Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (longest name ever) from Suntegrity. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

  • Vitamin C + E – antioxidant protection that feeds & nourishes the skin
  • Peptides visibly reduce the signs of aging and provide an overall smoothing effect
  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection
  • Melanin (from non-GMO corn) protects the skin from damaging blue/violet light
  • Hyaluronic Acid provides long lasting hydration
  • Environmental Shield – protects against pollutants and allergens while preserving skin’s natural barrier function

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received the lightest shade Ivory.

I’ve previously tried and reviewed a sample of the 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen (Tinted) in the shade Fair back in 2015 (review is here), which worked great on its own, but didn’t play nicely with other makeup (concealer, powder, highlighter, and blush), so I was hoping that this new tinted SPF product would work better for me.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Shadewise, Ivory is a perfect match for my face right now, but will likely be too light by mid-summer.

I found that this tinted sunscreen worked best if I applied it over moisturizer as the matte finish was a little too drying for my skin if applied without moisturizing first. I think that it would work really well for normal to oily skin (my skin is currently normal to very slightly dry right now).

And most importantly, the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen played nicely with my concealer and other makeup!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

 

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions May 2019

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My May Petit Vour box finally arrived, and I’ve managed to unbox and photograph it this morning. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour May2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @ 1.3830 my box cost me $31.81 CAD this month.

Petit Vour May2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (sample size 0.25oz $7 USD, full size 2oz $55 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received Ivory. In the summer, I tend to wear very little makeup, and when I do, it is more likely to be either a tinted sunscreen, or a BB Cream with SPF – so I look forward to trying this one out.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream (full size 2oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application. For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin. The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

This moisturizer sounds great – lightweight and hydrating. Can’t wait to start testing it out! This is a full size product. I like that it can also be used as a primer.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub (sample size  15g $9 USD, full size 48g $25 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

The cranberry seeds and hibiscus face scrub has been created for your skin to be softly exfoliated and hugely moisturized at the same time. 

Perfect for sensitive or dry skin: this face scrub will leave your skin smooth, glowing and moisturized. 

A scrub for sensitive skin, hello! Can’t wait to try this one out! And, they’re Montreal based.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream (sample size 30ml $7 USD, full size $28 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

This ultra hydrating foot cream is formulated with the aromatic Achillea plant and purifying oils like distilled myrtle and Organic Tea Tree. Serves to moisturize and repair chafed skin as well as purify and prevent foot odor. Leaves skin soft, supple and energized.

Since the weather is hopefully finally warming up, I’ll be living in sandals, so a good foot cream is always a useful product!

Petit Vour May2019

Total value of this month’s box is $71 USD which works out to be $98.19 CAD. I’m super happy with this month’s box!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

Protect Your Skin with LASPA Natural Mineral Sunscreens

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, so it is the perfect time to share the PR package that I received from LASPA Sun Care Naturals and PK Communications.

LASPA Naturals

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you will recall that I received a beautiful package from them last year as well. LASPA is a Canadian company that specializes in natural suncare products, more specifically mineral sunscreens. [info in italics taken from the LASPA website and press release]

 

LASPA Naturals

This year’s package contained their two newly reformulated sunscreens – the Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 (for face and sensitive areas), and the Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF20, as well as the new SPF 50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick (with tint), and a cute little fanny pack to carry your sunscreen with you!

LASPA Naturals

 

These mineral sunscreens are clinically tested, hypoallergenic, chemical free, fragrance free, paraben free, gluten free, and reef safe, and are made for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. And they are cruelty free.

The new formulation contains a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage.

Benefits of Mineral Sunscreens:

  •  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 

LASPA Naturals

Let’s take a closer look at each one:

LASPA SPF30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen Sensitive Skin – Face and Neck (80 ml / 2.7 oz, $40 CAD)

LASPA Naturals

Formulated with a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage. None of LASPA products contain harmful chemicals such as parabens, artificial fragrance or colours, or chemical UVA/UVB filters.

Right away I could see and feel that the revised formulation is a lot silkier and smoother texture-wise. It can be worn with or without makeup, and no white cast! I really like this one for the face, neck and chest. It feels very light and silky when applied, and a little goes a long way!

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%  Inactive Ingredients: Isoamyl Cocoate (Plant Derived), Organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Extract), Organic Cera alba (beeswax)*, Organic Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, Sorbitan Sesquioleate (Plant Derived), Organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Organic Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

LASPA SPF20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (125 ml / 4.2 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 effects of the sun rays with vitamin E.

Like the SPF 30, the revised formulation is smoother and silkier than the original version. I’ve used it both on my body and on my face, and it does not leave a white cast. It plays nicely with makeup. I do prefer to use the SPF30 for my face, and this one for my body.

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

LASPA SPF50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick (14 g / 0.50 oz, $18 CAD)

LASPA Naturals

Providing the Ultimate Sun Protection, this SPF50 stick is pocket size and perfect for use in conjunction with our SPF30 as a touch up for the T-zone, or heavily exposed areas. Our SPF50 contains zinc and titanium dioxide plus 95.7% certified organic ingredients to provide 98% broad spectrum protection. Vitamin D and E are added for protecting and repairing the skin.

LASPA Naturals

The SPF50 stick is great to keep in your bag for touch-ups. It has a tint, which at first I though would be too dark for me, but it blends in and looks completely natural, so it can be used on the face (and even on the body) as it blends in easily. I’ll be taking this one everywhere with me all summer.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25% Titanium Dioxide 3.8% Ingredients: Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Zinc Oxide, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic beeswax, Organic Theobroma Cacao Butter, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Titanium dioxide , Copernicia cerifera(carnauba) wax, Tocopherol, Iron oxide, Silica , Jojoba esters, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf extract, Cholecalciferol

LASPA Naturals

This line of mineral sunscreens is perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. I love that they are fragrance free (which is quite often of of the biggest triggers for sensitivity).

