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I hope they make this forever!
on December 12, 2015
I ordered this after much hemming and hawing. I am always fearful of what I put on my face because my excessively oily skin likes to break out at the hint of a strong breeze. When I describe my skin as oily, to explain - after one hour of washing, toning, and powdering my face, it will be covered in a layer of oil that literally feels like my whole face is wet. That is a gross feeling, let me tell you!!
Since my skin is sooo oily, for a long time I had been relying on a 24 hour oil blocking foundation to keep it in check. I didn't like the foundation because of all the chemical ingredients, the white sheet-iness of it after application, and it still didn't hold up on my face more than a few hours. If I applied sunscreen to my skin prior to foundation application, forget about it. It would just gunk up and look and feel horrible.
So, with much trepidation, I ordered this little gem with low hopes of being happy with it. Boy, was I surprised!
I really like that this offers a decent sun protection factor and that it is mineral based instead of chemical based. It is tinted so it looks brown when you squeeze it from the tube. When I apply it to my 'pale as a ghost' skin, it actually gives me some skin tone color, which I love! I hate looking like Casper, and this, even though it's not obviously a different color than the rest of my skin, gives me a warm depth like I've seen sunlight in the past 10 years.
I was thrilled when I realized how well this controlled my oily skin! I did not expect that at all, but all I have to do is apply this to my clean skin and powder it and it will last hours longer than any primer/foundation ever did for me. I love it!
So, for me, there are many, many reasons to continue using this product. I hope they don't ever change it because it's the single best product I've ever used on my extremely oily, highly acne prone, unbelievably pale and skin cancer prone skin.
P.S. I have not had any problems with my bottles bursting at the wrong end or anything like that, and I'm on my 3rd tube. I use it to thoroughly cover my face, neck, and chest area every single day and one tube lasts me about one month.
P.P.S. I included 3 photos - One of my bare skinned arm, one with the sunscreen directly out of the tube on my arm, and the last with the product rubbed in - You can only slightly tell a difference on my alien white/greenish skin!