Sanitas Skincare

Solar Block SPF 20

Solar Block SPF 20
1.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

2.4Humectancy0.8Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

20

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Sanitas Skincare Solar Block SPF 20 has a moisturizing rating of 1.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 2.4 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.8 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF of 20, which means that it provides an adequate level of sun protection. However, if you spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, it is better to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

What else is good about it? Sanitas Skincare Solar Block SPF 20 is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
15
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
Sucrose StearateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
3
PEG-10 DimethiconeSyntheticFormula Helper
2.5
C12-15 Alkyl BenzoateSyntheticEmollient,Antimicrobial,Formula Helper
1.5
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
1.4
Dunaliella Salina ExtractAlgaeAntioxidant
1.3
Tetrahexyldecyl AscorbateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation
1
TocopherolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Phytic AcidBotanical,SyntheticExfoliant,Formula Helper
0.3
Citric AcidBotanical,SyntheticExfoliant,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

15

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, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Emulsifying

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

Sucrose stearate is a sugar-based emulsifier, typically used in lotions or creams that are oil in water emulsions. One of the main benefits to these kinds of emulsifiers is their sustainability, but they are also milder on the skin.
Score

3

Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

A polyethylene-based emulsifying ingredient. It has a water-loving portion and an oil-loving portion that help to keep the water and oil phases connected to form an emulsion.

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