NEOCUTIS Neocutis Prism+ Defense Cream Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 43

NEOCUTIS - Neocutis Prism+ Defense Cream Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 43
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
PROMISES:

Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"PRISM+ Defense Cream offers broad-spectrum SPF 43 potection plus water-resistance (80 minutes) to help prevent the loss of elasticity, collagen, and the development of pigmentation caused by UVA/UBV rays."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"PRISM+ Defense Cream offers broad-spectrum SPF 43 potection plus water-resistance (80 minutes) to help prevent the loss of elasticity, collagen, and the development of pigmentation caused by UVA/UBV rays."
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).

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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax.

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
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

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
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

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