Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15

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$9.99 - 4 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:
12/17/2009
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes
Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 claims to not clog pores (as do many other moisturizers), but the titanium dioxide and thickeners in this product make it easy to refute that claim. You may or may not break out from this in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen, but either way it is not recommended because it contains the skin-sensitizing preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone.
Provides SPF 15 protection, won’t clog pores.
Active: Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Menthyl Anthranilate, Titanium Dioxide, Other: Water, Glycerin, Dea-Cetyl Phosphate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Tetrasodium Edta, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Carbomer, Bisabolol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Bht

Johnson & Johnson–owned Purpose is a very small line of products that make a big deal out of their gentleness and suitability for sensitive skin. We have a lot of respect for many J&J products, particularly in their Neutrogena and Aveeno lines; however, Purpose is best summed up by a purposeful "don't bother." There is only one great product in this line, and it can also be found (for less money) in the Clean & Clear line (and that line also offers a fragrance-free version of the cleanser). The remaining products are absolutely not "gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin." That's because none of them contain ingredients that are what sensitive skin needs to look and feel better. The bar soap is drying and the fragrance irritating, while the daytime moisturizers contain potentially sensitizing ingredients, including active sunscreen agents that no research anywhere has proven capable of reducing facial redness.

For more information about Purpose, owned by Johnson & Johnson, call (866) 344-4848 or visit www.purposeskincare.com.

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