meets threshold
MEDIUM
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer"
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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, sodium hyaluronate.

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, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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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
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
5%
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%
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%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 2.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.2% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.7% - 1%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.65% - 1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.65%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
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% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%

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