Sun Bum

Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel

Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives 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? Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel 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
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Emollient
3
Polysorbate 20Botanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
2
TriethanolamineSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
1
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
1
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf OilBotanicalAntioxidant,Anti-acne,Soothing,Antimicrobial,Fragrance
0.3
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant
0.3
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)SyntheticColorant
0.3
Blue 1 (CI 42090)SyntheticColorant

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

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

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Soothing, Emollient

Origin

Botanical

A gelatinous juice from Aloe vera leaves that acts as a powerful humectant, emollient, and antioxidant. It contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that soothe irritated skin and have wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Score

3

Function

Fragrance, Emulsifying, Solubilizing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A viscous, amber-colored liquid that functions as a solubilizer to disperse small amounts of oil into a large water phase. Polysorbate 20 is frequently used to solubilize fragrance oils into water-based emulsions.
Score

2.5

Function

Emulsion stabilizing, Gel-forming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.

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