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on 3/24/2017 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by ulyana
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am writing this review because I have been a devotee to this product for 10 years and having looked up the makeup alley review just now I'm shocked at the low rating. Yes it is heavy/sits on top of skin. This is because it is a physical barrier to UV light. I think of it almost as a barrier cream which sits on top of skin but doesn't absorb. If you find it to be very greasy when you apply it (and this depends on how oily/dry your skin is), blot the extra grease with a tissue and voila, perfect dewy finish! This blotting doesn't affect the effectiveness of the sunscreen at all as the oil portion of the formula isn't the active ingredient. Once you have blotted it feels way better on. For those that control oiliness with powder, have you ever realised that you're just adding product on to create a paste? Just blot the oil away! Any tissue will do, no need to buy expensive specialist products for this. Toilet paper works too! When I sit on the loo and do my business I blot my face at the same time if it feels oily. You can see the oil on the toilet paper. God, I wish I though of this in highschool, its such a simple easy trick that costs nothing. My skin used to be very oily and I would really struggle. Take a tissue and blot!!!Secondly the barrier like effect is moisturising, not by adding moisture to the skin, but by preventing it from evaporating away. Barrier type cream plus drinking more water, and voila! Hydrated skin. I know this is not how were taught with the current product trends, but this way does work too. Just because a product sits on top of skin doesn't mean its detrimental. I would rather have this than my skin absorbing a myriad of junk from chemical sunscreens. Remember the skin's natural barrier function, and that moisture/hydration comes from drinking water!Thirdly, yes this product is a b*tch to wash off... unless you use the oil cleansing method. The product is quite thick and oily. At the end of the day I apply about half a tablespoon of sweet almond oil to my face, gently massage in and remove with a clean, damp make up sponge. All other makeup comes off beautifully as well. If you don't like the residual oil on the face, follow up with 'drying' gently with a clean fluffy face towel. No detergent like cleansers, or pulling and tugging required! This works for all types of makeup including waterproof stuff. If you don't remove products properly each night, they WILL build up and cause problems. Many people also don't know that zinc oxide is actually anti-inflammatory. In my case (with proper removal) this product calms any spots that I have and prevents new ones from forming.Yes I can feel the slight weight of this product on my skin through the day - it reminds me not to touch my face funnily enough. Result: no more pimples and breakouts. I only touch my face to blot it now, and that is maximum once a day. Win!Some would say, all of the above is a hell of a lot to go through to adapt to using a product. For me the effectiveness of this product as a sunscreen can't be beat. I live in Australia, we have some of the worst UV ratings in the world. I have Caucasian skin. I have never, ever burnt wearing this even when I have been out in peak sun for over an hour, swimming, sweating etc. This alone is worth it. I have never had to reapply it as its a physical sunscreen. One application in the morning lasts until the product is physically removed AND it protects against UVA and UVB. Some sunscreens may block the form of uv that stops the actual burn occurring but lets through the other end of the UV spectrum (I forget which one) and the photo damage still continues. So you are getting sun damage, you just don't know it. I look at my girlfriends who are younger than me and don't have a solid sun protection routine down and they show sooo much more ageing than me its not even funny. I know many have mentioned that the colour is way off, and that you can't do much about bar applying foundation over the top. Lucky for me (NC25) it's a perfect match. I slather it on in spades, blot of the oil and I have a beautiful dewy complexion with medium to light coverage. I just look like I have nicer skin, almost like a BB cream. My skin stays moisturized through out the day and I have no breakouts when I wear this, the zinc oxide and lack of touching prevents them. Rant over.
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on 5/18/2016 9:33:00 PM
More reviews by daffodil49
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This is an interesting product to review. I do not use this alone. I use this every day, but I mix it with either TheBalm tinted moisturiser in "Light" or Face of Australia Tinted Moisturiser SPF50+ in "Light". The reason I use this in conjunction with another product is because of its sunscreen effect. As a sunscreen, it is absolutely awesome. It's also pretty good at moisturising. As a foundation, it's pretty useless. If they could somehow get the colour to have more coverage, I would use it on its own, but it is almost translucent. It is also pretty pricey for what you get. In Australia, we pay around $28 per tube for something that is basically tinted zinc cream. I need to have a strong sunscreen on every day because 1) I live in Australia and 2) I work as a nanny which involves a lot of outdoor activity. Invisible Zinc stays on all day and I never get even the slightest bit burnt when I use it.
