Unlisted Brand • Invisible Zinc - Tinted Daywear in Light • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love invisible Zinc. Simply the best sunscreen on the market for serious protection. I think it's absolutely fabulous that the broad spectrum protection is from just zinc and no harsh chemicals.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I've been stupid enough to try out various products from the entire Invisible Zinc range since it first came out several years ago.
I was dubious about it in the first instance as I couldn't see how they could even degrease zinc (remembering how well the old white zinc cream would stay put through an entire day of surfing back in the early 70's: ugly, but effective)... and it was as disgusting as I thought it would be. It's thick & feels like a shellacking of of oil and honey choking your skin. I tried to withstand a whole day without taking it off but my face was so greasy after a couple of hours I could have poured an economy-sized package of talc on it and it would have set in place with grease enough to stack on a layer of dry spackle.
I just did it to myself again. I bought a couple of Korean BB creams of 35+ strength online, but grabbed one of these at the local chemist in case they'd improved the formulation & because I don't like the thick coverage of BB creams: even those written up as giving the sheerest coverage are like pancake makeup, something which a 53 year old does NOT look good in ('come hither & admire every wrinkle and the pores that have stretchmarks on their stretchmarks')! But I'm sticking with the BB creams until I find something better. At least, with those, a good primer allows for smoothing them out without tugging your face off. This gunk would need a thick layer of silicones to create enough slippage to blend it. Even then, the colour is completely off. I'd rather use sump oil, thank you very much.
I can't believe this product line didn't go under after its first season. It's great that there are a few happy customers but I, for one, would strongly recommend that you don't waste your money on it or pin any hopes on it. An utterly RUBBISH product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the small tube to test out because I was using the sunsense daily face and it stung and hurt my face (I don't have sensitive skin) so I tired this invisible zinc and I love it,it's not hard to spread on,it evens out my skin alittle and its alittle oily/greasy but I don't get breakouts from it (I get breakouts from every other suncreen) it's alittle difficult to wash off,I have to double cleanse,but because its compatible with my acne prone/oily skin I would buy again and again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Great if you want to look like a greasy oompa loompa! This has got to be the worst tinted sunscreen ever created. This is really thick and hard to apply; it has an almost sticky, glue like texture. And boy is it orange! This is in no way "Light", and progressively turns more orange the longer you wear it. Also, this really does smell like plastic. I honestly can not imagine how this products works for anyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm really surprised at how low this product's score is-for me it's an absolute must have. I have a healthy paranoia about old Mr Sun, and wear sunscreeen on a daily basis (although I am not quite as religious about it in the colder months as I should be).
I don't like nasty chemcial sunscreens, they break me out and make my skin feel clogged and gross. Yes, IZ is thick, but that's why I like it! I use about a pea size amount, smoothed over my whole face. I am even able to use a tiny amount smoothed under my eye, as the very top of the cheekbone/undereye is where I get sun damage. The thickness of this product makes me feel safer from the sun.
I let it settle for a few minutes before applying concealer, a little of the Invisible setting powder, blush and a little mineral foundation in my t-zone or over any icky areas.
This product really, really does work better used in conjuction with the setting powder. It mattifies the finish and makes it last all day. I read somewhere that the powder itself contains sun protection but I'm uncertain about that.
I also think that daily use of this assists my mild acne. My theory there is that well, isn't zinc good for your skin? Could zinc applied topically like this help acne? Either way, I break out less when using this regularly.
To remove it I do an oil cleanse, followed by a second cleanse, and it comes off just fine for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Ugh, hated it. Texture is way too thick for me, and being translucent-pale, the "light" shade was anything but. It made my face look orange and greasy. :( Won't be buying again.
Sad to have wasted my precious $$$ on this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I didn't have much expectations for this product (I bought their stick foundation and hardly used it). However it has pretty good coverage for a tinted moisturizer and makes my skin that recently broke out look decent while I am doing outdoor sports. I took a photo pf myself while wearing it with just a bit of mineral concealer and I don't look blotchy. The smell DOES annoy me to some extent, it smells like plastic so I don't recommend using it when out with a date. Your date would probably be put off by the smell and refuse to pucker lips with you. If it doesn't break out my skin I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
The best facial sunscreen I have tried, and as a very fair and freckled Australian I have tried lots!
That it is tinted is the icing on the cake for me; I hardly ever wear foundation because it looks 'mask'-y but this product is perfect to even out my complexion without covering everything.
I don't really view it as a moisturiser, I typically wear a few drops of rose hip oil underneath, which also seems to help it go on smoothly.
After using it for years i am used to the stickiness, if i can be bothered i set it with some powder but i actually don't notice it so much anymore.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Invisible Zinc SPF30 (4hr water resistant) is the WORST Product I have ever used. It was thick and hard to rub in, greasy and smelly. It does not live up to its name. Left my skin with SEVERE rash. Constantly itchy, inflammed, scaley, raised and bumpy, red and completely irritating. All over my arms (inner outer), chest, back and face. Horrible bumpy and scaley texture. Absoultey disgusting. My skin was near perfect before I used this. I regret ever putting it on. Would never recommend anyone to use this!!! DON'T GO NEAR IT~!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
To my knowledge this is the only (widely available) SPF-containing tinted moisturiser that has no micronised zinc or chemical sunscreen in it, and therefore it's the only one I'll use. I refuse to use sunscreens that contain proven carcinogens - unfortunately the vast majority do.
