My Thoughts on CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint!

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CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint

Here are my thoughts and experience on CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint! Did it work this time? Read on to find out!

My Updated Thoughts on CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint!

Why I chose this product?

I had a tube of this product that I needed to finish. It was just sitting there, and I didn’t want to waste it. So I thought I would give it another try again to see if it’ll work for me or not this time. Also, I was really fed up with my main mineral sunscreen leaving a white cast on my skin (even if it’s subtle, there’s still a noticeable white cast). It gets annoying when people start to stare, lol. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I needed a tinted mineral sunscreen that blends into the skin and hides the white cast. I’ve been guilty of walking around with a slight white cast over the summer. 😂 At least my skin was protected. But, it’s time for a change. And that is, no white cast, haha.

My first time experience with CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Sheer Tint was not good. It didn’t go well, and it just didn’t work for me. I didn’t like it at all. I stopped using it immediately when I noticed that it made my skin appear more greasy (felt moisturizing on the skin though!), left my skin looking orange, and provided no coverage. I was used to a little bit of coverage from makeup during that time. Hmmm! Let’s get into what happened to my skin while using this product again! If you missed out on my previous thoughts on this product, go here! 👈🏻

It’s a moisturizing mineral sunscreen.

Most mineral sunscreens I’ve tried are drying. This one is not. It feels very moisturizing on the skin! I love that it contains 3 ceramides. My skin seems to adore ceramides in skin care products. I noticed a huge difference in how hydrated my skin is after use. It also doesn’t just moisturize, but it helps to repair and protect my skin from dryness. I enjoyed reapplying this sunscreen each time because it helps to replenish moisture in my skin throughout the day!

Product Shade & Coverage.

I thought the shade of the product was a little too dark on my skin at first, but it seems to blend and vanish into the skin. It’s a little orangey, but it’s not too noticeable. I started off using this sunscreen as a makeup product and just blending it in to hide the white cast from my main sunscreen. But, that eventually led me to using it as a sunscreen + makeup. The product doesn’t provide any coverage at all. I could still see my freckles (not a bad thing), under eye circles (if there’s any), and a few acne marks (which are fading). I don’t think the shade of this product is too bad because I received compliments on my skin while using it. It makes me look like I’m not wearing any makeup (well, it’s not truly makeup, it’s just tinted) at all while giving my skin a natural glow. It doesn’t look cakey or heavy on the skin. Like, damn! My skin looks pretty good wearing it! My skin is currently clear, and it worked out just fine!

Breakouts? Clogged pores?

I didn’t get any breakouts from this product this time. I wonder what happened the first time. 🤔

Brighter Skin.

I didn’t expect my skin to even out while using this tinted mineral sunscreen, but it did. I noticed a more even complexion with some acne marks fading. This product contains niacinamide. I’m surprised that it worked that well on my skin. Who needs a brightening serum when a sunscreen product does it as well. My skin just keeps getting brighter and brighter. I started noticing the brightening effect after the third day.

Final Thoughts

I’m pretty shocked that this CeraVe product worked on my skin. I have yet found a CeraVe product that delivered results. This one did. Even though it doesn’t provide much coverage, it’s still a good product to use. It’s a tinted mineral sunscreen that blends easily and smoothly into the skin. I don’t have any issues with the application process with this product. I love that it’s SPF 30 too. Wish it was SPF 50! That would be awesome! I didn’t get any breakouts or clogged pores from this product. Another amazing thing that happened! I hope I don’t jinx it and start breaking out! Well, as for now, no breakouts! Also, it helped to brighten my skin. It must be the niacinamide. I’m not a huge fan of niacinamide serums or products, but this one that contains niacinamide worked on my skin while moisturizing my skin. My skin looked brighter. So far, I’m loving this product. I’m running low and need to get another tube soon! It might even become a staple in my routine.

Clear Skin & Trying Out CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint!

