Battle of the *untinted* SPFs
If any of you have read my skincare journey post (shameless plug!) you know that my relationship with SPF is fairly new. Since understanding the importance of SPF, I’ve been on the lookout for sunscreens that don’t irritate my sensitive skin. As much as I would love to try all the popular sunscreens out there, my wallet can’t allow it; so I combed through reviews here and on YouTube for products to try and ended up with eltaMD UV clear broad-spectrum SPF 46 and Centalla Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50+PA++++ For context, I have fair, sensitive, acne-prone skin that gets oily on the T-zone (nose especially!). I also have a lot of redness. Like…..my skin gets red after I wash my face, after putting on moisturizer, just literally any time I touch it. I used the three-finger rule when applying both (this is about two full pumps for the eltaMD spf) and applied a few minutes after washing my face with water in the morning. No makeup! Overall, these are both great! 5/5 stars from me. So this isn’t so much a ‘battle’ as it was a peaceful meeting between two parties that ended with pastries and tea. That being said, there are some instances when I would use one over the other. PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ I bought this after Hyram raved about it on his YT channel. Like the name suggests it does have a slight green tint to it, but nothing noticeable once applied to the skin. This one is doesn’t go on white and is super moisturizing and feels nice on the skin, but I noticed my face started to get pretty oily after about ~5 hours of use. I prefer to use it on days when my skin is feeling a little extra dry (usually the morning after curology or an exfoliating mask). elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 This claims to calm and protect acne-prone skin and contains 5% niacinamide. This goes on white but I find that it blends into my skin really nicely. Thanks to the niacinamide it really reduces my redness and the appearance of my crater pores, but can be a bit drying (also probs because of the niacinamide). Holds up pretty well throughout the day, I don’t notice my skin getting overly oily. I tend to use this one if I didn’t use any drying products the night before and when I’m breaking out. Really does wonders for my self-esteem, lol. What are your favorite sunscreens? Also a special thank you to everyone who has cheered me on since joining Cherie! I just found out I was on the Rising Star board and that’s one of the most exciting things to ever happen to me 😂😂 I’ve really enjoyed writing about the products I’ve tried and reading about the products I’m curious about!
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+