Sun Bum - After Sun Cool Down Gel

Sun Bum After Sun Cool Down Gel

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycerin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"Vitamin E enriched, our soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.2%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.4% - 3.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.9% - 2.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A preservative
1% - 1.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.7%
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.
0.15% - 0.5%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.3%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.2%

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