LASPA Sun Care Naturals – Mineral Sunscreen Review

Hello, hello!

Spring has finally arrived in Montreal, so it is a perfect time for a review of two new mineral sunscreens from LASPA Sun Care Naturals! I was sent an absolutely gorgeous PR package from PK Communications / LASPA.

LASPA is a Canadian company that specializes in natural suncare products, more specifically mineral sunscreens.

LASPA

LASPA Naturals

So what exactly is a mineral sunscreen and what are the benefits of using mineral sunscreens instead of chemical sunscreens? [info in italics taken from the LaSpa website and press release (Apr 23, 2018)]

Sunscreens use either a physical or chemical filter to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Zinc Oxide (as used by LASPA) and Titanium Dioxide are natural mineral sun blocks that sit on your skin and stop both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Chemical sunscreens use synthetic chemicals to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface

LASPA Naturals

Benefits:

  •  Zinc Oxide provides a broad spectrum protection against both UVA/UVB rays whereas chemical filters don’t necessarily provide this function
  • Zinc Oxide is effective immediately upon application, whereas chemical filters need approximately 20 minutes to be absorbed
  • Zinc Oxide reduces or eliminates the risk of allergies or skin irritation that can be caused by the chemicals used in chemical sun filters
  • Zinc Oxide avoids the risk of health issues that have been documented concerning the cumulative effects of chemical sunscreen ingredients on reproductive health 

As you can see in the beautiful box, I received two different mineral sunscreens – The Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20 and the Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. As, well there was a shower pouffe, and a hair cord – both of which went into immediate use!

LASPA Naturals

LASPA Mineral Suncare is made from 100% natural source ingredients which are clinically tested, broad spectrum UVA/ UVB protection, hypoallergenic, and are fragrance / paraben / gluten / nut free, have recyclable / biodegradable packaging, and are water / sweat resistant.

The LASPA line is formulated with sensitive skin in mind, but I still did my usual skin patch test. After 24 hours and no issue, I began testing out both sunscreens – I tested the SPF 20 on my body, and the SPF 30 on my face and neck.

LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen Sensitive Skin SPF 30 (80ml / 2.7 fl oz) $40 CAD

LASPA Naturals

 

Light and translucent, this all natural Zinc based sunscreen lotion is perfect for protecting and moisturizing sensitive skin. Used as a daily regimen, it counteracts the aging and damaging affects of the sun rays and uses antioxidants to protect your skin.

This mineral sunscreen is formulated for the face and neck. I was really surprised that this sunscreen did not have the scent or white cast normally associated with zinc oxide based sunscreens. I’ve worn this on it own, with concealer and powder, and with my normal full makeup routine. It plays nicely with my makeup! It is light and does not make my skin feel heavy or greasy!

INGREDIENTS: Zinc Oxide 20%, NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: beeswax, bisabolol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, isoamyl cocoate, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, tocopherols

LASPA Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20 (125ml / 4.2 fl oz) $44 CAD

 

LASPA Naturals

Used as a daily regime for under makeup or all over body, it moisturizes the skin with organic coconut oil, and counteracts the aging and damaging effect of the sun rays with vitamin E.

I tested the Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20 on my body. It is highly moisturizing, and goes on silky, almost – but not quite – greasy, until it is absorbed into the skin! Like the Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen, it does not have any scent, nor does it have a white cast. It will be well used this spring and summer!

INGREDIENTS:  Zinc Oxide 14%, NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: beeswax, bisabolol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, certified organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, isoamyl cocoate, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, tocopherols

I am sure that you know that sunscreen should ALWAYS be worn to reduce your risk of skin cancer, but I’m telling you again! As an added bonus, you will reduce early aging caused by UV exposure (wrinkles, sunspots). Please wear sunscreen!

LASPA is currently available at spas and resorts all across Canada, and you can also find it online at beautysense.

Thank you PK Communications and LASPA Naturals for one of the most beautiful PR packages that I’ve received thus far!

Thanks for reading, have a beautiful day, and please remember to apply your sunscreen!

Disclosure: In case you totally missed it at the beginning of my blog post, this review contains PR samples. My sensitive skin and opinions are entirely my own.

 

Weekly Recap April 9th to 15th

Hello, hello!

Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up.

Monday, April 9th – Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream (SPF 30, Natural Glow) Review

Wednesday, April 11th – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Sweet Cream Swatching

I went to H+M on Saturday and bought myself a few things – two blouses, a dress and a t-shirt. Let me know if you are interested in seeing what I purchased!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Both products were birthday gifts from my mother.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream (Natural Glow) Review

Hello, hello!

