NARS Cosmetics - NARS Smooth and Protect Primer SPF50

NARS Cosmetics NARS Smooth and Protect Primer SPF50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • dimethylmethoxy chromanol
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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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What does the product description say?
"Blurs pores, fine lines, and wrinkles with a powerful refining effect, while broad spectrum SPF 50 provides daily skin protection."
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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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).

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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, peg-10 dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

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IRRITANCY
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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.
2.5%
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
10%
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
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
5%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
5%
Declared
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
23% - 34%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
5.5% - 8.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
3.9% - 5.9%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
2.8% - 4.2%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
2.1% - 3.1%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.7% - 2.5%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
1.3% - 2%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
1% - 1.6%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.9% - 1.35%
0.5% - 1.2%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.2% - 0.8%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.75%
Used for fragrance and contains volatile compounds that can irritate the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.75%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.75%

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