Ultraceuticals - SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream

Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream

SPF 50
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic sunscreen filters. Organic fitlers 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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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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"Regular use may assist in preventing solar keratosis, sun spots and reducing the risk of some skin cancers."
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).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

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
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

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