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post #121 of 144
Devita is the truth .. chem free sunscreens protects waaay more better then chemical sunscreens , but devita is not waterproof so i really am wondering what to use when im swimming in the beach
post #122 of 144
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Well, well. Honestly.

I love burn-out Eco. It always dissolves as a clear finish for me and absorbed really well, never experience a chalky cast. It's the best sunscreen I've used thus far. + You only need a little bit.

I find it strange when someone says "you only need a little bit". I mean, any sunscreen you use, whether it's Burnout or Eco or Devita, etc... you still have to put the exact same amount, ie: at least 1/4 tsp for your face. For someone with a darker complexion or with warm undertones, that much Burnout is going to leave a white cast, there's no way around it. I've dealt with the white cast, it's not the end of the world. But if you don't wear makeup over it, it's not a great look.
post #123 of 144
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I find it strange when someone says "you only need a little bit". I mean, any sunscreen you use, whether it's Burnout or Eco or Devita, etc... you still have to put the exact same amount, ie: at least 1/4 tsp for your face. For someone with a darker complexion or with warm undertones, that much Burnout is going to leave a white cast, there's no way around it. I've dealt with the white cast, it's not the end of the world. But if you don't wear makeup over it, it's not a great look.

Preach it. It's not said enough around here how much to apply.

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post #124 of 144
So... I got my order earlier this week and tried the Devita face ss yesterday and today. My first impression was "Wow, this stuff really *is* non whitening". It's very surprising when you're used to the white cast of zinc screens... For a minute I did wonder; is there really zinc in this? Like I said before in this thread, even screens that are generally accepted as elegant (Burnout, Mychelle, and the like) do leave a white cast on me. The Devita however... nada! Still, I am not that big a fan of the finish because it is quite shiny and stays that way all day.

I still haven't made up my mind about this ss. I too have read the numerous reviews on makeup alley saying that this doen't provide reliable protection... some of them by people whose reviews I trust. I can see how I couldn't use this in the summer. It is hot and humid here, and I'd sweat it off in an instant. But for now, I think this could be a good sunscreen for those days I stay indoors.
post #125 of 144
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I find it strange when someone says "you only need a little bit". I mean, any sunscreen you use, whether it's Burnout or Eco or Devita, etc... you still have to put the exact same amount, ie: at least 1/4 tsp for your face. For someone with a darker complexion or with warm undertones, that much Burnout is going to leave a white cast, there's no way around it. I've dealt with the white cast, it's not the end of the world. But if you don't wear makeup over it, it's not a great look.

Don't think it's strange, because people are only speaking from experience.

I say a little bit because in my experience it's true, a little goes a long way. 1/4th teaspoon I definitely consider "a little". We're talking subjectively here.. a little to me might be a lot to you.

My skin tone is predominantly dark at the moment. My burn out eco has never left a white cast with micronized zinc .. flawless finish for me. :O So I can't say I agree. Perhaps people with different skin type absorb it better than others.. we don't all have the same palette to paint with/on.
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post #126 of 144
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Devita is a no-no for me in the winter time...i tend to be oilier in the fall and devita's sheen plus my oily face ,is acne in the making....so im currently looking for a winter sunblock...im wana try this: Iamme suggested it


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I just got a new sunscreen - All Terrain Phineas and Ferb® KidSport SPF30 Lotion that I really like. Although I have a personal dislike for all things Disney, I'll suffer in the name of beauty.

3 oz. Phineas and Ferb® KidSport SPF30 Lotion - Disney

Active Ingredient: Non-Nano, Un-coated Zinc Oxide Zinc Oxide: 16.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Gel, Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Extract, Caprylic/ capric triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, d-alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Dehydroxanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Seed Extract, Jojoba Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylcellulose, Purified Water, Sea Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera) Extract, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil.

I bought it at Wholefoods - 3 oz for $11.49.

I know that 16% ZnO is not enough for many of us here, but it's not bad, especially in the winter when some of us never see the sun!