Check out another tinted mineral sunscreen I tried recently ~ Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion (Fair-Light)

Review: Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion (Fair-Light)

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Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion Light to Fair

I picked up Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion in Fair-Light. I’ve been hearing about this sunscreen for so many years. I thought, maybe I should just try it out. What put me off from trying this sunscreen out in the first place is that it contains red algae (Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract). And my experience with algae in general in skin care products have not been good. It clogs my pores. But, anything can clog anyone’s pores. It really depends on how the person’s skin reacts to the ingredients/overall formulation of the product. So, I’ve read so many reviews raving about this product! Am I missing out on something?? Hmmm! Now, here I am, with a tube of this stuff. Here are my thoughts on it!

My Experience with Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion!

Texture & Application

The texture of this sunscreen is a mousse-cream. It’s a very different type of texture and consistency that I didn’t expect from a bb cream/tinted lotion. It’s soft, lightweight, and souffle-like. It glides over the skin very easily and smoothly. It was very easy to use this product. Very easy to blend into the skin without tugging at the skin. I didn’t have any problems with application. It was a simple process that didn’t take a lot of time. I loved using it around my eyes. It didn’t burn my eyes. But, the sunscreen looks a little greasy and shiny upon application at first. I used the required amount for sunscreen too, which is a lot of product. After about 30 minutes, the product looked matte on the skin. The next 15 more minutes, my skin looked even more matte. It is truly a matte sunscreen as it states on the bottle (matte finish).

Fragrance-Free?

The product is fragrance-free, but it does have smell to it. When I first opened it and sniffed it, I thought it smelled like tanning lotion. After smelling it again just now, it smells like plant extracts. Maybe a combo of both? I’m not too fond of the scent, but it didn’t bother me too much.

Shade (Fair-Light Skin Tones)

I wasn’t impressed with the shade of this product. It says it’s for fair to light skin tones. The color of this product is literally orange when dispensed from the tube. On my skin, it was orange if I used too much. 🍊😂 I didn’t like that at all. 👎🏻 If I use it as a makeup product rather than my main sunscreen, it works out pretty well. It doesn’t turn my skin extremely orange, but there is an orange tint to the skin. That tint eventually fades away a little bit, so it wasn’t too bad. There is no coverage. It seems to work very well as a makeup primer. It seems to coat my eyelashes too. Eyelash primer as well? lol. So this product works out if you’re searching for a mineral sunscreen that is tinted (no white cast). I actually used it on top of my mineral sunscreen (that gives a white cast) to eliminate the white cast. Worked very well. Cast begone! 👋🏻

Great for oily skin!

Since the sunscreen is matte, it works amazingly on oily skin. I have very oily skin, and this sunscreen was perfect on my skin when it comes to taming excess oil. It makes my face appear very clean compared to the dewy, oily look, haha. If you have dry skin, you might want to apply a good moisturizer underneath. This sunscreen is definitely aimed towards people with oily skin. I’m not saying it won’t work for dry skin. It’s truly a matte lotion sunscreen. I didn’t think it was drying at all on my skin.

It stays in place.

Most sunscreens swish around my face when I reapply. That might be the reason why I was developing more freckles! When I went in for a reapplication, I can feel that this sunscreen did not shift at all on my face. It stayed in place. Reapplying was not a pleasant experience since it felt like I was applying on top of more product. The sunscreen feels lightweight when applying, but it leaves a layer, film of product on the skin. I can feel that there’s product sitting on my skin. It’s quite annoying.

Breakouts? Clogged pores?

I was dreading using this sunscreen on my face because of the red algae. The other ingredient, shea butter, is a hit or miss on my skin. I thought this sunscreen was a tad too rich on my skin, which is odd because I thought it would be drying (from the reviews I’ve read). It leaves a sticky residue on my skin and just feels too moisturizing. I noticed closed comedones, some blackheads, and milia in my breakout-prone areas. That’s when I stopped using it. Could it be the red algae? Shea butter? Who knows. My skin didn’t like it. It feels very occlusive on the skin, especially when reapplied. By the way, I started noticing breakouts by day 2, but I didn’t stop by day 3. By day 3, it became more obvious that my pores were getting clogged.

