The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50

The Organic Pharmacy - Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50
Effectiveness
Efficacy
90 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
90 /100
Can work for:
  • Sun protection
  • 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.

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?
"59% Organic Hydrating broad spectrum protection Suitable for both face & body Suitable for Vegans The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50 contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide protection whilst rosehip oil works to nourish and hydrate the skin."
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, lactic acid.

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, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

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
Plain old water
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

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