Ocean Potion - Sunscreen Lotion Protect & Nourish SPF 50 Scent of Sunshine, 6.8 Fluid Ounces

Ocean Potion Sunscreen Lotion Protect & Nourish SPF 50 Scent of Sunshine, 6.8 Fluid Ounces

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • algae extract
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • retinyl acetate
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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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"It is paraben and oxybenzone free and is specially formulated to help keep your skin healthy and youthful looking."
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: retinyl acetate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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: algae extract, propylene glycol.

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: algae extract, diisopropyl adipate.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
5%
Declared
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.
3%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
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%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
5%
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
5%
Declared
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.
3%
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%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps create a nicer product texture
7% - 8.5%
Used to improve the product consistency
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps to dissolve other ingredients, especially sunscreens
1.8% - 2.2%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
1.6% - 1.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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.
1.3% - 1.6%
1.1% - 1.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.35% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.55%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients, especially sunscreens
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.2% - 0.4%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
3%
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
15%
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
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%
Declared
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients, especially sunscreens
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.4%

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