Rated 3.82 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Let me tell you bout my best friend...
I nearly never go out of my way to review a product. I will only do so if it is 5 stars in my eyes and I have many good things to say about it...so where do I start with this product??
This is the most beautiful creation of face sunscreen I have ever come across, and so long as they keep making it, I'll be a lifelong customer. Here is why:
1) As someone with SUPER sensitive skin that can get their pores clogged even with things that rate 0 on the comedogenic rating scale, I have ZERO breakouts with this product. And as someone who has always struggled with my skin, and especially to find a quality BROAD SPECTRUM and MINERAL sunscreen for my face, this one hits it totally out of the park. I kid you not - this is the most amazing face sunscreen.
2) It is light coverage...it gives a nice tint if you want to do no make-up, but I actually LOVE to double it as a primer with my Bare Minerals original loose powder mineral foundation. I just do my regular skincare routine, apply a few drops of this to my hand, and apply it all over my face. It blends in SO easily, NEVER EVER looks or feels cakey...I mean, it's like a serum. It just glides on and sinks in and it's like you aren't wearing anything except it also leaves a nice glow. Be sure to shake the bottle every time you use it and close it after each use. I also use a small bit for my hairline - blends in just as easily.
3) They tell you to reapply but honestly, you don't need to. Mineral sunscreen is effective for me when I apply once a day, but don't take my word for it...try it for yourself. I have tested myself to know that unless I'm gonna be on the beach all day or something, I really don't need to reapply sunscreen. This is broad spectrum so it protects from UVA and UVB, and the SPF factor is also a nice and safe number - 50 is plenty.
4) This never melts into my eyes or stings. Yes, it has an interesting smell...you get over it when you realize how much you adore the product.
5) One bottle will last you a lo
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
This might be wonderful for you depending on your skin routine, if you wear make-up, skin tone. etc. For me it clogged my pores, caused a breakout, went on white and remained with white residue visible on my face for the whole day even when used sparingly. Itchy and dry skin patches occurred each of the days I tried to use the product. This was the only change to my skin routine at the time so I know it was this and not the other items I use. I got it because it was liquid, non-tinted, and said it was both gluten free and non-comeogenic as I don't like to wear make-up and wanted a clear, clean product.
The bottle requires vigorous shaking to mix the ingredients before each use and has little beads inside to assist which is nice, though the dropper got clogged with the ingredients. It was hard to find details about this product before purchasing, but I did read it is non-comeogenic when it is not. It goes on thick and could be great if you are someone who likes to wear more generous layers of make-up over top! I used it following the directions, but it was definitely not meant for my skin and I had to return it.
Reviewed by 169 customers Loved it but I'm allergic
DermPA from California
I actually love this product and as a dermatology physician I have been recommending it to my patients. However, I unfortunately developed an allergy to it and will reconsider recommending it to my patients from now on.
Can't get past the smell.
KatyCT from CT
I bought this based on a recommendation from a YouTube video and I threw it away. In general, I am not sensitive to odors, but I can't stand this one. It also made my skin look chalky. I know some love this. I wish I did, but it's a no from me.
Used to be perfect, now it stinks
Curlygrlcouture from United States
This used to be the best sunscreen, which I happily used for years. It was perfect. Gentle light watery formula with high SPF that has great coverage. I didn't even need to wear foundation over it. I recently bought three new bottles and each one stinks like it's gone bad mixed with what smells like a chemical off-gassing odor. I contacted the company and they insufficiently addressed my concerns. Something has definitely changed. I did try putting it on my skin and it doesn't spread as easily as it used to and the scent is just horrible on my skin so I've had to wash it off. I am disappointed that I can no longer use this and with the company's response to several reviews about this issue.
Great but pricey
Skincared from Boston, MA
-Tinted & 3 shades
-Can double as a make up primer
-Tint gives some coverage and can serve as a foundation for a "no make up" look
-Price (expensive for 1 ounce; you need to use 2 full dropperfuls to get adequate spf coverage)
-Smell (metallic odor; goes away quickly, but may be a turn off for some)
Overall, good for what it is, but when you break it down price per ounce, things like SuperGoop or LPS Sunscreens end up being cheaper and may give similar results. I would get this again, but only when it's on sale or with a good coupon.
