Hello beautiful people,
The sun is out in London and you know what that means : time to step up the sunscreen game especially if you are,like me, using tretinoin almost every night.
In all my years working in the beauty industry I tried a million different chemical and mineral sunscreen and my preference is for mineral sunscreens here is why : chemical sunscreens using oxybenzone or avobenzone etc absorb uva and uvb rays creating a chemical reaction that dissipates the heat off the skin, while mineral using titanium oxide or zinc etc reflect rays off the skin like a mirror without allowing any absorption. With that in mind, chemical sunscreens have the advantage of being much lighter in texture and they don’t usually leave any chalky residue on the skin whereas mineral sunscreens tend to have a thicker texture and can leave a blueish tint on the skin. So I tested several mineral sunscreens and the one I chose for me is the Skin Pep Hydra Sun Defence spf 30.
This chemical sunscreen can be used alone as a daily moisturiser for normal to combo skin or layered on top of your favorite hydrator for drier types such as myself..
Why did I choose this? Well, first of all the texture is heavenly,hydrating and it leave a sheer universal tint on the skin that just looks like your own skin but better but most importantly the ingredients list is fantastic :
On top of titanium and zinc for uva and uvb protection you will find antioxidants like grape seed extract and green tea extract plus vitamin e and ferulic acid and adenosine, making this spf a great choice for everyone
The price point is also pretty good, it retails for £17.49 for 70ml and it spreads very easily and works great under makeup with no rolling or rubbing I. Use it around my eyes too with no problems. The SkinPep website allows you to order sample sizes too so you can try the products before you commit to a full size.
Let me know what you guys think, or what is your favorite Spf.
As always lots of love