Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray SPF 50

Sunscreen Spray SPF 50
0.1
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
50SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 0.1 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product is purely occlusive, but with a low Occlusivity of 0.2 out of 10. It has zero Humectancy as we didn't find any humectant ingredients on the ingredient list.

What else is good about it?

Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 has an SPF of 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).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
45
22
15
7
5
3
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
None
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.3 20 0.2
0.3
Moisturizing rating 0.1
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
0.1
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
All occlusives 0.3 20 0.2
All occlusives
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
None
All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Alcohol Denat.
Est. %45
Function
Origin
Denatured alcohol is ethanol that contains additives that make it unsafe to consume. It is mainly used as a solvent and an antimicrobial agent. A major drawback to alcohol denat. is that it dries out the skin.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %22
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient ester. It works to improve the appearance of the skin by filling in the microcracks on the surface, thereby making the skin appear softer and smoother. It imparts a lightweight, velvety feel.
Homosalate
Est. %15
Function
Origin
A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.
Octocrylene
Est. %7
Function
Origin
A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Octisalate
Est. %5
Function
Origin
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.
Avobenzone
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Dicaprylyl Carbonate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A very fast-spreading emollient that gives a product an incredibly lightweight feel. Dicaprylyl carbonate works well as a solvent for suspending insoluble solids such as mineral sunscreens or iron oxide pigments.
PPG-5-Ceteth-20
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic emulsifier that can also contribute to the smooth feel of a product.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.