SkinCeuticals

Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50
5.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.3Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

50

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 5.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 0.3 out of 10 and a maximum Occlusivity of 10.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF 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).

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
45
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
22
C12-15 Alkyl BenzoateSyntheticEmollient,Antimicrobial,Formula Helper
9
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Naturally occurringSunscreen,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
TriethylhexanoinBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
3
IsohexadecanePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper
2
TalcNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
1.5
Hydrogenated Jojoba OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Abrasive
1
Dimethicone CrosspolymerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl PolypropylsilsesquioxaneFormula Helper
0.3
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer SyntheticFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

45

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

Emollient, Antimicrobial, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

9

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An occlusive and emollient ester of glycerin and a fatty acid. It is easily spreadable and does not leave a sticky after-feel.
Score

4

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.

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