Palmer's - Eventone BB Cream, Medium/Dark, SPF 15

Palmer's Eventone BB Cream, Medium/Dark, SPF 15

SPF 15
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • urea
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • hexylresorcinol
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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
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
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Helps prevent sunburnBB Cream (Beauty Balm Cream) is a multifunctional formula that targets discoloration and spots while providing natural pigment-perfecting coverage and SPF-15 protection from the sun, helping to prevent darkening from recurring."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, hexylresorcinol) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Targeting discoloration Providing superior moisturization Protecting skin from the sun Preventing discoloration from recurring Providing lightweight coverage to conceal imperfections Priming skin for makeup application Brightening complexion Instantly improving radiance and clarity Reducing redness Active IngredientsPurposes Octinoxate 7."
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: theobroma cacao seed butter, cetearyl alcohol.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (hexylresorcinol, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
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
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