Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sunscreen for greasy gals, part II

I tested these two sunscreen products out in the pre-pregnancy months, so I know that preggo hormones did not impact my oily skin nor the performance of these sunscreens. I do prefer the MISSHA Essence Sun Milk sunscreen (previously reviewed here) to Shiseido's Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector. I have two issues with the Shiseido sunscreen: 1) mega-watt shine post-application, and 2) a very obvious, white cast to my face due to the zinc oxide. Also, I'm just going to state for the record that $33 for a tiny 1-ounce bottle is laughable in terms of pricing. Seriously.
On the days when I am rushing out of the house in the morning with the kids, I wanted an easy product that did not require meticulous blending but would still provide sun protection. I thought the ColoreScience Sunforgettable loose mineral sunscreen powder would be a quick and easy option. I had hoped that the powder would be easily dispensable and the SPF 50 would mean that I wasn't sacrificing sun protection in favor of saving some time. I justified the $64 price tag on these grounds. Unfortunately, I was not a fan. For starters, even though the brush attachment filled with color (I ordered Tan), try as I might, I could not coax a significant amount out of the tube. I was left completely uncertain as to how much I had even managed to apply - and you know with sunscreen, you really want that certainty of protection. Also, despite what seemed to be a very small of product that actually made its way to my face, I was greasy as all hell within half-an-hour! The entire purpose of the powder formula in my mind, was to provide at least a semi-matte sunscreen.

Bottom line: I'm unlikely to repurchase the Shiseido sunscreen, and 100% never going to buy the ColoreScience powder again! The search continues for a mattifying sunscreen...

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