- Lightweight, hydrating formula defends skin from the sun’s harmful rays
- Nourishes and softens with Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, Green Tea and Herbal Extracts
- Protects from environmental damage, wrinkles and age spots
You have to make sure your face is moisturized first.
***Be aware that you should not pay higher than $26.00 for this.Some Amazon sellers are overcharging and taking advantage.Update September 2012: This sunscreen had been out of stock for a long while and finally came back in stock just after the summer..can you say bad timing? Unfortunately, according to the picture and description on their website this sunscreen is now being put into a plastic tube container AND they decreased the amount making it 1.6 oz instead of 2 oz. and they are charging the SAME Price and some sellers here on Amazon are charging higher than on the 100% pure website (How Deceitful) I liked the original glass pumping bottle and it avoided the issue of possible plastic chemical leakage, not any more :(Also, It is unfortunate that 100% pure decided to give less and charge the same price while putting this into an inferior plastic tube. I suppose it is typical of companies that see people enjoy their product and instead of leaving it alone they take advantage, decrease the amount, and do not give any explanation of the change thinking people will not notice.Update November 2012:I have been trying out the new version and in comparison to the original….1. The pump is dysfunctional on this new tube bottle, it works sometimes and then stops pumping out product after a while. You end up having to open it up which defeats the purpose of keeping it from getting contamination and air inside. They need to go back to the original bottle.2. The new formulation does seem a little thicker than the original formulation which is still okay, but the zinc they are using may be different from the original because I am now starting to get slight irritation in my eyes that I did not get with the original formulation prior to September 2012.3. The face becomes a little drier after wearing this, it does not moisturize the face, so it is best to put some moisturizer or oil before putting this on your face. Also, if your face is not exfoliated prior to wearing this, it will show under this sunscreen so be sure you do not have dry patches on your face as it will emphasize them. It is not as bad as other more whitening sunscreens but be aware that this can happen.Below is my review from the original bottle from the Original 2oz. Glass version prior to the September 2012 container, formulation, and size change:Pros:1. It does go on nicely and spreads clear with a nice finish but if you put more than 2 squirts of this on your face be sure to apply a thin layer of oil or good moisturizer on your skin first to ensure it will not turn to white smudging in some areas.2. It uses 24.8% Zinc. Higher Zinc Oxide level helps for better protection UVB & UVA.3. Does not cause watery eyes or go into the eyes as the day goes, stays in place.4. Does not irritate Acne prone or sensitive skin.5. The label on the bottle does not smear off easily over time like other Natural brand labels do.6. I loved that it came in a glass bottle pump but a dark tinted glass would be better to block UV light like amber or dark blue (like other natural product lines do for their products) to protect the product ingredients from light.Cons:1. If you put too much of this on your face it does start to develop white random patches/smudges on areas of your face or start to ball up if you try to fix it, so you have to be cautious of how much you put on your face especially if you put this on your face alone without another product.2. It might be using Nano Zinc Oxide. Some people may not like this. It does not state what type of Zinc they are using on the bottle.Overall thoughts:I am still unsure how this sunscreen performs in direct prolonged sunlight as I have so far been using it for incidental day to day activities which do not require me out in the sun for too long or when I am near a window while indoors. It seems okay for that. It is a nice sunscreen for those days you will not be in the direct sun too much and do not have time to rub in and deal with one of those other more whitening sunscreens that you have to apply a tint over. This one at least feels more elegant and blends in nicely especially if you put a little oil/good moisturizer on your face first to help prevent any white patching or peeling just in case.So far it seems that it may be a keeper for those days you need a natural sunscreen without the white mess and oiliness you might get from other types.Since many times companies never seem to post the full ingredients of the products they sell on Amazon. Below I have copied and pasted the ingredients list as shown on the 100% pure site for those of you who would like to know what is in your product before you buy it :)Ingredients: Active Ingredients: 24.8 % Zinc OxideInactive Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice1, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Rosa Canina Seed (Rosehip Oil) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of: Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf2, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgar (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed) Seed, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal), Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark (Cinnamon)
Bad bottle design
The moisturizer is fine- the tube is terrible. Too bad it’s not glass. The plastic split on mine so now I could only squeeze it out the side.
Please Bring Back the OLD Formulation!!!
I used to LOVE the old formulation. Not only was it a great sunscreen, but it was also a fantastic moisturizer. The new formulation is still better than most moisturizer/sunscreen combos (especially with mineral sunscreens and high concentrations of active ingredients) but it’s a lot harder to put on. I would still recommend this, but the old formulation was basically my holy grail face sunscreen.
Not A Moisturizer
They call this a hydration facial moisturizer but it is nothing more then a sun screen. It is a thick white cream that is a little hard to spread. It does not moisturize and severely irritated my skin. The pump on the tube is dysfunctional. So you have to learn to barely touch it because it will spew more out then you want. When you take your finger off the pump it keeps going on it’s own. After using it a few times or so the pump stopped working completely so I had to unscrew it and squeeze the product out. The only really positive thing I have to say is that it is not greasy but I had to stop using it and send it back.
A little too thick
I love 100% pure products and this one is great too, except that it’s hard to spread on your face. It requires a little time and patience. Eventually gets absorbed by the skin, but not immediately. Overall, I’m pretty happy about it!