Nivea - SUN Protect & Moisture Suncream Spray SPF 20

Nivea SUN Protect & Moisture Suncream Spray SPF 20

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • copernicia cerifera cera
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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?
"Product Benefits • Highly effective UVA and UVB protection • Immediately protects against sunburn and premature skin aging • Long-lasting and intensive moisture – Prevents skin from moisture loss • Fast Absorbing sun cream • Readily biodegradable formula • Water Resistant"
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).

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"SUN Protect & Moisture Suncream Spray SPF 20"
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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.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
homosalate
Has skin benefit
octocrylene
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
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
3.6% - 4.4%
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
3.2% - 4%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.4%
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.
2.1% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
1.4% - 1.7%
Creates a nice product texture and can support water-resistance of sunscreens
0.75% - 1.1%
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.
0.6% - 0.85%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.3% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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