Well, Spring is finally here and gosh it’s wonderful to see some blue sky and sunshine. And of course that also means that – like most women – I am lightening my makeup coverage and looking for products with good sun protection and a light tint. As if reading my mind Dermalogica has come to the party with a wonderful new product – Sheer Tint SPF20 ($79).
Life is busy enough without faffing around with products and I soooo love multi-taskers, so it wasn’t surprising that this really caught my eye – it offers skin health benefits, sun protection and a light wash of natural-looking colour in one product – perfect to speed up your morning so you can have an extra cup of tea or hit snooze.
As always with Dermalogica, I find the ingredients list pretty darn impressive. One of the star ingredients in Sheer Tint SPF20 is hydrolysed pearl powder, an ingredient the Chinese and Egyptians have been using for centuries to promote radiant beauty and health. And while Cleopatra is said to have favoured crushing pearls and swallowing them (yikes!) I much prefer this tactic, which is to smooth them across the surface of the skin for an ethereal glow. Yes, please. Iron oxides also provide a gentle, natural translucent hint of colour, while Broad Spectrum sunblocks help protect skin from sun damage. This one is deliciously hydrating thanks to the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid and Walnut Seed acts as an antioxidant to help improve skin texture. Sensitive types will love that it’s formulated without artificial colours and fragrances. Plus, it comes in Light, Medium and Dark shades.
Smooth and silky to apply, Sheer Tint applies like a dream and doesn’t settle into fine lines. In fact, it just leaves me with a glorious youthful glow that I find so much more appealing as I get older than a heavy makeup finish. It’s become my go-to product on most days and even on nights out. I don’t like to wear a mask of makeup so I apply this all over and then top up with concealer and a light dusting of Osmosis Mineral Powder where needed. Voila. Gorgeous skin.
If you’re after a sheer BB cream that is a pleasure to use and gives your skin a radiant finish as well as sun protection you just can’t go wrong with this one. Give it a go beauties, and do let me know what you think!