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For as long as I can remember, I never had any luck with sunscreens and I never like using them. When I was little I remembered my mother always slathered me with sunscreen and I hated the smell as well. It leaves an oily film & I never like that feeling.
Fast forward to last year when I was dealing with a lot of skin issues and I know I should get sunscreen to prevent more damage but unfortunately I have no luck again. They ended up too oily & I think they caused more clogged pores & breakouts too. 🙁
At that rate I really gave up on looking for sunscreens & went on with life without one. 😛 Until recently I found this Clinique Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 and decided to cave in to give it a try. Plus it is on discount so why not. 😀
I have combination skin, oily on my T zone. My beautician told me for my skin type/condition it’s better to get lightweight sunscreens, about SPF 15. Unfortunately it is hard to come by sunscreens like this because my skin is super picky. 🙁
Initially I wanted to pick up the Clinique’s Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 but unfortunately they ran out of stock, so I decided to give the SPF 50 one a go. 🙂
Absolutely love the packaging. It comes in a simple 30ml white bottle with a narrow tip. Definitely made life easier by not dispensing too much product. 🙂 Previously was using the one from Kiehl’s & absolutely hated the packaging. I ended up wasting a lot of products because it doesn’t come in a pump/narrow tip.
The product is not too thick nor watery. I think the consistency is just right. It does take slight effort to blend in but I did not notice any white cast which is always a good thing. 🙂 I don’t want to walk around the street and have the whole world knows I have sunscreen on. 😛
When the product is completely blended into my skin.
I would say it gives off a slight oily/dewy finished. Definitely not matte. I don’t feel it on my skin for a few hours but if I am out for a long day I definitely feel my skin super oily at the end of the day.
What Clinique says?
Ultra-lightweight, 100% mineral sunscreen is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skins. Gentle enough to use around the eye area, too. Invisible Shield Technology forms a protective veil that’s virtually invisible on all skin tones. Oil-free.
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3%; Zinc Oxide 4%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polydimethylsiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Laureth-4 Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG 10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Silylate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Isostearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides.
What do I think of this product?
Honestly I think this is by far the best sunscreen I’ve tried so far. Recently my skin is breaking out. I am not entirely sure if this product contributed to it but I think it was due to some skincare products that I tried last week. I will update on this issue again in the future.
I appreciate the packaging even though it is quite pricey for 30ml worth of product but my skin doesn’t have any bad reactions towards it. It is 100% fragrance free, doesn’t break me out (at least I think my current breakouts are not contributed by this product), no allergic reactions, no increased clogged pores.
This product retails for 2370 rubles in Russia but I got it for 1399 rubles. If you have sensitive/acne prone skin/problematic skin like I do, I recommend checking this product out. 🙂
Hope my little review helped somebody out there who is looking for a sunscreen. Stay protected this spring & summer, your skin will thank you for that. 😀