A broad spectrum sunscreen is essential if you want to look and be your fittest long-term. I have read that sun damage can cause as much as 80-90 % of the signs of premature aging to the skin for a non-smoker. I am not certain on that statistic, but I am a little biased on this topic. There is a history of skin cancer in my family so my passion for sun protection has both health and vanity motivators.
Disclosure: Sweetsation sent a sample of their Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen,Tinted for this review. I have been using it over the past few weeks in preparation.
My Initial Impressions of Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen,Tinted:
When I first applied this sunscreen, I was initially concerned about the tint. How can one tint work for all complexions? Will it work for me?
I squeezed out a little and was concerned by the slightly tan tone–I was worried it might look orange on my skin. It did when I first applied, but not after I blended it in. It merged well with my natural skin tone and it also blended well when I tested a self-tanning product for review. I think this is actually a good shade for me, especially in the warmer months. I am curious how it works with other skin tones, but the tint is sheer and blends well so it may work for a range of users. It works better for me than a lot of the BB creams I have tried, so it may be a good alternative BB cream.
I believe the main benefit to the tint is that it is a way to avoid the white “mask” that comes from some sunscreens that contain the active ingredients (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide). The active ingredients are effective physical sunblocks, but I know from experience they can result in a white glow in photographs (if pale like me). I have taken selfies while wearing Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen without noticing the white mask or glow.
When I first apply the sunscreen I feel a cooling sensation to my skin and smell a cool “medicinal” scent. I am always concerned about scented facial products as added scents can irritate sensitive skin. I have not noticed any irritation, though I would prefer not to have the scent. It isn’t bad, and is just a matter of personal preference. I do think the “cooling” sensation might be quite pleasant in the heat of Summer.
I want to also mention the texture when worn on the skin. I find that a lot of good sunscreens have a thick, greasy feel on my skin. Sunscreen products with that texture also tend to break me out if I wear them too often.This has a hint of it, but feels lighter and less greasy. That sensation goes away after the sunscreen is blended and has time to settle. I have not had any unusual breakouts since using Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen. I do find my skin is well moisturized when I wear this sunscreen which is not surprising due to the moisturizing ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and other popular skin-friendly ingredients.
I do recommend Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen as a broad spectrum sunscreen that can double as a BB cream (for some users). My only concerns are whether you would find the scent or the cooling sensation pleasant (some will and some may not).
Product Details For Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen:
According to Sweetsation, here are some features and benefits of Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen:
- Light and non-greasy
- Moisturizes and hydrates all day long
- Defends skin with mineral SPF 30
- Contains antioxidants and age defying ingredients, Hyaluronic acid & CoQ10
- Tinted, leaves no white cast
- Oxybenzone-free, Toxin-free, Gluten-free, NANO particles free, Paraben-free
- EWG Safety Rating 2
- Natural and Organic ingredients
Here is a description of Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen from Sweetsation:
Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging including wrinkles. That’s where our new totally natural Sun*Si’Belle moisturizing sunscreen comes in. Non-greasy, non-whitening, light tinted formula provides chemical-free mineral UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, which protects skin from harmful sun rays and prevents sun damage and pigmentation. Fruit extracts of Pineapple and Papaya provide mild exfoliation to shed dead skin cells and keep your skin fresh with rosy glow. Sea Kelp provides hydration to your skin all day long. Ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in raspberries and cranberries, protects against ultraviolet damage by blocking production of matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen. Highly nutritive Tomato is a rich source of Antioxidants like Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Lycopene, Omega 3,6,9, Copper, Iron, Manganese and Zinc, are essential for treatment and prevention of cutaneous signs of aging, and for reducing UV damage to the skin. (Source Sweetsation promotional materials for Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen)
Ingredients List For For Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 5%, Titanium Dioxide 7.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Purified water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol, Tocopherol (from Soy), Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hyaluronic acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Iron Oxides, Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Hips Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Organic Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Organic Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Extract, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria dubia (Camu Camu), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Extract, Niacin, EthylHexylGlycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (Cosmocil CQ), Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
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