As you will know from reading my enthusiastic sunblock posts, I’m a firm advocate of sun protection – especially living in New Zealand, where we are unfortunately missing a big chunk of our ozone layer; it really does put our skin at greater risk of sun damage.
But, sunblock must be pleasant to use – otherwise I just won’t apply more as often as I should. And for those of us who will happily apply a creamy sunblock underneath our makeup but then won’t reapply the rest of the day because we don’t want to have to start all over with foundation, then read on… This product is life-changing.
Colorescience is a premium mineral make-up range that not only creates an even-toned finish to the skin but also offers the efficacy of skincare by using high tech, proven ingredients such as peptides, liquid crystals, pearl powder, hyaluronic and salicylic acid to help treat and manage common skin concerns such as ageing, pigmentation and problem skin. Importantly, the products are free from nasties such as chemicals, dyes, talc, alcohol, mineral oil and fragrance.
My absolute favourite product in the range is Colorescience Sunforgettable, a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel. You apply it with the soft brush and whisk it quickly across exposed skin et voila – it provides a safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. The self-dispensing powder brush makes this sheer formula easy to apply and reapply throughout the day and absolutely perfect for topping up your makeup with.
What’s more, it’s water resistant so it’s great for the beach, sunshowers or when you’re got a ‘heat of the day sheen happening’. Here’s a pretty cool video which shows how it works and just how protective it is. http://youtu.be/LWILwCoQEYA
It is available in brush and refills for 3 tints: Fair, Medium and Tan. The Key Ingredient Levels for SPF 50 are: 24.1% Micronized Zinc Oxide, 23.9% Titanium Dioxide, but it also contains Red Seaweed Extract, which can help firm and balance the skin. It costs $82.80, which is a little steep, but it can’t be beat on convenience or protection at the tip of a brush, so I carry it in my handbag daily and use it to top up my face when out and about on ‘make-up days’.
Stockists 0800 238 754 (products are stocked throughout various skin clinics across NZ)