Fairy Skin Premium Brightening Sunscreen
- vegan sunscreen that contains spf.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances.
- it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.
This product was submitted by airavvv on April 16, 2022
Ingredient List (20)
Water • Glycerin • Titanium Dioxide • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane • Octocrylene • Ethyl Methoxycinnamate • Phospholipids • Butylene Glycol • Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer • Phenoxyethanol • Ethylhexylglycerin • Capric Acid • Parfum • Centella Asiatica Extract • Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract • Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract • Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract • Rosmarinus Officinalis LeafJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Fairy Skin's Premium Brightening Sunscreen.
Notable Ingredients (1)
Fairy Skin Premium Brightening Sunscreen Ingredients Explained
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
Titanium dioxide is known for its UVA and UVB protection properties.
Titanium itself is the 9th most common element in the Earth's crust. Titanium dioxide is formed when oxygen is introduced and can be found in ores, dust, sand, and soil.
Pure titanium dioxide is a white powder that is used in many products for color purposes.
With modern production, nano-scale or fine-grade titanium dioxide can be easily produced for cosmetics. In sunscreen, titanium dioxide absorbs UV light.
Read more here: https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/titanium-dioxide/
Titanium dioxide (CI 77891)
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.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Ethyl Methoxycinnamate.
We don't have a description for Phospholipids.
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
We don't have a description for Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'.
Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This blend can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin.
Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.
Centella Asiatica Extract is the extract of the whole plant Hydrocotyl, Centella asiatica L., Apiaceae. The common names for this plant are the Indian or Asiatic pennywort. This plant is shown for being an effective wound treatment.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Tea, Camellia sinensis, Theaceae. Camellia Sinensis is also known as a tea tree; green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea are derived from this tree. In cosmetic products, the green tea is found to have great benefits for skin. Such benefits include acting as an antioxidant and soother. Green tea is also thought to have an anti-aging effect.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae.
Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties.
Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract is an extract of the flowerheads of the matricaria, Chamomilla recutita (L.), Compositae
Chamomille is rich in antioxidants and helps soothe skin.
We don't have a description for Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf.