Murad - Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • homosalate
  • isododecane
  • octocrylene
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • silica
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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?
"Primes the skin for a smooth makeup application Provides sun protection Minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores Evens the skin's tone and texture Where skin care meets health care."
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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"Enhance skin’s moisture retention."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, phenyl trimethicone.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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.
2%
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
4%
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
4%
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
2%
Declared
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
23% - 35%
Helps to create a nice product texture
5.4% - 8.1%
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
5.5% - 8.2%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
4.1% - 6.2%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
3.3% - 4.9%
2.4% - 3.7%
1.9% - 2.8%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.1%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
1.1% - 1.7%
0.9% - 1.3%
0.55% - 1.35%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.55% - 1.25%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.45% - 1%
0.4% - 0.95%
0.4% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
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.
0.4% - 0.9%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.35% - 0.85%
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.7%
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% - 0.7%
0.3% - 0.7%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.3% - 0.7%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.8%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%

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