Smashbox - Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Sun protection
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-14
  • diethylhexyl succinate
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • methicone
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
81 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
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
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?
"Won’t cause breakouts ."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Won’t crease, cake, or settle into fine lines"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl hexapeptide-14.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers 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
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"Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25"
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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 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, methicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, palmitoyl hexapeptide-14

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
6.7%
Declared
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
3.1%
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
1.3%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
5.5% - 6.7%
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
5.4% - 6.6%
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
4.1% - 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
3.2% - 3.9%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
2.7% - 3.3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.3% - 2.8%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.4%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
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% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
0.8% - 1.15%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.8% - 1.15%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
0.7% - 1.05%
0.7% - 1%
0.65% - 0.95%
0.65% - 1%
A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.65% - 0.95%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.65% - 0.95%
0.65% - 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
0.65% - 1%
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.65% - 0.95%
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.7% - 1.1%
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)
0.7% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
0.65% - 1%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
0.65% - 1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.8%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.5% - 0.75%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.7%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.45% - 0.7%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.65%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.4% - 0.65%
Colorant
0.35% - 0.6%

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