Product tested by Yashoda.

Name of Product :

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 by Skinceuticals.

From their website :

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is a weightless fluid that combines 100% mineral filters with translucent color spheres for effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and an even, radiant finish. This high protection zinc oxide sunscreen also contains artemia salina, a plankton extract known to increase skin’s resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress.

My Review :

Packaging : Simple design, classic to their line. It provides good information and instructions on the bottle and the product is easy to squeeze out. It also has an agitator inside that you can hear when you shake the bottle – this helps to mix the product well before you dispense it.

Product : It comes in a ‘universal tint’ that blends in well with my skin tone but does take a few minutes to absorb. I am able to apply makeup or other skincare products on top without piling. It is water resistant – cannot say for how long as I do not wear this in water but they claim it is 40 minutes. I do not like how it feels like when initially applied. It feels grainy/rough on the skin, this does go away once it is fully absorbed. It smells like your typical mineral sunscreen scent and this does take a while to go away. I feel like this clogs my pores and I find my skin needing to be deep cleansed/exfoliated more often with this sunscreen – maybe due to the mineral filters. I also feel like my skin gets oilier faster than usual with this sunscreen. No irritation/tingling noted.

Overall, I think this sunscreen did a good job at protecting my skin, I didn’t like it’s texture and how it clogged my pores.

Where I purchased it? Cost?

I purchased this from Blue Mercury in Philadelphia but it retails for $34.00 USD online.

Ingredients :

titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, iron oxides, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, peg-9

Disclaimer : Writer is not affiliated to any of the brands or stores mentioned. This is an independent review.

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