To be honest, it was only when I really got into skincare that I religiously applied SPF. So, it was also only a few years ago that I realized how difficult it is to look for an SPF that would work for my oily skin. You know something that’s not too heavy, not too creamy, and nothing that will aggravate the oiliness of my skin. While on the search, Coola gave me some vegan SPF options.
The Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30 ($36) promises to be a moisturizer and SPF in one. This is so light and it applies like a silicone primer. The tint is a touch too light for my skin tone but manageable. It’s matte but not mattifying so, on a warm day, I get a bit of shine on my forehead and on my nose by lunchtime. By hour 7 I can see some foundation movement on my forehead so I definitely think this would suit those with dry and normal skin better.
The Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 ($52) also contains rose stem cell actives to nourish and provide antioxidant benefits. This honestly looks ashy on the bottle so I didn’t think it would work well with my warm skin. It does once first applied. It also leaves a bit of a white cast. Not great right? However, it seemed to have settled on my skin after a few minutes so, I’m good. However, after walking under the sun after a few minutes, it immediately left my skin oily and I haven’t had this experience in so long. This is definitely for drier skin types.
The Daydream Mineral Makeup Primer Sunscreen SPF 30 ($42) also has honeysuckle, white lily, and iris stem cells to deliver antioxidants. This feels siliconey and feels hydrating but this made my skin oily in the afternoon and it made makeup move around. Like I can see foundation gathering in small spackles on my forehead. Sadly, this is yet another SPF for dry and normal skin types.
The Coola Mineral Face Matte Tint Moisturizer SPF 30, Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30, Daydream Mineral Makeup Primer Sunscreen SPF 30 were provided by @coola and @behrmanpr. Available at coola.com