I have been wanting a sunscreen that doesn't sting my eyes when I sweat. The one I used before worked great except when I sweated and it got in my eyes it would sting my eyes horribly. So went on a search to find one that wouldn't sting. I had heard good things about mineral sunscreens. I have used this every day since I received it when walking my dog. I'm SOOO glad that when I walk my dog now IT DOES NOT STING MY EYES. I currently use facial products that tell you to use a sunscreen on your face so if anyone has had the same problem as me I would highly recommend this one it works GREAT!!!
I love that this sunscreen is mineral and safe for sensitive skin. It glides on very well and feels almost like a light moisturizer rather than a sunscreen. I haven't been able to be outside in full sun (We haven't had any in New York!) to see if it actually works as it says but I do believe it will block the harsh rays and keep sunburns at bay at least for a while. I use SPF 30 because I have skin that rarely burns so this one is perfect.The only issue is that, although it is silky smooth, it leaves some residue on my skin. It's white and doesn't rub in. It isn't super visible but I do see it. I will still use this sunscreen without hesitation especially when I am around just my family. A little white cast isn't a major deal if it works and is healthier than chemical sunscreens. I will update and possibly rerate if I find that the product doesn't work as well as expected in full sunlight.
I don't use chemical sunscreens any more because of the harm they do to aquatic ecosystems. They also have that yucky and familiar sunscreen smell. This mineral sunscreen has virtually no smell and rubs in nicely. It feels like a moisturizer, and rubs in fully without leaving me feeling greasy. There is a faint white cast to my skin, as with every other mineral sunscreen, but I just brush on some powder and that takes care of it. To me it's worth it to have the slight inconvenience of a faint white cast in order to help protect coral reefs and other water life. As far as sunscreen, it works well as long as you follow directions to reapply occasionally.
This Sdara suncreen is a physical/mineral block. The active ingredients are non-nano zinc oxide and titanium oxide, so there's no oxybenzone (a chemical I prefer to avoid) in it but it still provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Sdara is a Canadian company, but it looks like this is made in the USA.I like that it's SPF 30, which is generally considered the safe minimum SPF by dermatologists. I also really like how there's no added fragrance. If you sniff it, there's a very slight alcohol and yeast smell, but for practical purposes, it's scentless.The texture is very lightweight because it's water and aloe juice based rather than oil-based. It's not greasy in texture and it absorbs quickly. Also, there's not much of a white cast, which is sometimes an aesthetic issue with physical block sunscreens.It doesn't claim to be waterproof and I don't think it is, so this is more for everyday use, not at the pool or beach.While I didn't have any adverse reactions, people with sensitive skin or skin prone to breaking out should do a patch test. It didn't irritate my skin, but within the list of ingredients, there were some that I looked up out of curiosity:Ethylhexylglycerin (EHG), a preservative and conditioning agentoctyl palmitate, an emollient, thickener and solvent, and it's comedogenicPhenoxyethanol, an antibacterial agent and stabilizerSodium Laurylglucosides and Hydroxypropylsulfonate, both surfactantsOverall, I think overall I prefer physical block sunscreens with less synthetic ingredients, but those tend to be heavier and greasier, so there's a tradeoff for sure. If you want a physical block sunscreen that is lightweight, with a minimal white case, this is a good option.
Delighted to find a sunscreen that has decent ingredients! I'm not a big sunscreen user as is, but I do take a yearly beach trip and like to have some on hand for the first few days of outdoor tanning. This formula seems to be great! It's exactly as described on the back of the bottle - ultra light, non-greasy, sheer finish. It comes out of the tube pretty thin and absorbs very quickly; no goopy residue. It also has virtually no smell - no artificial fragrance here! The packaging is lovely as well, which is just a bonus. Very happy with this!