Origins - Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright SPF35 Skin Tone Correcting Oil-Free Moisturizer

Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright SPF35 Skin Tone Correcting Oil-Free Moisturizer

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • salicylic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • betaine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl esters
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • molasses extract
  • myristyl myristate
  • octocrylene
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +20 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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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: ascorbyl glucoside.

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"Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright SPF35 Skin Tone Correcting Oil-Free Moisturizer"
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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).

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WIMJ summary

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: betaine, 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, myristyl myristate.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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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
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
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
2.7%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
6.4% - 7.9%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
5.9% - 7.2%
Used to create a nice product consistency
4.3% - 5.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
3.4% - 4.1%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
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
2% - 2.4%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1% - 1.2%
Used to thicken the product's texture
1.1% - 1.4%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.65% - 0.95%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.55% - 0.8%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Contains an essential oil. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
0.5% - 0.75%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.3% - 0.55%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic irritating plant extract that can cause photosensitivity in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.4% - 0.65%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and have some skin-lightening effect, but good evidence is missing
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might contain an active compound orthosilicic acid that could be helpful to regulate the level of pigment in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.5% - 0.75%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.3% - 0.55%
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
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%
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates a nice, smooth skin finish
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 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% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.35% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.5% - 0.7%

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