Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

Sun Bum - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion
Effectiveness
Efficacy
90 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
90 /100
Can work for:
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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.

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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?
"Sun Bum SPF 50 Mineral Lotion delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a moisturizing zinc mineral formula."
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: 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: butyrospermum parkii butter, cocos nucifera oil.

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

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
Plain old water
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic

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