Physicians Formula - #InstaReady Face Primer, SPF 18

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer, SPF 18

SPF 18
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • silica
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
homosalate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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"Blurs Pores, Fine Lines, and Imperfections."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

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).

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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, phenyl trimethicone.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
23% - 35%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
6.7% - 10%
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
4.7% - 7%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
3.2% - 4.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.5% - 3.7%
Helps to create a nice product texture
2% - 2.9%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.3% - 2%
1.2% - 1.8%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.95% - 1.45%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation. Can create a temporary tightening effect on the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
Plain old water
0.45% - 1.1%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%

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