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Osmosis Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer - reader recommended

Is a Solution for:
Oily Skin, Sun Protection for Body, Sun Protection for Face


Blends in well with skin


Moisturizing effect not best for oily skin
September 21, 2013 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 2 Comments
An excellent sunscreen with great ingredients

by Debbie

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)


  • September 21, 2013

    by Dennis

    Nice! I'll have to give this a try sometime. A recent find for me is Paula's Choice Resist Super-light Wrinkle Defense spf30. It's gotta be the best zinc oxide sunscreen I have used yet. It doesn't roll, pill, or flake, it's incredibly light, and it has a sheer tint. On top of that it has several antioxidants: astaxanthin, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, resveratrol, and epigallocatechin gallate. TIA should put it through the wringer!

  • September 21, 2013

    by Valerie

    I just bought a sample of this a week ago and love it. I think it is my new sunscreen. I was using the Josie Maran SPF, but my face looked oily by mid-day. After trying this for the last week, I absolutely love it. New fav for sunscreen with great ingredients and no phenoxyethanol.

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