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 your sunscreen!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you totally missed it at the beginning of my blog post, this review contains PR samples, but I was not paid to do this review. My sensitive skin and opinions are entirely my own.

Empties and De-Stashing September 2018

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Today I have my empties for September as well as few things that I’m de-stashing because I’ve had them for way too long.

Empties (and whether or not I’ll be re-purchasing):

Empties - September 2018

I didn’t finish up that much this month, but am so close to finishing several things, so I’m sure that I’ll have more in next month’s empties.

Sothys Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream sample – original review is here. I still have one more sample tube in my stash to use up. (PR sample)

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof – original review is here, already re-purchased.

Formulary 55 Sea Clay Body Mask – review is here. I won’t be re-purchasing this as my skin reacted to it. (Petit Vour subscription)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defence SPF 30 – review is here. I don’t need to purchase any replacement sunscreen right now, I have another tube of SPF 28 from MyChelle to finish up, as well as LASpa SPF 20 and SPF 30 in my stash, so I’m set for sunscreen for awhile. (PR sample)

De-stashing Lip Products:

De-Stash Lip September 2018

I finally went through all of my lipsticks to see if any of them have started to go off or dry out, and had to cull a few.

Trèstique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in the shade Belize Bordeaux – The cover came off so it dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Hearts – The only reason that I’m de-stashing this is because I broke the casing and now it is leaking. I’m kind of sad about this because I really liked it. (Petit Vour subscription) Review

Hourglass Icon Mini –  this has been in my stash for a long time, it is a gorgeous red, but it has begun to dry out. (Giveaway Prize)

Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Honey –  it has gone off. It smells gross. (Generation Beauty Toronto 2016) Review

Soap + Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Plumble – Sadly it got lost in my stash, and has now started to thicken terribly. I do remember loving it though. (Giveaway Prize) Review

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé – I never wear it, although it is pretty, it makes me look like a corpse. (Ipsy Glam Bag, I think)

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lady, Go Fish and Yasmin – I got these back in July 2015, and they have gotten dry. Review

Eyeliner / Brow Pencil De-stash:

De-Stash Eye September 2018

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green – the cap was knocked off, so this one got dried out so badly. I really loved this beautiful green pencil. Review

Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil – another one that got dried out from the cap coming off.

Trèstique Mini Highlight Stick – I rarely ever used this one, and it has dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper –  I probably haven’t used this eyeliner since 2016, so it is beyond dried out. (Giveaway Prize)

Did you finish up much this month? DO you plan on doing a de-clutter / de-stash any time soon?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR items and Giveaway Prize Winnings identified. Everything else was purchased by me.

 

 

 

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion with Marula Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion with Marula Oil. For the record, I’m quite fair, on the ghostly end of the skintone spectrum. My skin is capable of tanning – just not by most people’s standards of “tan” and very slowly – the running joke is that my skin goes from shock white to almost beige.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

The last time I tried a self tanner was years and years before I switched to cruelty free products, and the result was muddy, streaky and WAY TOO DARK. I figured that a gradual lotion would be the best option for me as I want a subtle, and ideally natural looking, result.  I just want is to tone down the shock white of my legs, since I live in shorts and skirts as soon as the weather gets warm enough.

My goal for using this self tanner is not to achieve a dark tan, I want to reduce the blinding whiteness of my legs! The rest of my body (other than my face) will tan very slightly over the summer while wearing loads and loads of sunscreen. ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN!

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

 

What it is: A superbly hydrating lotion that applies clear like a moisturizer and then develops to a beautiful sunkissed glow that can be deepened with daily use. 

If you want to know more… This ultra-hydrating lotion formula is gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin types, and creates a natural-looking tan that fades after four to seven days. Certified organic botanicals and a moisture locking system nourish the skin and give 72-hour hydration while Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever. 

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

To prep for using the Self Tanning Gradual Lotion, I made sure to exfoliate and moisturize in the days leading up to using the lotion to try to make sure that my skin wasn’t super dry.

Application – Sunday May 13th – I thought that I applied it evenly, and let it soak in before putting on a pair of shorts. After a few hours, I realized that yes, it was working, my skin was becoming less pale! And several hours after that I realized that I had not applied the Self Tanning Gradual Lotion as evenly as I had hoped – there was a streak of skin that remained shock white. Oops!

Result – Monday, May 14th – I showered and exfoliated and the streak is no longer visible, and my legs still have a bit of a glow.  It was at this point that I realized that you are supposed to shower the lotion off after several hours (4 to 8 hours, and if you are naturally pale, leave longer before showering). Oops, I waited until I showered the next day!

My “tan” lasted for several days before it gradually faded away. I exfoliated and reapplied the Self Tanning Gradual Lotion  for the second time on Monday, May 21st. I was a little more careful in applying this time, and it looks a lot better! On me, the tan is very golden in tone.

I’m really glad that I purchased the gradual version, because I think that the regular one would likely be too dark for me! This is perfect, it just looks like I have a very light tan on my legs. I probably won’t apply it again until it starts to fade, and just try to keep my legs this colour all summer.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

The Self Tanning Gradual Lotion is surprisingly mildly scented. It doesn’t bother me at all. And it is super hydrating!

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Water*, Dihydroxyacetone**, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Beurre)*, Saccharide Isomerate*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesicolosus (Bladderwrack) Extract*, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Litchi Chinensis (Lychee) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract*, Hydrolysed Silk (Soie), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract*.

Have you tried this gradual self tanning lotion? Do you use self-tanners?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

LASPA Sun Care Naturals – Mineral Sunscreen Review

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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 Re-cap (Feb 27th to Mar 5th)

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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

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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

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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!