Supergoop! Mattescreen Sunscreen SPF 40

Mattescreen Sunscreen SPF 40
5.9
/ 10
Moisturizing
1.8 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
40SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Supergoop! Mattescreen Sunscreen SPF 40 has a moisturizing rating of 5.9 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 1.8 out of 10 and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Supergoop! Mattescreen Sunscreen SPF 40 has an SPF of 40, 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).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
50
17.4
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 1.8 10 1.8
1.5
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 56.6 20 10.0
50.0
6.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.9
All humectants
1.8
Glycerin
1.5
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
56.6
Dimethicone
50.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
6.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.9
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
50
6
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 56.6 20 10.0
All occlusives
56.6
Dimethicone
50.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
6.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1.5
0.3
All humectants 1.8 10 1.8
All humectants
1.8
Glycerin
1.5
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
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

Dimethicone
Est. %50
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Zinc Oxide
Est. %17.4
Function
Origin
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.
Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %11
Function
Origin
A group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust the formula. Dimethicone Crosspolymers stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Methyl Dihydroabietate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Polyhydroxystearic Acid
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A soft and malleable amber wax naturally derived from vegetable sources. It allows minerals to be very finely dispersed, which can improve SPF, decrease the white cast in sunscreens, and increase the color expression in pigmented products.
C9-12 Alkane
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Glycerin
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %1
Function
Origin
One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A red colorant also known as red iron oxide. This is an EU-approved colorant used in a wide variety of products.
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as iron (III) oxide, this ingredient is a yellow-colored pigment that can either be derived from minerals or produced synthetically. It adds yellow tones to cosmetic products.
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A black colorant also known as black iron oxide used in a wide range of skincare products.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A biotechnological fermentation ingredient that is created by feeding radish root to Leuconostoc kimchii. It allegedly contains organic acids and a mixture of peptides known as bacteriocins – which have antimicrobial activity.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived emollient ester. It is a blend of caprylates and caprates and, relative to other emollients, is lightweight and dry on the skin. As a result, coco-caprylate/caprate serves as a natural alternative to volatile silicones.
Silica
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A widely used cosmetic ingredient with the same chemical composition as the sand found on beaches. A common function of silica is its ability to control viscosity. In certain chemical forms, it can effectively thicken cream-style products.
Stearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
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.
Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Leaf Ferment Filtrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Water
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.