Physicians Formula

Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick SPF 30

Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick SPF 30
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.0Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Physicians Formula Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? It is purely occlusive. It has zero Humectancy (we didn't find any humectant ingredients on the ingredient list) and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 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
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
35
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/DicaprateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
22
Neopentyl Glycol DiheptanoateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
11
OctyldodecanolBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
8
OctocryleneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
7.5
OctinoxateSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
5
OctisalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
AvobenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
1.5
Dibutyl Lauroyl GlutamideSynthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
1
Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide
0.3
Tetrahexyldecyl AscorbateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation
0.3
Ascorbic AcidBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel OilBotanicalFragrance

Ingredients explained

Score

35

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A naturally derived ester with a light and dry skin feel and the ability to trap in moisture.
Score

22

Function

Emollient, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

An emollient ester with an exceptionally lightweight feel. It absorbs quickly and produces a silky feel with excellent spreadability. It also serves as an excellent solvent and is commonly used to suspend sunscreen actives.
Score

11

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient fatty alcohol that spreads easily without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. It is also used as a solvent and dispersing agent for other ingredients.
Score

8

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Score

7.5

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A chemical sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. It protects against UVB, which causes the skin to burn and tan and can lead to certain types of skin cancers. For broad-spectrum protection claims, octinoxate should be paired with a UVA sunscreen.

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