Clarins

UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50

UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50
3.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

3.0Humectancy3.6Occlusivity

50

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 3.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 3.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF 50, which is the right SPF to use when spending lots of time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
10.9
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Naturally occurringSunscreen,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
4
OctocryleneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
4
HomosalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticAntimicrobial,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl DimethiconeSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1.5
Aluminum HydroxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.3
Stearic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Barrier repair,Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1
Nylon-12SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
PEG-12 DimethiconeSyntheticEmollient,Cleansing,Formula Helper
0.3
Sodium ChlorideNaturally occurring,SyntheticFragrance,Flavor,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

10.9

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

4

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Score

4

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.

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