Today I have a review of one of the things that I got from my most recent Sephora mini haul – my mom gave me money to pick out some treats for my birthday so I decided to try out the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream in the shade Natural Glow. [info in italics taken from the Juice Beauty website]

The Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR™ CC Cream is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. Available in five shades, Natural Glow, Desert Glow, Warm Glow, Sun-kissed Glow and Deep Glow, to match and enhance any skin type and color. Since Juice Beauty uses no artificial dyes, the colors are effective for skin tones ranging from very light to dark as the colors blend and adapt.

This CC cream is described as being a 12-in-1 multi-tasking product:

  • Reduces appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Broad spectrum sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Smoothes uneven texture
  • Creates a radiant, glowing complexion
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Protects with mineral SPF 30
  • Ultimate moisturizer
  • Skin perfecting color
  • Mineral tinted coverage
  • No chemical sunscreen
  • Non-nano natural sunscreen

Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.

Because I am on the pale to fair/light end of the skintone spectrum I tend to burn very easily so I absolutely need to wear sunscreen, ideally in the range of SPF20 or higher in the summer, with SPF 30 being my usual go-to.

A lot of BB / CC creams and tinted moisturizers are often too dark for me, but this one is a perfect match. It is super lightweight, yet moisturizing, and evens out my skintone, and adds radiance. It doesn’t draw attention to fine lines – thankfully!

However, the coverage is very sheer, which I really like for the summer months. But if you prefer medium to full coverage, then this is not the one for you. It does play nicely with my usual go-to concealers and powders, so I can increase the coverage if I feel I need it.

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%

Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice/jus d’aloès bio)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil/huile de noix de coco bio)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice/jus de pomme bio)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice/jus de raisin blanc bio)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride†, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil /huile de graines de ricin), polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil/huile de graines de tournesol bio)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil/huile de graines de jojoba bio)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E/vitamine E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C/vitamine C), sodium hyaluronate†, malus domestica (apple fruit cell culture extract/extrait de culture cellulaire de pomme), vitis vinifera (grape fruit cell extract/extrait de cellule de raisin), citrus medica limonum (lemon leaf cell extract/extrait de cellule des feuilles de citron), phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin†, citrus reticulata (mandarin oil/huile de mandarine), citrus aurantium (petitgrain oil/huile de petit grain). May contain: iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Scentwise, it smells like most physical sunscreens due to the zinc oxide, but has a mild hint of citrus as well. It smells like the ingredients as opposed to smelling like a fragranced / perfumed product which I appreciate because I really dislike putting overly fragranced products on my face.

Do you have a fave sun protection BB / CC Cream, or tinted moisturizer?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Birthday gift from my mother. She’s awesome like that.

Sample Testing – First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint

Hello, hello!

Last weekend I popped into Sephora to try to get samples of two tinted SPF products – the First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint with Goji Berry and the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream. They didn’t have the Juice Beauty one at my Sephora store, so I only got to test out the Skin Tint from First Aid Beauty. [info in italics taken from Sephora website]

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

What it is:
A weightless skin tint that imparts buildable color while protecting against pollution and environmental aggressors. 

If you want to know more…
This weightless complexion fluid instantly adds natural-looking color to help even skin tone, conceal imperfections, and create a flawless look, while helping protect against the harmful effects of urban pollution. The superfood-powered formulation contains antioxidant-rich ingredients—including goji berry, astaxanthin, and vitamin C—to help shield skin from environmental aggressors, anti-pollution active ingredient alteromonas ferment extract, and pure mineral zinc oxide to help protect skin from photo-aging. This ultra-light, breathable fluid glides easily and effortlessly onto skin for simple, brush-free, buildable coverage. 

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

I did a 24 hour patch test on my wrist, and since there was no reaction, I decided to test the Skin Tint this week instead of using my foundation. It is available in four shades – Fair, Light, Medium and Tan. Because I am still winter pale, I got my sample in Fair. Shade-wise it is a perfect match for me right now, but for the summer, I would probably use Light.

The coverage is light, and very natural looking, so if you prefer medium to full coverage, then this is not the one for you. I wore it with my usual under eye concealer with no problems. The finish is a little on the dewy side, so it might not work for oily skins without powder (I used my Milani powder). The first two times I used the Skin Tint, I really loved how this made my skin look and feel.

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

The third time that I tried the Skin Tint, I noticed that it made my skin look really dry and flaky looking – no matter how much blending I did it clung to my skin terribly! I had to wash it off because I could not make it look nice. If you have dry skin, this is probably not the one for you as it clings to dry patches and looks terrible.

I exfoliated that night, and tried the Skin Tint out again the next day, and it looked great. My skin is less prone to dryness in the warmer months, so the cling problem likely will not be an issue for me.

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint

Will I buy the full size? I’m not sure. I would like to try out a few more before committing to a full size. Do you have any recommendations for cruelty-free tinted SPF products -moisturizer, BB or CC creams?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a free sample from Sephora.

