ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
3.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
4.2 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
40SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation has a moisturizing rating of 3.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 4.2 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation has an SPF of 40, 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
12
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 4.2 10 4.2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
6.0
Moisturizing rating 3.6
All humectants
4.2
Propanediol
1.5
Methylpropanediol
0.3
Niacinamide
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Allantoin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
6.0
Squalane
6.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
All occlusives
6.0
Squalane
6.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 4.2 10 4.2
All humectants
4.2
Propanediol
1.5
Methylpropanediol
0.3
Niacinamide
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Allantoin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.9 3 No
All antioxidants
0.9
Niacinamide
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
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.
Zinc Oxide
Est. %12
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.
Squalane
Est. %6
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Shea Butter Ethyl Esters
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Isoamyl Laurate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived or synthetically produced ester (simple oil) and is often used as a silicone alternative. It is has a light feeling and improves the spreadability of products while making skin feel soft and non-sticky.
Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Butyloctyl Salicylate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient and solvent. It is primarily used as a carrier oil to disperse minerals in, including pigments and sunscreen minerals. It can also absorb UV light, thus boosting the SPF of sunscreen products.
Propanediol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Isopropyl Isostearate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ester that offers superior spreadability.
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A vegetable-based ingredient that stabilizes mixtures of oil and water.
Allantoin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fluffy, white powder that acts as a humectant due to its water-loving chemistry and as an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells. It has also been shown to be very soothing to irritated and inflamed skin.
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A red colorant also known as red iron oxide. This is an EU-approved colorant used in a wide variety of products.
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as iron (III) oxide, this ingredient is a yellow-colored pigment that can either be derived from minerals or produced synthetically. It adds yellow tones to cosmetic products.
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A black colorant also known as black iron oxide used in a wide range of skincare products.
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
Niacinamide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin