|Above: Physical sunscreen from Omorovicza, Goldfaden MD and Radical Skincare that provide effective, natural protection without the dreaded white cast.|
|Above: Having only one face in this UV-harsh world justifies the need for at least three sunscreen formulas, no?|
|Above: The Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30.|
- Those seeking hydration and protection
- Those with sensitive skin
- Those who love a soft matte finish
Mineral sunscreens work to physically block the sun’s rays from reaching skin’s surface, while chemical sunscreens absorb and eventually dissipate the sun’s harmful rays. As a result, chemical sunscreens can clog pores, trigger allergic reactions, and irritate skin, making mineral-based formulas the choice for those with sensitive, or acne-prone skin.
While some mineral sunscreens have a reputation for being thick or chalky, Omorovicza’s Mineral UV Shield SPF 30 is a revelation. Silica spheres encapsulate titanium dioxide to smooth over the surface of the skin, blur lines and imperfections, and leave a smooth, matte finish. Acting as a make-up primer, or your go-to sunscreen for any holiday, the Mineral UV Shield offers full SPF protection while feeling feather-light on the skin.
|Above: The Goldfaden MD Sun Visor SPF 30.|
- Those who prefer the lightest sunscreen texture possible
- Those who want to touch up (face and body) throughout the day without disturbing makeup
- Those who don’t mind a marginal inclusion of chemical sunscreen ingredients
|Above: The Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30.|
- Those seeking a skin smoothing primer + SPF effect
- Those who love a radiant, glowing finish
- Those who prefer the inclusion of antioxidants in the ingredients list
Official details, courtesy of Sephora:
What it is:
A potent non-chemical sunscreen and skin perfector in one.
What it is formulated to do:
This powerful formula—enriched with a combination of light-reflecting pigments, mineral sunscreens, and an antioxidant complex—provides daily, essential protection from harmful UV rays. The reflective quality improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and imperfections, leaving skin protected and luminous with a matte finish.
Ingredients: Water, Caprylyl Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide, Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sea Salt, Alumina, Methicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Disodium EDTA, PEG-10, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Adenosine, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Niacinamide, Tocopherol, Diamond Powder, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Superoxide Dismutase, Tromethamine.
-Zinc Oxide 7.75% and Titanium Dioxide (.87%: Absorb, reflect, or scatter light (including ultraviolet radiation in light) to protect skin.
|Above: “Swatches” of the sunscreen formulas in direct sunlight…the Goldfaden MD Sun Visor mist is so whisper light, it cannot be captured on film.|
|Above: Soaking in a bit of Vitamin D while being fully protected…wrap around bikini top by Free People.|
|Above: Harmful sun rays have nothing on these sunscreens but I’ll still wear a hat for prolonged exposure on my face ; )|
|Above: Last look.|
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterik (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.