DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories

Profoundly Effective A Cream SPF 30

Profoundly Effective A Cream SPF 30
2.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

4.3Humectancy1.0Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Profoundly Effective A Cream SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 2.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.3 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.0 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
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
10
HomosalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
7.5
OctinoxateSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
6
OxybenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
3
AvobenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
2.5
Butyloctyl SalicylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
1.3
Retinyl Palmitate/Carrot Polypeptide 
1
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
PEG-12 DimethiconeSyntheticEmollient,Cleansing,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

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

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

7.5

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

6

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A chemical sunscreen that protects against burning caused by UVB radiation.
Score

3

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.

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