youwillneverfindme's review of MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50


515 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$


NEW Formula August 2012: Estimted PPD: 6.2 Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 3%. Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Methyl Trimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyester-8, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-polyhydroxystearate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Biacalensis Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Yeast Extract, Whey Protein, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caffeine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C30-38 Olefin/Isopropyl Malate/MA Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Mica ORIGINAL Formula: Estimated PPD ~ 9.1 Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 16.10%, Octinoxate 7.50% Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Methyl Gluceth-10, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Sucrose, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Cellulose Acetate, Methicone, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Ah, my tried and true, expensive workhorse *sigh*, when will I learn not to cheat. (I recently tried Neutrogenaís Sheer Liquid Sunblock and to my dismay, discovered my skin broken out into a fiercely itchy, red rash a day or two after). Iíve bought countless tubes of this stuff and of course will be buying more in the future.


-Sunscreen: if you use enough of this stuff (but you must use a good bit to benefit from the spf).

-Packaging is chic, although I think Iíd prefer a closable pump.

-Primer helps control oil throughout the day and leaves a diffused look to the skin if you decided not to wear foundation/concealer. Of course it also helps makeup last longer.

-Primer effect lasts about 12 hours on me on a normal day. On hot, humid days, I need the help of Blot powder.

-Counts as part of the back to MAC program (which I love).


-price. $30 for 1 fl oz (30 mL)=expensive stuff in my book. Especially if youíre having to buy it on a monthly basis. Iíll be honest, this is one beauty product Iíd love to find a replacement for and I'm still searching. Itís just not a thrilling, ďfunĒ product to be a slave to.

-Feels heavy on the skin, which I deal with because I havenít found anything lighter than performs as well.

MY SKIN: 30 years old, Caucasian, nw15 and wrinkle free but I notice it beginning to lose elasticity, oily but smooth with rare, small blemishes.
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