La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Primer with SPF 50

Anthelios Tinted Mineral Primer with SPF 50
1.3
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
2.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
50SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Primer with SPF 50 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 0.3 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.4 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Primer with SPF 50 has an SPF of 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).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
40
25
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
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0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 4.9 20 2.4
3.0
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 1.3
All humectants
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
4.9
Triethylhexanoin
3.0
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
1.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
1.3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 4.9 20 2.4
All occlusives
4.9
Triethylhexanoin
3.0
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
1.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
0.3
All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
All humectants
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Tocopherol
0.3
Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %40
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %25
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.
Dicaprylyl Ether
Est. %11
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading and very lightweight emollient. It is used to reduce the tack and oiliness of oil-based formulas and gives the skin a dry, silky after-feel. It is also a great solvent.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %6
Function
Origin
This ingredient can refer to several kinds of dimethicone crosspolymers. Like other silicones, it makes products feel slippery and non-greasy but can also increase the thickness or improve the water-resistance of a formula.
Talc
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A mineral powder used as a base material for powders, make-up, and pastes that absorbs sweat and oils very well. It is also often used in baby powders. Talc should never be applied to skin with a damaged lipid barrier (e.g. wounds and burns).
Triethylhexanoin
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An occlusive and emollient ester of glycerin and a fatty acid. It is easily spreadable and does not leave a sticky after-feel.
Isohexadecane
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A potent occlusive moisturizing jojoba oil derivative.
Aluminum Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A water-resistant thickener and common ingredient in makeup to help coat the colors used.
Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emulsifier that can provide a light feel, especially when used in color cosmetics to coat pigments. It is not expected to be irritating when used at recommended levels.
Laureth-4
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A surfactant that can suspend oil droplets in a large water phase. The oils are typically fragrances or other oils added in small amounts. Laureth-4 is listed among common comedogenic ingredients by acne.org.
Maltodextrin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A formula helper manufactured from starch. It has a sweet flavor and is often used in rinse-off products to support their foaming structure. Maltodextrin is also used to stabilize emulsions and to absorb and bind other ingredients in the formula.
Cassia Alata Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the leaves of the candle bush that contains powerful antifungal phytochemicals called anthraquinones. It is aimed at problematic and acne-prone skin.
Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Alumina
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A mineral derived from the metal ore known as aluminum. It is commonly used as an abrasive and also acts as a thickening viscosity controlling agent (and thus as a bulking agent). Alumina is also a great opacifier.
Aluminum Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A white mineral powder, also known as alumina, that is derived from aluminum metal. It is frequently used as an abrasive in exfoliating products and as a thickener. Aluminum oxide is also a great opacifier.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
PEG-8 Laurate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Silica Silylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic powder that thickens oils and features a velvety texture.
Polyhydroxystearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soft and malleable amber wax naturally derived from vegetable sources. It allows minerals to be very finely dispersed, which can improve SPF, decrease the white cast in sunscreens, and increase the color expression in pigmented products.
Stearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Water
Est. %0.3
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.
Iron Oxides
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Mineral pigments used to provide color in skincare products. These naturally occurring pigments are available in yellow, red, brown, and black powders.