Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++, 73ml – £51.00
SPF 50 PA +++
Non-organic vs organic?
Inorganic aka mineral.
Main SPF active ingredients?
Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide).
Residue on darker skins?
Not suitable for darker skin tones. Skingredients is an Irish brand, this works brilliantly on paler skins.
Works under makeup?
How does it look/feel on the skin?
Leaves the skin with a glow but not greasy.
Yes and vegan.
Suitable for all skin types?
Antioxidants/any skin benefits?
It also contains niacinamide as an additional antioxidant and allantoin to moisture and smooth.
You Need This If:
You have pale skin and want a high mineral SPF.
You Don’t Need This If:
You are darker than olive toned.
The correct scientific terminology for UV filters is organic (chemical, such as avobenzone, octocrylene or oxybenzone) or inorganic (physical, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide).
Both types work by absorbing the rays and turning them into heat, but with inorganic aka physical sunscreens, between 5% and 10% of incoming rays are reflected and scattered.
With organic filters (‘chemical’ in the traditional, non-scientific sense), the UV rays are mostly absorbed and turned into heat in the skin.
Always apply last after moisturiser, before makeup – unless otherwise stated.
Reapply every two hours if in active sun (on holiday, sunbathing, generally being outside all day).
Reapply after swimming or excessive sweating/drying off with a towel.