Shiseido

Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30

Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30
10.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Maximum hydration. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30 has the highest possible moisturizing rating of 10 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This is one of the most moisturizing products on the market. It is an extremely potent moisturizer, with maximum Occlusivity and Humectancy.

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
40
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
22
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
11
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5.8
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Naturally occurringSunscreen,Colorant,Formula Helper
4.9
OctinoxateSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
3
Trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicateEmollient,Formula Helper
2
PEG-10 DimethiconeSyntheticFormula Helper
1.5
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1
Phenyl TrimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Dimethicone CrosspolymerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3Cleansing,Formula Helper
0.3
Sorbitan SesquiisostearateBotanicalFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

40

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.
Score

22

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

11

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

5.8

Function

Sunscreen, Colorant, Light stabilizing, Opacifying

Origin

Naturally occurring

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.
Score

4.9

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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