South Seas Skincare

Shade SPF 30 Sport Lotion

Shade SPF 30 Sport Lotion

0.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

1.2Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. South Seas Skincare Shade SPF 30 Sport Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 0.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product is purely humectant, but with a low Humectancy of 1.2 out of 10. It has zero Occlusivity as we didn't find any occlusive ingredients on the ingredient list.
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
OctinoxateSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
5
OctisalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
OxybenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
3
Adipic Acid/Diglycol Crosspolymer Formula Helper
2.5
Polyester-8SyntheticFormula Helper
2
AvobenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
1.5
OctocryleneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
1.3
Isopropyl MyristateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
0.3
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Hydrogenated PolyisobutenePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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

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.
Score

5

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Score

5

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A chemical sunscreen that protects against burning caused by UVB radiation.
Score

3

Function

Film-forming

Origin

Description is coming soon

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