Not sure, all of them are so greasy!!
I recommend this one from Neutrogena:
It's really affordable and not greasy at all - I find the matte finish lasts all day with or without make-up!
Thank you for this!
There are so many options! Really if you are wearing under makeup you need a physical sunscreen otherwise you will need to reapply after 4 hours or you will not be protected.
Lots of info on this thread:
The reason they tend to feel thick and/or greasy is because they contain zinc. Granted a chemical sunscreen will feel a lot better under makeup as they are generally more lightweight and come in matte versions. If you are happy to reapply or only spend time in the sun/car/by a window in the morning then perhaps you will be happy with a chemical sunscreen. I recommend the Sunsense range of moisturising sumscreens for face. They are super lightweight, perfect under makeup and come in different types like matte and anti aging. Also inexpensive as you can use as your spf, moisturiser and primer :)
Edit: This is the one I like. I am still searching for my HG physical face sunscreen for under makeup.
Great answer Miss Margaret
Unfortunately i can't find a full mineral based sunscreen, makeup friendly, made in Australia & SPF50+ :( the Cancer council professional one is only good with very light makeup.
There are good mineral based suncreen that are makeup friendly. However, i find the concentration zinc oxide or titanium dioxide usually lower than the full fledged sunscreen. and usually they will include a mix of zinc /titanium. Zinc is better of course but needs to be suspended in oil thus feel oily!
With mineral sunscreen, i find a need to reapply with the Moogoo one i use as the ones near my mouth/chin tend to wipe off throuhout the day as it is not as budge proof like the cancer council one. However sunscreen removal is easier with the Moogoo compared to the Cancer council. Conclusion, can't have the best of both worlds.
currently i am still using up my derm's sunscreen, the colour is good, the texture is good and layers well under makeup. Will start looking out for replacement when i ran out.
Like Miss Margaret I'm still looking for my HG, if not i fall back on my derm's sunscreen
I use Korean BB creams, they have 50+ SPF and also have other skincare benefits. They are pretty high coverage compared to our BBs so if you want a more natural or sheer coverage they might not be as good. They come in tube, stick, pan or cushion formulas. The other product I use is Ohui sunscreens, they are divine but a little pricey but work well with other makeup while still providing 50+ SPF
Another great range is the Japanese Biore sunscreen range, very highly rated and work well with makeup. They are not sold here by Biore but you can get them on eBay.
I'm pale and have a family history of skin cancer so am very careful this Natio moisturiser is my go to all year round and it isn't very greasy http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/body-health/suncare/26386-natio-ageless-daily-moisturiser-uv-protection-spf-30-
I've also recently discovered powdered sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Comes in a brush container and you can purchase refills. I bought the brand brush on the block and you can buy it from amazon and fishpond. Not sure how waterproof it is, will have to test a bit more during the summer months!
I've used the Natio one too and it goes on lovely. Love to hear more about your sunscreen powder when you've tested it out more :)
The La Roche Posay suncreams are amazing and very light weight on the skin.!!
also the Cetaphil ones are quite nice and I've also used the Sun Sense Moisturising Face SPF50+ and thats nice as a moisturiser too
I've found the LA Roche Posay (orange and yellow container) to be really greasy but apparently they are releasing or have just released a new one that I'm keen to try! I'm on roaccutane so I want to make sure I'm protected but I haven't yet found one that feels like it actually sinks in.
I think I'll definitely try out the Sun Sense one :)
Hi emshi, I rather like the LRP, but everyone's got different preferences. I rate Sensense too.
I also vote for La Roche Posay. I love the Anthelios range. It's not greasy, leaving very little white cast and doesn't affect my makeup. The Uvidea range is a bit more pricey but it leaves no white cast at all
I am using BB cushion at the moment, and that's spf 50. Before that I was using La Roche Posay and can say that they are not as greasy as some, but in a pinch I would just powder before foundation again.
Clinique city block is one of my favourites under makeup.
I use Laura Geller's Spackle which contains SPF 30 and is designed to be used as a primer before makeup.
I actually use my Elucent Whitening day moisturiser that has an SPF30 in it and it works great under makeup :D
The Natio Ageless Moisturiser with spf 30 is incredible . Very natural ingredients too! Hydrating but not greasy in the least
Love this one too
Hands down Shiseido sunscreen (blue bottle) it's non greasy, slighty matte and just feels like a thin layer on the face, sinks in well!!
I use Olay Complete Defence 30+ in the sensitive version. It's actually a moisturiser with SPF30+ but it works well for me.
I can use the Dermalogica Age Defence SPF 50+ which is a great protection against sun exposure, There is also the Nivea moisturising face fluid SPF 15 which is a good quality product at a more affordable price.
Any tips from olive skinned girls in regards to using physical, zinc based sunblock and what can make it look less goulish on the face?
I'm like a shiny zombie!!
Mecca Cosmetica's To Save Face! It comes in both SPF 30 and 50. It's fabulous to wear under makeup as it is specifically made for it.
Honestly, I have always just used Asian (Japanese or Korean) sunscreens. They are lighter in consistency and does not leave the skin feeling sticky or greasy. I would suggest getting Biore (if you do not have sensitive skin towards alcohol in products) or SunPlay. I have also used Neutrogena matte finish sunscreen, which is rather good and not sticky. Nivea also have a light sunscreen for the face.
PS: SPFs in cosmetics are not sufficient for the amount of sunscreen that we should use, although they are definitely better than not using any and great for touch ups.
I'm going to start using a foundation/cc cream with spf 50 instead of applying it beforehand. I'm just waiting for my order of IT Cosmetics "Your Skin But Better" to come in and I'm going to use that then apply a small amount of foundation over areas I want a bit more coverage.
I'll start by saying that I have a nose full of blackheads and so there is plenty of area for these strips to work on.
I was so lucky to be on the trial team for this cream! I have sensitive dry skin and sometimes I get a bit of a rash and SO itchy!!
Avene is a great brand for sensitive skin and the Xeracalm AB Lipid Balm did not disappoint!
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