Unlisted Brand • Topix - Replenix Sheer Physical Sunscreen Cream SPF 50 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
For dry skin, this "cream" just isn't moisturizing enough. The cones dry to a matte finish and leave me feeling dry all day; and a matte finish isn't the most flattering for an almost 50-year-old. This ss must be removed with MU remover or oil. I should add that I tried this for just a few days, and it did not break me out, but I was careful to remove it with OC method. Also, I tried applying over shea butter to get rid of the dry feeling, but it just sat there or got on my clothes if they touched my face; the cones need dry skin to adhere or perhaps be set with powder, though I didn't try that. I wasn't out in the sun, so I can't speak to effectiveness. Still looking for HGSS...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Moisturizing but lightweight. The texture is for someone who wants a slightly matte finish. Product from a very reputable source and has lots of anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin C and CoQ10 among many others. All physical sunscreen means no extra redness for my sensitive skin/rosacea. SPF 50 means I am actually protected against the sun WITHOUT the following: greasiness, product balling up on my skin, white cast. The price is reasonable for the quality, and a little goes a long way. SPF's are usually too greasy/oily or don't provide enough moisture. I would think this could even work well for those who are oily because the moisture is light, but I'm not sure. There are no parabens and no alcohol and no fragrance and no oil. Wears great under makeup. Does not ball up on skin.
CONS: Not the cheapest in the world, but the value is excellent for that price (about $29 for 2 oz. at places like skinstore.com). Also it's a con that I have to order it and can't get it at a local drugstore, etc.
PURCHASING TIPS: I can get this cheaper at places like skinstore.com
ALTERNATES: There is a spray version, but I tried both and prefer the extra moisture of the cream for my dry skin. There is also a version that is called "Antioxidant Moisturizer SPF 50" in the silver tube that is heavenly for my very dry skin. Gives more moisture than this. (But it has a slight tint that some with very cool tones may not like.)