Neutrogena - Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beeswax
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • dimethicone
  • homosalate
  • hydrolyzed jojoba esters
  • jojoba esters
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • synthetic beeswax
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
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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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.

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

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
6%
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
4.5%
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
8%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
5.5% - 6.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.1% - 5%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
4.5% - 5.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
2.3% - 2.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.15%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.7% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.95%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.6% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product finish
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
0.45% - 0.65%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%

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