Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Untinted

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Untinted

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bisabolol
  • calcium pantothenate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • octocrylene
  • phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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.

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What does the product description say?
"SPF 30 sunscreen provides broad spectrum daily protection against sun's damaging UV-burning and UV-aging 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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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Ensulizole. A UV filter that is effective against UVB rays. Does not protect against UVA light. It is photostable and can be used to help stabilize other sunscreen ingredients. It is water-soluble meaning that it can help create lighter sunscreen formulations
2%
Declared
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 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
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
1.9%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.5% - 6.7%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
4.6% - 5.7%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
4.7% - 5.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.6% - 4.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.6% - 3.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.1% - 2.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.2%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1% - 1.2%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.8% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.6% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps support skin barrier function improving skin hydration and reducing sensitivity
0.45% - 0.65%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%

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