Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil-Free Face Cream

Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil-Free Face Cream
1.9
/ 10
Moisturizing
2.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.3 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
30SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil-Free Face Cream has a moisturizing rating of 1.9 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 2.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.3 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil-Free Face Cream has an SPF of 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).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
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2.5
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1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 2.5 10 2.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.6 20 1.3
2.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 1.9
All humectants
2.5
Sucrose
1.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Glycerin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.6
Caprylyl Methicone
2.0
Dimethicone
0.3
Propylene Glycol Dicaprate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
1.9
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
2
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 2.6 20 1.3
All occlusives
2.6
Caprylyl Methicone
2.0
Dimethicone
0.3
Propylene Glycol Dicaprate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 2.5 10 2.5
All humectants
2.5
Sucrose
1.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Glycerin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.2 3 No
All antioxidants
1.2
Caffeine
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
BHT
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
Function
Origin
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.
Octinoxate
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A chemical sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. It protects against UVB, which causes the skin to burn and tan and can lead to certain types of skin cancers. For broad-spectrum protection claims, octinoxate should be paired with a UVA sunscreen.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %6
Function
Origin
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.
Zinc Oxide
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Octisalate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Caprylyl Methicone
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A liquid silicone with occlusive moisturizing properties. Being compatible with natural oils is a challenge for most silicones, but caprylyl methicone plays well with all types of oils.
Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An emollient ester with an exceptionally lightweight feel. It absorbs quickly and produces a silky feel with excellent spreadability. It also serves as an excellent solvent and is commonly used to suspend sunscreen actives.
Sucrose
Est. %1.3
Function