OK, so a lot of us have super sensitive skin and I finally figured out a few years ago that the rash I was getting after being in the sun wasn’t from the sun, but was actually from the chemicals and who knows what else in the sunscreen. Yikes! It was such a dilemma, because this chick wants to protect herself from the sun! Especially my face!!! Imagine though, the dread of putting sunscreen on once I figured it out that it was giving me an after sun rash. *sniff*
SO, Jane Iredale came to the rescue again with her Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen! And again, I’m sharing all of my beauty product finds with you because it took me soooooo long to discover these great products. They aren’t readily available in every drugstore or even department store, so I’m hoping to save somebody out there some valuable time.
I know it sounds crazy, because I didn’t really believe this would work at first either. A dry mineral powder sunscreen with UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection?!
From the Jane Iredale website product description:
“It contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay dried in the sun and is completely free of contaminants and atmospheric pollutants.”
This product also didn’t make the list of ingredients containing wheat on their gluten and vegan information page.
So, I was a little scared when I first tried this out. But it works!!!! It’s amazing! Of course, the drawback is after you go swimming you have to put more on…and it doesn’t protect you once you are in the water…(Jane can you help here?)…but it does protect your pretty little face while looking fab poolside or just out and about in the sun. At least I have some protection from the sun now!
OH…and I love that it doubles as a tone evening translucent powder! I use the one called Tanned, but it also comes in Translucent. Again, it isn’t drugstore cheap and will run around $40, but I’m worth it! heh heh And it lasts a long time.
One thing I don’t like about this is the powder puff applicator doesn’t work. Maybe I’m living up to the blonde stereotype or something, but it doesn’t seem like anything is coming out of it, so I just dip a blush brush into the powder ever so lightly and use the mirrored lid upside down to shake off excess powder before applying it. I do apply it generously, just because I’m nervous about sun damage, but you know, just normal powder coverage, nothing crazy.
If my applicator looks like it has powder on it…it is because I used it to dip into the powder when I didn’t have my blush brush with me.
If you can’t find these locally, you can buy both Tanned and Translucent colors of this product on Amazon.