Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, 50ml – £46.00
Non-organic vs organic?
Inorganic aka mineral.
Main SPF active ingredients?
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 16% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Coconut Alkanes, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract, Ferulic Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Quercetin, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthophylls (Lutein), Sucrose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Polyglutamic Acid, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Gluconate, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Triheptanoin, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Propanediol, C13-15 Alkane, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearyl Lactate, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Light, not greasy. Oil Free.
Suitable for darker skins?
Not suitable for dark skin tones.
Works under makeup?
How does it look/feel on the skin?
On a caucasian skin, gives a glow. On a darker skin tone, leaves an ashy residue.
Yes and vegan.
Suitable for all skin types?
Any skin benefits?
Lingonberry and seabuckthorn – antioxidants.
You Need This If:
You’re a fan of the brand and want a mineral SPF.
You Don’t Need This If:
You have a darker skin tone and want a higher SPF.
The correct scientific terminology for UV filters is organic (chemical, such as avobenzone, octocrylene or oxybenzone) or inorganic (physical, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide).
Both types work by absorbing the rays and turning them into heat, but with inorganic aka physical sunscreens, between 5% and 10% of incoming rays are reflected and scattered.
With organic filters (‘chemical’ in the traditional, non-scientific sense), the UV rays are mostly absorbed and turned into heat in the skin.
Always apply last after moisturiser, before makeup – unless otherwise stated.
Reapply every two hours if in active sun (on holiday, sunbathing, generally being outside all day).
Reapply after swimming or excessive sweating/drying off with a towel.