Vichy - Ideal Soleil Sport SPF 60 Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion

Vichy Ideal Soleil Sport SPF 60 Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion

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SPF 60
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • dimethicone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
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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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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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?
"Skin feels hydrated, it absorbs quickly, leaves no white marksm is hypoallergenic, non greasy, non sticky, and suitable for sensitive skins."
WIMJ summary

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

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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
homosalate
Has skin benefit
octocrylene
Has skin benefit
benzophenone-3
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 35%
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
10.72%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6%
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
3.86%
Declared
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.
3.21%
Declared
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
8.6% - 13%
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
3.8% - 5.7%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2.8% - 4.2%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
2% - 2.9%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.55% - 1.35%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.85%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.2% - 0.75%

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