Topix • Replenix Antioxidant MOISTURIZER SPF 50 (silver tube) (replaces SPF45 in white tube) • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
***PER C.S. at TOPIX, this replaces the recently discontinued SPF 45 they had that is in the white tube.****
********This is not the Topix SPF 50 "SUNSCREEN CREAM" by Replenix. This is a different product. Please see my "ALTERNATES" section for more details.***********
PROS: *Angels singing in background* I have found my holy grail sunscreen. Where has this been all my life? Very moisturizing. Basically no scent (I hate fragrance.) Product from a very reputable source and has lots of anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants, green tea, polyphenols, and caffeine (I'm very sensitive to caffeine, even in creams, but this doesn't affect me at all). Most with any chemical sunscreens create redness for my sensitive skin/rosacea. This does NOT. SPF 50 means I am actually protected against the sun WITHOUT the following: greasiness, product balling up on my skin, white cast, thickness that settles in my wrinkles/pores!!! The price is very reasonable for the quality, and a little goes a long way. Great moisture for my dry skin. SPF's are usually too greasy/oily or don't provide enough moisture. There are no parabens and no alcohol and no fragrance and no oil. Wears great under makeup. Does not ball up on skin. I love the slight tint (thought I would hate it.) I'm N10-15 (leaning to NC) and the tint ends up VERY natural on me. EDIT: I just fall more in love with this. I can't believe an SPF makes my skin look better. My 40-something, acne-scarred skin is usually not made to look better from any spf I've tried.
CONS: Those with greasy skin may prefer the other versions mentioned in alternates. This leaves a bit of a dewy look, especially if you don't rub it in at all. The shininess does fade after a few minutes. Also, those with very cool tones may not like the tint in this. I'm neutral (N10), and it doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I think the tint doesn't show at all after rubbing in. Not the cheapest in the world, but the value is excellent for that price. 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 skinmedix.com
APPLICATION TIPS: I adore wearing this as sort of a primer, put on right before my foundation. Then I sort of rub my foundation into it, if that makes sense. (I don't like a heavy coat of foundation.) I also wear it when I'm not wearing any makeup, but then I just put a bit less on and rub it in a bit.
ALTERNATES: There is a "Sheer Physical" SPF 50 cream, but I tried both and prefer the extra moisture of this moisturizer for my dry skin. There's even a Sheer Physical spray version of the spf 50, but it definitely makes my dry skin too "matte."