Urban Skin Rx - SheerGlow™ Even Tone Daily Defense Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30

Urban Skin Rx SheerGlow™ Even Tone Daily Defense Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bisabolol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius oleosomes
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • zinc oxide
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product uses a single UV filter (zinc oxide) in a relatively low concentration and might not be able to provide a reliable sun protection.

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.

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?
"SheerGlow™ is a lightweight SPF 30 moisturizer that provides 100% mineral sun protection to shield your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause hyperpigmentation and early skin aging."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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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, caprylyl glycol.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
11.6%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
9.6% - 11.7%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
5.3% - 6.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.5% - 3%
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.75% - 1.15%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil used for fragrance. Can be an allergen and irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%

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