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I am quite conscious of the risks of sun damage and like to wear some form of sun protection on my face from April to September. Wearing greasy sunscreens caused my skin to break out in spots and my make-up would begin to slip and slide due to the greasy nature of suncream. What this product offers is all in one sun protection and foundation. It provides a sheer coverage which does not build up and cake if you decide to reapply it through the day. It contains micronized titanium dioxide in powder form, which is what offers you the sun protection. It is available in 3 different skin tones - light, medium and tan. As the cover and colour it provides is so light, you can find the right tone for you.
It is an all in one retractable brush and powder, so eliminates the need to carry a separate brush or compact. It delivers a cream free alternative to sun protection which means that it's great for all skin types including oily skin, preventing the risk of break outs that sun creams may cause. You can wear it alone or under or over your make-up, so it's great for those days when you get caught out by a sunny day and you don't want to ruin your make-up by plastering sun scream all over your face. This eliminates that problem, as you can simply brush it over your existing make-up. It offers a higher protection that other SPF foundations as is specifically designed for sun protection at SPF 30. One of the biggest benefits I discovered, purely by accident, was that it is refillable! It has a clear plastic bottom which you unscrew, allowing you to see exactly how much product you have left and also refill the container. Even though Bare Minerals don't offer refills for this product, I refill mine with a simple loose powder and keep it in my handbag for touch ups.
At an average price of £25, it's not the cheapest sun protection that money can buy. However, a little goes a very long way with this product, unlike creams that you have to slather on, a light buffing and dusting of this product is enough to give you great sun protection. It would also be a bit time consuming if you were planning on applying it all over your body. I think it would take you a long time to buff and brush it in to make sure you were fully covered for a day in the sun. I just use mine for my face, neck and decolletage and suncream for the rest of my body. Also if you are looking for a full coverage foundation/SPF combination product then this does not offer that. However, as mentioned before, you can apply another foundation under or over this product if you require extra coverage.
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Active Ingredients: Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lycium Chinensis (Lycii Berry) Extract, Ranunculus Ficaria Root Extract, Silica / May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) / Ultramarines (CI 77007) / Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) / Maybe we can't sunbathe in baby oil anymore, but we don't need to slather ourselves with heavy, greasy chemical sunscreens, either / The super-portable Bareminerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen is sheer and weightless, and it can be used from head to toe without clogging pores / It'll change the way you feel about sunscreen forever / for the better / A favourite of Red Magazine's Beauty Director, Sophie Forte: / 'Something of a daily sunscreen fanatic, I'm drawn to try anything with a high SPF / What's got me hooked on this one is the fact that it doubles as a perfectly portable face powder, lightly mattifying but without a trace of cakeyness / The perfect combination of anti-ageing skin protection and prettification / &rdquo / Benefits of Bareminerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen: Protects your skin from sun damage without a heavy, greasy finish / Breakthrough Micronized Titanium Dioxide physically shields against UVA/UVB rays / Blends in beautifully over or under makeup / Patented built-in brush makes it ideal for the whole family / even little kids / Portable size make touchups a breeze / Available in different shades to match (or warm up) your natural complexion / Vitamins A, C & E provide an extra boost of essential nutrients / Aloe Vera Extract and antioxidants nourish and soothe your skin /