As the days cool down, and there's starting to be a bit of a bite in the air as I walk to the train station in the mornings, I start to think about the number of people who might be dropping SPF out of their usual skincare routine, and it's worrying to consider just how many people that might be. Don't do it, people, keep using your SPF products even when it's overcast and cold!
Thankfully, brands like Invisible Zinc is here to help the people who might not otherwise be able to use SPF products, because they are actually allergic to certain ingredients in them. I've got a friend who actually ends up with quite notable inflammation and swelling from things like foundation with SPF - that must be tough, particularly given that sun damage is a major contributor to skin ageing.
For the lucky people who can wear all sorts of SPF products, they aren't just limited to zinc oxide based sun protection, but you might want to try Invisible Zinc's latest and greatest, simply because this stuff is excellent! Remember when zinc oxide based products turned you super white? I'm happy to report that this is no longer the case with this new tube of goodness!
This lotion has a medium consistency, and it comes out of the tube easily. I love that this spreads nicely over the skin, and even though it does have a whitish cast initially, this sinks in to the point where you don't see any of it, except where you might not have rubbed it in, or where it's a little thicker. Otherwise, in the span of 7 minutes (which is how long it takes to go from applying lotion to finishing my breakfast and coffee), I can barely see any of the lotion by the time I'm ready to work on my face.
The Invisible Zinc Sheer Defence Facial Moisturiser with SPF 50 comes in a tube with a flip lid, which means you can control how much you need to get out. Coming in at $34 for 50 g, you're not getting a lot of bang for your buck, but this is a good product, and one I'd be happy to use to the end.
This is available at Priceline, and it is also available as a tinted moisturiser in Light and Medium.
Can you use everyday sunscreens, or do you need zinc oxide products?
*This product was provided for editorial consideration