I have finally found my ultimate favorite sunscreen! After the first application, I fell in love with Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen.
I'm in my mid-40s, and anything that simplifies my morning skin care routine automatically gets bonus points. With just this one product, I could check off sunscreen, moisturizer, light cover-up for complexion flaws, and antioxidant skin therapy. Seriously, I could actually replace all of these steps with just Suntegrity.
The 20% mineral non-nano size zinc-oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 coverage comes in 5 colours, and their website descriptions of the colours use Hollywood celebrities as examples – which seemed kind of silly, but actually was much more useful to pick than just a picture. The coverage was flawless – it completely replaced my foundation – all I needed was a light brush of powder after. For those who like more coverage, I think Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen would be a good primer as it evened out my skin tone well and left it looking dewy, although I didn’t try it myself.
Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream was luxuriously creamy, blended and smoothed easily, moisturized intensely, and didn’t leave my skin looking greasy or chalky. On all but the coldest and driest days, it replaced my morning moisturizer as well.
The formula contains a smorgasbord of yummy ingredients and antioxidants that fight free radical damage such as red algae, aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, green tea, and coconut oils.
Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen claims to provide anti-inflammatory properties that help with rosacea, acne, and melasma (dark sun spots). Unlike other tinted facial sunscreens, I never broke out with Suntegrity. I didn’t notice much change with melasma, but perhaps over more time I will.
Tricia, the owner of Suntegrity Sunscreens, lost her mother to melanoma. She developed her natural, mineral zinc oxide sunscreens "with a heartfelt mission and the help of an extremely knowledgeable formulator and chemist." Suntegrity Skincare was made in memory of her mom and all of those who lost their lives to skin cancer. Using her mom’s experience as a positive catalyst for change, she created a holistic, mineral sun care line to help people avoid skin cancer. And I for one am very thankful.
Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream is completely guilt-free. It’s vegan and cruelty free (PETA and Leaping Bunny Certification). It’s free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, synthetic dyes, sulfates, paba, titanium dioxide, nano-particles and chemical UV absorbers. And it received a #1 rating by the EWG/Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database and was featured in the “Best Sunscreens” Category in the EWG’s 2012 & 2013 Sunscreen Guides. The Suntegrity company was awarded “Champion” status by the EWG/Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
In my opinion, there are only two downsides to this product. One is that is expensive, at $45 for a 1.7 oz / 50 ml tube. And two, the airless pump stopped working after my first use, which is minor, but now adds extra time to my morning skincare routine as I have to take off the tube lid for every use.
In spite of this, I’ll definitely be a repeat buyer of Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen.