Phasilab - Instant Protect Cream SPF 50+

Phasilab Instant Protect Cream SPF 50+

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cyclomethicone
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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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"Skin is further protected from visible signs of ageing as the natural hyaluronic acid capital is protected, ensuring the skin remains hydrated and supple."
WIMJ summary

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.

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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
does not meet threshold
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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: cyclomethicone, propylene glycol.

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: cyclomethicone, dicaprylyl carbonate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
5.5% - 8.2%
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
4% - 6%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.2% - 4.8%
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.
2.8% - 4.2%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
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.
1.7% - 2.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
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.
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.55%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.1%

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