Paul & Joe - Sun Protection Body Primer

Paul & Joe Sun Protection Body Primer

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • lysine
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • pancratium maritimum extract
  • polysilicone-15
  • titanium dioxide
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /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: lysine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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"With maximum SPF50 sun protection, this gel formula is packed with hydrating ingredients such as olive oil, argan oil and sea daffodil Extract."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
8.4% - 10.2%
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
4.6% - 5.7%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
Uvinul A Plus. A new generation broad spectrum sunscreen that offers an effective protection especially in the UVA range. It is stable in formulations. Unfortunately, is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.1% - 3.8%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
2.5% - 3%
A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays, but does not protect against the most aging UVA light
2.1% - 2.6%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.2% - 1.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.95% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It might help reduce hyperpigmentation
0.65% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Help improve the product's texture
0.35% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.3% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%

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