Sun Bum

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
2.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.6Humectancy4.3Occlusivity

50

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 2.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 0.6 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.3 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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
55
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
20
Zinc OxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticSunscreen,Antimicrobial,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance
4
Butyloctyl SalicylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
3
Diheptyl SuccinateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient
2.5
Methyl DihydroabietateFormula Helper
2
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
1
Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Botanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
1
Sodium Stearoyl GlutamateSynthetic,AnimalCleansing,Formula Helper
0.3
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance

Ingredients explained

Score

55

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

20

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance

Origin

Botanical

A famous occlusive moisturizing and emollient oil. It is derived from coconuts and may give a product a lovely coconut scent. Coconut oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Score

4

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

3

Function

Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A naturally-derived ingredient made from castor oil and wheat . Usually it is part of an ingredient blend as an alternative to silicones. It helps improve the spread of a product and reduce tackiness while remaining light on the skin.

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