Rach from Florida
This is nice like a tinted Moisturizer
Holy Grail Physical Sunscreen
Lizzie2021 from IL
I bought this after experiencing melasma from heat exposure. Since chemical sunscreen just redirects the suns energy to heat, that is the last thing I need. I still use a chemical sunscreen first, then I apply this physical sunscreen on top. I've tried Elta, Skinceuticals, and other physical sunscreens. I found them all to be clumpy and greasy over my chemical sunscreen. This sunscreen applies easily, leaves a light tint, which evens out my skintone. It dries down fast and even works well under my concealer. I would highly recommend this sunscreen. Make sure you have applied your moisturizer first.
Best sunscreen ever!!
Peace from Shelton, CT
I use the tinted medium every time I go out of my house. It goes on smoothly and makes my skin look dewy. My face breaks out from most products but I can wear this all day long with no breakouts!
Bad skin reaction
Nina 💋 from Chicago
I tried this product out for two weeks straight and it dried out my skin so bad. Kept getting flaky patches all over and the longer I used it the worse it got. No amount of moisturizer and exfoliating helped. I wanted to like it from all the good reviews it had but I ended up returning it.
Sunscreen user from Rochester NY
Loved this product. Color, texture and protection were just what I was looking for.
Unfortunately my skin reacted in a severe way. My face turned bright red and itched for days. It also looks inflamed. I tried it twice just to make sure because I liked the product so but the reaction was the same. There's an ingredient that I must be allergic to. It took a week of care recover.
Something has changed...
Colleen from NC
A while back, I tried this and LOVED IT. I'm sensitive to smells, so I was super excited to find this because it didn't have one, and I loved how it made my skin look. As I came close to the end of that bottle, I ordered two more. Went to use the first one and the smell was both odd and completely repulsive. I read another review on here that described it as "the smell of new carpet". I'd say that's pretty close, although that's actually being kind. Thought maybe it was just a fluke but the second bottle smelled the same way. So disappointed. Pitched both bottles and will never buy again. Clearly something has changed.
Nice tint, gets clumpy
Frankie M. from Las Vegas
I tried this purchase but didn't like how it clumps up and I really couldn't apply it with a makeup brush. If you don't apply it with your hands it won't blend.
E from Seattle
This stuff is terrible. If you put on the appropriate amount it is cakey and dry looking. Definitely accentuâtes pores and texture. It flakes especially noticeable around hairline. There is nothing flattering about this. Think again if you plan to mix it with something moisturizing because you won't get the sun protection you need. This and Australian Gold are the absolute worst. Beware the influencers who push these. No good.
A Phillips from St George UT
I've used this product for a year or longer, I ran out and purchased this week. I developed I severe skin reaction that caused me to blister all over my face, hot to the touch and itches!! They've clearly changed the ingredients, buyer BEWARE!
SLS404 from GA
This is the worst product! First of all, the scent is awful. Then, no matter what I applied to my face prior to the sun shield, or how long I let the products absorb before applying it, it balled up. I tried applying it all different ways…still pilled. The only way that came close to working was dabbing it on with a damp beauty blender very quickly, but then the layer was so thin I questioned the effectiveness of the spf. Once it dries down, you can't touch it because it will just ball up worse than it does when you apply it.
This didn't play nice with my other skincare
JDVisMe from Detroit, MI
I wanted to love this, but unfortunately it did NOT mix well with my regular skincare routine. It balled up and was just a hot mess. I tried it several times but right out of the gate it didn't work. Throughout the day I was pulling balls of product off my skin especially around the hairline. If I can't trust that my sunscreen has spread and set properly then there's no point in continuing with it, so I just tossed it.