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on 3/19/2016 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by ghdaddict
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I love the original Invisible Zinc face and body, and purchased this in the Light shade. It is incredibly orange, and dark on my skin, but I am extremely fair so it wasn't much of a surprise! To be honest, I find that the white cast of the untinted Face and Body pretty much matches my NC10 skin anyway. This would be nice on a deeper skin tone, but if your pale like me just use the original.
on 3/12/2016 7:46:00 PM
More reviews by morgann
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Despite the other bad reviews I love this product! I apply it with my beauty blender and it blends well with my NC15 skin tone. It does look slightly orange when apply but it blends out. When my skin is good I just use this and set it with a powder. When I have break outs or irritation I use it as a sunscreen/ primer. It lasts all day on my skin and looks nice and even. Its a great price for 50ml and I'm pretty sure this will be my HG sunscreen/foundation.
on 1/18/2016 11:49:00 AM
More reviews by tofufa
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Picked up the 20g small tube when I was traveling to Sydney last week. The texture is so sticky and I got a mild break out by the end of the day. My skin was also dry and flaky after using it. Lesson learned. I should always check with MUA no matter which part of the world I'm in.
on 5/19/2015 10:34:00 PM
More reviews by fkk1
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
I got a sample of this and oh my goodness it's the perfect orangey pumpkin fake tan colour, as sticky and tacky as it is I had to remove it as soon as its on my face... Gross ...
on 11/10/2014 5:50:00 PM
More reviews by Viognier2012
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
I wanted to switch to a non-chemical zinc-based sunscreen and bought this.The colour was fine for my fair complexion. The texture very sticky, but I didn't have a problem spreading it.It gave my fair/ pale complexion a healthy tint and a dewy look which I loved. The stickiness that people complain about seemed to hold my mineral powder foundation in place, so it acted as a great primer as well.It was great for about two weeks. I really loved it but my forehead (which is always always crystal clear) started to break out. This ONLY happens when I've switched to a new cosmetic product that doesn't agree with my face. I assume that the sticky consistency of the product, which made it difficult to wash off, is probably to blame for clogging my otherwise healthy pores.I stopped using this product (and have not changed anything else in my routine) and my forehead is clearing up.It would be great if reviewers in general would use a product for at least two weeks before writing a review. Had I written this review in less than that timeframe, I would have given a rave review.
on 11/4/2014 1:40:00 AM
More reviews by gardeniarose
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought a few beauty products online, and this came in as a tester for me. Being a bit tanned, although relatively fair, I thought the skin tone "fair" would be too fair for me, which turns out that it wasn't.When I first put it on, it felt quite nice, although the consistency was a bit thick. It blended into my skin perfectly. It has a dewy finish, and felt alright on my skin initially.Later on, it felt a lot more heavy. To the point that when I scratched my face lightly (probably because the product was a bit too much on my skin), I scratched away the tinted moisturiser. For the price of this product, definitely not worth it. With the heaviness of the product, I almost expected it to make my skin break out, which didn't turn out to affect my skin thankfully.
on 9/27/2014 11:01:00 AM
More reviews by Skin69
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Don't waste your money, you don't get what you pay for. I would pay $10 max for a product like this. Yes, you get very good sun protection but the texture is not very nice at all. It has a gloopy texture and leaves a thick shiny film all over the skin and made my skin sticky and oily to touch throughout the day, yet my skin is dry. The sunscreen also transfers onto everything! What a mess! If I wanted to scratch my face, the next thing I touch has a brown stain on it. People also asked why my skin was so sparkly and shiny and how it reflected so much light, that's how noticeable the greasy texture was!LUCKILY I am quite tanned and the medium colour looked alright on me, but for most people they would have an orange face, even though the tint isn't that strong. Also it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. The texture isn't that bad if you don't apply it liberally but that defeats the purpose of using sunscreen. **IMPORTANT UPDATE / NOTICE**Invisible Zinc has recently changed their packaging and I gave the product another go in hopes that they reformulated their product to a better texture. When I tried the newly packaged Tinted Daywear on my skin, my sensitive areas began to sting which never happened before. Also the stuff in the new packaging smells different. (Sorry I can't note anything about the new texture because I took it off straight away). Then I applied the "old packaged" Tinted Daywear on the same spot, just to make sure... and there was no stinging at all. Hmmmm formula change perhaps? So be mindful when buying this product, I wouldn't recommend it especially after this now. Sorry about the long review.
on 6/1/2014 2:56:00 AM
More reviews by wubaduckie
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I also wished I had read the reviews before purchasing this. I thought it'd be great for sunscreen (I wasn't really after any coverage but a little foundation wouldn't hurt) but for my NW25 skin tone, it's just way too orange. It would look great with a tan but I don't ever fake tan. This gives a greasy appearance and leaves your face feeling heavy. Luckily I picked up a 20g cream and it was on sale for half price but I wish I hadn't picked this up. Since using this, my acne has been more aggressive and this is likely the cause of it. It might be because of the anti-aging moisturiser included in it because I find anti-aging products too emollient for my skin. I won't ever purchase this again. This is probably going into the trash.
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