Whilst it really doesn’t look all that inspiring, the SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defence is actually a very inspiring product. At SPF50, it has one of the lightest textures I’ve ever come across for protection at that level. It’s very liquid and therefore very, very light on the skin.
Although it looks quite dark (there is one shade: a ‘universal’ tint) once fully rubbed in it is the lightest of tints.
I haven’t fully rubbed it in because I think it’s useful to be able to see the shading correctly, but once you get it all the way in, there isn’t a lot, colour-wise, to show for it. It’s certainly not the BB or CC coverage levels that we are used to. However, for the first time in my life, I’ve found a light-feeling, high coverage that I can use day to day on my neck (where I have most sun-damage – so all the SPF15+ foundations and BBs seemingly have made a difference because obviously I don’t make up my neck) without it feeling sticky or looking weird or made up.
There is, I noticed, a very slight white cast initially that does fade away after it’s been on the skin for a couple of minutes. It does need shaking well before application and it’s water resistant so any sweating (as if I would ;-)) shouldn’t be a problem. On the skin, it’s weightless. All in all, a bit of a skin saving revelation. Its £35 HERE.
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I love how this looks, I’m really looking for something very light for this summer.
Great review, Jane. This is a super product, providing brilliant protection and a great primer-like finish for make-up application. Zero excuse for skipping daily sunscreen 24-7-365!