Dr. Sam Bunting Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF 50, 50ml – £ 29.00
Non-organic vs organic?
Inorganic aka mineral.
Main SPF active ingredients?
Zinc oxide and Octinoxate.
Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide (nano), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alxol, Hydroxylamine, Alcohol Polycarbonate Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Sodium Carbomer, Laureth-7, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Isostearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acid Biocida, Dehydroa 4.
Residue on darker skins?
Minimal white cast but be aware that the key ingredient is zinc oxide.
Does it work under makeup?
How does it look / feel on the skin?
I found it fairly mattifying but then I prefer something with a bit more glow (I’m old).
Yes and vegan.
Suitable for all skin types?
Yes. Good for blemish prone skin.
Any skin benefits?
You Need This If:
You want a predominantly mineral SPF and you have combination / oilier skin.
You Don’t Need This If:
You prefer something more moisturizing, if you are older or have dry skin.
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Dr. Sam Bunting
The correct scientific terminology for UV filters is organic (chemical, such as avobenzone, octocrylene or oxybenzone) or inorganic (physical, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide).
Both types of work by absorbing the rays and turning them into heat, but with inorganic aka physical sunscreens, between 5% and 10% of incoming rays are reflected and scattered.
With organic filters (‘chemical’ in the traditional, non-scientific sense), the UV rays are mostly absorbed and turned into heat in the skin.
Always apply last after moisturizer, before makeup – unless otherwise stated.
Reapply every two hours if in active sun (on holiday, sunbathing, generally being outside all day).
Reapply after swimming or excessive sweating / drying off with a towel.