O'Keeffe's - OKeeffes Lip Repair Stick, SPF 35

O'Keeffe's OKeeffes Lip Repair Stick, SPF 35

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  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • petrolatum
  • beeswax
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • hydrogenated poly(c6-14 olefin)
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • octocrylene
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • polysilicone-11
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • +9 more
95 /100
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Formula review

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
Offers UVA I protection
Offers 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 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
meets threshold
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Provide instant relief and all day moisture in 1 use, create a flexible barrier and heal dry, cracked lips, protect against dryness all day, even while you eat and drink, absorb quickly to provide soft, smooth lipsBroad spectrum SPF 3580 Minute Water ResistanceSoothing AloeboostMatte Finish"
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
meets threshold
meets threshold

Potential irritants


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.
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
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
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
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
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
4.3% - 6.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
3.9% - 5.9%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
2.1% - 3.1%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.5% - 2.2%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
1.2% - 1.9%
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
1% - 1.5%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.3%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1%
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a gel-like product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%

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