Sarah Chapman - Skinesis Dynamic Defence Concentrate SPF15

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Dynamic Defence Concentrate SPF15

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • crambe abyssinica seed oil
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • mangifera indica seed butter
  • octocrylene
  • phyllanthus emblica fruit extract
  • plankton extract
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • ubiquinone
  • +18 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
68 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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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"Boosts collagen for firmer skin HIGH PERFORMANCE ACTIVES."
WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"Skin brighteners lighten uneven, dark pigmentation ."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Moisture balance is restored ."
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, sodium pca.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) 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
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.8% - 7%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
3.2% - 3.9%
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
3% - 3.7%
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
2% - 2.5%
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
1.7% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.8%
0.95% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
0.8% - 1.15%
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.
1.1% - 1.3%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.15% - 0.3%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and have a skin lightening effect if used in high enough concentrations
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.35%
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%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%

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