Here are the attributes:
1) It is very thick coming out of the tube. Even still, I need to spread it around quickly because it sinks in so fast.
2) There is no greasiness at all. It leaves a very moisturized, soft finish that could be described as vaguely waxy (but not really). The finish is very similar to that of Aveeno lotion if you know what I mean.
3) It is extremely sweat resistant. This would be great for kids.
4) There is NO white cast at all.
5) The ingredients, while not completely "all natural" (whatever that means), are all fine in my opinion.

So far I really like it! Has anyone else used this one? I would love to get more comments about it.
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post #127 of 144
Im interested in hearing about it too jerms!
How cold does it get where you are anyway?
post #128 of 144
I use a store brand with SPF 70. It is made for the body, but I use it everywhere including my face. It has not impeded my lightening.
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post #129 of 144
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Im interested in hearing about it too jerms!
How cold does it get where you are anyway?

for a mid southern state it has gotten below 20 degrees in the night and in the days it can be below freezing....
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post #130 of 144
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I use a store brand with SPF 70. It is made for the body, but I use it everywhere including my face. It has not impeded my lightening.

is it a chemical ss???
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post #131 of 144
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yeppers



i need not tell you twice


*praying for alfie, that he gets some common sense and get himself a physical sunblock so years from now he wont regret using it*
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post #133 of 144
lol..it seems to be working. i picked pecans at my grandmothers for three hours the other day w/no darkening...of course i was wearing a hat, a scarf and a coat...which physical sunblock would you suggest?
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post #134 of 144
what abput this:
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Chemical filters offer more coverage against UVA and UVB rays than physical sunscreens

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen | Skinacea.com
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post #135 of 144
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sans white cast...hmm devita or pratima , Devita is average non whitecast sunblock but it has its disadvantages and advantages....for me i think its a decent one, it goes on clear for me and ive never burned through it but gosh dammit it can leave you with a fricking oily face...ugh

Pratima- ask fawnie, but what i do know its the top of the line non white cast physical sunblock but it can be a pain to get... shipping, out of stock etc.....

those two are all i know for now, im not gonna metioned the others cause those will leave the white cast and im sure you dont want that
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post #136 of 144
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what abput this:

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen | Skinacea.com

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Chemical filters offer more coverage against UVA and UVB rays than physical sunscreens

hmm good inquery...I'll let the experts debate on this one.
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post #137 of 144
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My skin tone is predominantly dark at the moment. My burn out eco has never left a white cast with micronized zinc .. flawless finish for me. :O So I can't say I agree. Perhaps people with different skin type absorb it better than others.. we don't all have the same palette to paint with/on.

Well I have to admit I am surprised, but hey, that's great if Burnout Eco leaves no cast on you.

I am of Mediterranean descent from my father's side, and of European descent from my mother's side. In other words, she's very fair and he's olive toned. I am somewhere in the middle, but definitely on the lighter side from avoiding the sun so much. And still, Burnout Eco is quite visible on me; if I only do my face and forego the neck, when I look in the mirror, especially if I stand next to a window (to see how it looks in natural light), I can see exactly where my "sunscreen mask" ends and where my actual skin shows.
post #138 of 144
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lol..it seems to be working. i picked pecans at my grandmothers for three hours the other day w/no darkening...of course i was wearing a hat, a scarf and a coat...which physical sunblock would you suggest?

You stay in the south?
post #139 of 144
So far I've been using Devita and I love it, but I am curious if it is possible to mix Devita with BurnOut for even stronger coverage. I heard Burnout works even better on the body, but leaves a white cast at times.
Basically I am wondering if BurnOut mixed with Devita would cut down on the "whiteness" or would it deem the concoction ineffective (based on ingredients)?

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post #140 of 144

I am loving Devita as well!

 

My derm recommended at least 12% Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide, and the one she first suggested was Elta. I didn't care much about that one, and after researching I settled on Devita for my face and Burnout Kids for my body. So far so good. I love that neither of theme leave me looking like Casper.

 

Devita is very moisturizing and plays well with my makeup heart.gif

 

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