Does this really give sun protection?
I know with this product, as with all finishing powders, you don't use a bunch of product. So my question is, would this really give sun protection when you just put a dusting on your face?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
on Photo Set Finishing Powder
This product's active ingredient for sun protection is zinc oxide (this is the common active ingredient in sunscreens). However, it is usually not applied liberally or frequently enough to provide sufficient sun protection. I would suggest still using a moisturizer beneath this on your face, which contains a broad spectrum protection factor of at least SPF 15.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
(Huntington Beach, CA)
I would still use a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF in it under this. Most make up with SPF (though it's a nice touch/idea) rarely gives as full of SPF coverage as a skin care product because it's not applied as evenly as say a moisturizer or cream.
If you want to find a powder that gives SPF protection, look into Peter Thomas Roth, that brand has a couple of sunscreen powders that are more skin care rather than cosmetic so it would probably get the job done better if it's strictly sun protection you're looking for.
Also when silica based powders get layered on too heavily they can look chalky on the skin, so I would avoid overloading on this product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
I have really fair skin and burn really easily, so I was also curious about the level of sun protection this powder would offer! For day-to-day wear (for me, at least) it's the perfect amount of sun protection and I have never burned through it. However, if you were going to be outside / sweating at all I would deeeefinitely recommend wearing something sun protective under it.
As long as you won't be sweating it off, you should be ok! This stuff is really great :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago