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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Review: Supergoop ZINCSCREEN 100% Mineral Lotion #supergoop #zincscreen #100percentminerallotion #mineralsunscreen #sunscreen #skincancer

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1.7 fl.oz./50mL $42.00
Supergoop ZINCSCREEN 100% Mineral Lotion is the mineral sunscreen answer that everyone has been looking for. Do you have sensitive skin and cannot wear regular sunscreens with chemicals because they irritate your skin, causing red, itchy bumps? Does it give you acne? Does it do both? That is the real bad blow, when it causes both acne and the inflammatory itching. Or do you have acne and cannot wear any sunscreen at all? Now you can. How about oily skin? This one's for you! Some people cannot wear chemical sunscreens. I can but I personally prefer mineral ones if I can get them. 

Mineral sunscreens are different from chemical sunscreens in one very key thing. A mineral sunscreen, like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, works by reflecting the sun's UVA/UVB rays away from the skin. Chemical sunscreens, like octosalate, absorb the UVA/UVB rays into the skin. I don't think it is good to have them absorbed into the body at all, especially when one such as myself is at such a high risk for another skin cancer.  

Supergoop is a company famous for endorsing their entire line around sunscreen!!! Yay! Hoorah!!!!! That is good for me. I love it. I must be the only person who gets excited when she goes to try on new sunscreen. Especially from Supergoop, my favorite sunscreen company. They make Unseen and now ZINCSCREEN. This is a 100% mineral sunscreen that covers both UVA/UVB rays. It contains 13% zinc oxide. It is not micronized or nano, nor is it any sort of smaller molecule. It is SPF40. And it is a lightweight, non-nano, lotion that provides daily protection from the damaging UV rays and helps protect from blue light (awesome) and pollution too. It has a blendable, skin brightening pink tint that wears well underneath makeup and works beautifully on it its own. This product is best for sensitive, acne-prone, or oily skin. It is made with 'clean' ingredients like winter cherry, coconut fruit extract and blueberry extract to help nourish and shield your skin from other aggressors. "Get ready to be pretty in zinc..." Winter cherry is known to help protect your skin from atmospheric pollution (great if you live in a city) and from blue light, which is the visible light that’s emitted from your phone and computer. Coconut Fruit extract helps to increase moisture levels in the skin and decreases transepidermal water loss. In other words, it’s hydrating! Blueberry extract is high in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from infrared-induced free radical damage.

ZINCSCREEN should not affect sensitive skin at all. It has been formulated for even the most sensitive and acne-prone skin types. I have 26 years experience dealing with acneic skins and if they say that it works on acneic skin, I have to believe them. Furthermore, the non-nano zinc oxide actives (which are larger than 100 nanometers in size) sit safely on top of your skin,  while also helping to soothe skin and reduce redness. The difference between ZINCSCREEN and Superscreen is ZINCSCREEN is a 100% mineral lighter-weight lotion that works best on sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin types, while Superscreen is a clean chemical moisturizer that delivers intense hydration for normal or dry skin types.

I really, really like this product. It doesn't leave any white residue on the skin, instead having a brightening effect that is quite pleasant. I would rather have a beautiful pink lotion than a white mess. I also like the fact that it helps with blue light (of which I am exposed to daily) and pollution. We are always exposed to pollution. Remember, wear your sunscreen daily, even is there isn't any sun out. I am 48 and have had a Basal Cell Carcinoma on my arm.  This is my second brush with skin cancer. Twice before 50. And I have not been in the sun in 20 years. 

Supergoop ZINCSCREEN 100% Mineral Lotion retails for $42.00 per 1.7 fl.oz./50mL. It can be purchased at www.supergoop.com. Like Supergoop on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/supergoop; Follow Supergoop on Twitter: @supergoop and Follow Supergoop on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supergoop/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
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