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Everyone should have a decent SPF cream these days and as more and more companies are specialising in certain skin types and skin issues then there really is no excuse to go without if you know where to look.
This version of one of Peter Thomas Roth's many SPF products is for drier skin types ( if you have normal/combination you may want to read my review for the lite-oil free version. ) It's an all day product which is great for those people who only have the chance to apply their skincare once a day and it's been formulated to leave your skin feeling hydrated and conditioned without the need to use extra products ( please see *How to use* for effective usage.)
*Who is this for ? *
This is for the drier skin types. If you have combination or oily skin you probably won't like it and I would recommend a lighter, perhaps oil free version depending on your skin type, concerns and season. That said, on very cold days I have used this ( I have combination skin, prone to breakouts ) but it is too rich for my skin during the summer months or abroad in warmer climates. The official Peter Thomas Roth tag-line is that this is suitable for even oily skin types, however, I would personally save my money and purchase one of the many other versions that are more suitable for your skin. Plus I love to use my normal skincare products alongside my SPF cream but it is not suitable to do so with this product.
*How to use*
Now, where this product to differs to some is that it contains both chemical and physical sunscreen. Therefore, for the FULL protective benefits this should be used ALONE. And because it also contains a physical sunscreen then it needs to reflect the sun's rays without interference so please don't use any other liquid on top or you're diluting the effectiveness of the cream. As for makeup I would us either mineral based makeup or powder based makeup, as opposed to liquid foundation.
Please also note that thicker suncreams such as this, which tend to contain some physical sunscreens, can sometimes leave a white residue on the skin. Although people like to use less to avoid this you're not really gaining the full protection if you only use a minimal amount. Therefore, if you're a woman of colour for example with dry skin, then I would apply mineral based/powder based makeup over the top, however, if you prefer not to wear any makeup and/or you have oiler skin then I would perhaps try a purely chemical based suncream instead.
*Why this works*
As with many Peter Thomas Roth products this is a mult-tasking product and is not simply there to protect your skin from the sun. It contains Vitamin A ( which has gentle exfoliating and moisturising properties and is used often in anti-aging skin care ranges, ) Vitamin C ( which acts as a natural and effective anti-oxidant, ) Allantoin ( which is thought to have healing, moisturising, soothing and anti-irritating properties, ) and Panthenol ( a form of Vitamin B5 that not only adds moisture to the skin but also has calming and soothing properties.)
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50, Octisalate 5.00%, Oxybenzone 4.00%, Meradimate 3.00%. Titanium Dioxide 1.00%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Beta-Glucan, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Micellized Vitamin A, Micellized Vitamin E, Panthenol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Esters, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Quaternium-15.