Monday, 10 August 2020

The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen

A lot of chemical facial SPFs sting my eyes so I'm always keen to try any new mineral sunscreens that come out. The Inkey List SPF 30 caught my attention because, even though it's a mineral formula, it's claimed that it leaves no white cast on dark skin and mineral SPFs are notorious for this. 
This SPF is formulated with 22% Zinc Oxide- which is usually known for leaving a 'chalky' sort of look and offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. 



The typical chalky appearance of the Zinc Oxide is counteracted with the addition of a slight tint (Caramel), to help the cream blend into the skin - no matter what colour that skin might be. The suit-all tint blends out on my skin to leave a virtually unnoticeable finish. I am light skinned with a slight tan but I have read a few reviews of this product from people with black skin through to people with very light, white skin and most have been impressed with the finish of this SPF.

The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Mineral Sunscreen

The sunscreen is also formulated with Shea Butter and something called Pollustop® which acts to protect the skin from pollutants and helps to prevent premature aging.
Like most mineral sunscreens, this SPF is ideal for sensitive skin and the non-comedogenic formula means it's suited to people with breakout-prone skin. It's even marketed as 'low-irritation' which I'm sure will be a very attractive feature to those of us who get watery eyes at just thought of facial sunscreens!
People who wear foundation will also be pleased to know that the daily sunscreen was made with makeup in mind and is designed to play well with bases. I have tried it myself under my Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and can confirm there was no pesky pilling!

The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Mineral Sunscreen Swatch
The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Mineral Sunscreen Blended

With a silky cream texture, and very faint sort of sweet smell, the Daily Sunscreen feels incredibly light on the skin. Last summer I tried a tinted mineral sunscreen that basically felt like I had a layer of clay drying on my face. Not the case with this one at all. With an almost-but-not-quite-matte finish, the Daily Sunscreen feels comfortable and barely noticeable really.

This is my first try of a facial product from The Inkey List and I've got say I'm really impressed. I'm so pleased to have found a mineral sunscreen that is actually pleasant to wear. I also love that the tint is added to counteract the natural chalkiness of the Zinc rather than to add purposeful colour that won't suit a lot of people.
For now you can find The Inkey List SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen at The Inkey List and Cult Beauty for £14.95.

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