Physicians Formula - Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Compact Cream SPF 30, Light/Medium

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Compact Cream SPF 30, Light/Medium

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beeswax
  • c10-18 triglycerides
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • euphorbia cerifera cera
  • glycerin
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

It is a mineral sunscreen. In other words, it contains non-organic UV filters. It will probably not sting your eyes but might leave a white cast.

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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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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).

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What does the product description say?
"Softening, Long-Wearing."
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, caprylyl 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: beeswax, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
3.52%
Declared
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
4.48%
Declared
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
26% - 31%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
6.1% - 7.5%
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
5.3% - 6.4%
Used to thicken the product's texture
4.1% - 5.1%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.5% - 4.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
3% - 3.6%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
2.6% - 3.2%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps soften the skin and attract water to its upper layer. Helps create nice product texture
2% - 2.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.1% - 1.3%
Used to thickenthe product consistency
1% - 1.2%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
1% - 1.3%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
0.95% - 1.2%
A plant extract that works as an emollient. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Contains some volatile compounds and could be irritating
0.8% - 1.2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.75% - 1.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.75% - 1.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.9% - 1.1%
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and workd as a cleanser
0.8% - 1.15%
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.
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.65% - 1%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.65% - 1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.75% - 1.1%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
Plain old water
0.55% - 0.85%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.5% - 0.75%
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
3.52%
Declared

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