The most elegant & heavy-duty sunscreen yet!
If you frequent any Asian Beauty subs you know you’ve heard of this sunscreen! TheKanebo - ALLIE Extra UV Gel Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ is touted as a holy grail for many in the sunscreen community. But is it worth the $25-$35 dollars it retails for? PROS ￼Water-proof! It will stay put when swimming and won’t wash off without some serious effort. It creates almost a film-like barrier that you can feel on your skin when you first put it on but disappears after a few minutes of wear and I suspect this film is what makes it so good at protecting you from the elements. ￼Sweat-proof! I actually put on this sunscreen when hiking. It’s pretty sweat-proof though I wouldn’t be able to tell you for how long since I always reapply after 2 hours. ￼Resistant to friction! You know the feeling when you just put on your sunscreen and now you have to take off your t-shirt or put on a hat and your sunscreen comes off when it touches your face? No more! As long as the sunscreen is dry, it won’t come off! CONS ￼If you have deep skin of color, you should consider skipping this. I wear foundation shade MUFE Y405, for reference and the white cast is visible on me. ￼You have to double cleanse really well in order to take off the sunscreen before bed. This sunscreen is a workhorse and not easily broken down. If you have skin that will be easily irritated by too much cleansing, or haven’t found the right cleansing products for you, consider skipping this sunscreen. ￼When rubbing in, you must work quickly and in thin layers. Additionally you have to let the layers dry completely between applications. The friction-proof qualities of this product make it so that if you accidentally let a big glop dry it will dry thick and white and will be difficult to spread out. ￼Make-up can be difficult to spread on top, depending on the formula. For example, my wax RCMA foundation is easy to apply on top of this. But my sticky cream blush is not and will apply streaky. ￼💰💰💰. At $30ish for 40g you are not getting a lot of bang for your buck. Summary If you have a deep skin tone, definitely don’t get this unless you are willing to put up with the white cast. And honestly, as excellent as it is, I would really only recommend it for outdoor activities or when you need something heavy-duty due to the steep price point. UV Filters Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150
Kanebo-ALLIE Extra UV Gel Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++
There is something about this sunscreen that makes wearing sunscreen fun😅 It is so so lightweight that it doesn’t feel like I am wearing a sunscreen! I love it so much that I had to get the backup of it. It does contain alcohol and is not fragrance free but I have not found any sunscreen that works better for me. My #journeyoffindings is on but until then this is probably going to be my #holygrail
Bioré-Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+
100% clean sunscreen for Summer
Sure, the world may feel like it's upside down at the moment, but summer is still on the horizon; although the getaways may look a little different nowadays, the sun is just as scorching—even from your bedroom window so let’s talk sunscreen. Of the 1,400+ sunscreens tested by the EWG, only 5% met the safety standards and over 40% were listed as potentially contributing to skin cancer. The other scary thing is of the 16 common ingredients, only 2 have been proven safe — Zinc and titanium dioxide. Trust me, I know how confusing it can be to see buzz words from brands to make you think that you are making a safe decision. When it comes to protecting your skin you want sunscreen that will reflect the sun and not one that absorbs the sun. It’s almost impossible to find a mineral sunscreen without a white cast and one that feels super sticky. By nature, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have a hue and a texture that’s part of their chemical properties. "Zinc and titanium are white minerals. The smaller the particle size and and the less percentage of the mineral, the less white it will look," noted holistic dermatologist Cybele Fishman, M.D., explaining why most mineral screens have a white cast to some degree. That said, I love Raw Element’s tinted option that’s far less chalky than others. Raw Elements is the best natural zinc oxide sunscreen for you if you're a highly athletic outdoor enthusiast and serious about wanting a 100% natural and clean sunscreen.
This is the Supergoop! Sunscreen mouse with spf 50! This is my all time favorite sunscreen it’s so light weight and melts into the skin leaving no white caste or gray sheen of color. I moved onto my second bottle a couple months and the first bottle lasted me 6 months with daily use. It’s got 3.4 fl. Oz of product so definitely worth the price of 34 dollars. The product is discontinued but they have the body mouse which I love just as much and can be used on the face of course. Supergoop! - Super Power Sunscreen Mousse Why it’s my favorite: -REEF SAFE!! - Includes blue sea extract which protects your skin from free radicals (free radicals speed up skin aging and soak up the lipids in your skin. You basically don’t want that bear your skin. - Has coconut oil in it so it’s very moisturizing You can find this product on www. Dermstore.com
Supergoop!-Super Power Sunscreen Mousse
Love Your Skin
Summertime is a great time for lots of fun outside in the sun with your family. But you cannot forget to protect you and your kids from those harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen as needed!!! This Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen by Love SunBody is light weight sunscreen that doesn’t leave any white streaks on your face and works well under and over minimal makeup. It’s gentle on the skin and is also cruelty free and works great even on sensitive skin. 🐠 This brand also creates 100% natural, reef safe formulas which helps protect your skin AND the planet at the same time. 🐠 They also support SaveTheReef.org to help raise awareness about the health of our oceans and marine life!! love sun body - Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30
love sun body-Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30
👎 Worst Sunscreens 👎
Both of these sunscreens are a huge NO from me!! I got them in a Sephora Favorites set a couple months ago. My skin is currently normal dry with acne. On the second slide, the left product is the Coola and the right product is the Biossance. . COOLA - Free Mineral Silk Sunscreen SPF 30 with brand pirchase Key Ingredients: Zinc oxide (provides full-spectrum UVA/UVB protection), Full-Spectrum 360 complex (helps diminish the look of skin damage from exposure to blue light, infrared, and pollution), and Sacred Lotus, White Peony, and Jasmine (visibly soften, moisturize, and illuminate skin to support a more youthful look). Scent: None Consistency/Texture: Rich Cream Price: $42 for 1.5 oz / 44 mL Experience: It is very heavy, you only need a little bit because it spreads, yet it’s hard to spread and becomes very streaky. My skin has been dry lately and so I was expecting to really enjoy this, but I could just feel it sitting on my face all day, it is very heavy on the skin. There is also a heavy white cast that stays throughout the whole day, so definitely would recommend to wear it under makeup if you get this. Repurchase/Recommend: No and debating just throwing the bottle away. The white cast and heavy feeling are uncomfortable and not something I want in a sunscreen. Plus I typically go for SPF 40 or higher. . BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ Key Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (complete UVA/UVB protection), Water Lily (helps cool and calm the skin), Sugarcane-derived Squalane (helps sunscreen glide effortlessly onto skin while weightlessly locking in lasting moisture). Scent: None Consistency/Texture: Lotion Price: $30 for 1.7 oz / 50 mL Experience: This left a white/blue cast on my skin lol it wasn’t cute. Even with my skin being dry lately, this left my skin looking and feeling greasy/oily the whole day. It also clings to my hair and creates globules that are hard to get out. It’s also very thick and just feels gross on the face. You can feel it on your skin the whole day, along with the gross oily feeling. Repurchase/Recommend: No, I’m debating throwing this one away also lol. It isn’t worth the hassle of trying to use it up, but there’s no point in wasting it if I can use it while I’m just sitting at home and not going anywhere with anyone to see it. The oily and heavy feelings are really unpleasant.
COOLA-Free Mineral Silk Sunscreen SPF 30 with brand pirchase
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