J parker from Phoenix
I been using this since March since it was the only thing that my skin kind of tolerated. But, since using this I constantly have clogged pores. Like all the time. I finally get rid of them and then more pop up. I have a strict skincare routine so I know my skin is well taken care of. This is also SUPER drying. I have combo skin and by the end of the day my skin is so dry and crusty. My face has never been "dry" mostly oily. Using this dries my skin out so bad. Literally flaking off everywhere. Hence the clogged pores constantly popping up. I'm finally calling it quits on this. I'm assuming it's the clay in this that's super drying. This could be good for someone who suffers from extremely oily skin. But in my opinion this is not for combo skin types and it is definitely not acne safe. My search continues!
cd from Georgia
This caused a bad allergic reaction two times. I have used before and no problem but check the ingredients, not at all natural. Beware!
Sad to say goodbye
Luna Mora from Chicago
I used to love this product. I even left a positive review before. I used it all throughout the summer 2021 as my daily SPF and sheer foundation. That's until, like another user, I got a "monster" allergic reaction. Monster as in angioedema, as in swelling of my eyes and lips and peeling of my lips and nostrils. Monster as in a disfigured face, even swelling of my tongue and scratchy throat. Basically, just a step below anaphylaxis. This happened overnight, but took me a few days to figure out what product was the culprit. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the allergic reaction took more than a week to clear, even after I stopped using the product. In fact, I to had to stop all treatments. Two months later, I decided to try it again to confirm. I used a small drop on my face and it happened all over again. This goes to say that allergies can develop at any time with any product. I've never had this kind of reaction to any product before, except extreme watering of my eyes when I use chemical SPF. So please beware…
Iowa from southwest, Iowa
I will never wear foudation again.when u can put this on your old oily skin & it makesu look like u have nothing on ,but u look this fabulous all day long its a keeper! stays on & no oil untill wash off. Love, love, love!!! Shake the bottle women!
mychelle tinted light/med
Iowa / over 60 from Western Iowa
I wore this all summer,still wearing.It is matt.Im fair skinned.It is tinted & now that its getting cooler out im wearing andalou enlighten serum under & still semi matt.My skin looks great & natural.Im about to order light for winter.You have to shake it like any other product.I just use whats on the dropper itself.
Lisa from Louisiana
I tried to use this 3 times, it was flaky when applying and blending even after exfoliating and moisturizing. Looks like my skin is peeling when no other products do that.
WOW. Haven't been this excited for an SPF in a long time
Stephen from Hot springs, AR
I am seriously thrilled over this product. This is essentially everything I've been waiting for and looking for in a sunscreen for many months now. My favorites are the Shiseido Urban Environment SPF 42 (which is VERY liquidy and matte but not tinted) and the Exuviance BB Fluid SPF 50 PA++++ (tinted but not quite matte enough for my preference). The Exuviance one is very gorgeous and makes your skin healthy looking but in my eyes matte = longevity and a stronger protection against UV rays.
This MyChelle one is VERY matte and sets down to a powdery finish. This has bentonite clay so it sets down very dry. If you have super dry skin you might not like this- but remember- I encourage you to think about using matte sunscreens even if you have dry skin. You want the product to set down and dry. This ensures an even film, prevents transfer and rubbing off, etc. If you have dry skin I recommend just moisturizing first. This will solve the issue completely. I absolute LOVE this product. The tint matches my skin perfectly (I have the light version). This can settle in your wrinkles if you're not careful but to prevent this, try not to make any facial expressions until the product has dried fully.
Bonadema from Florida
Just finished my bottle and going back for more. I use it on top of EltaMD in a light layer which would not be enough for serious sunscreen protection but it evens out my skin beautifully. The smell is not great but goes away quickly. It never caused me any skin issues. This stuff is good.
Dewy, sun kissed, natural looking glow
S from NoVA
Love this stuff on days I want a more natural look and not using foundation. I apply it after my Cerave sunscreen moisturizer. First I spritz my face with a setting spray and then I blend with a damp blending sponge. Smells funky but it doesn't last long and the results are worth it. I set with a very light touch of powder. Totally nailed the no makeup makeup look.
Application is rough. Otherwise, it's perfect.
Cori from PA
The tint is perfect for my light tone, and it is the only sunscreen that I can use daily without causing irritation. However, application could be better. It absorbs quickly, which makes blending difficult. I suggest applying it to damp skin.