O'Keeffe's - lip balm repair & protect SPF 15

O'Keeffe's lip balm repair & protect SPF 15

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SPF 15
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  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • petrolatum
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • octocrylene
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • polysilicone-11
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • +7 more
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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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Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: butyrospermum parkii butter, 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).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 35%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
4.9% - 7.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
3.9% - 5.8%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
2.9% - 4.3%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
1.6% - 2.5%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.5% - 2.3%
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.
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin
1% - 1.5%
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
1.3% - 1.9%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.55% - 1.25%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 1%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
Used to create a gel-like product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.55%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.1% - 0.4%

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