Original review: November 28, 2020
Last updated: March 5, 2022
Sunscreens are important and everyone can benefit from using them. Period.
I tried different mineral sunscreens and 1 hybrid (mineral and chemical) with an outside demonstration so you can see if they leave a white cast.
What’s the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens? There’s a lot to it and goes really in depth but here's a very brief summary:
If you’d rather watch the video to see how they apply, click below:
Green Beaver SPF 27 Natural Sunscreen Spray
Am I Still Using It?
Medicinal Ingredient (W/W): Zinc Oxide 24%
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Jojoba Esters, d-alpha Tocopheryl acetate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil* 100 % of the total ingredients are from natural origin *34% from organic farming Certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert standards available on http://cosmetics.ecocert.com
Sunprise Airy Finish SPF50+ PA+++ 55ml
Am I Still Using It?
No. Due to the fragrance and the slight grey cast. However, my mother in law loves it and says it looks great under her make up and gives her a nice glow.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Carex Humillis Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cellulose Gum
PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block SPF50+ PA++++
Am I Still Using it?
No. I ended up giving it away due to the irritation and sometimes drying effect it had on my skin. I really wanted to love it though
Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol,
Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetearyl Olivate,
Sorbitan Olivate, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium EDTA,
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Shiseido - Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++
Am I Still Using it?
Yes and no. I have one more bottle to use. This product is still my favourite, close behind the Green Beaver. I plan to finish this bottle then will stick with mineral sunscreens.
Cyclomethicone, Water, Isododecane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Polysilicone-15, Zinc Oxide, Ppg-17, Peg-9 Dolydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Talc, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Triethyloxycapriylylsilane, Trisodium Edta, Orange, Bht
Benton Mineral Sun Stick
Am I Still Using it?
No, only because I ran our and have purchase the cream version below instead (see below). I do plan on repurchasing though because it was so easy to apply
Coco-caprylate/caprate, sunflower seed wax, propylene glycol dicaprylate, H-di/trimethylol hexyllactone cross polymer, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, titanium dioxide, dicaprylyl carbonate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, vinyl dimethicone, microcrystalline wax, aluminum stearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, purslane extract, centella extract, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium Acetylated hyaluronate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, polyglyceryl-4diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, silica, alumina, pentylene glycol, allantoin, panthenol, Glycerin, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Xylyl Glucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Glucose, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Purified Water, 1, 2-hexanediol, ethylhexylglycerin
I’m still testing it out before I give my full review as I only started using it February 2022.
What’s your favourite sunscreen?
*Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.
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