Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 15

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 15

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Sun protection
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chrysin
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed milk protein
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
benzophenone-3
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer 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
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: chrysin.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 15"
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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (chrysin) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
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.
26% - 32%
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6.3% - 7.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.7% - 4.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
2.7% - 3.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2.3% - 2.8%
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.
1.9% - 2.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.6% - 2%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 1%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.45% - 0.7%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.25% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
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
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
3.3%
Declared
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Is claimed to be able to brighten skin tone by removing some blood-related pigmented compounds in skin (hemoglobin and related elements) but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Might be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lightening the skin, but solid evidence is missing. Could somewhat help in reducing the darkness of the under-eye area. Helps to neutralise free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.4%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%

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