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Amarte Ultra Veil Sunscreen

by Amarte

$ 45.00

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Size: 2.4 oz (70 ml)

Amarte Ultra Veil Sunscreen is a unique blend of four physical and chemical sunscreen agents with broad spectrum SPF 50 to protect sun exposed skin. Epidermal growth factor stimulates skin repair and collagen production while purified elemental sulfur calms irritation, balances sebum production and brightens skin. This water-resistant sunscreen also contains caviar extract, which is rich in fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Directions:
Shake well and apply to face before sun exposure. Reapply as needed, especially after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating.

TIA Review by Marta:
This is a first for me. I have never before recommended a chemical sunscreen. Heck, I haven’t used a chemical sunscreen for years. Amarte Ultra Veil Sunscreen has changed the habits of a lifetime.

I must admit that I approached Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen SPF50 with some trepidation. I have frequently had allergic reactions to chemical sunscreens and am concerned by the safety profile of them on a much broader level, as they can increase the production of free radicals and cause cellular damage. But I decided to give Amarte Ultra Veil a go for two reasons: it uses chemical sunscreens that are far from the worst offenders, and the formula has plenty of antioxidants and even an epidermal growth factor to help counteract a potential free radical issue.

Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen has two chemical sunscreens. Octyl methoxycinnamate also goes by the name of octinoxate. Now, it should be noted that it can lead to developmental and reproductive toxicity and certainly should not be used by pregnant women. Studies of percutaneous absorption indicate that 1 to 2% may be absorbed through the skin and most of the octyl methoxycinnamate appears to be trapped in the stratus corneum (skin surface) in adults. The other chemical active is octyl salicylate (also called octisalate) and, although it has been linked to contact dermititus, its safety record seems to be fairly good.

Additionally, there are two mineral sunscreens, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These are also not without controversy, especially titanium dioxide. But they are generally not irritating to my sensitive skin, and they are in the sunscreens that I usually use.

Amarte Ultra Veil is one of the most cosmetically acceptable sunscreens I have used, meaning that there is no residue, chalkiness, greasiness and it plays nice with makeup. This is no doubt due to the high proportion of silicones.

They are outweighed though by the many good antioxidants and skin repairers. A sunscreen with epidermal growth factor is another first for me. EGF results in the stimulation of wound healing, and collagen production by EGF is due to increased fibroblast proliferation. Amongst the antioxidants there is ginkgo biloba, which is anti-inflammatory and a collagen builder, and a type of mushroom that is believed by researchers to be an anti-cancer agent. Potentilla extract is supposed to improve the synthesis of collagen Vll (according to a patent). Plus there is rooibos (known as red tea, although it is a pea).

I feel a fleeting tingle when I first apply Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen, but otherwise no adverse reactions. The spring sunshine of New York hasn’t done much to put the SPF50 through its paces, but so far so good. I certainly like the idea of a sunscreen that has so many antioxidants, and I’ll be continuing to use Amarte through the summer.

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This is a first for me. I have never before recommended a chemical sunscreen. Heck, I haven’t used a chemical sunscreen for years. Amarte Ultra Veil Sunscreen ($45 in the shop) has changed the habits of a lifetime. I must admit that I approached Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen SPF50 with... Read Full Article

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  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    I was eager to try Amarte's sunblock as I really love its BB Cream,but I find that the sunblock is a little too thick (or moisturizing?) for me. I like to use a separate moisturizer so I don't really need a thick/moisturizing sunblock. The end result is that the sunblock took rather long to absorb, leaving my face a tad shiny. It may be a better option for drier skin types, I think.

  • 5 stars 2 out of 5

    I have to say, I think this broke me out. Not sure if it was only this, or a combo of stuff (it's hard to tell as I'm constantly using different products) but after starting this I got really bad breakouts on my chin area, aka my problem area. I will use up the bottle on the rest of my face that isn't quite so acne prone (forehead, cheeks, neck) and then go back to my beloved Osmosis, which was lightweight, less greasy, and definitely didn't break me out!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This is THE sunscreen for me. I have high expectations for my sunscreen. It must not feel thick on my face. I really hate that slimey feeling of many sunscreens. It also has to be good for my skin, no skin cancer chemicals or breakouts please. Last and most importantly it has to work! I have tried several mineral sunscreens here at tia that were close, but I live in Houston, TX and the sun is ruthless here. I have summers off and spend a lot of time outdoors. In short I need a LOT of sun protection. I have been wishing for a safe chemical sunscreen packed with antioxidants that can offset some of the cons. Amarte read my mind. It does it all! Best of all it really has been like an added serum, my skin looks great after using it! Product was used almost daily for 2 months prior to my review. My skin: combination, age 30, acne prone.

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Active Ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7%, Titanium Dioxide 5.4%, Octyl Salicylate 5%, Zinc Oxide 3%

Other Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Silica, Mica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Hexyl Laurate, Dimethicone, Caviar Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Elemental Sulfur, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Potentilla Erecta Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Human Oligopeptide-1, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, BHT
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