The new one is a lot darker than the original. It's too dark for me, but I received a sample and now I just blend a little in with the original and it gives a nice warm glow.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
(North Smithfield, RI)
Cosmetically: The new 'broad spectrum' product has more of a bronze tone, and a little bit of shimmer/sheen. I think the idea is a sunkissed glow, but it might show up too brown on people with fair skin.
In terms of the 'broasd-spectrum' sunscreen: The original cream is not broad-spectrum, whereas this one technically is. Both include titanium dioxide, which protects against all UVB (burning) rays, but not all UVA (aging rays)--therefore, titanium dioxide alone isn't broad spectrum. The new formula also adds zinc oxide, which is broad spectrum. HOWEVER, the amount of zinc that they add is TINY by sunscreen standards; most 30 SPF zinc sunscreens have 5% to 20% zinc, and this has less than 1%. Even though it the ingredients are technically 'broad-spectrum,' I doubt that they will provide complete broad-spectrum protection.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago