Unlisted Brand • BurnOut Eco-Sensitive Clean and Clear Sunscreen SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Burnout Clean & Clear SPF 32 contains 18.6% non-nano (micro) uncoated zinc oxide in a light oil-free base.
For reference I am breakout prone with oily skin and frequent bouts of seborrheic dermatitis.
This product needs to be applied over something - think moisturizer, mineral oil, a serum etc as it can be tacky and quick to dry on its own.
I do not experience breakouts from this when I use adequate moisture underneath. I can use this alone during the summer but it can be drying on non-humid days.
The protection offered by this is excellent - I can report having spent several hours in the sun and not burning or getting any colour and I am ghost white.
The ingredients are sustainable and this contains no animal byproducts nor is this tested on animals which in my opinion is excellent.
My only caveat here is that for dry skin or those living in a dry climate, this will leave you dehydrated -- this is better in areas with higher ambient humidity due to glycerin content (glycerin and sorbitol remove moisture from the air - if there isn't any in the air, they remove it from your skin ;-) )
For those in a drier or arid climate either a) mix with an oil before applying or apply over moisturizer/oil or b) use Vanicream SPF 60 which is far more emollient but offers similar high-quality protection without chemical sunscreens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
[UPDATE 2013-04: I've been using the Ocean Tested version in cold dry weather and when I need s/s to be waterproof and sweatproof; but I'm using this as regular everyday one.]
A great sunscreen: all-physical, minimal ingredients, unfragranced, sensitive-skin-friendly, silicone-free, alcohol-free, and fairly (IME) waterporof and sweatproof. Many, many, many thanks to the Skincare Board people for talking about this over the last few months, I might not have even heard about it otherwise.
Bonus: does all the "does what it says on the tin" stuff and looks good (on me anyway, and I am pale). I was a little worried about the plankton extract but have nothing negative to report on it.
Bonus #2: it's cheap. About half the price of comparable zinc oxide-based sunscreens (and I don't mean Badger and the like here: I mean functionally and cosmetically good ones; Dermaquest, Glycolix Elite, that sort of thing).
Bonus #3: ethical plus. Cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly.
Background: My regular sunscreens: Cliniderm SPF45 (on oilier days), Vanicream SPF30, and John Masters Organics SPF 30 (either of these, most of the time)--all three are ZnO & TiO2, the first two are coated micronised, z-cote & t-cote. The JMO is nice, but fails the TOTM test. I can't use cyclomethicone (alas, farewell to Glycolix Elite SPF30 and about a billion other sunscreens, including all the lovely light veil ones), nor chemical filters; my skin is rather irritable and towards the drier end of the spectrum. I've rarely had an issue with ghost-face, that being my state of nature. Am using Blue Lizard Sensitive SPF 30 on rest of self; I've also used BurnOut on parts that are very sensitive off the face, e.gg. back of the neck, backs of calves and knees--with the Blue Lizard on top
On first contact, BurnOut is a lotion-fluid texture. Note that this is not as milky as the runny silicone-based superlight fluids (Clarins, Chanel, Sofina, various Japanese & Korean sunscreens); but it's closer to them in texture than it is to thick pastes (Badger, Burt's Bees, Lavera). No scent. Easy to smooth into skin so long as it's moist; otherwise, as others below report, on dry-to-the-touch skin it streaks and doesn't work in so well. My skin's drier, so I'm using this with moisturiser underneath anyway: that was absolutely fine.
I also tested BurnOut on damp skin--just left damp from water--which was better than nothing, but not as good as the slip of a moist surface. A few other things that worked well as a layer between skin and sunscreen, and they'd be suggested for oilier folks or on oiler days (time of month etc.): Thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel with glycerin & aloe, or aloe vera juice, or a very light oil (mineral, safflower). Could substitute a serum or super-light serum-like moisturiser. Moral of the tale: not good on dry surface, slick it up a bit.
Fine around the eyes, though slightly dry: if it does run in, it's not irritated me. Note that, again, I'm moisturising underneath. I usually use a sunscreen lipbalm around the eyes.
It dries fast. Squeeze out a line of sunscreen onto (if RHed) back of left hand or along its index finger, and using other hand, dot around the face, eyes, ears. Smooth in. You can actually rub a bit, gently... it's a myth that one can't massage physical sunscreens in at all. Just not too vigorously: more a case of smoothing around. The same kind of gentle motion and pressure as you might use around the eyes, but faster. Same again for neck and throat.
