Unlisted Brand • Marie Veronique Organics Creme de Soleil Tinted SPF 30 plus • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I had high hopes that this would be my HG daily sunscreen, but it was not meant to be. While I love the unparalleled protection it offers, it's not compatible with my skin.
Face Screen (it's full name is Moisturizing Face Screen SPF 30, used to be Moisturizing Face Screen Plus, but either the homepage doesn't list it that way or it got re-re-named) comes in 3 tints: No Tint, Light Tint and Medium Tint. never tried Medium, but Light and No Tints both almost suit me, mixed together, otherwise No Tint is too goth for me and Light is too orange. Also No Tint isn't clear and won't suit dark skin, nope, it's WHITE and No Tint means there are no additional pigments in it. Also none of the tints will sink in skin or whatever, they sit on top skin and protect skin that way. The end effect on skin is almost like foundation, if used correctly and the minimum amount necessary for protection is applied (2 mg per each cm^2, no less = 1.2-1.5 ml for face and neck). The 60 ml bottle lasts a bit less than 6 weeks, if you use it correctly and reapply.
What I don't like is the truckload of essential oils and other irritating ingredients they use in Face Screen, it literally turns more sensitive parts of my skin red. It's hard to see because of the opaque nature of the product, but the stinging and burning is not a good sign. I'm not sure if it's the oils or the irritation, but it breaks me out as well. Also the high zinc content dries skin like crazy, I used Face Screen on bare skin on couple occasions and it dried skin up like a raisin. Sucks any moisture right out of skin. I did find a way to circumvent those problems though, I use a humectant serum and then pure vaseline on top of that and then Face Screen applies beautifully and doesn't hurt my skin. Not for everyone, as people complain they get breakouts from vaseline, but I don't so I use it and skin is blemish free.
Removing Face Screen is not easy either, it sticks to skin and a double cleansing works for me to remove it without harming skin. Oil cleanser or cleansing milk followed by rinse-off gel and the cotton pad is clear. Otherwise there is orange residue on the pad.
Also I find it easier to apply this sunscreen with a foundation brush, with fingers it can be messy and uneven. Some bronzer or something else that contours and/or retexturizes skin is also good on top since Face Screen makes skin look flat otherwise, like a medium-full coverage foundation. If you don't get that, you didn't apply enough and you get way less protection. I did measure out the amount with a syringe btw.
All in all, it's too complicated to make Face Screen work and I use it when I know I'll be busy all day long and won't have a change to reapply; bad, I know, but it lasts *most* of the day anyway (4-6 hours) before it starts to fade off skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I have used this for maybe 2 months now and everything about this sunscreen is great!
My only complaint that I took off my lippie is this definitely not moisturizing enough to wear alone. After 2 months of using it alone on my face I could see clearly that my face is desperately dehydrated. So I will try to add a moisturizer before hand and this is my HG sunscreen :D
p/s: if MV is reading this, could you please lower the price down so everyone can afford it? Pwease :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product has been renamed as the Moisturizing Face Screen + SPF 30. It comes in both tinted and untinted formulas. I got a free sample and find the tinted version is a bit too pigmented to be used as an effective sunscreen -- if you applied enough for suitable sun protection, it would look a little mask-like. But it's a great medium-coverage tinted moisturizer, and you have to love that it's organic and paraben-free. Definitely best for dry and normal skin; it's too moisturizing for oily skin.
$45 for a 2 ounce glass pump bottle at MVOrganics.com.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
The previous reviewer described the product pretty well.
I have changed from the untinted to the tinted.
The best thing about this product is that it was rated right at the top of sun protection by the EWG Skin Deep. Also, super safe as far as toxins go.
I have bought this a couple of times. I paid $30 something dollars but it last forever making it an inexpensive product.
Have to have it to fight the sunspots I am trying to correct!
UPDATE: I have been using this for nearly two years now and I still think it is my most dependable skin care product. It is really preventing sun damage and I am pretty fair skinned!