Sun Bum - Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion - / 70

Sun Bum Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion - / 70

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • cetyl palmitate
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • homosalate
  • hydrated silica
  • octocrylene
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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.

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What does the product description say?
"This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging."
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.

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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
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What does the product description say?
"This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, cetyl dimethicone.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
3%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against 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. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
15%
Declared
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
10%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
5% - 7.6%
4% - 6%
2.9% - 4.3%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
1.6% - 2.4%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
1.5% - 2.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients, especially sunscreens
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.8%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.15% - 0.55%
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% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.5%

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