Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mineral Sunscreen


I am a big fan of physical sunscreens (as opposed to chemical sunscreens.) I am also super obsessed with anything clogging my pores. I currently use Shiseido SPF55 lotion, which is wonderful for balancing out my combination skin. It has a mixture of physical and chemical sunscreens, and stays put.

I have tried a Peter Thomas Roth mineral sunscreen, but returned it because it dried my skin out so much. I discovered that it had cornstarch in it, that's why! I loved taking it to the pool and keeping in my purse for instant coverage. Chemical sunscreens take up to 30 minutes to become active, whereas physical sunscreens both a physical barrier on instantly. I used the PTR powder on my niece for instant protection on her little face too. Plus, the less chemicals, the better. I saw my doctor today and he talked to me about the traces of estrogen in many cosmetics that are affecting alot of women...possibly myself included. I need to be better about researching all the chemicals that go into my products.

I saw that Bare Minerals was coming out with one and it's finally here. I can't wait to try it in time for summer. I just hope it's not so drying.

Natural Sunscreen, $28

6 comments:

Bekah said...

i know a little bit about the cleaner products...more the skincare side than the cosmetic side. i could give you some brands. sephora has some, but you'll find more at places like whole foods...

Kara said...

I got a website that rates different brands. I am so bad--I love to try products that DO so much...but probably with alot of chemicals!!

Jennifer said...

So how did it work out? I too like physical better than chemical sunscreens, but most are so inconvenient to use, especially on my 3 kiddos!

Kara said...

Yeah, most physical sunscreens are more chalky, which is why the powder form is really nice (as long as it is not too drying.) Even my tinted moisturizer has the physical sunscreen in it too, which makes it thicker but it works somehow.

I still haven't tried it on my face since I haven't gotten it yet...I will post a follow up!

AM said...

Okay, I received mine in the mail and have used it for the first time! I LOVED it and give it two thumbs up! I was a bit skeptical as to weather it would really block the rays, but it was awesome. I used it on my face, shoulders, and chest at an all day bar-b-q and it 100% protected me. This has never happened before with your standard sunscreen as I ALWAYS tan through them, but not with this! I am going to be using this everyday! Thanks Kara!!!!

Kara said...

Yay!! So glad to hear it. I got mine too, but haven't been outside for an extended amount of time. I'm so glad it really works!