DR. JART+ EVERY SUN DAY UV SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50
Another day, another nearly-empty tube of sunscreen.
My SPF consumption has been through the roof in the last two years, since learning about the far superior (in my opinion) Korean and Japanese offerings. I get so excited to try new ones, that I switch them out after every finished bottle.
Lately, I've been using the Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day SPF 50 sunscreen. It's been about two months, and with just a few more uses left in my tube, I have some thoughts.
WHAT IT IS
A sunscreen that offers powerful UV defense, plus moisturizing and soothing benefits.
This sunscreen protects against UV rays while soothing and protecting sun-irritated skin. The formula contains moisturizing ingredients, which help prevent dryness without leaving the skin feeling sticky or hindering makeup application. The subtle, light pink-beige color helps brighten and color correct the skintone for a brighter and healthier look.
This product is dermatologist tested and cruelty-free. It is free of skin-clogging mineral oil for a clear and fresh glow.
WHAT I THINK
I wanted to check out an SPF by Dr. Jart+, because I'm already a fan of their other skincare. I was browsing on Amazon one night, and threw this into my cart without even hesitating. I wanted something with a high SPF, in addition to a high PA rating, and from what I could tell, this was the product with the highest SPF/PA in their current lineup. Of course, there is an on-going debate about the efficacy of higher SPF products, but I think if it's available, why not go for it?
Anyway, I'm going to start with the con, because there's only one: the pinky-beige tint that this has isn't brown-skin friendly. I can't use this suncreen on days I don't wear makeup, unless I don't mind looking slightly grey. On skin fairer than mine, I'm sure this would blend right in, and give those color corrective benefits, but on me, it's not a good look. It's a bummer because this formula would be perfect, if it came in a non-pink, universal formula, or if it came with a tint formulated specifically for correcting dark skin.
That being said, the rest of the claims of this sunscreen are more than met.
My skin type is Oily/Combo, and this feels lightweight and moisturizing, without making my skin look greasy, even as the day wears on. It does take a few minutes to set before using with makeup, so if I don't have the time to wait, I'll set it with translucent powder before carrying on with my routine. It works great under makeup, it doesn't interact with my base products whatsoever, and there's no pilling or settling into lines.
I love that it's not super-thick, and applies/spreads rather easily and evenly. I haven't noticed any clogged pores or breakouts when I use this, either. I actually notice that my skin looks very healthy and radiant after applying, and if you have sensitive skin (I don't) I can see how this would actually be quite calming and soothing for any redness or irritation you might be experiencing.
Smell-wise, it smells slightly more botanical than most sunscreens, the smell goes away quite quickly though, so it's nothing really too significant to worry about. Personally, I tend not to notice it much anymore
YAY OR NAY?
Sun care is extremely important to me, I deal with hyper-pigmentation and use all sorts of actives to help fade it, which leaves my skin photosensitive. In addition, it's just a fact that daily use of SPF helps prevent premature aging of your skin, and while there's not a damn thing wrong with getting older, protecting our skin from sun damage, and skin cancer should be our number one priority.
So, to wrap it up, I'd absolutely recommend this sunscreen to anyone. Of course, a point taken off for the color of the formula, as this isn't something darker skinned people can just put on and go out the door, but it's still very protective, hydrating, doesn't irritate skin, and plays nicely under makeup.