Phasilab - Instant Protect PM 2.5 SPF 50+ Tinted

Phasilab Instant Protect PM 2.5 SPF 50+ Tinted

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 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.

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?
"This multi-tasking sunscreen protects skin against both sun and pollution damage, whilst also reinforcing skin’s barrier function, unifying skin tone and providing an anti-inflammatory effect."
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 multi-tasking sunscreen protects skin against both sun and pollution damage, whilst also reinforcing skin’s barrier function, unifying skin tone and providing an anti-inflammatory effect."
WIMJ summary

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
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
5.5% - 6.7%
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
4.5% - 5.5%
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
3.6% - 4.4%
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.
3.1% - 3.8%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.4%
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
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
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.
1.6% - 2%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1% - 1.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.65%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
0.25% - 0.5%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.3% - 0.5%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.25%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and workd as a cleanser
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.1% - 0.2%

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