Murad - Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • urea
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • beta-sitosterol
  • betaine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • chitosan
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • inositol
  • laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • phospholipids
  • saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • trehalose
  • zinc gluconate
  • +21 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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"Helps keep pores clear Relieves dryness, treats and prevents breakouts, and minimizes the look of lines and wrinkles Minimizes signs of aging on acne-prone skin Minimizes signs of aging on acne-prone skin Where skin care meets health care."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"The moisturizing formula includes broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to thwart sun damage, which can lead to wrinkle and dark spot formation."
WIMJ summary

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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: betaine, 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: dimethicone, beta-sitosterol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (chitosan) 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
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LOW
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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
8%
Declared
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
7.5%
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
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
4.9% - 6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
3% - 3.7%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
2.2% - 2.7%
1.8% - 2.2%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.5%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
1% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A fermented sweet black tea. There is no studies on particular benefits of this ingredient in skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, and might have some anti-oxidant effect. It is used in skincare for mostly marketing purposes because of the popularity of kombucha drinks
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.4%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.25% - 0.4%
Inhibits acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin. Can help to reduce inflammation caused by bacteria. Helps neutralize free radicals in skin. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%

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