Neutrogena Beach Defense Water Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Beach Defense Water Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
0.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
50SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Neutrogena Beach Defense Water Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ has a moisturizing rating of 0.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product is purely occlusive, but with a low Occlusivity of 0.4 out of 10. It has zero Humectancy as we didn't find any humectant ingredients on the ingredient list.

What else is good about it?

Neutrogena Beach Defense Water Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum 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
35
22
15
10
5
3
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
None
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 0.2
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.9
Paraffin
0.3
Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
0.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
All occlusives
0.9
Paraffin
0.3
Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
None
All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
BHT
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate
Est. %35
Function
Origin
Neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate is a blend of neopentyl glycol, an organic chemical compound used in production of lubricants, and hexanoic fatty acid. The ingredient has similar properties to its brother - Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate. It also serves as an emollient or a formula thickness adjuster.
Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate
Est. %22
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient ester. This clear, colorless liquid has a unique sensorial profile that is light and silky, with good lubricity.
Homosalate
Est. %15
Function
Origin
A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.
Octocrylene
Est. %10
Function
Origin
A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Octisalate
Est. %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.
Avobenzone
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Polyethylene
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Commonly used in dense plastic packaging, its primary function in skincare is as a film-forming agent, which protects the product from being easily rinsed away by water or sweat. It also controls viscosity by increasing the thickness of oily products.
Isohexadecane
Est. %1.5
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.
Butyloctyl Salicylate
Est. %1
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.
BHT
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant ingredient that naturally occurs in green algae and some bacteria or fungi but, for commercial use, is created synthetically. BHT is also used occasionally as a fragrance, where it presents a sweet, camphor-like odor.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
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.
Synthetic Beeswax
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic blend of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and other ingredients that are combined to mimic natural beeswax.
Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
VP/Eicosene Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %0.3
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.
Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ozokerite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A petroleum based wax that comes in a variety of forms, all with different melting points and therefore different performance and feel. Overall ozokerite is often used for solid products like lipsticks.
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Paraffin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Paraffin is a petroleum-based, very oily, emollient and extremely occlusive mixture of purified hydrocarbons, also known as mineral oil. Depending on the molecule's size, it can either be a liquid, a solid, or anything in between. To learn more about liquid paraffin and its effects on our skin, read here.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.