Yay! Talking about Medik8 always makes me happy (seriously, that's why I've done so many reviews over the years), and today, I get to discuss a new and improved formula, just in time for the Summer here in Australia! I'm going to be talking about the Medik8 Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, and if you're interested, you can have a read about their Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+, which I covered over here, about 3 years ago.
I rarely get the opportunity to do such a direct comparison, so this is a really interesting chance for me to see how they've evolved. Let's dive in and talk about the packaging! It's now all white, and smaller, coming in at 60 ml, but it's still a flip lid tube, and it retails for $69. I love that the packaging is in line with the rest of the range, and looks clean and tidy. Like it's predecessor, this is a physical sunscreen, and it also gives the user a semi-matte finish, which, for the chickadees who have oilier skin, particularly with the change in weather, this is handy.
Compared to the earlier version of this, I find it to be more lightweight, and it spreads over the skin nicer. I also love that this does not give my skin a white cast, which can be quite common with physical sunscreens. The formula contains non-nano physical filter (Zinc Oxide) with Marrubium Vulgare extract and Carnosine to protect the skin from sun damage while providing anti-pollution defence to help limit the damage caused by environmental pollutants.
There's also something called anti-glycation technology in it, contributed to by the addition of Carnosine. Glycation is a natural ageing process, which ends in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Carnosine is also meant to protect the skin from infrared rays, which can breakdown collagen. I love how great the product is, and how well it works on my skin. It doesn't interfere with my makeup, nor does it feel like I've got anything on my skin. It truly is a wonderful sunscreen!
It really is new and improved, and I'm so excited that I get to finish this tube! You can find out more about it over here. Have you tried the previous incarnation of this? Are you keen to give this a shot?
*This was provided for editorial consideration