When summer is out of sight, it can be easy to skip the last (but oh-so-crucial) step in your skincare routine – sunscreen, of course!! Well, we’re here to remind you that UV and UVA damage can happen all year round. Yes, that includes when it’s cloudy.
With that in mind, let’s talk about a fabulous new SPF find that I discovered recently at Target! Say hello to Hero Force Shield Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30.
Made specifically for acne-prone skin, this is a super lightweight mineral sunscreen with an ultra-breathable formula serving SPF 30 with a smooth, skin-like finish.
17.53% Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano)
Zinc Oxide 17.53%, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-15 Alkane, Propanediol, C15-19 Alkane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Ectoin, Alteromonas (Abyssine) Ferment Extract, Harungana Madagascariensis (Madagascar) Extract, Ipomoea Batatas (Purple Sweet Potato) Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Red Algae) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Bisabolol, Amber Powder, Coco-Glucoside, Glucose, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglycerin-3, Polyglyceryl-3 Lactate/Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, t-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, Inositol, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Lysate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Clean + Conscious
- Reef safe
- 100% mineral
- Non-irritating on sensitive skin
In addition to 17.53% Zinc Oxide (non-nano) for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, this sunscreen also contains antioxidant-rich botanicals like green tea extract, turmeric extract, neem extract, ivy gourd fruit extract, red algae extract, moringa seed oil and raspberry seed oil which protect your skin against environmental stressors.
Now let’s get to my review….
Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superlight Sunscreen has an airy-light gel cream texture that absorbs very quickly with a smooth, matte finish. It feels barely-there on my skin with no greasiness or tacky residue and also wears well under makeup.
The formula has a sheer green tint that blends and disappears into skin as you rub it in and helps mask a little bit of redness. On my light-to-medium skin tone, it leaves no white cast or chalkiness. However, those with deeper skin tones might notice a bit of white cast with this sunscreen. I hope the brand will launch another version of this sunscreen with a sheer peach tint that’ll be more suitable for medium to dark skin tones!
On my dry skin, I do not find this gel-cream sunscreen hydrating and I make sure my skin is well moisturized before applying it (especially now in winter!) If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you might find the formula hydrating.
Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30 checks off all the right boxes: airy-light and breathable with a weightless shine-free finish that works well for all skin types.
Those with oily, acne-prone skin will especially love its barely-there feel and finish that won’t clog pores, and even blurs signs of redness with a sheer green tint. And the 100% mineral based fragrance-free formula is gentle even on sensitive skin.