Natural beauty and well-being

19 May 2015

Protecting my skin with MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Schield unscented

Despite some rainy days, we already had some very nice summery-feel days here in Amsterdam. What do I wear when sunshine is out? A little blouse, a nice pair of spring trousers, and some flip-flops....and my recent beauty purchase: the Sun Shield unscented from MyChelle Dermaceuticals.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals is a brand that I wanted to explore since a long time after I have tried, tested & loved their Ultra-hyaluronic hydrating serum (see review here). I have bought their Sun Shield for 3 reasons: it is unscented, SPF28 and it contains a good proportion of Zinc oxide. So what do I think of it?

Product name: Sun Shield unscented broad spectrum SPF 28
Certified: no
For: all types of skin including combination
Presentation: tube
Texture: cream

My opinion

I have been using the Sun Shield cream over the last few weeks in a very consistent way - massaging my face every morning with it. It is known that UV exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer and it is therefore very imporant to ensure a good protection of the skin against the nasty UV radiations.
       This cream features a combination of Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide, both white powders acting as naturally sourced sun blockers. The particules of Zinc oxide are able to absorb and reflect the radiations which prevent any damages to the skin cells. What is even better is that Zinc oxide has a broad spectrum of all types of UV: UVA, UVB and even the C. And final bonus: Zinc oxide has also has been proved to be anti-inflammatory so it makes any cream rich in Zinc Oxide (minimum 10% of the composition) really suitable for acne-prone skin. Titanium dioxide has a more limited action but works really nice when in duo with Zinc oxide.
       The formula also features some interesting ingredients such as the fructoooligosaccharides D-beta which condition and protect the skin. Additional components such as glycerin and allantoin ensures moisture increase and skin softness. Alumina probably serves as the main cream carrier of Zinc Oxide and Titanium dioxide. The presence of simethicone; although at a low percentage- left me intrigued- known as an anti-foaming agent, I am not sure whether it brings very much to the formula.
        Results now. I actually quite like it. Initially I was reluctant and thought, for example, that it may leave some white marks on the face, but it does not (as long as you do not put too much). The only thing is that, while applying, you need to act fairly quickly. It "dries out" fast once out of the tube and then it does not massage very easily anymore. But that's the only thing really. Sun Schield would be a very good choice, especially for those with a sensitive skin and want to stay away from overpowering scents. I would really recommend it as a spring/fall cream (for a summer/hot weather cream I may find it a little bit heavy - but that's probably only a very personal preference I guess)!

....a good everyday skin protector even for sensitive skins!

++ mineral sunscreen SPF 30
- texture a bit heavy for the hot days

My overal grade: 8/10

Active ingredient- Zinc oxide (ZinclearTM) 11.6%, titanium dioxide 0.67%.
Inactive ingredients- alcohol, allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice powder, alumina, aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglycerides, ceteryl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, citric acid, coco-caprylate/caprate, dicaprylyl ether, fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), gluconolactone, glycerin, Glycine soja (Soybean) oil, glyceryl isostearate, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) water, isononyl isosonanoate, magnesium aluminiun silicate, polyhydroxystearic acid, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, simethicone, sodium benzoate, squalane, tocopheyl acetate (D-alpha), trisodium ethylenediamine, xanthan gum.

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What do you think? which suncare products are you using?
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