Finally. A sunscreen with zinc oxide (5%) and titanium dioxide (10%) that doesn't leave a white, sticky film on my face. The lotion emerges white from the pump bottle but blends into my skin without any white cast.
Although I am 55 years-old, my skin is oily. I usually avoid sunscreens with the word 'moisturizer' on the label, like the Osmosis Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer ($20). However, the moisturizing effect was mild and didn't leave my face greasy or cause breakouts.
I love the very mild fragrance of coconut, grapefruit and vanilla that makes me think of fun, sunny days at the beach.
Prior to Osmosis, I used the cult favorite Shiseido lotion and thought I would never find something I like better. But in comparing the ingredients between the two products, I found the Osmosis brand incorporated more natural ingredients which was a huge factor in my decision to make it my new sunscreen.
The inclusion of antioxidants and botanicals makes me believe my skin is absorbing ingredients that provide cosmetic benefits while at the same time protecting my skin from the harmful effects of too much sun.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Ingredients in Osmosis Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer: Aloe Vera Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Zinc Oxide, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Whey Protein (Milk Peptides Complex), Linoleic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Arnica Montana (Flower) Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed (Passion Fruit) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Oil, Vitamin E Tocopherol, HydroxyEthyl Cellosize, Caprylic Acid (and) Lauric Acid (and) Propanediol (and Potassium Sorbate) and Natural Fragrance (Coconut, Grapefruit and Vanilla)