Monday, June 4, 2018

Favorite Sunscreens for the Face

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If one were to ask me which type of skincare product ranks as my favorite, and most essential, it would seem logical that my answer would be luxury face oils, but in truth my most essential pick is a very effective high SPF sunscreen. Since summer is upon us, the Makeup Wars team is sharing our favorite sunscreens that you will want to know about as the weather heats up.  Here are my most-reached for sunscreens for the face that are in my current rotation.
TATCHA Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 ($65.00 for 2 oz. from TATCHABarneys New York and Sephora): This is an ultra luxurious sunscreen that has been touted as a game changer since it hit the market. TATCHA SILKEN Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 boasts a lightweight and nourishing formula that doubles as a primer to extend the wear of your makeup while protecting your skin.

One seldom speaks in terms of elegance when discussing the anatomy of a sunscreen, but TATCHA has the innate ability to make exceedingly elegant products in even the most seemingly mundane categories such as sunscreens.

TATCHA Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 is a thick cream housed in a beautiful blue squeeze tube. A light squeeze dispenses the perfect amount of sunscreen without any waste.

The sunscreen itself defies expectations in that its thick texture suggests that it might require a great deal of effort to work into the skin, and that there will invariably be a white residue that will prove to be incompatible with makeup. Yet, TATCHA was able to create the most luxurious silky-smooth sunscreen that melts into the skin as soon as it meets the warmth of the body, and it transforms from an opaque cream into one that is completely invisible. Additionally, there is no greasy residue left to contend with– that so often alters the consistency of your makeup. It neither feels, nor smells like a sunscreen, but instead behaves more like an ultra-luxe nourishing hydrating cream.

Furthermore, in addition to providing broad spectrum SPF 35 protection, it also serves as a remarkably effective makeup primer that diminishes the appearance of enlarged pores.

According to TATCHA,

Inspired by the geisha's iconic makeup, we created this invisible, lightweight sunscreen to perfect and protect skin, making it an elegant, everyday essential.

Provides broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Non-greasy formula tightens pores, perfect as a primer for makeup.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 15%, Octisalate 5%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Hdi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract), Glycyrrhiza Inflata (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Sericin (Silk Extract), Algae Extract, Lecithin, Inositol (Rice Extract), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Tristearate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Silica, Potassium Sorbate, Beheneth-20, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethiconol, Disodium Edta, Iron Oxides (Ci77491), Tin Oxide, Mica, Fragrance (Natural), Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.

Formulated without: Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.

For all skin-types. Non-comedogenic. Does not contain mineral oil, aminobenzoic acid, homosalate, oxybenzone or octinoxate.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Non-Tinted ($22.50 for 1 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This non-tinted SPF 50 mineral sunscreen has a wonderful light and silky texture and consistency that not only offers the skin superb protection, but it also serves as a perfect makeup primer. It feels luxurious on the skin, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor a white residue. While MyChelle describes its finish as matte, I would add that it has a very natural finish, and no discernible scent.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 is a non-tinted, 100% mineral sun screen for maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. This silky, colorless formula blends weightlessly and seamlessly. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. Formulated oil-free and recommended for all skin types.

Features:
  • Sheer tinted, lightweight oil-free SPF formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection
  • 100% mineral daily protection blends seamlessly to match your skin tone
  • Can be worn alone for a fresh, healthy glow, or as a protective primer under makeup 
  • Oil-free and recommended for all skin types
  • Vegan; reef safe; biodegradable; made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances and artificial colors
Directions: Shake well. For daily use, allow product to absorb completely before applying make-up. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply after swimming or sweating and at least every 2 hours. For body and face.

Key Ingredients: Bentonite Clay absorbs excess oil and impurities from pores

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 16.1% Inactive: Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Maltose, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Water
KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF 30 ($35.00 for 1.69 oz. from SephoraDermstore and Skin Store): KORRES Skincare fans will fall in love with this sunscreen. It nourishes, hydrates and calms the skin while offering an SPF 30– therefore an additional sunscreen is not necessary. You will be pleased to know that it leaves behind no white residue whatsoever.

According KORRES,

Protect your skin from the sun with the KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF. This ultra-lightweight fluid instantly disappears into skin providing broad-spectrum UV protection and deep nourishment. The silky texture wears beautifully under makeup for a weightless, luminous finish—making this an ideal daily moisturizer throughout the year. Yogurt, rich in skin-repairing proteins, helps keep skin nourished and protected from the sun’s harmful rays while a blend of rice and camapu extract offers deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure.

