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Product summary

"Olay - Complete Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser" "is a broad spectrum sunscreen meaning that it protects both from UVB rays (" burning "- they cause sunburn) and UVA rays (" aging "- they don't cause sunburn but lead to premature aging and pigmentation issues). However, this product does not offer enough sun protection. We recommend to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily.

It should also be hydrating enough to use without an additional moisturizer during the day.

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called" chemical "sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. These are the sun protection ingredients in this sunscreen: avobenzone 3.10% - 3.80%, octisalate 3.50% - 4.30%, homosalate 2.00% - 2.50% and octocrylene 5.90% - 7.20%.

Irritation risk

This product contains a bunch of common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide any known benefit for the skin. It might not be the best choice if your skin is sensitive. We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 93.63CA$ in Canada and for 11.99£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

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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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Complete Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: glycerin.

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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.9% - 7.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 4.8%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
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.
3.1% - 3.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2% - 2.4%
A self-tanning agent
1.6% - 2%
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
2% - 2.5%
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
1.3% - 1.5%
Used to thicken the product's texture
1.2% - 1.4%
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.
0.7% - 1.05%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.65% - 0.95%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.55% - 0.85%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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