CeraVe

Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint

Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint
1.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

1.5Humectancy1.1Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint has a moisturizing rating of 1.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 1.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.1 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF 30, which is the right SPF to use when spending quite some time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
55
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
10
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
5.5
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Naturally occurringSunscreen,Colorant,Formula Helper
4
C12-15 Alkyl BenzoateSyntheticEmollient,Antimicrobial,Formula Helper
3
IsohexadecanePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Isononyl IsononanoateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Dicaprylyl EtherBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
PEG-30 DipolyhydroxystearateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
1.3
TriethylhexanoinBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1
Polyglyceryl-4 IsostearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Dicaprylyl CarbonateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

55

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Score

10

Function

Sunscreen, Antimicrobial, Colorant, Bulking, Light stabilizing

Origin

Naturally occurring,Synthetic

A white mineral powder mainly used in skincare as a physical sunscreen. It protects against UVA light that leads to visible signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. Zinc oxide can also be used as a colorant to enhance the whiteness of a product.
Score

5.5

Function

Sunscreen, Colorant, Light stabilizing, Opacifying

Origin

Naturally occurring

One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Antimicrobial, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic emollient ester. It works to improve the appearance of the skin by filling in the microcracks on the surface, thereby making the skin appear softer and smoother. It imparts a lightweight, velvety feel.
Score

3

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Petroleum

A clear, colorless liquid that is commonly used as an emollient. It is made up of pure hydrocarbons and leaves a dry feeling on the skin upon application. It also increases the spreadability of a product.

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