How to remove.

This is one of the most difficult sunscreen products to remove from the skin. It does not come off by simply cleansing with a face wash. To remove this product, oil cleanse (leave on for a few minutes) and wash with a facial cleanser. I do have a facial brush too to help remove the sunscreen off of the skin. If the product does not budge, oil cleanse, oil cleanse, oil cleanse some more. Just make sure the sunscreen is all off. If you do not remove the sunscreen off properly, you’ll in up with residue on your face, which can lead to clogged pores. I removed the sunscreen off properly and made sure my skin was squeaky clean, so my breakouts were from the ingredients in the product. It’s not compatible with my skin type.

Final Thoughts

I was so excited to try this sunscreen out. It’s affordable, comes in a 3 fl. oz. tube, has SPF 50, and it’s a mineral sunscreen (4% Zinc Oxide, 4% Titanium Dioxide). The smell of the product isn’t too bad. I got used to it after a few uses. The shade of the product could be better. I wish it wasn’t orange. 😂 Fair to light isn’t fair to light. I could see the drastic difference in my skin color when using this sunscreen. Too bad that it clogged my pores too. I wished my skin didn’t react the way it did, but it did. *sigh* I wanted it to work. It would’ve work well for outdoor workouts, hikes, pool days, and going to the beach. It sticks to the skin like crazy. If you want a sunscreen that stays on your skin, this will do it. For everyday use? It’s not for my skin type. Like I said before, it feels too heavy, sticky on the skin. It’s weird because the sunscreen feels lightweight when applied to the skin. After a few hours, it takes on this sticky texture, film that I dislike. I don’t like it and my skin doesn’t like it. It gets in my hair. It’s difficult to remove. The breakouts killed it for me. All in all, I won’t repurchase. This sunscreen has been hyped up so much that I thought it would be amazing. It’s a nope for me.

What Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion in Fair-Light looks like:

It looks more orange in person. It has a whipped-mousse texture to it.

Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion Light to Fair

This sunscreen was sealed when I purchased it. 👌🏻

Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion Light to Fair

I Gave Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ Another Try!

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Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF50+ PA+++

I tried Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ again. I was sorting out my beauty items (bb creams) and noticed noticed that I still had nearly a full tube of this bb cream! Wow! I haven’t used it since…was it last year??? So I decided to try it again this morning. Here’s my previous review on this bb cream if you missed out:

Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++

I last gave up this bb cream due to it being drying, irritating my skin, and causing breakouts. Sounds terrible, right? Why would I ever try something like this again? Well, since my skin is doing so much better now, I wanted to see if it’ll work this time around. Sometimes things may work out after a while. Who knows. I’ve had products that didn’t work at some point in time in my life, but after a good amount of time passes by, it worked great! Hopefully this bb cream is a success this time around!

So this bb cream is a multi-function bb cream. It’s supposed to help with wrinkle improvement, brightening, provide UV protection (SPF 50+ PA+++), high coverage, makes the skin brighter and more radiant. That sounds nice and all, but let’s get into my experience with this bb cream!

My Thoughts on Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++!

Honestly, I was pretty excited to try this bb cream again. My current bb cream looked very grey and much darker on my skin. I liked the texture and finish of it (dewy), but it obviously made my skin appear more dull. The only reason why I keep using it is because I like the way it looks on my skin (minus the grey coloring). It also contains SPF but not as high as Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream (what I’m reviewing today).

The shade I have is #21. It’s the lightest shade out of the bunch. This shade has some yellow undertones but leaning towards neutral. It’s not too yellow on the skin. The shade adjusts to my skin tone just fine when applied. The texture of the bb cream is super soft and creamy. It feels like a dream come true. Before I applied this bb cream onto my face, I made sure to heavily moisturize my skin beforehand. It was really easy to use this bb cream. It moved across my face nicely without tugging at my skin. I finished the application by patting and pressing the bb cream to blend it into my skin much better.

