M2skincare - Ultra Sheer UV Daily Defence SPF 50+

M2skincare Ultra Sheer UV Daily Defence SPF 50+

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Sun protection
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • arginine
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

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
bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
Offers UVB protection
Offers 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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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers 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
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The lightweight, hydrating formula is enriched with nourishing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, vitamin E and Papaya Extract."
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: arginine, glycerin.

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: arginine, helianthus annuus seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.6% - 8.4%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
3.6% - 5.5%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
2.8% - 4.2%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
2.7% - 4%
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
2.2% - 3.2%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.4% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 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
0.8% - 1.2%
0.45% - 1%
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% - 0.85%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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