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on 8/20/2015 2:18:00 PM
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Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Love, love LOVE this lightly tinted sunscreen, and that's just what it is. It's 13% zinc oxide--the reason at 44, my skin has very few mild wrinkles (using it daily 20+ years)--and tinted, which overrides the frequent whitish cast of zinc. It's chock-full of antioxidants & soothing extracts. My dry skin adores it, and the tinting is so slight that it's imperceptible.Bear in mind a few things:1. Zinc oxide: yes, your skin will likely feel like it can't "breathe," at least until you get used to it. This is because zinc is a PHYSICAL blocker of UVA/UVB rays but also pollutants, and it has skin-healing properties (which is why you see it in high doses in diaper cream & other products used, for example, in the elderly & those with paralysis/wheelchair-bound who are not ambulatory & suffer skin breakdown from pressure points). It is the strongest sunscreen you can get. Avobenzone, a chemical sunscreen, breaks down within two hours of UV exposure so you have to reapply it. I use it often on my arms & legs, but I keep a spray (Australian Gold--it has no drying alcohol like all the others) on hand to reapply.2. Oily skin: this simply may not work since zinc does have a greasiness to it, BUT, if you really want to be aggressive on maintaining your skin, that's the trade off. (See below about Paula's compact powder). My skin will get "glowy" by the end of the day, or midway through during our uber hot & humid summers down here, but I'm not bothered by it since I can blot most with a tissue & I'd rather look younger than like worn leather shoe. 3. Don't expect coverage. It's very light at best & would even out only very mild discolorations on fair-to-medium skin. It is NOT a foundation & does not claim to be: it is a lightly tinted SUNSCREEN. Heavy duty too.I gave up liquid foundation years ago since it always looked cakey & was like a neon sign to the lines I have, switching to a dusting of powder instead (Paula's powder foundation is fabulous AND offers zinc & titanium dioxide protection, so you get an extra layer). It's definitely worth trying if you can manage through wearing a high level of zinc oxide, and will afford your skin the best products available.
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