After the application, my skin was left semi-matte. I had some oily areas. Maybe it’s due to the moisturizers that I used. I fixed that by using a pressed powder to absorb excess oil. Wonderful! It worked! My results this time was a little different from before. The bb cream can make the skin appear drier if not moisturized properly beforehand. I’m glad I have richer, heavier moisturizers now to fix some of my dry skin issues (from acne treatments). My skin would’ve looked terrible with dry skin accentuated almost everywhere. I didn’t have that much of an issue with the bb cream making fine lines and wrinkles more obvious this time. Take note that I didn’t apply this bb cream around my eyes. My eyes are an ultra-dry area of my face. I used another moisturizing makeup product for that area.

This bb cream does contain ethanol in it, which is at the end of the ingredient list. That is a negative in my book. I prefer products without drying alcohols regardless where it is on the list. Fortunately, I didn’t experience any negative side effects. It didn’t burn my skin or dry it out to the extreme. Nothing like that. Since it does contain mineral sunscreens, it did accentuate some dry patches of skin. Mostly around my chin area, but that’s it. Every other area of my face looked good to go.

Even though it contains alcohol in the ingredients list, it also contains other beneficial skin care ingredients in it as well, such as snail secretion filtrate, arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e, and even papaya fruit extract. This bb cream is supposedly fragranced. I didn’t even notice that it had one. Lastly, coverage is pretty darn good. It’s medium-full coverage. Not light-medium as I thought it was before. Since I don’t have any major acne issues right now, the bb cream smoothed over my skin, provided enough coverage, and brightened my skin up! Breakouts? Not one in sight after a day of use. It looks like it worked out well minus some flaky skin on my chin (most likely from my acne treatments) and that it contains ethanol.

Will I buy it again? Probably not. I still prefer my makeup and skin care products without drying alcohols. That’s just a preference of mine. I guess I’ll go back to being grey. 😂

Updated Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

I decided to give Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 another chance, since my skin is in a better state now. I wonder if the condition of my skin last year resulted in poor results with this makeup powder. Hmmmmmm! Who knows! I thought I threw this product out, but it looks like I still have it. Let’s try it again! I’ve been searching for a good makeup powder with SPF but didn’t feel like purchasing a new one. haha. I can’t seem to find one that’s worth purchasing right now. I don’t want to bother buying a new one if my heart’s not in it. I guess I’ll just test this one out and see how it goes! I hope it works!

The powder does what it did before. If you missed out on my previous review, don’t forget to go here for more! The texture of the powder feels fine and soft. It gives the face an airbrushed look to it. It helps to smooth out the skin. It feels lightweight on the skin even though it gives the skin medium-full coverage. I usually prefer the full coverage look because I don’t see the point of wearing makeup if it doesn’t do anything for my skin. I’m also using this face power for the SPF. This is what I did before too. Um, before my favorite makeup powder was no longer available. RIP. 😭 I would just use a face powder with SPF for sun protection and coverage throughout the day since reapplying liquid sunscreen is messy and impossible for me, especially with makeup on. I don’t want more acne on my face either! Also, my skin is very oily and prefers powders over liquid products. Less breakouts and skin issues overall. With this powder, I took a soft face brush and dusted it all over my face. The powder feels a bit drying on the skin, so make sure to moisturize the skin well beforehand. It contains mineral filters that can dry out the skin. On my skin, mineral filters tend to dry it out. When that happens, the powder settles into the pores and looks not as smooth as it should be. That was my first impression of the powder.

Here’s my experience after less than a week! I couldn’t use it any longer. This is why!

As mentioned before, it contains mineral filters. I still thought the powder was drying on my skin even after moisturizing, lol. But after a full face application, my skin gets super oily during the day, I would dust more of the powder on my skin to get rid of that oil. I love how the powder absorbs excess oil on my skin. My face is even more oily since it’s summer. In the amount of time I used this powder, it looked good on some days. On other days, my skin looked terrible. If you have dry skin, this will not work for you unless you’re okay with light coverage. The powder is indeed drying overall. With the dryness, this leads to fine lines and wrinkles becoming more prominent. It settles into creases (yuck!). I avoided applying the powder in areas that has the tendency to crease easily like my under eyes. Reapplying was not fun. The powder doesn’t blend well and end up in blotches all over the face. And yes, I heavily moisturized my skin beforehand. Lots and lots of moisturizers. It. Just. Didn’t. Work!

