Sun Bum

Face Lotion SPF 50

Face Lotion SPF 50
0.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.3Humectancy0.8Occlusivity

50

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Sun Bum Face Lotion SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 0.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 0.3 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.8 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
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
10
HomosalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
10
OctocryleneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
5
OctisalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
AvobenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
2.5
Butyloctyl SalicylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Hydrated SilicaNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
1.5
VP/Hexadecene Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
1.3
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
1
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Polyester-8SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant

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

10

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.
Score

10

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
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

3

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.

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