Murad - SPF Environmental Shield: Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF30

Murad SPF Environmental Shield: Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • panthenol
  • urea
  • benzophenone-3
  • betaine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl alcohol
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • dimethicone
  • ectoin
  • ethyl linoleate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • homosalate
  • inositol
  • phospholipids
  • sodium pca
  • trehalose
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +18 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 sunscreen filters. Organic fitlers 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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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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"Murad uses Skin Repair System Co-3, based on amino acids, anti-inflammatory and toning substances that stimulate collagen synthesis."
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.

These ingredients in the product might also be helpful for reducing and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity, even though there is no conclusive evidence for their effectiveness: vitis vinifera seed extract.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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HIGH
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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
LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF30"
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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, inositol.

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, ethyl linoleate.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - ginkgo biloba leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
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

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