I think the barrier property of this product will come in very handy for those with dry skin because as we all know, pool and beach water can be drying to the skin at times. There are also some people who aren’t really comfortable with the feeling of lotion or cream, so I think that the notion of absorbable dry oil is bound to be a good alternative. This is even more weightless than the body shield and face shield, so this can really be an alternative. This is also one of the products with a fragrance, to those who don’t want to fixate over the smell of sunscreen.
When it’s out of the tube it’s this nude colored cream. It sort of feels like a primer more than it does feel like a BB cream or CC cream. It sets into this matte, pore smoothening kind of barrier. It makes skin feel velvety soft and somehow it feels like it’s like a pore eraser, too.
But as you can see, even if I were to tone the lighting down, this still will not magically transform and provide high coverage. I kinda like this this way because at least it’s not misleading. Like there are BB creams with sun protection and BB sunscreens (which have coverage that confuse me all the time). It’s like every company wants their products to be everything now. The more multipurpose, the better. While this is not good in coverage, I think it serves its own purpose and has its own place in the spectrum of things. This is all about providing sun care that will not leave a ghostly white “mask” on the wearer. I like that it stuck true to the meaning of tinted sunscreen because I know there are people who are looking for products like this. Not everybody is trying to combine makeup and sun care, y’ know what I’m saying? Like there are really just some people looking for discreet sun care for their deeper skintones and are not necessarily looking for makeup. So it’s good that this exists.
Personally, I think that this doesn’t stick on as well as the face shield so if you’re going to use a sunscreen for water activities I still think the face shield is the best. This, though, is so luxurious with its fragrance and texture that I see this having the potential of being a very good face primer for daily use.