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Lumixyl MoistureLock Sunscreen – reader reviewed

Reviewed by TIA Community Member August 7, 2011 3 Comments

Pros

Fragrance-free

Cons

White cast and shiny residue
Not recommended for oily skin types

Reviewed by Tracy

I was excited to get to try this product, as finding a good mineral sunscreen can be difficult. After about a week of use, I noticed that Lumixyl Sunscreen ($58 in the shop) has some of the same problems as other sunscreens I've tried:

1) It's hard to rub into my skin and to get the whiteness out. I have medium Asian skin and it left white streaks that took a bit of rubbing to get it to completely absorb. It's quite tacky, so it didn't sink it that well. This could be helped if it came in a tinted version for darker skin types, but I suspect it won't completely go away, as I've tried tinted sunscreens before, and the one that sinks in best for me is Tizo3.

2) It made my skin shiny. Not dewy, like a 20 year old, but shiny, like I looked oily. I hate this aspect the most about sunscreens, as it requires a lot of powder or some other mattifying product, and I hate having to add so much stuff to my skin.

But other than those two issues, the sunscreen was fine. It protected pretty well, held up against regular sweat ok (didn't try it out while I was working out however, so can't tell about active sweating), and there were no weird smells. For me, though, this sunscreen didn't really stand out. I'll probably use this up, but will count on my trusty Tizo3, which feels silkier and rubs in better in my opinion.

Ingredients:

Titanium Dioxide (8.4%) Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua/Eau), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Pentylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Benzylidene Dimethoxydimethylindanone

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  • August 10, 2011

    by bethany

    I actually really like the Lumixyl sunscreen, though I am fair skinned and don't have the whitish cast problem. The main reason I like it however, is that it stays really matt on my face and is perfect under mineral makeup. But it is waaaay too pricey to use anywhere but my face.

  • August 10, 2011

    by NoeyD77

    I'm a sunblock junkie and I have olive skin myself and find near impossible to find an all physical sunblock that doesn't leave a white residue that leaves me looking like a geisha, not exactly the look I'm going for!!! The best so far is my beloved Dr Denese Daycream SPF 30, which is zo based but does have some chemical sunscreens. Then Hydropeptides new SPF 30 which I'm really liking and Josie Maran's Argan Oil Spf40+ which I think is only zinc oxide but leaves no cast whatsoever, which makes me question it's efficacy. I use this on my neck. I'm also starting to like Skinceuticals new spf50 fluid....

  • August 8, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I've just started using the DeVita sunscreen & absolutely love the way it feels on my skin. Considering the high zinc content (@19%), I am surprised how easily it absorbs, without leaving any white residual "stuff".

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