Seamless Sunscreen: Mineral-Based SPF

May 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm 4 comments

I know I need to wear a daily SPF on my face and neck to avoid the damaging effects of the sun.  Further more, I know that you need to be hyper-vigilant about using sunscreen while using retinoids, or after using facial skincare products with BHA or AHA’s.   Even so, sometimes I still hesitate using a facial sunscreen. 

Here is a list of some of the “excuses” I use to justify not using a facial sunscreen:

  • the smell, many sunscreens have a chemical smell that really bothers me
  • the feel, greasy and difficult to use with my existing makeup
  • breakout factor, sensitivity to some sunscreen creams can cause breakouts
  • the shine, even a little bit of moisture can add to my already summer oily shiny skin
  • sting my eyes,  don’t get a sunscreen close to your eyes or you’ll be teary all day long!

One of my favorite new skincare purchases has been a mineral based sunscreen by Peter Thomas Roth.   PTR’s Instant Mineral SPF 30 goes on effortlessly with its built-in brush.   Swoosh, you are covered!  Instant Minerals feels so light and is completely transparent on your skin.  Nothing to plog pores or trigger breakouts.   No icky, greasy feel or smell.  Simply seamless sunscreen!

Mineral based sunscreens are the perfect option for quick, effective full spectrum sunscreen without the bothersome reasons listed above!

Raging Rogue recently reviewed a mineral based sunscreen that also adds a bit of bronze with it.  Colorescience Bronzer Brush SPF 20 looks like another great way to get your sunscreen and naturally glowing color too!  

These two mineral sunscreens offer excellent no-excuse options for protecting your face from the sun.  So gals, use your sunscreen, protect that beautiful skin of yours, and get outside and play!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bionic Beauty  |  May 30, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Great review! Sounds like this is right up my alley. I think my excuse list is pretty much the ones you listed as well. Burning my eyes, shiny skin (WAY beyond a pretty ‘glow’), and trying to get makeup to stay on my face rather than sliding down my neck.

    Thanks for the heads up MBB, you’re the bestest!

  • 2. Jen  |  May 30, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I swear by the PTR product too. What a great way to protect your skin this summer!

  • 3. mo mommy  |  June 2, 2008 at 9:06 am

    One of the things that came in the Sephora sun kit was Cosmedicine’s Medi-Matte lotion. It’s an oil control lotion with SPF 20. I’ve been pretty happy with its ability to keep everything in place AND protect.

  • 4. jen38  |  June 2, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    That Cosmedicine Medi-Matte is a WONDERFUL product, here here Mo!


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