Sun Bum

Mineral Continuous Sunscreen Spray SPF 30

Mineral Continuous Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
2.5

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.9Humectancy4.0Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Sun Bum Mineral Continuous Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 2.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 0.9 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.0 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
14
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
4
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Butyloctyl SalicylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance
1.5
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
BentoniteNaturally occurringFormula Helper
1
Methyl DihydroabietateFormula Helper
0.3
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
0.3
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Emollient
0.3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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

14

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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical

A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Score

3

Function

Emollient, Light stabilizing, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic emollient and solvent. It is primarily used as a carrier oil to disperse minerals in, including pigments and sunscreen minerals. It can also absorb UV light, thus boosting the SPF of sunscreen products.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Antioxidant, Emollient, Fragrance

Origin

Botanical

A fatty oil pressed from safflower seeds that is used as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient. It contains unusually high amounts of linoleic acid (up to 70%), as well as antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E, phytosterols, and phenolics.

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