Select Ingredients:
  • Yogurt: Rich in skin-repairing proteins to help keep skin nourished.
  • Rice and Camapu Extract: Offer deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure.
  • Provitamin B5: Helps reduce inflammation and support natural cell regeneration.
  • Jojoba Oil: Seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Ingredients:Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octinoxate 6.5%, Octisalate 5%, and Octocrylene 10%, Water, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Distarch Phosphate, Fragrance, Silica, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triheptanoin, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Physalis Angulata Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ozonized Oryza Sativa (Rice) Callus Culture Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Phenylpropanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Yogurt Powder, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.
Goldfaden MD Sun Visor Ultralight Oil-Free SPF 30 Mist ($45.00 for 2.7 oz. from Goldfaden MDNordstromSpace NKBloomingdale'sNet-A-Porterb-glowingAHA BeautyShen Beauty and Skin Care RX): is a wonderfully effective oil-free, PABA-free and fragrance-free SPF 30 sunscreen mist that offers effective UVA/UVB protection against the harmful rays of the sun. It is not merely a good sunscreen, but it is one of the easiest to use, and it makes reapplication altogether fuss-free. As we are all well aware, sunscreen is only effective for about 2 hours after application and therefore requires frequent reapplication to remain effective. This is where Goldfaden MD Sun Visor really excels because it can easily be carried with you wherever you go, and the refined mist does not disturb your makeup. The fine mist applies the sunscreen evenly and it only takes a moment to blend it in.

Claims:
  • Works to help shield skin against harmful rays
  • May help aid skin from premature aging
  • Oil-free, PABA-free, fragrance-free
  • This product does not contain nano particles
Directions: Apply 1-2 pumps on the face and neck after moisturizing to protect against UVA and UVB rays. If using with make up, apply after foundation application. In direct sun, apply frequently for optimal protection.

Usage Warnings: "For external use only. Do not use in or near the eyes. If contact in eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask a physician if irritation is severe and keep out of reach of children. Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using a sunscreen agent may reduce the risks of skin aging and other harmful effects of the sun."
According to Goldfaden MD,

Dr. Goldfaden’s fast absorbing, oil-free, PABA-free and fragrance-free SPF 30 sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This unique product offers dual-action protection by delivering high-level UV filters to help prevent sun damage, fine lines, and dark spots. Skin renewing organic red tea works to rejuvenate skin and provide antioxidant benefits. This advanced, revolutionary, ultralight translucent oil-free, fragrance-free and even smear-free formula is a must for all skin types.

Naturally, it is perfect to use sunscreen during the summer months but we should also be thinking about sun block every day of the year. Best to use at least 2-3 times per day throughout the day regardless of the season. This convenient spray can also be used allover the body and do not forget the back of your hands and your neck and décolleté, as these areas show the first signs of aging and sun damage.

Key ingredients: Octinoxate: absorbs harmful ultra violet rays, which lead to premature aging. Titanium Dioxide Micronized: natural physical sun protectant that helps shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Organic red tea extract: 50X more powerful as an antioxidant than green tea and contains Vitamins A, C & E to resurface, protect and brighten skin.

Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide Micronized 2%, Octinoxate 4%, Benzophenone-3%, Purified Water, Polydimethylsiloxane, Dimethylsiloxane, Organic Red Tea,  Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Kerstin Florian Multi-Vitamin Day Creme SPF 30 ($62.00 for 2 oz. from Kerstin Florianb-glowingDermstoreSkin Care RXNordstrom and Skin Store): This day cream is richly emollient, seriously moisturizing, and fast absorbing. It applies evenly, it melts into the skin immediately, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor does it leave an undesirable white cast. Furthermore, the antioxidant-rich formula protects the skin while its active botanicals, and other nourishing ingredients, leave skin soft, smooth, supple and luminous. It is the height of luxury given its glorious velvety texture, its impressive efficacy and its enviable ability to play well with makeup. In fact, I have found that it serves as a wonderfully effective primer for all of the foundations that I have paired it with. It has a delectable light and clean aroma, but it fades soon upon application.
According to Kerstin Florian,

