Skinmedica Total Defense+Repair SPF - a pass
I’d rather get coal than the Skinmedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34 Tinted. This may be an unpopular opinion as I know many people love this, but it just did not work for me. It’s a tinted mineral SPF that is not cheap. It pilled under makeup, sunk into pores, and left a very orange cast on my golden/olive skin. It also left me greasy and shiny by mid-day. I do have oily/combo skin, but the shine was significant even for me. Unfortunately it’s a pass for me!
Dec. 17, 2019
PRODUCT: supergoop Smooth & Poreless Mineral Matte Sunscreen (SPF 40) STATUS: Love it 💙 PRICE: $38 USD SIZE: 45 mL (Full Size) WHERE: Sephora (USA) . I’ve been eyeing Smooth and Poreless for a while now and finally got to pick it up on a trip to NYC. It contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredients and provides a (mineral) SPF 40 with broad spectrum protection. . It is lightly tinted, glides on silky smooth, blends well and, as the name suggests, has a matte finish. Although the colour is tad darker than I am, it is super sheer and rubs in to match my skin tone well enough. It’s great for those no-makeup makeup days. . It does contain silicones so (IMO) it applies a lot like a primer. I imagine that this would layer nicely under makeup but I’m yet to test that out. For me, it works wonderfully over DrunkElephant Protini. When it comes time to re-apply, it also layers well over itself (read: doesn’t pill) but the second layer isn’t quite as sheer so it gets just a little too dark for me. . I cannot get away with using this every day. Similar to primers, I’ve noticed that continued use causes me to break out but it is the perfect “patio” sunscreen ie. when I want just a hint of coverage (plus the visual pore blurring, line softening benefits of silicone) without bothering with an actual primer or foundation. . I already have a full size in my stash but love this little mini for on the go. Smooth & Poreless is a definite win for me!
My holiday day time essentials. larocheposay has been a revelation in terms of matte, highly absorbent, high factor facial SPFs. It is a real pleasure to wear and has not clogged my pores so far. A typical problem I have. No fragrance. nuxe is a really high quality brand imo. I adore the dry oil and their SPFs are gorgeous. Faint hints of honeysuckle and vanilla, light & creamy texture. feels very lux. Higher price than ordinary spf but you can certainly find good offers online. Alcohol free 👍🏻 Both SPFs mentioned are non-comedogenic (shouldn’t cause blocked pores) + paraben free.
The Elta MD Broad Spectrum SPF44 is a holy grail - must have at all times - product for me. It’s tinted but barely there. I use this almost every day as my main sunscreen because it’s so good. Introduced to me through a dermatologist a few years ago and will forever be a staple. It seems to last for a long time so it is WELL worth the $35 or so dollars. It has a tinted moisturizer feel and applies so beautifully on the skin. I especially love the ease of application thanks in part due to the pump! Packaging is simple but I can’t even complain because it’s a fave! Suitable for all skin types. I highly recommend trying this out, you won’t regret it!
I’d rather get coal than have to always wear sunscreen. It’s the only thing that I am very forgetful about and dislike the smell, plus it feels heavy and oily quite often. I know it’s so important for sun damage and aging but I hope to discover one that I actually like. BARE REPUBLIC - Mineral Sport Lotion SPF 30
BARE REPUBLIC-Mineral Sport Lotion SPF 30
am+pm - AmPm Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Suncreen SPF50★★★★ The am+pm skincare hyaluronic acid sunscreen, is made by @narukocanadaofficial . It has hyaluronic acid which is good for retaining moisture. . This was honestly love at first use. It was everything I wanted in a sunscreen. It’s not greasy AT ALL, it does not have a white cast, it applies like a light and velvety moisturizer, and it does not clog pores! LOVE. IT. . I am so happy I finally found a sunscreen that works for me. 💁🏻♀️
am+pm-AmPm Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Suncreen SPF50★★★★
Natural SPF Sunscreen
The Suntribe Mineral Sunscreen. It’s a natural sunscreen for both face and body with all organic ingredients. It’s really great. Doesn’t leave any whitecast. It’s Reef Safe. I was searching for a all natural sunscreen for a long time. All the ingredients are very nourishing. I was using it this summer for the first time and I really liked it. I also ordered other products from their brand. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun and this sunscreen is perfect because it’s all natural. The consistency is smooth and rubs in easily and soaks in fast. I would really recommend the product to everyone because it’s important to use natural products. Brand is: Suntribe. Name: Mineral Sunscreen SPF30. I give it 5 Stars. Good price and quantity. Totally worth it. It really works. There is no product tagging.
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