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bondi sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Body Lotion Ingredients Explained

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Published on December 30, 2022 Submitted by Sarah_125

Overview

What it is

Sunscreen with 7 ingredients that contains SPF

Cool Features

It is cruelty-free and fungal acne (malassezia) safe

Suited For

It has ingredients that are good for dry skin and brightening skin

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

Fun facts

bondi sands is from Australia. This product is used in 23 routines created by our community.

We independently verify ingredients and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Does this product need an update? Let us know.

You should know

Here's our breakdown of the notable ingredients, benefits, and concerns we determined from the ingredients in this product. Click any item to learn more.

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (4)

Benefits

Hydrating
Brightening

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50

Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
Ingredient
Features
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UV Absorber, UV Filter
Chemical UV Filter IconNon-Reef-Safe Icon
2
UV Absorber, UV Filter
Chemical UV Filter IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
3
UV Absorber, UV Filter
Chemical UV Filter IconNon-Reef-Safe IconMay worsen Eczema Icon
4
UV Absorber, UV Filter
Chemical UV Filter Icon
5
Cleansing, Emulsifying, Masking
1 / 3
6
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
0 / 0
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
7
Preservative
Preservative Icon

Ingredients Explained

This product contains 7 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

An organic camphor derivative that offers UV-B (290-320 nm) protection.

UV absorbers are an agent that absorbs UV rays. They protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy. UV absorbers may absorb both UVA and UVB rays.

UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA in skin cells. UVB causes sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer.

4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor is approved in the EU and Canada. It is not approved in the US and Japan.

There are concerns about this ingredient being an endocrine disruptor. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Also known as Avobenzone, this ingredient is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-A range.

Avobenzone is globally approved and is the most commonly used UV-A filter in the world.

Studies have found that avobenzone becomes ineffective when exposed to UV light (it is not photostable; meaning that it breaks down in sunlight). Because of this, formulations that include avobenzone will usually contain stabilizers such as octocrylene.

However, some modern formulations (looking at you, EU!) are able to stabilize avobenzone by coating the molecules.

Avobenzone does not protect against the UV-B range, so it's important to check that the sunscreen you're using contains other UV filters that do!

The highest concentration of avobenzone permitted is 3% in the US, and 5% in the EU.

Learn more about Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Octocrylene protects skin from sun damage. It absorbs UV-B with peak absorption of 304 nm. It is a common sunscreen ingredient and often paired with avobenzone, a UVA filter. This is because octocrylene stabilizes other sunscreen ingredients by protecting them from degradation when exposed to sunlight. Octocrylene is a photostable ingredient and loses about 10% of SPF in 95 minutes.

Octocrylene also acts as an emollient, meaning it helps skin retain moisture and softens skin. It is oil-soluble and hydrophobic, enhancing water-resistant properties in a product.

Those who are using ketoprofen, a topical anti-inflammatory drug, may experience an allergic reaction when using octocrylene. It is best to speak with a healthcare professional about using sunscreens with octocrylene.

The EU allows a maximum of these concentrations:

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4
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Ethylhexyl Triazone is a modern chemical sunscreen that protects from UV-B radiation.

It is the most effective of existing UV-B filters, as it provides the highest level of photo-stable absorption. It protects from the entire UV-B range (280 to 320nm), with it's highest level of protection at 314nm.

Ethylhexyl Triazone is oil soluble, oderless and colorless, which mean it is able to be incorporated into a variety of different formulations.

It is not currently available within the United States due to slow changing FDA regulations. Outside of the US, it is used in formulations at concentrations up to 5%.

Learn more about Ethylhexyl Triazone
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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Masking
Community Rating: Mixed

Caprylic Acid is a fatty acid commonly found in plant oils, such as palm and coconut oils.

Much of the research is based on caprylic acid derived from coconut oil. Coconut oil is an emollient and helps moisturize the skin.

Caprylic Acid has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Several studies found it to be effective at treating yeast infections. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Besides cosmetics, this ingredient is also used for a variety of medical purposes such as treating digestive disorders.

This ingredient is minimally soluble in water.

Read more about a similar ingredient Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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When to use

Here's some more info on how this product is used by our community.

Directions

1. Shake well before use.
2. Apply liberally and evenly to all unprotected areas 15 to 20 minutes before exposure to the sun. You need at least one teaspoon per limb, one for the front of the body, one for the back and one for the head.
3. Re-apply every 2 hours or more...

1. Shake well before use.
2. Apply liberally and evenly to all unprotected areas 15 to 20 minutes before exposure to the sun. You need at least one teaspoon per limb, one for the front of the body, one for the back and one for the head.
3. Re-apply every 2 hours or more often when sweating and after swimming, exercise or towel drying. Use alongside a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses.

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Top Reviews

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KhadijaH's Avatar'
Oct 7, 2023

Bondi Sands…
I’ve tried many different sunscreens from this brand. Their SPF 30 Fragrance-free Sunscreen Lotion was too under-protective. Their SPF 50 Fragrance-free Face Sunscreen Lotion was too thick and gloopy yet was too...

Bondi Sands…
I’ve tried many different sunscreens from this brand. Their SPF 30 Fragrance-free Sunscreen Lotion was too under-protective. Their SPF 50 Fragrance-free Face Sunscreen Lotion was too thick and gloopy yet was too uncomfortable to apply. But when I decided to switch to this product, it was the best decision of my life….

This product has excellent consistency yet the texture is unbelievably creamy. The application is comfortably and easy with NO creases! I haven’t gotten any sunburns ever since I turned to this product. It gives me extra protection! The colours aren’t faded + the packaging is TO DIE FOR - It even is compatible with young skin. I’m not sure what I’d be doing without this…

Latest Reviews

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Mejsel's Avatar'
Apr 3, 2024

Didn't peel at all but ended up extremly shiny on my face :(

Didn't peel at all but ended up extremly shiny on my face :(

Great Value
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Daniel.Chin's Avatar'
Jan 3, 2024

Not as reef-safe as it says.

Not as reef-safe as it says.

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