 

 

Weekly Re-cap (Feb 27th to Mar 5th)

Hello, hello!

Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything!

Tuesday, Feb 28th – MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch Part 1

Thursday, March 2nd – MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch Part 2

 

What else? I got three inches cut off of my hair on Friday at Coifferie Paradiso. My hair is still pretty long – it is now just above my bra strap. It feels great to have freshly cut hair!

I stubbed my toe on Friday after getting home from my haircut, and sadly, it seems to be broken. OW! Just my luck. It isn’t the first time I’ve broken a toe.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

 

 

 

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launches Part 2

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch

Hello, hello!

mychelle-2

In Tuesday’s blog post (Part 1), I told you all about the surprise package arrived at my doorstep recently filled with a bunch of goodies from Mychelle Dermaceuticals that are launching in March here in Canada at Murale stores and online at Beauty Boutique. A HUGE THANK YOU to Maggie / MyChelle Dermaceuticals for this lovely surprise!

In the fall I had tested and reviewed a bunch of their skincare (and loved it) when they first launched into the Canadian market (reviews are here and here).

Today I have another two sun protection products to review – the Sun Shield SPF28, and the Replenishing Solar Defense SPF30.

Sun Shield SPF28, $26 CAD 

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch

This one is formulated for normal skin. Here’s what it says on the website:

Sun Shield Unscented SPF 28 is an environmentally safe, unscented, full spectrum UVA/UVB sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection for face and body. Translucent Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide a safe alternative to harsh chemical sunscreens. The addition of soothing Aloe and a high-performance blend of antioxidants, including Vitamin E, helps boost skin’s natural defense system and reduce the signs of sun-induced irritation. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a smooth, clear, and matte finish. Gentle enough for infants and non-irritating to eyes… 

This one dries to a matte finish, kind of like a primer. It feels a little heavier on my skin than the SPF17 one that I’ve already reviewed. I think that it might be that this one contains Titanium Dioxide and the other one does not. Despite feeling a little heavier, it works really well with my foundation and concealer. It has a nice mix of skin friendly extras, so it is like a combination moisturizer / sunscreen / primer.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 11.6% (ZinClear™), Titanium Dioxide .67% Inactive Ingredients: 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Alumina, Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Simethicone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tropolone, Xanthan Gum

Replenishing Solar Defense SPF30, $35 CAD

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch

This one is an anti-aging formula. Here’s what is says on the website:

Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 is formulated with Zinc Oxide to provide clear, mineral-based UVA and UVB protection and prevent premature aging and hyperpigmentation. Red Algae Extract and nourishing, hydrating Kukui and Macadamia Nut oils blend to restore moisture balance and reduce visible lines. A Titanium Dioxide-free option. 

This one is really nice on my skin. I prefer this one over the SPF28, as it feels lighter, yet more hydrating without feeling greasy. It plays nicely with foundation, concealer and powder like both the SPF17 and SPF28 formulations. It too feels like a primer when applied, but not as matte as the SPF28.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Canadian Spring Launch

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (ZinClear™) 13.5% Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran, Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ergothioneine (L), Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Lecithin, Malic Acid (L), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Lactate, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

Part 3 is still to come with a review of the new Perfect C PRO Serum 25%!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples. However my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using the products.

 

 

Mychelle Dermaceuticals – Canadian Spring Launches Part 1

Hello, hello!

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

A surprise package arrived at my doorstep recently filled with a bunch of goodies from Mychelle Dermaceuticals that are launching in March here in Canada at Murale stores and online at Beauty Boutique. A HUGE THANK YOU to Maggie / MyChelle Dermaceuticals for this lovely surprise!

If you remember, I had tested and reviewed a bunch of their skincare (and loved it) when they first launched into the Canadian market (reviews are here and here).

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

I was not expecting this package, so I was super excited to find that it was filled with SPF based products, and a new C serum!

As I’ve said before, I have sensitive skin, I’m fairly pale, I burn easily and barely tan, so SPF is essential for me! But because I have sensitive skin, I can’t just use any sunscreen, as a lot of them irritate my skin – even the ones formulated for babies!

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

Today I’ll be reviewing two of the products – the Daily Defense Cream SPF 17, and the Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50.

Daily Defense Cream SPF 17: $32 CAD

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

Daily Defense Cream combines all-day, moisture-quenching hydration and nourishing bioactives, including Astaxanthin, with Zinc Oxide to protect against free radicals and help prevent premature aging in one, easy step. 

This is a great light, non-greasy moisturizer. It doesn’t have a white cast like a lot of physical sunscreens. It even works well with makeup and it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy.

