Neocutis - Journee Riche Bio-Restorative Day Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Neocutis Journee Riche Bio-Restorative Day Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1 acetate
  • tetrapeptide-21
  • camellia sinensis extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • hexyldecanol
  • hydrogenated poly(c6-14 olefin)
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • zinc oxide
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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.

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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Working to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and tone the body contours, the sunscreen leaves skin looking radiant and healthy."
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: palmitoyl tripeptide-1 acetate, tetrapeptide-21.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets 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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What does the product description say?
"Strengthen and protect your skin with Neocutis Micro Day Rejuvenating Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30."
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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tripeptide-1 acetate, tetrapeptide-21

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

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
7.5%
Declared
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
7.3%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 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
6.2% - 7.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
4.2% - 5.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
1% - 1.2%
Tea extract. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1% - 1.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.8%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.55% - 0.8%
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% - 0.7%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.5% - 0.75%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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