NYDG Skincare

Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30

Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30
2.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.9Humectancy3.6Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. NYDG Skincare Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 2.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 0.9 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.6 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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
55
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
17.5
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
Isononyl IsononanoateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Hexylene GlycolSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
2
Butyloctyl SalicylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Botanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
1.3
Argania Spinosa Kernel ExtractBotanical
1
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Polyglyceryl-4 IsostearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant

Ingredients explained

Score

55

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

17.5

Function

Sunscreen, Antimicrobial, Colorant, Bulking, Light stabilizing

Origin

Naturally occurring,Synthetic

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.
Score

6

Function

Emollient, Antistatic, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

An ester of a branched fatty acid with a branched fatty alcohol. It is an easily spreadable emollient that has a silky, dry, non-greasy feel on the skin.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.

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