I don't wear much makeup usually, and it applied as usual. I tested this out under some more MU, just to see: fine under concealer and blush. Can't comment on foundation, sorry. Fine on eyes under LM Eye Basics; no effect on tightlining and mascara.
Removal: oil pre-cleanse or cream cleanser/makeup remover followed by a regular face wash. Also fine left on overnight and cleaned off the next morning...
No irritation. No clogging. No zits: and this stuff is very good at the zittier time of the month (that's the current hurdle it's going through in the testing process). And no burning, most important of all. Main functional ingredient: micronised zinc oxide, 18.6%. No paraben preservatives, but does have citric acid, cogongrass (imperata cylindrica) extract, and caprylyl glycol.
Costs USD17.99 direct from the producers (easily found c/o online search), great customer service, shipping internationally fast and efficiently (inc. Canada and not getting stuck at the border for weeks). Available in some health-food / eco-stores in the US. Packaging: 3.4 fl oz/100ml recycled and recyclable plastic tube, stands on its head, flip-top cap. Sensible and practical. The use-by date is now printed on the tube.
[UPDATE 2013-04: now in a 3 ox tube.]
The ingredients are very like those in DermaQuest ZinClear SPF 30, especially the identical actives and similar base-feel (from trying out a sample), but for 1/5 of the price (vs. USD53.50 for 2 oz/60 ml, which works out as $89 for 3.4 oz).
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 18.6%
Other Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized Water), Capric/Capryllic Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitol, Imperata Cylindrica (Root) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Soybean Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Citric Acid.
Comparison: DermaQuest Skin Therapy ZinClear SPF 30
Zinc Oxide 18.60%,
Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate and PEG 100 Stearate, Sorbitol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been using the BurnOut sunscreen for a few weeks now and I really like it and I've tried many, many different sunscreens. I'm 40 years old and still have oily, acne prone skin. This sunscreen works well because its light, chemical free, non greasy, and doesn't leave a white cast. Anyone who wants something a little more moisturizing can try the BurnOut For Kids. It goes on very smooth so its great for the body. But the best thing about these sunsceen is that it doesn't clog your pores!
After 4 months of using this product, turned out it did clog my pores. I've read on several websites that capric/caprylic triglycerides is comedogenic so it may not be good for acne prone skin. I'm using the rest on my body. I just started using cliniderm lotion spf 45. It's extremely light, matte and non greasy. I hope this sunscreen works out for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I spent all summer searching for an affordable, MATTE, high protection zinc sunscreen. Well this is a great find! It goes on pretty light, but I do rec putting a good moisturizer on before you apply this product. It's can be drying and feel tight on your skin without one, so a moisturizer beforehand will give the sunscreen the slip you need to rub it in. Application can be a little tricky, it goes on like a liquid lotion, but quickly dries, and can become streaky if you don't blend well enough.
My only issues with this sunscreen are the streaks if not blended well enough, and the somewhat tacky feel after application. This is, however, the fist matte sunscreen that I've ever used and it's great! Nothing's worse than a greasy face! It has great sun protection (18.6% Zinc, I believe) and claims to be very water resistant although I haven't tested it. The product is also oil free and contains antioxidants. Excellent!
I will say, however, that I will most likely reorder the Kids version because I have been told that it is a little more moisturizing and seemed to be more water resistant. It's also oil free and contains antioxidants.
Overall this is a great matte sunscreen with high UVA/UVB protection. It's about $18 to order from the BurnOut website, so not bad for a good product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
good, but not great, so I probably wouldn't by again. I love the protection zinc provides, but not the white cast. this leaves barely a white cast on my medium skin that is easily disguised with a little bronzer. It is extremely thick and somewhat difficult to rub in and thats over my moisturizer (phytomer base). Its not greasy and leaves my oily skin matte all day and doesn't make my pores look huge like most zinc ss's do, but I do find it a bit dehydrating with daily use. What I'm not crazy about is the tackiness left behind (its only slight, but it never completely goes away), and the heavy, mask like feel. What I love is I can be out in the hot sun all day and not get color. purchased directly from the manufacturers website http://burnoutsun.com 3.4 oz for $18. they also carry other varieties (ocean tested: contains botanical oils so might be more moisturizing...same amount of zinc), kids version (no oils), and a chemical gel version with avobenzone & octocrylene although they don't mention the levels of either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Available at Whole Foods. This sunblock is cheap, conveniently packaged and uses safe ingredients, which is why I give it two stars instead of one. It's a disappointment in every other respect. The texture is watery, the sunblock feels greasy when it goes on and stays greasy and shiny throughout the wear cycle. The reason it doesn't leave a white cast is because it's based on micronized particles which are less efficient, and according to some studies more harmful, than non-micronized ones. (I personally don't mind the white cast because it's not very different from my skin tone and because that's how I know the mineral sunblock is doing its job by staying where it belongs - on the surface of the skin). I'm positive I won't repurchase.