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 7%  Inactive Ingredients: 1,2-Hexanediol, Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Astaxanthin, Beta-Glucan (D), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phytic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Tocotrienols, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Tropolone, Xanthan Gum

Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50: $16.50 CAD

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50 is a mineral-based, water-resistant sunscreen that glides on smoothly and dries clear to deliver powerful UVA and UVB full-spectrum protection. Zinc Oxide provides a safe alternative to harsh chemical sunscreens. The addition of Avocado, Jojoba, and Vitamin E Oils help moisturize and protect, and Cocoa Seed Butter soothes skin and supports elasticity. Perfect for on the go. 

This is going to be a staple in my bag – for when I forget to wear sunscreen, or for touch ups. It is super smooth and applies clear instead of with that dreaded white cast that most physical sunscreens have. The fact that it is water resistant is also a plus!

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Spring

Active Ingredients:  Zinc Oxide 17%
Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl Olivate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol

 Have you tried these sunscreens?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: PR samples. My opinion is my own, based on my experience in using these products!

Kind Beauty Collective Samples – Part One – Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen

I posted back in April when I unboxed my first Kind Beauty Collective order and have since reviewed the Ahimsa Naturals Solid Brush Cleaner, and the Au Naturale Creme Concealer, but I didn’t get around to reviewing the bundle of samples that they so nicely added with my purchases until now.

Kind Beauty Collective Samples

When I placed my order with the Kind Beauty Collective, they asked if I wanted any skincare or make-up samples, and of course, I said yes, and just to make sure that I got things that I would want to use, I mentioned that I am fairly pale, brunette, blue eyes, and that I have sensitive skin. I recieved the following: 1. Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen (in Fair), 2. Zabana Essentials  Facial Cleansing Bar, 3. Modern Minerals Eyeshadow (in Lola), and 4. Pour le Monde Parfum (in Envision). I will be reviewing three of the four samples that were included in my package, in a two part review. Part two is here.

Why only three? I’ll get to that.

suntegrity skincare sample

First up is the  Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen (in Fair). Our weather finally went from dreadful to summery, so I knew that this would be the perfect time to test this one out! On the Kind Beauty Collective site, it is described as:

Suntegrity all in one, “UV Chemical-Free” Tinted Sunscreen/Beauty Benefit (BB) cream treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin without being greasy. Featuring youth promoting antioxidants that help to scavenge surface free radicals, this cream also provides mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection.

Hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, red algae and Certified Organic: aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea help provide additional sun protection and hydration. Non-nano sized zinc-oxide not only protects the skin from the damaging UV rays, but it also soothes and calms the skin. Zinc-oxide is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties that often help skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and melasma.

suntegrity skincare sample

Suntegrity is double certified cruelty-free by both PETA and Leaping Bunny, and the product is vegan. It is available in five different shades: fair, light, golden light, medium, and deep bronze.

suntegrity skincare sample

Shade-wise, I thought at first swatch on my arm that it was actually going to be too light for me (this is a rare thing, usually products are too dark on my skin), but because it is a light coverage product, the shade works well with my skin tone. The coverage is super sheer, so if you need a heavier coverage, then this is not the product for you. If you look to the right of the swatch, you can faintly see the ink stamp on my arm –  remember this when you look at the next photo which will illustrate the level of coverage once the sunscreen / bb cream is rubbed in:

suntegrity skincare sample

My sensitive skin did not react to the tinted sunscreen / bb cream. Worn alone, it applied evenly, but when I tried to incorporate it into my regular make-up (concealer, powder foundation, highlighter, and blush) I found that it pilled, and made my make-up streaky and weird on my skin.  I don’t wear liquid foundation, so I have no idea if it would work better with that or not. I think that I would only use this if I was going to the beach, or for going for a run, not for wearing under my make-up.

You can find the  Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen at the Kind Beauty Collective, for $45 USD, and they do ship internationally. or directly from Suntegrity Skincare (although I am not 100% sure if they ship internationally).

Secondly, we have the Zabana Essentials  Facial Cleansing Bar. It is described on the Kind Beauty Collective site:

Put your best FACE forward with the  Zabana Essentials French Green Facial Cleansing Bar! A balanced bar that absorbs and removes impurities from the face, with infused DETOXIFYING, TONING & REVITALIZING  essential oils of Tea Tree, Clary Sage, Lavender, and Grapefruit.

It is cruelty-free, and vegan, and the company is certified by PETA. The facial cleansing bar smells lovely, but sadly I didn’t try this one out as my skin reacts badly to Tea Tree oil and makes it burning and red, so I didn’t do more than just look and smell this one.

Zabana Essentials Sample

You can find the Zabana Essentials Facial Cleansing Bar at at the Kind Beauty Collective, for $5.95 USD for a 5 oz bar (142g).

Thanks for reading! ❤

Disclosure – I received these as free samples with purchase.