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User reviews

Recommend 2 reviews
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How would you describe the finish? 2 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 2 reviews
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 2 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 2 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 2 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 2 reviews
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 2 reviews
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

We believe that "Mecca Cosmetica - To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen Oxybenzone Free Formula" can provide reliable sun protection based on the ingredients listed. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

It contains good moisturizing ingredients and can double as a hydrating day cream. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. These are the sun protection ingredients in this sunscreen: avobenzone 2.00% (declared), octocrylene 2.50% (declared) and ensulizole 22.00% - 33.00%.

Irritation risk

This product contains some common irritants, including those without a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 2 reviews 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, two out of two reviewers say that the product does not clog pores.
  • As for the white cast, two out of two reviewers say that the product does not leave a white cast.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, two out of two reviewers report that it pills under makeup.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, two out of two reviewers say that it doesn't sting eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy - matt, They find the product's texture to be heavy - light and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance - no smell.

Price

The product retails for 19.00A$ in Australia.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

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?
"It is a potent antioxidant that has been found to fend off free radicals, restore elasticity within complexion and reduce the signs of ageing."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin E. strengthens the skin’s natural barrier whilst aiding in free radical protection."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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.

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: avena sativa kernel extract, cetearyl alcohol.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 95/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
2.5%
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.
2%
Declared
Ensulizole. A UV filter that is effective against UVB rays. Does not protect against UVA light. It is photostable and can be used to help stabilize other sunscreen ingredients. It is water-soluble meaning that it can help create lighter sunscreen formulations
22% - 33%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
5.4% - 8.1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
4.4% - 6.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.3% - 5%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
1.7% - 2.6%
A preservative
1.4% - 2.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.1% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.1% - 1.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.05% - 0.25%

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