As an aside, I wish manufacturers were required to disclose in the ingredient list whether the product contains micronized or non-micronized particles.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE ECO SPF 32 18.6% ZINC S/S.
I want to love this product so badly, but I don't quite think I have found my HG s/s just yet...
So I was very attracted to this product because of it's all natural ingredients and the high % of Zinc, good SPF at an average price.
Consistency for face:
The worst thing I would say about this product is that it doesn't blend/sink into the skin on it's own...I don't dare rub, I read that this renders the s/s ineffective if rubbed in too much. It's hard to spread and clumps and doesn't go on evenly and leaves my face really dry, but I know that this is common w/ physical s/s. But this amount was uncomfortable on my face. Also I use a lot of s/s on my face. (**I am using the recommended 1/4 tsp amount for face. This is the only way to get full protection and NO rubbing. Patting or letting absorb only!)
The white cast sucks, but that is too be expected w/ mineral s/s. I just didn't know it would be so bad...lol. I put liquid BB cream (like a foundation/moisturizer) over this and a little pressed power and it looks ok, not great though. I am all self conscious about people talking to close to me because I know you can see the white bits and some parts are flaky and it is hard not to touch my face while wearing this.. :(
Especially when out in natural daylight, it looks so obvious.
Hard to wash off and may be clogging my pores? Even though it says that it is a non-comodegenic formula.
Price: It's ok. $20 (including shipping) for 3.4oz, which if you use the 1/4 tsp amount should last you around 3 to 4 months? I don't have a job and it's hard for me to scrape up money even for this if I have to keep buying it! T__T
It stinks that you have to order online though. (I hate this inconvenience, it may not bother some people) I ordered from the site directly to ensure freshness. (Instead of ebay/amazon.) I wish that this were in stores. They are starting to carry this in some WholeFoods store, but it doesn't matter because I do not have a WF in my area. :(
I will say that the customer service is splendid. I had a few questions/concerns and I got a swift and detailed reply for everything I asked. Very professional and polite. EXCELLENT.
I ended up not liking this product so I asked for a refund.
The refund very fast and they even refunded my my price of shipping! Wow! I got to keep the product (may use it in a swap.) The woman "Shona", who seems to handle the customer service even offered me another free tube because she mentioned that I may have gotten a bad batch. :O Very generous I must say!
Is good, the cap hasn't caused me any issues. Easy to squeeze, simple tube. :)
But no expiration date! I emailed BurnOut and they told me that in a few months that they are switching over to have a printed exp date, which is a plus. I just wish they would have sooner.
I am rating this a 3 because it's not perfect, but not the worst thing I guess. Part of me still loves all the zinc in this too.... It's just a hassle to fret about my s/s like this and to have to set aside time in to morning to put this on and stuff. :/ Will most likely not repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for a couple of months now. It goes on white (zinc oxide) but after you rub in it, it completely disappears. It leaves your skin soft and matte. No shine and not greasy. It contains glycerin, so it is slightly sticky. But I dust a light coating of Kryolan powder over it and the stickiness goes away. Probably any powder would do. I have had no problem applying makeup over it.
I have had problems with other zinc oxide sunblocks (Shiseido, MAC SPF prep & prime) pooling white in small wrinkles after a few hours. This sunblock does not do that. It really disappears - no whiteness.
And no breakouts. And it's got Vitamin C and E. So this sunblock is just about perfect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this sunscreen. It goes on absolutely clear and gives skin a nice glow without making it shiny. Bear in mind it's mositurizing so people with oily skin beware :) I also like another sunscreen by the same company called BurnOut Eco-Sensitive Zinc Oxide Sunscreen.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Update: I tried wearing this sunscreen before wearing makeup, it is horrible, the sunscreen doesn't really absorbed into the skin, therefore, the makeup doesn't really stay on my skin, I won't ever use this on my face again, maybe just on my hands and bodys. Would not repurchase again.
