Skin type: Oily-sensitive, acne prone
Skin tone: Fair-light, yellow-neutral undertones
How are you doing today? We are experiencing cool summers these days and wondering about June now. Considering my last year’s tanning, I was already geared up with summer essentials, but look at my luck! Whenever I am all set, it just never happens the way I plan it. Anyway, sunscreen is an essential beauty product which is always needed whether it is summer or winter. Recently I stuffed my beauty stash with latest sunscreens. So, let’s read about a favorite one of mine today, the Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen.
$36 for .7 Fl Oz, excludes shipping and tax
What it is:
An all-in-one moisturizing sunscreen that brings radiance and brightness to the skin.
What it is formulated to do:
This protective illuminating base and sunscreen utilizes UVB-isolating ingredients to block out damaging UVB rays—one of the causes of premature aging. Micro opal pearl refracts and reflects different angles of light to brighten skin while covering imperfections. UVB-protecting ingredients are immediately absorbed upon application for a flawless finish. The formula contains 70 percent more moisture than regular sun cream for maximum hydration. UV-protecting ingredients are dissolved to diminish the appearance of white residue after application.
Water, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Octocrylen, Butylene Glycol, Mica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyacrylate-13, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyisobutene, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate.
My Experience with Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 36:
The sunscreen comes in a sturdy and opaque plastic tube packaging with a twist over cap. It does have a mild fragrance but nothing to be concerned about for sensitive noses. I find it pretty sleek, user-friendly and travel-friendly. The illuminating sunscreen, as the name suggests, comes in a bit thick yet spreadable white creamy face lotion consistency with subtle shimmers.
It reminds me of NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer as both of these give almost similar finish on my skin sans the warmth that the NARS primer imparts on my skin tone. Other than that, I am amazed to see how I can use this sunscreen in place of my NARS primer as far as achieving that glow and perfect finish is concerned, and even for that SPF. Initially I was a bit intimidated by the presence of shimmers and the fact that it delivers a bit dewy finish on my oily skin. However, the dewy finish soon turns into a semi-matte, youthful texture with high shine glow, just like the light-optimizing technology we get to see in NARS.
After all, that’s what Dr Jart+ is known for and this tells why I always have at least one Dr Jart+ skincare product in my skincare regime all year round. The shimmers are almost traceless on my oily skin with open pores; this tells that it won’t emphasize my open large pores further. I just need a teeny most drop of fluid to spread with a brush or with my bare fingers on my face and neck for that light optimizing glow and finish. I usually prefer brush strokes considering it has a bit thick texture and brush application makes it seamless and evenly distributed on my skin without clinging on to dry patches and/or sitting into the fine lines.
When I dab it with my fingers, it works well as it barely clings on to uneven dry texture and forgives minor imperfections easily, plus I have better control while dabbing. I am impressed to see that it provides optimum hydration to my skin and it feels pretty comfortable whether I wear it alone or with a moisturizer. I need powder touch-ups after considerable hours to combat shine, though.
Not to forget, it is infused with fruitful ingredients which definitely deliver youthful, soft and glowing sheen to my skin without imparting any ghastly, cheap, or shimmery finish. I have acne prone skin type which has never suffered any breakouts, irritation, or redness from this product. I am sure it will work well for combination, normal, oily skin types as well. I just wish it had broad spectrum SPF.
Moreover I did not experience any sun tanning in these 2-3 weeks of regular usage of this sunscreen as I travel during day time mostly. But I cannot rely only on this product for summer picnics or beach trips. I might skip it next time as I have ordered its other two variants which seem promising for prolonged sun exposure.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 36:
• A lightweight, illuminating sunscreen with SPF 36
• Infused with phytoactive complex, evening primrose flower extract, panthenol etc
• Spreads effortlessly on skin
• Imparts a subtle dewy glow
• Shimmers are barely noticeable on skin
• Gives high-shine, light optimizing finish
• Does not clog or emphasize pores
• Does not highlight fine lines and/or uneven skin texture
• Easily forgives minor dry patches and/or uneven skin texture
• Neither overly greasy nor drying
• Did not cause breakouts
• Protects from sun tanning
• Sits comfortably on my skin without feeling cakey or ghastly
• Can be used as a moisturizer
• User-friendly and travel-friendly packaging
Cons of Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 36:
• ‘Illuminating’ sunscreen might be a turnoff for some
• Lacks broad spectrum sun protection
• Gives a bit dewy finish at first
• Might be slightly tricky for dry skin and overly oily skin
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