Review: Ultra Violette SPF50+ – Extreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Body & Hand SKINSCREEN™

Where to purchase: Ultra Violette: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Adore Beauty: LINK

Price: £27

Volume: 150ml

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Video Swatch:

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
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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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