NARS Cosmetics - NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

NARS Cosmetics NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • algae extract
  • cyclomethicone
  • diethylhexyl succinate
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
""This will even tone while keeping things light and sheer"."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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: algae extract, cyclomethicone.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
7.4%
Declared
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
6.1%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.8% - 8.3%
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
5.3% - 6.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.1% - 5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
3.5% - 4.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
2.4% - 3%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
2.2% - 2.6%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.4%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.4% - 1.7%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
1.2% - 1.5%
1% - 1.3%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
1% - 1.2%
Help improve the product's texture
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1% - 1.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.9% - 1.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.7% - 1%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.65% - 1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.95%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.85%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.6% - 0.9%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps the function of sunscreen and pigment ingredients in the formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%

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