Hello Sunshine. Goodbye Shine.

Posted on November 14, 2011


This post is in response to a question I received to the PA+++ vs SPF post.


“Can you recommend a sunscreen that won’t leave my face looking greasy? most of the time sunscreen tends to make me look shiny…especially when i apply it with foundation.”  (thank you fellow blogger and friend herimajination for the question)


  1. Make sure your sunscreen, moisturizer, primer and foundation are all oil free.
    Some oil free sunscreens I’ve used include : Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50, Clarin’s UV Plus SPF 40, and Aveeno Continuous Protection for the Face SPF 30. These are all oil free and protect against UVA and UVB.
  2. Consider cutting down the number of products.
    Maybe you can use a moisturizing foundation, and skip the moisturizer. Or consider using a moisturizer and foundation both containing sun protection and skip a separate sunscreen.
  3. Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Mineral SPF 30 may be a good option as well. (pictured on right)
    This product contains physical ingredients (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) that sits on top of your skin and provides complete UVA and UVB protection. Great item to keep in your purse or even in your car for reapplication throughout the day!

Have a great week everyone!

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