Uh OH!!! I don't think you can ever get too much sun protection! The SPF in mineral makeup is usually titanium or zinc and isn't all that much protection. Plus you probably put on a modest amount of it, not the 1/4 tsp recommended, am I right?Would you believe I don't have a sunscreen. I rely on SPF being in a cosmetic or moisturizer. I recently bought some mineral makeup with SPF 60 == but I know I should be wearing a sunscreen.
I've never used Avene cosmetics -- if you say I should give it a try -- your word is good enough for me.Uh OH!!! I don't think you can ever get too much sun protection! The SPF in mineral makeup is usually titanium or zinc and isn't all that much protection. Plus you probably put on a modest amount of it, not the 1/4 tsp recommended, am I right?
There are sunblocks that are really cosmetically elegant and make a nice primer for your mineral makeup: Avene Emulsion SPF50+ is beautifully silky and not chalky at all. Not greasy either. Or any of the ones Peri reviewed. Just perfect in every way. Convinced yet?
Ok I'll buy some just as long as they're not greasy and have that off odour. Did you know that sunscreen is not culmative, that is, if you put sunscreen on first with SPF 15, then a moisturizer or makeup with SPF 15 you only have protection of SPF 15? My pharmacist cousin enlightened me.Avene is a great French brand.
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If you live in Canada you might be able to find it in the stores there!!
Hope this works for you!!! It is so nice that I don't mind using it every day, but the ones Peri rec are great too, and might be more widely available.
I've used Skinn Cosmetics Oilive & Enzyme Balm Cleanser, do you think that would work - or be strong enough. Its main ingredients are olive butter, orange oil and some sort of enzyme that is supposed to eat up the grime. It's gentle enough to use to take of eye makeup. What about old fashioned cold creams?I came across info saying that with the Japanese and Euro sunscreens, an oil-cleanser or makeup remover has to be used first before the usual cleansing method to remove it. I know that doing this has helped to eliminate breakouts and blackheads from these high-powered sunscreens. Has anyone else found this too?
What I use is either DHC Deep Cleansing Oil or Fancl Cleansing Oil, then my usual Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream. I tried regular olive oil and various other oils instead of the specific "Cleansing Oil", but it didn't work because it didn't have emulsifiers to help break up the oil/sunscreen sludge.