By: Susannah Neville

bspot_susannah_pink_190x190-32Susannah’s Review: ZENMED SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen

ZENMED SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen is a gem. For those of you who take your sun protection seriously, this product is a great choice. It’s unlike any mineral sunscreen lotion I’ve ever used. Having had a basal cell removed in the past, I opt for mineral sunscreen for my face because it works immediately upon application. But mineral sunscreen is notoriously opaque and greasy. It’s also hard to rub in and impossible to layer with makeup. I’ve put up with the less than flattering characteristics because it protects so well. You can imagine how happy I was to discover a light and fluid mineral sunscreen that didn’t make me look like a ghost or make me breakout.

Although it goes on white, the ZENMED SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen becomes clearer (not completely clear) once massaged into the skin. It’s light, like a lotion, but there is a detectable layer or film when wearing this product. Even so, I found that both foundation and BB cream layered well over this sunscreen. I felt completely protected. And, I was able to give this product quite a test outside. Four days of yard work in the July sun, a day at the zoo, and many others at the pool with my children. My skin did feel and look a little more oily than normal after being outside for extended periods, but keep in mind it was hot and humid. The most important thing was that my skin was safe – no detectable sun damage, i.e. burn or tan.

SPF-40-Mineral-Sunscreen (1)Reapplication is a must with this and any sunscreen. After an hour and a half, I needed to head to the bathroom to put this on again. When only wearing the sunscreen, this process was easy. However, when I was wearing foundation or BB cream, my skin lost the evenness from the earlier makeup applications. This is something to keep in mind if you’re wearing sunscreen at an outdoor event where you want your makeup application to look flawless and stay that way. (Either dust on a powder mineral sunscreen or stay in the shade.)

The ZENMED SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen is made for the face, but I also use it on my neck and chest. I love how kind it is to my sensitive skin. It didn’t cause any breakouts for me and is completely odor-free. This is a vegan product, with no harmful additives. While it can only be found online, the ZENMED customer service is top notch, shipping is quick, and they often have sales and promotions to make their products more affordable.

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