Average Rating 4.1/5
Review by 00R00
Excellent face SPF for combination/oily skin. I have been using Elta MD Clear SPF 46 (which has been fantastic) but it does give up a lot of sheen (which I mattify with Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder) & it also has a chemical filter component. I bought PC Resist Hand Cream about six months ago & had used on my hands occasionally - never really blown away. I felt it wasn't hydrating enough - however that can be a positive - fast-absorbing is practical for use during the day which is what this product is intended for being an SPF. I came across the idea to try this product as a facial SPF in the reviews at paulaschoice.com - I checked the ingredients - physical sunblock ingredients only - great (physical only is my personal ideal SPF-wise). So I tried it. And loved it. Even though the SPF is lower than my Elta, my skin feels more protected ALL day and even into the evening. I think contributing factors would be: 1. PC is a true block whereas Elta is a block/screen combo & 2. The PC really adheres to my skin, hydrates at a deep level whilst at the same time forming a matte protective barrier whereas the Elta could get so shiny I would sometimes feel when I blotted that some of the SPF was lost. Still loving Elta but I think I will switch permanently to PC if after trialling for one month, I remain blemish-free (Elta has NEVER broken me out & I apply my SPF heavily).