There are lots of negative reviews calling this too thick. I also thought that the first time I used it, so ever since I've mixed it with a thinner moisturiser - it only takes a smidge and it makes the consistency perfect, and will make the tube last longer! That aside, it's great. The coverage is light enough to look totally natural but still makes my face look even. I have noticed my concealer caking a little when I apply it over the top, so I just put it on underneath instead. The colour match is great for me, I'm an NC25. I was originally going to buy the "medium" shade but it looked way too dark for me, so I'd definitely recommend checking out the shades in person before you buy!
It feels fine throughout the day - it's not as "barely there" as my non-SPF moisturiser (my beloved Jurlique Balancing Day Care Lotion) but it's far from heavy or sticky. If it's not like that for you, try mixing it with another moisturiser before you apply it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I joined this website just so I could express my hatred of this product and all invisible zinc products. I have tried at least 5 different products in the range because I kept thinking maybe it was something I was doing wrong. I wanted so badly to love them but they are horrendous. to apply they are incredibly thick, when I try to blend I feel I'm doing harm to my skin with all the tugging. the tinted versions are streaky and show up the slightest dry spot. the formula is incredibly greasy and sticky and leaves my face looking like I've just left the gym. the no tinted version makes me look ill as it is so white. after about an hour of wearing it my skin breaks out with blackheads everywhere that turn into pimples. I have acne prone skin sure but haven't suffered from breakouts this bad since I was 13. worst product I have ever used and that isn't limited to sunscreens. I highly recommend NOT buying this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Oh where to start on how bad this was....the product is like applying wax to your face, it is so thick, hard to blend, makes your face sticky and the colour is SO yellow. Wow just totally horrible. I forced myself to use it with the Invisible staying powder (the powder is actually nice) because of the price of the product. I wouldn't dream of purchasing any sunscreen product from this brand again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I really like this product, and have been using it year round for quite some time. Living in NZ sunscreen has become a kind of obsession for me and this product certainly delivers on the protection factor.
As I have quite fair skin I use a plain zinc sunscreen which then makes me look a bit pale - so balances out with the tint of this product.
I actually get compiments on how great my skin looks and its just from using this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought a 20g tube of this and I'm glad I didn't get the full-size. While the normal Invisible Zinc is a good product, the Tinted Daywear fails to measure up.
Firstly, it annoys me that all the IZ products I've seen only have a shelf life of 6 months after opening! Given the wide range of preservatives avaiablle, they could do better, though it wasn't an issue with this one being such a small tube.
That said, the product started to separate after a only few uses, though that could have been the summer heat, but still, I expect better from an Australian-made product! Also, despite having quite dry skin, it felt heavy and tacky on my face and left sticky fingerprints on everything I touched.
There are better options out there, so I would not buy this again unless it was reformulated.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This shade is still too dark for my pale skin so I mix it with a little bit of normal/untinted sunscreen. Unfortunately this dilutes the coverage (color-wise) so I would love it if there was an even lighter shade. I like this sunscreen, but I would like it more if it was more matte/less sticky (although in saying that, it isn't terribly greasy - I have used much worse). The smell bothered me when I started using it but now I don't notice it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
oh gosh, i really hated this. colour was off, and the texture was awful. It just sat on top of my skin, and felt really weird. I hated the look of this, and simply cannot recommend it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used to use this product everyday religiously. But after a couple of short months i discovered an accumulation of small bums under the skin that grew into pimples. Also, whilst i was using this product, i found that half way during the day, it would just sit on top of the skin and look like a thick mask, i guess because it doesn't really get absorbed.
Another thing, this was last year when i used it so perhaps the packaging has changed but i could not find the ingredients on the package. I had to call up and they directed me to another phone number in order to get the ingredients. It does contain some highly comedogenic ingredients. They should be explicit and write them somewhere. What's there to be afraid of eh??
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought this because it came in 1st place for Best Tinted Moisturizer from the Australian Beauty Awards. This included all brands, expensive and cheap and international. I love the coverage and the fact that it gives me a dewy glow without looking oily. It stays on looking good for a long time (more than my previously used Clarins tinted moisturizer) and all I need is a little powder over the top to set it and it covers all flaws.It does leave your face tacky, some people really hate this but I don't mind too much as long as you powder.
Oxidises during the day significantly and does stay tacky, feels somewhat heavy. So I marked this at 2 overall. I've heard that this has been reformulated and is no longer tacky or orangey.
Changed to a 1 - in hindsight there are much better tinted moisturizers out there with high spf.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have fair, sensitive skin and have found it reacts with many products. This is the fist tinted moisterizer sunscreen that didn't give me a big red rash.
Pros: It covers really well -- I don't need concealor or foundation, although I have fairly clear skin.
It's not too shiny!
Its natural/zinc suncreen is very high protection.
Although the colour looks very dark it blends in well with a lot of rubbing.
Cons: It feels very thick on my skin -- I have to try not to touch it.
It stings if I rub it into my eyes.
Overall this product is a winner. I've tried cheaper versions but have never finifshed the bottle. This one I will use and buy some more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is very greasy and appears to be a very unrefined product. It does not absorb and the colour darkens throughout the day. It felt like a mask. Sunsense is much better and is a similar price. I cannot recommend this under any circumstances, I would not even use this on my body.