I just bought this sunscreen at Mother's Market (in Orange County, Ca), I didn't believe that I didn't try this earlier because it has 18.6% zinc oxide, but it goes on pretty transparent - as if I'm not wearing sunscreen at all, pretty incredible for a product containing 18.6% zinc oxide. I haven't use this that long enough to see if there are any kind of long term effects, but the ingredients on the bottle seem safe enough. Though the consistency of the product is not as liquidy or as matt compare to the Shiseido as I would like, but the higher zinc oxide content and the ingredients have way less chemicals and no fragrance compare to Shiseido, and it's also cheaper too. Hopefully this doesn't break me out or clog pores or some other reactions. Will update after prolong uses.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Decent sunscreen, but I faaaaar prefer BurnOut's Ocean Tested Physical Sunscreen SPF 30+. It has a much smoother texture, isn't sticky in the slightest, & leaves a truly invisible, matte finish.
Zinc Oxide only
A mere $16 for a 3.4 oz tube
Does not turn me whiter than I already am, nor burn or break me out
Not tested on animals
No lengthy ingredient list of things I cannot pronounce
VERY hard to blend without moisturizing skin first
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Me: 22, sensitive combination skin - oily nose/chin, dry cheeks/forehead.
The product: I only had a sample of this, so I have no idea what the packaging is like. Before I received my sample I had read reviews that described it as being thicker than toothpaste, which is actually fairly apt. BurnOut Zinc Oxide SPF 32 is an extremely thick, hard to spread, fragrance-free cream. Utilizing only zinc oxide (18.6% of it) this joins my very favorite grouping of sunscreens...the zinc-only club. Retails for around $15-20 for 4 ounces.
My experience: I'm completely surprised by how much I liked this! Again, I only had a sample, but from what I found when I used it, I will almost certainly purchase the full size at some point. Yes, it was difficult to spread (on freshly cleansed, unmoisturized skin) and I doubt I spread it perfectly evenly. And yes, it did feel heavy on my face. I could tell that I was wearing it for hours after I put it on. Yet despite the heavy, slightly masklike feeling, it was completely invisible. No white cast, no greasy sheen. Running a finger down my cheek left me no shiny residue on the fingertip. I have no idea whether it would end up drying in the long run, due to the zinc oxide, but considering the low price, the high zinc content and the matte effect, sensitive-skinned folk could do far worse than to purchase this.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 18.6%
Other Ingredients: Deionized water, Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Imperta Cylindrica (Root) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Citric Acid.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
What a great zinc-oxide based, natural sunscreen! I found this company while searching for an all-zinc (no chemical!) sunscreen, and am so happy that I did! This 18.6% clear zinc sunscreen has an SPF of 32, is water resistant, is petroleum, fragrance, paraben, and cruelty free, and boasts numerous antioxidants and skin soothers such as plankton extract, aloe vera, vitamins C & E. It has a short ingredient list, so you know what you're putting on your face/body, quite relieving. It goes on smoothly and vanishes/absorbs immediately without the thick white cast often imparted by mineral sunscreens, which makes it great for the face or body. The packaging is a recycled plastic opaque squeeze tube, so it's easy to control the amount of product dispensed, and the active antioxidants remain stable. I love my Kiss My Face Face Factor SPF 30, but wanted to try and switch to an all zinc product for maximum coverage and minimal irritation of my pale and sensitive skin. So far extremely happy, will update if anything changes... PRICE: $16.00 / 4 oz INGREDIENTS:Deionized water, Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Imperta Cylindrica (Root) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Aloe Vera, Viamin C, Vitamin E, Citric Acid AVAILABILITY: www.burnoutsun.com, amazon.com
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is truly an amazing sunscreen. I have been using it for over two months. A wonderful zinc-based sunscreen that spreads easily, has no fragrance, leaves no white cast, has no chemicals, contains antioxidants, is water resistant and does not sting if used near the eyes. What more can you ask. Forget the hype of the more expensive sunscreens - this one beats them hands down. It is one of the best. If you compare ingredients, you will see this product is very similar to Dermaquest Skin Therapy Zinclear SPF 30, which is considerably more $.