Manuka Doctor - ApiClear Daily Defence SPF20 Cream

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Daily Defence SPF20 Cream

SPF 20
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • mel
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 more
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FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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"A soft-focus effect provides instant blurring to fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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"Manuka Doctor ApiClear Daily Defence SPF20 Cream is a multi-tasking beauty lotion that delivers the benefits of a moisturiser, primer and SPF all-in-one."
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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, mel.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
23% - 35%
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% - 6.3%
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.
4% - 6%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
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
2.2% - 3.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 1.35%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps to create a nice product texture and spread the product more easily on the skin
0.4% - 1%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.4% - 0.95%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.4% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps improve the product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.05% - 0.25%

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