As for the coloring, I have the power in Translucent. This powder does have a slight peachy color to it. On my skin, it made my skin look whiter or brighter. However you want to put it. My face looked washed out when the application was fresh on my skin (hmmmm, minerals), but it turned into an orange color after a few hours. There ya go, I’m orange once again. 🍊 ha! Lastly, yes, it can provide medium-full coverage, but it can look cakey if too much is used. The powder starts to settle into the pores and accentuates them much more. I have pretty large pores due to acne, so I didn’t like that. So it looks like I didn’t like the outcome of this product once again. But this time, I didn’t breakout from it. I have my acne under control much better this time around. Thank goodness! I think the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 is too drying on my skin to be used as an all-over full face application. I didn’t like how the coloring (it’s not supposed to have any!!!) of the product changed on my face too. Also, fine lines and wrinkles and so on. Ugh! No, just no. I won’t be purchasing or using it again due to this experience and the experience before this, lol.

I do have another powder from Physician’s Formula. It’s the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16. The SPF is way too low for me to consider it as an option. I’m not too fond of Physician’s Formula powder makeup anymore. They used to be good. I don’t know what happened. 😩 So I’m not going to bother with it. It’s too bad Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 didn’t work out. I was hoping it would due to the fact that it’s summer. I needed more protection for those hot, sunny days. ☀️😎

Don’t forget to checkout my update on sunscreens 👈🏻

Update: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange

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Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Orange

It’s time for an update on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange! It’s been 1 month of using this bb cream. I didn’t use it every day, but I used it pretty often. This is what I think about it now! Here are my results! 🙂

I have a long history with this bb cream. It was my HG for so long that I was disappointed that it stopped working all of a sudden out of the blue. But I took the chance and decided to try it out again. Did it work this time? Did I break out from it? Did it clog my pores? What happened? So the first day of using it went well. I didn’t have any issues with it in terms of breakouts. I think that’s what I was most worried about. I didn’t want to develop cystic acne or blackheads after trying it again. After using it for the first time again, I was ecstatic that I didn’t notice any breakouts. My skin looked pretty good. There were no issues that bothered me too much besides how this bb cream is highly perfumed. I just can’t get over the smell. I honestly don’t remember if it smelled this way before. Who knows! So, overall, it all went well. Much better than I expected. This time, I really thought the bb cream was working for me again, since I loved how it contains a high SPF (SPF 50+ PA+++!!). It also provided good coverage while feeling somewhat lightweight on the skin. It didn’t feel thick or heavy like other foundations I’ve used before. Also, it made my skin look flawless and just so much brighter and healthier looking! I wanted it to work, but…

Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me this time. Not anymore. 😢 I started noticing blackheads on my forehead and some pimples on other parts of my face after using it. I didn’t think it was this product but it is. I kept on getting random breakouts whenever I used it. I noticed the breakouts after removing my makeup at the end of the day. *sigh* I think this bb cream is just too heavy for my skin now even though it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. The texture and consistency feels much thicker than it is when it’s on the skin. If that makes any sense, lol. It was one of the perfect bb creams I’ve used. I mean, I’ve used it for so many years until now. The bb cream made my skin appear dry sometimes too. I noticed dead skin on my face appearing more obvious. And it leaves my skin feeling and looking chalky and ashy due to the dryness. It’s great at controlling oil but may be a little too much. Well, it looks like it didn’t work out this time. I’m not going to try it again, haha. I think it’s time to move on to something else or something new. After this, I’m pretty much over it. I still have a ton of product left too. This bb cream just isn’t the same anymore. What really happened… 🤷🏻‍♀️

For more posts on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange…

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