La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
3.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
1.2 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
50SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 3.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 1.2 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen 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
60
9
6
5
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 1.2 10 1.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 11.1 20 5.6
9.0
1.5
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 3.4
All humectants
1.2
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Propylene Glycol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
PEG-9
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
11.1
Dimethicone
9.0
Triethylhexanoin
1.5
Caprylyl Methicone
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
1.5
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 11.1 20 5.6
All occlusives
11.1
Dimethicone
9.0
Triethylhexanoin
1.5
Caprylyl Methicone
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 1.2 10 1.2
All humectants
1.2
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Propylene Glycol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
PEG-9
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate
0.3
Tocopherol
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %9
Function
Origin
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %6
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.
Zinc Oxide
Est. %5
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.
Isododecane
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An emollient derived from petroleum with high spreadability. It is often used as a replacement for oils and silicones because it leaves no residue behind on the skin. When a product is labeled as “oil-free” it may contain isododecane instead of heavier oils.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %2.5
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.
Undecane
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Triethylhexanoin
Est. %1.5
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. %1.3
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.
Nylon-12
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic powdered ingredient that imparts unique sensorial characteristics due to its microsphere structure. It can also control viscosity by bulking up the oil phase of a skincare product.
Butyloctyl Salicylate
Est. %0.3
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.
Aluminum Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A water-resistant thickener and common ingredient in makeup to help coat the colors used.
Benzoic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative effective against fungi, yeast, and some bacteria. It is commonly paired with phenoxyethanol to create a broad spectrum preservation system. Benzoic acid can also serve as a pH adjuster, fragrance, and bulking agent.
Disteardimonium Hectorite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clay ingredient that functions primarily as a viscosity controlling agent that thickens all types of formulas. Disteardimonium hectorite imparts a smooth, velvety feel, making it a luxurious addition to any formula.
Magnesium Sulfate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring mineral that is commonly used in skincare products as a bulking agent. It helps to control the viscosity of products by making them thicker.
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.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Propylene Carbonate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A derivative of propylene glycol that is used most frequently as a solvent. Additionally, propylene carbonate serves as a viscosity controlling agent reducing the thickness of the products it is added to.
Propylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Talc
Est. %0.3
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).
Tridecane
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Caprylyl Methicone
Est. %0.3
Function