According to The Body Shop’s website, they have described this sunscreen as their strongest multi-protection to help protect the skin day after day. They further described it as a feather-light, milk-to-water essence with broad-spectrum UV filters, brightening red algae and Vitamin C, to help protect skin against multiple skin aggressors while providing utmost comfort.
It provides UVA protection which helps protect skin from UVA rays, including long UVA rays, which reach deep within the skin and accelerate the process of skin ageing.
It also provides UVB protection, in the form of SPF 50 helps protect skin from UVB rays that trigger redness and damage the skin’s surface.
There’s also an anti-dullness component with the addition of red algae extract and vitamin C to brighten skin for a more luminous complexion.
After stumbling on a video where someone was raving about this product, I was super excited to try it out. The struggle to find a good sunscreen was real, and I had been on the hunt for a high protection sunscreen that wasn’t greasy; wouldn’t break me out, and wouldn’t leave a white cast on my face. I also found the ingredient list very impressive because of the red algae extract and vitamin C that have been added to help with brightening.
It has a nice consistency
I love the consistency of this product as it is so light and easy to apply. I would say that I was sold by the fact that it has SPF 50 -which is considered high- and I didn’t get a white cast after application. Most of the sunscreen I had used in the past always left the much dreaded white cast, so imagine my glee upon discovering a product that didn’t have such an effect, and also didn’t break me out.
After using 2 tubes, I came to the realisation that it wasn’t giving me enough protection. My hyperpigmentation didn’t seem to improve, and my face would darken during summer, leaving me with dark patches around the sides of my face. Sadly I had to discontinue its use as I wanted better sun protection due to my regular use of AHAs and retinol.
Photo Credit: The Body Shop website