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Holy Grail: Sunscreens

I'm finally getting around to doing the most requested holy grails blog post... You have been bugging me for this since JULY. I promise to not disappoint. This is going to be long because I love sunscreen and there're many types of sunscreens available on the market; body sunscreens, face sunscreens, liquid, powder, sprays, clothing (UPF-rated). I'm going to do this blog post differently because there're things people look for when it comes to sunscreens; finish (shiny or matte), scent (people hate that sunscreen smell), chemical or physical, does it have flashback, is it good for POC (Fitzpatrick 4-6), is it sticky, does it have a tint, does it clump in facial hair, etc... So, I'm going to just write the answers for all of those and save the "why I love it" because I'm not a picky sunscreen person. For everyone looking for sunscreens you can reapply with, scroll to the bottom. Now, let's get into this because it's going to be long.



Étude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50


Type: Physical (for face)


Sunscreen Actives: Zinc Oxide + Titanium Dioxide


Finish: Matte

Scent: No sunscreen scent

Flashback: very mild. Fitzpatrick 6s will see more of a cast

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, not clumpy

Tint: no tint




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FAB Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF30



Type: Physical (for face)


Sunscreen Actives: Zinc Oxide + Titanium Dioxide


Finish: Natural (not shiny, not matte)

Scent: No sunscreen scent

Flashback: none

Sticky/Clump: not sticky, not clumpy

Tint: this is tinted



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Paula's Choice Wrinkle Defense SPF30

Type: Physical (for face)


Sunscreen Actives: Zinc Oxide + Titanium Dioxide


Finish: Shine (although doesn't last long)

Scent: No sunscreen scent

Flashback: none

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump

Tint: this is tinted


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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible SPF50


Type: Chemical (for face)


Sunscreen Actives: Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Bemotrizinol, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Ensulizole


Finish: Shine (although doesn't last long)

Scent: Mild sunscreen scent

Flashback: none (safe for POC)

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: no tint



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Purito Centella Unscented SPF50

Type: Chemical (for face)


Sunscreen Actives: Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone


Finish: Natural (not shiny, not matte)

Scent: No scent

Flashback: none

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: no tint


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Sun Bum Water Resistant SPF30



Type: Chemical (for body)


Sunscreen Actives: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone


Finish: Natural (not shiny, not matte)

Scent: Smells like sunscreen

Flashback: none

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: no tint



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Sun Bum Water Resistant Lip SPF30



Type: Chemical (for lips)


Sunscreen Actives: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate


Finish: shine (very moisturizing)

Scent: coconut (my favourite)

Flashback: none

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: no tint




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Paula's Choice On-The-Go Powder SPF30

Type: Physical (for reapplying)


Sunscreen Actives: Zinc Oxide


Finish: matte (not drying)

Scent: none


Flashback: mild

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: tint


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SuperGoop! Powder SPF 45

Type: Physical (for reapplying)


Sunscreen Actives: Zinc Oxide


Finish: matte (not drying)

Scent: mild


Flashback: mild

Sticky/Clumpy: not sticky, does not clump


Tint: not tinted (Canadian), tinted (American)

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