Slacking on sunscreen just because you can’t see the sun? Remember, UVA rays (the kind that cause aging) know no season, so be sure to use a minimum of SPF 15 everyday (including lip balm with SPF) if you want to keep premature wrinkles at bay. And if you’re a retinol user, up the ante and commit to SPF 30.
Lately, I’ve been trying out a new sunscreen from Skin Care Heaven. With SPF 30, it promises chemical-free sun protection for sensitive skin. Just what I want!
For its SPF 30, this sunblock uses only micronized zinc oxide (17%) as the active ingredient to ensure a solid broad-spectrum protection against the skin-damaging UV rays. Not only that, the formula has also been enhanced with powerful antioxidants A, C, E and green tea to combat free radicals and boost your skin’s ability to fight sun damage. The airless pump packaging effectively preserves the potency of these antioxidants and prevents ingredient degradation during use. Here’s a full list of ingredients :
Zinc Oxide 17%, Ascorbyl Glucosamine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camillia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ceresin, Cyclomethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Diazolodinyl Urea, Laureth-7, Lauryl PEG-PPG-18/18 Methicone, Methylparaben, Phospholipids, Polyacrylamide, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl, Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ubiquinone (CoQ10).
Despite its slightly thick texture, it does not have a heavy or tacky feel going on skin nor does it clog pores. The fragrance-free formula soaks into skin quickly and has a matte finish which works well under makeup. It does leave a bit of white cast (because of the high concentration of zinc oxide) but thankfully that fades pretty quickly as you blend it in and becomes almost unnoticeable. If you have combination to oily skin, this can double as your daytime moisturizer but for those with dry skin, I’d recommend appying this sunscreen after a serum or lightweight moisturizer, especially in winter.
If you have sensitive skin or prefer mineral sunscreen formulas to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, Skin Care Heaven Chemical-Free SPF 30 is a great product to try….it’s perfect for everyday use! It retails for $28 (1.6 oz) and is available at SkinCareHeaven.com. Shipping is free on all U.S. orders!Disclosure: This review features a sample product sent for consideration by PR and reflects my honest opinion as always!