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Product summary

Based on the ingredients included, we believe that "Origins - A Perfect World SPF40 Age-Defense Moisturizer With White Tea" can offer reliable sun protection. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

This moisturizer should also be hydrating enough to use without an additional moisturizer during the day. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product helps prevent early signs of aging.

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 3.00% (declared), octinoxate 7.50% (declared), octisalate 4.50% (declared), homosalate 8.00% (declared) and octocrylene 5.00% (declared).

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer 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 35.85€ in Germany, from 54.41CA$ up to 63.00CA$ in Canada, from 38.95$ up to 62.35$ in the United States and for 35.97£ 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 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.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Plus, it helps delay visible signs of aging & protects from damaging effects of pollution, Infrared Rays & more ."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A Perfect World SPF40 Age-Defense Moisturizer With White Tea"
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: algae extract, faex.

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: squalane, algae extract.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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.
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
8%
Declared
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
7.5%
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
4.5%
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
5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
5.1% - 6.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.8%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
4% - 4.9%
Used to thicken the product's texture
3.2% - 3.9%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
2.1% - 2.5%
A highly irritating fragrance
1.6% - 1.9%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
1% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.1%
0.55% - 0.85%
Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.
0.55% - 0.8%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.55% - 0.8%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.5% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.35% - 0.6%
A berry extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Plant extract that might be somewhat helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Has astringent properties. Creates a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.3% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
An anti-oxidant that helps stabilize product formulations. Might help neutralise free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.3% - 0.55%
0.45% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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