L'Oréal Paris - Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector SPF 30 Cream, ., ONLY AT WALMART

L'Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector SPF 30 Cream, ., ONLY AT WALMART

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • castanea sativa seed extract
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl hydroxystearate
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • +4 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 rich, hydrating day cream prevents future discolorations from forming while minimizing the appearance of existing dark spots for a more even, radiant and youthful complexion."
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.

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"Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector SPF 30 Cream, ."
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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).

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"This rich, hydrating day cream prevents future discolorations from forming while minimizing the appearance of existing dark spots for a more even, radiant and youthful complexion."
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, castanea sativa seed extract.

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, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate.

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

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

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
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
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.6%
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
4% - 5.9%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3%
Used to regulate product's pH
1.6% - 2.5%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.8%
Colorant
0.95% - 1.45%
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.15% - 0.7%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.55%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.5%

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