a month ago
EDIT: started to sting my skin that’s currently sensitized from tretinoin :( Drunk elephant sheer is 20% zinc, moisturizing, silicone free and totally non stinging so that’s what I’m using for now. I’ll come back to skinceuticals once I’m fully retinized!! I can’t think of a 100% mineral/physical sunscreen I like more in all regards. And I’ve tried MANY. Probably the most universally outstanding aspect is that it isn’t the goopy thick white cast of many mineral blocks. It is totally invisible. I have the large 4.2 oz size and it’s absolutely worth it on discounted auto-ship from Dermstore. It’s a very lightly tinted thin watery liquid that you have to shake up. A little bead inside makes a noise. It goes very far... I normally hate when people say that about sunscreens because you’re SUPPOSED to apply generously haha but being a thin liquid this one really does spread very well and is worth every penny. I blend/pat generously into face, ears, neck, chest if displayed (over my plethora of skincare products and moisturizers). After it absorbs, it is neither matte nor dewy on my normal 40 year old skin. It totally sinks in and just looks like your skin. After being a makeup fiend for a long time, I gradually started loathing makeup. I don’t wear it anymore, save light brow powder and tinted gloss or balm, so I like this type of sunscreen. That being said, the tint IMO is more to eliminate the standard ghostly cast of mineral spfs. Men could totally wear this. Ya don’t need a mirror or anything. Great for the beach too in this regard. All skin tones from pale to deep would appreciate the tint to prevent a white mask. This doesn’t have bells and whistles - like you definitely need a moisturizer under. No fancy skincare actives. But it does a damn good job of cosmetically pleasing sun protection! I trust anything this brand makes. I recently read that the reason they say to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours is because it loses efficacy on your skin then, NOT that you’re swimming/sweating it off! Of course if swimming/sweating reapply immediately. Armed with that fact, I do reapply nowadays, and not only outdoors but just sitting around in winter rain etc. I use retin a and acids and stuff and I’m not getting any younger. This reapplies great. Either over itself or another spf/tinted or non. I have many tinted and non tinted spf products (including very sheer, high spf tinted moisturizers) that I rotate between day to day, and even within the same day with reapplication. For example sometimes I put my Perricone face finishing or Laura mercier spf 30 tinted moisturizers over it throughout the day. This sunscreen plays well with others (other spfs and also anything you have on under or over it skincare or makeup wise). I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t like it. I will always have in my arsenal.
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