Where to purchase: Ultra Violette: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Adore Beauty: LINK
Made in: Australia
What is it?: A Moisturising + Hydrating Chemical + (no white cast) aimed at the Hands + Body (But I would say Dry skins could use this on the face).
NOTE: This provides a Glow to the Skin, lasts 4 Hours in Water and is Sweat Resistant (Of course, always re-apply your SPF).
What does it do?: SPF50+ (Highest protection) SPF to protect the Skin from UVA and UVB rays, as well as providing a glow to the skin.
Supposedly Good for: All Skin Types.
What I think: This is aimed at the body + hands so it works absolutely fine for that. In terms of using this for the face (only if you want to try); this definitely would suit Dry Skins.
Vegan?: No (Contains Beeswax).
Cruelty Free?: Yes
How long does it last after opening?: 12 Months
Packaging: Plastic Tube with with a Screw Top cap that Clicks to open and close. It can get a little messy BUT I do really like this packaging and find it easy to use (Reminds me of the Fenty Fat Water Packaging).
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Hopefully you can see how creamy this product is
Directions: Use SPF every day and slather this product on (You need at LEAST 5ml per limb).
How I use it: I apply in the AM on the Neck, back of the neck and the ears. I did try to use this on the face but this didn’t work for my Skin Type (Felt too Heavy). I use the Garnier Ambre Solaire Sun Fluid on the Face.
SPF Filters: This contains both Physical + Chemical Filters: Octocrylene (8.00% W/W) – A Chemical Filter, Homosalate (10.00% W/W) – A Chemical Filter, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (3.00% W/W) – Chemical Filter, Octyl Salicylate (5.00% W/W) – Chemical Filter, Titanium Dioxide – A Physical Filter.
Key Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Soothing), Pentavitin (Hydrating Plant Extract). Vitamin E (Antioxidant).
Full Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, HOMOSALATE, OCTOCRYLENE, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CETEARETH-20, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, CARBOMER, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, AMYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)
NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
NOTE: It’s Mica and Titanium Dioxide that provide the skin with a glow and subtle brightening.
Texture: The company state that this has a Glowy Finish and is Hydrating. I would agree on both fronts, I would also agree that this is moisturising and feels somewhat refreshing when applying on the skin.
The company also state that this is super light – I would agree it doesn’t feel heavy on the body and hands (Which is ultimately what it’s aimed for) but if I do apply this to the face, then it is thick, heavy and the skin can’t breathe for my Oily-Combo Skin.
This does not have a sticky or tacky finish and also doesn’t feel oily, albeit it does have a slip or slick feel to it, it doesn’t totally disappear into the skin. Think of it like a hydrating moisturiser applied on the body. I also find that things don’t start sticking to me once I’ve applied this i.e. hair doesn’t start sticking etc – so I bet this would be pleasant to use on the beach (For Dry Skins).
I’ll discuss the finish down below.
As you can see, this initially comes out as a white cream.
As you can see, this has a creamy texture. It’s easy to spread along the skin (no tugging). The opaqueness does disappear while rubbing in.
While spreading and rubbing, the whiteness does start to disappear. Hopefully you can see the shimmer/shine this product is adding to the skin. I can also feel that this is both moisturising and hydrating.
Do you see how pearly and shiny the skin looks? This is partly due to the Mica included. So if you like a glowy/shiny finish, you may enjoy this.
White Cast?: It’s interesting – this contains Mica + Titanium Dioxide which usually look ghostly and pretty awful on me, but this didn’t give my face a horrible white cast! So I’m guessing this has a very low % of Titanium Dioxide which is used mainly to help brighten the skin, hence why there are higher concentration (and more of) chemical SPFs. I didn’t see a white cast (Olive Toned). And due to the Mica, this definitely gives a glowy skin effect.
Does this Sting if the Skin has been Irritated / Sensitised by Shaving/Heavy Retinol Use?: Yes (I would go for more fragrance + EO Free SPFs when/if the skin is irritated).
Summer or Winter?: For my Oily-Combo skin, this is better as a Winter SPF, HOWEVER Dry skins would enjoy this for any season.
Layerable?: Yes. This only balls up if you rub the skin hard. I don’t find that my clothes make this ball up or look messy.
Hopefully you can see from the Video; the Shiny/Pearlescent Quality this product gives the skin.
Fragrance?: Yes, this contains both Fragrance + EO – I must say, this SPF does smell very nice (not off-putting), even if I would prefer Fragrance + EO Free products.
Good Under Makeup?: Seems to be fine but PAT and do not rub makeup on (might stimulate balling up once this product has fully dried down).
How long have I been using this?: About 4 Months.
Will I use until Completion?: Yes!
How Long will that take?: ~2 Months more of Daily use.
The Effect?: Sun protected, Hydrated + Moisturised skin. To be honest I don’t really notice the Mica but that’s fine because I wouldn’t want just my neck, hands and ears to shine whereas my face is matte.
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What I like:
- Big bottle!
- Easy to use and dispense packaging
- No white cast (Olive-toned skin)
- Comfortable wear (Ears and Neck + Hands)
- High SPF Rating
- Hydrating + Moisturising
- Didn’t irritate my skin
What I don’t like:
- I’d prefer no fragrance or EO
- I can’t use it on my face (because it’s too thick and very uncomfortable – but dry skins might enjoy!)
- Packaging can get messy (but it is easy to wipe)
- Will start to ball up if I’ve worn this for too long (i.e. it’s really dried down) and rub the skin
Overall Rating and Conclusion: As a Hand + Body Moisturiser, this is great! (4/5) If I try it on the face, I cannot stand it (2.9/5). I much prefer their Chemical SPF I reviewed HERE. But I can’t really rate this as a facial SPF as it’s technically not targeted for the face. I still think it could work for Dry Skins and it would be great since it’s such a big bottle. The packaging makes this easy to use; it’s hydrating and moisturising. The fact that I actually think this is too good to waste on my hands (I use rejected SPFs on my hands), means a lot!
Would I repurchase?: I can’t use it on the face, however it’s been great on the ears and neck so I would repurchase it for that use.
Dupe?: In terms of SPFs, The Nivea Anti-Shine SPF is similar in texture – Review HERE. A K-Beauty Dupe is the Isntree Watery Sun Gel (but that, I can wear on the face (Review HERE).
Best Ultraviolette Product?: I actually think my favourite products are their SPF50+ Lip Glosses (Review HERE).
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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