High-performance, anti-aging skincare meets powerful, natural sun protection in this nutrient-rich daily moisturizer. Antioxidants and active botanicals combine with mineral-based broad-spectrum sunscreen to leave skin hydrated, protected and luminous.
Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
· Zinc Oxide (20.2%) – ultra-fine mineral-based, non-photo-allergenic UVA/UVB filter sits on top of skin to reflect and scatter away ultraviolet rays.
· Ascorbyl Palmitate/Ascorbic Acid – quintessential antioxidant Vitamin C combats free radicals
· Tocopherol – emollient Vitamin E fortifies skin and its resistance to sun exposure
· Panthenol – anti-inflammatory Vitamin B conditions, tones and protects
· Cucumber, Algae & Raspberry Leaf Extracts – natural botanicals calm, hydrate and smooth complexion

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (20.2%) Water (Aqua), Coco-Caprylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Propanediol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuun (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Phytic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoyxethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol.





Overall Assessment: These are my current favorite sunscreens, what are yours?

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30 comments:

  1. I’m using the MyChelle among others now. I believe I had the Tatcha too and I loved it. Gotta see if I still have some

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    1. MyChelle makes first rate sunscreens! The TATCHA is definitely one of my all-time favorites!

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  2. You have some really good picks there! I've been using Volition Beauty's or Colorescience lately and have been happy with both.

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    1. Thanks, Justina. I haven't used either of the sunscreens that you are currently using!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I am very happy with all of them!

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  4. I like seeing mineral sunscreens that aren't tinted! So many are, as if they have to serve double duty or something.

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    1. Yes, many of the mineral sunscreens to seem to be tinted!

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  5. I favor physical sunscreens more. Nice recommendations. Hawaii will be banning chemical sunscreens soon due to the fact that they aren't reef-safe. Good to know Mychelle has safe ingredients

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    1. Yes, I think that was a very wise move for Hawaii! MyChelle sunscreens are definitely worth using!

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  6. Love your picks. As you know I'm a big fan of the MyChelle and I'm so happy to be using it. The others sound luxurious. Lisa is reviewing the Goldfaden MD but I wish I was the one to have that! LOL

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    1. Thank you, Marcia! MyChelle sunscreens are amazing, and I am so happy that you use and love them as well! The others are quite luxe, and you need to try the Goldfaden MD sunscreen– it's amazing!

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  7. I'd like to try the Korres sunscreen, especially since it won't give off any white residue

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    1. I love the Korres sunscreen, and definitely recommend it. It definitely leaves behind no white residue!

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  8. Korres is great and I'd like to try the MyChelle. I'm testing some of their skincare that I like.

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    1. I agree about the Korres! The MyChelle sunscreens are definitely worth trying! They have an amazing SPF for the body as well!

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  9. I tried all of these, and I loved them all! Right now for my combo skin Tatcha is working the best.

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    1. I am so glad that you have tried all of these, and love them! The TATCHA sunscreen is absolutely amazing– I have normal/combination skin and it works amazing well for me too!

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  10. I didn't even realize that Tatcha made a sunscreen. It sounds tempting, although I tend to prefer lighter textures. But as long as it doesn't leave the skin greasy or with a white veil, that shouldn't be a problem!

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    1. The TATCHA sunscreen is amazing. It actually melts into thespian, doubles as a very effective primer, and it is neither greasy, nor does it leave behind an undesirable white veil.

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  11. The sunscreen mist sounds totally up my alley!

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    1. The Goldfaden MD sunscreen mist is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I highly recommend it, and it is so easy to reapply, and it doesn't mess up your makeup.

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  12. I'm so glad you did this post because I'm always looking for good sunscreens, especially for the face and that work well under makeup.

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    1. Thank you, Stacie! These definitely play well with makeup. I highly recommend all of them!

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  13. I am really curious to try the mist.

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    1. The Goldfaden MD sunscreen mist is AMAZING!

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  14. I love seeing so many sunscreens that not only provide SPF but function as Skin Care and primer, without the white cast. Tatcha would be my ultimate splurge.

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    1. I agree, completely! These are definitely my current favorites, and the TATCHA sunscreen is definitely a very worthy splurge!

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  15. I live in SW FL and sadly I can not afford many of these products, which I would LOVE to have, so I use whatever is at hand as long as it carries a heavy amount of protection. Currently I am using Bare Minerals that was from a subscription box.

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    1. The important thing definitely is to use the high SPF sunscreen that is effective, and that can certainly be found at all price points, and one certainly doesn't have to spend a lot to get a high quality sunscreen!

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