I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using DRMTLGY’s Universal Tinted Sunscreen for a while now. It’s been really hydrating through the winter for my sensitive skin. With the steamy days of summer here, I’ve been seeking out matte sunscreens since I can be very oily, especially on hot days. I have enjoyed the Replenix matte sunscreen in the past, but it has not been available for a while now. I believe they may be reformulating it and it is supposed to be available sometime this summer.
Recently I purchased two sunscreens from MD SolarSciences. One is their Mineral Crème SPF 50 and the second is Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30. With rosacea the tint in sunscreens have been giving a really nice finish to my skin. I do not wear any make up over my sunscreen so these tend to do the job.
The MD SolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 may be my favorite sunscreen yet. My skin is medium in tone with pink/red undertones. The tint in this product is just the right shade for me. My daughter is very pale and counted this a success also for color. The product goes on silky smooth and leaves a matte, but dewy finish. It did settle in lines a bit when I used around my eyes. For younger ones, this might not be an issue! My little tip is to use the DRMTLGY Universal Tinted Sunscreen all around my eyes because it does not settle into lines at all because it is a combination sunscreen. I love the MD SolarSciencesTinted sunscreen on my neck also since it hides some redness I have there. It does settle into some deep neck wrinkles for me, so lately I've been using the DRMTLGY sunscreen all over my neck and using the MD SolarSciences Tinted on the sides of my neck to camouflage redness. I have found that with consistent sunscreen use, my neck seems less red overall.
The non-tinted mineral MD SolarSciences SPF 50 sunscreen had the same beautiful texture I love as an oily individual. It melted right in and left a nice dewy, yet matte finish. However, this did leave too much of a white cast on my redness prone skin. It wasn’t terrible, but enough to make me not totally happy with the product. I actually tried to return it because I don’t like to keep things I don’t love. I was a bit disappointed to hear they would not send me a prepaid label for the return. For the cost of return postage, I decided to keep it, use it up and not reorder. This product settles into the lines of my neck and leaves visible white, horizontal lines which bothers me. I am using this up on my face on the weekend or for days at the beach. I like that it is SPF 50, but my tip is to use Cetaphil’s tinted sunscreen which is SPF 20 in areas on my face where I want a little bit of color – forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. If you’ve ever used this Cetaphil product, you know it is quite colored which I like to use almost as make up in specific areas.
I will definitely reorder the MD SolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30, but before I do, I’d like to venture into some Colorescience sunscreens first. Watch for a review on those before the summer is out. More than anything, make sure you use sunscreen! Any kind that you use is working to protect and improve your skin. This is the number one thing that I feel has greatly improved my sensitive, rosacea skin.