Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
1.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
2.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
15SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 has a moisturizing rating of 1.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 2.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.4 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 has an SPF of 15, which means that it provides an adequate level of sun protection. However, if you spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, it is better to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
40
22
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 2.5 10 2.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 1.4
All humectants
2.5
Butylene Glycol
1
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Lysine
0.3
Phytantriol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.9
Dimethicone
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
1.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
All occlusives
0.9
Dimethicone
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 2.5 10 2.5
All humectants
2.5
Butylene Glycol
1
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Lysine
0.3
Phytantriol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.9 3 No
All antioxidants
0.9
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Cyclopentasiloxane
Est. %40
Function
Origin
A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Water
Est. %22
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.
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %6
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.
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A silicone-based emulsifier that has the ability to create non-sticky and non-greasy formulas.
Zinc Oxide
Est. %3
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.
Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient ester. This clear, colorless liquid has a unique sensorial profile that is light and silky, with good lubricity.
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient emulsifier that helps oil and water phases to mix.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare.