Shiseido - Future Solution LX Universal Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dimethicone
  • ergothioneine
  • glycerin
  • isododecane
  • octocrylene
  • peg-12 dimethicone
  • silica
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
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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.

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
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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
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What does the product description say?
"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
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
LOW
meets threshold
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"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
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 acetylated hyaluronate.

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: dimethicone, isododecane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
5%
Declared
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
7%
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
15.4%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
5.6% - 6.9%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
5% - 6.1%
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
3.9% - 4.8%
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
2.9% - 3.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.6%
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.
1% - 1.2%
0.8% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1.1%
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.5% - 0.75%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.85%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
A fruit extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
0.55% - 0.85%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a silky product texture and add volume to products
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.5% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps the function of sunscreen and pigment ingredients in the formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.4% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.5%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.6%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.2% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.25%

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