Tested on animals:Yes
This body lotion with sunscreen provides critical UVA protection via stabilized avobenzone, but the overall formula is surprisingly bare bones and not the least bit advanced. It provides minimal hydration and no state-of-the-art ingredients, and your skin needs those substances even if dryness isn't a concern.
This also contains a preservative (methylisothiazolinone) that is contraindicated for use in leave-on products due to its sensitizing potential, as well as rosemary extract, which also can be a skin irritant.
- Provides broad-spectrum sun protection and includes avobenzone for critical UVA protection.
- Lackluster, below-average formula leaves all skin types wanting (and needing) more.
- The preservative methylisothiazolinone is contraindicated for use in leave-on products due to its sensitizing potential.
- Cannot strengthen skin's barrier as claimed (see More Info below for details).
Strengthening skin's barrier (i.e., its surface) requires a range of what's known as skin-identical or skin-repairing ingredients along with protection from the sun. You need both, not one or the other for daytime.
Skin-repairing ingredients occur naturally in the skin, but can become depleted because of sun damage and when the skin's barrier is impaired. When this happens, your skin loses the ability to retain these important ingredients, leading to dryness and its associated symptoms. Examples of skin-repairing ingredients are glycerin, ceramides, cholesterol, fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, lecithin, and glycosaminoglycans. Although Lubriderm includes glycerin in this product, ideally it should be paired with a range of other beneficial skin-repairing ingredients, too; your skin needs more than just one good ingredient to be healthy.
Mixing skin-repairing ingredients with cell-communicating ingredients and antioxidants is even more ideal for healthier, younger-looking skin, one more reason Lubriderm is not the brand to turn to if you want to see significantly better skin.