Recently I've discovered a new mineral sunscreen called Brush On Block SPF30, that I've been using myself and also been recommending it to my clients.
Everyone knows the importance of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis to protect their skin from UV damage. However from speaking to clients, it seems there are still a number of people who don't wear sunscreen daily. Not because they haven't heard the messages about how important it is, but rather it comes down to compliance. Simply put, sunscreen formulations in the past have been fairly problematic for the majority of people. If a product feels sticky or greasy on the skin or it interrupts the way makeup looks or alters the colour of our skin, it simply won't be used! This has left an unpleasant association with sunscreens in some peoples minds.
However thankfully today we have access to many different formulations of sunscreen available to us, in both physical or chemical format, ranging from creams, lotions, oils, sprays and powders, and thanks to advances in science it means sunscreens are a lot more 'user friendly' than before.
I am personally a fan on physical / mineral sunscreens rather the chemical sun filters. There are definitely pros and cons to both, but overall I think the pros of physical sunscreens outweigh the chemical filters. Having an oilier complexion, the idea of the powder-based sunscreens has also been appealing to me. I originally tried the BareMinerals Natural Sunscreen SPF30 around 3 years ago and whilst I loved the concept, the colours were a little bit off. So much so that even the lightest shade left me looking a bit orange!
Thankfully I now have Brush On Block SPF30. This is completely translucent, so doesn't give any colour or coverage to the skin. Meaning it's great for all skin types and leaves no white cast.
It's a blend of both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in powder format, so it's non-greasy and provides broad spectrum SPF30 protection against UVA and UVB. It also contains additional skin benefits including anti-inflammatory Chamomile Extract and antioxidant Green Tea Extract.
Surprisingly, it's also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes (of course you do need to reapply after water exposure, this is the same advice for all sunscreens!).
It's great for both men and women, because it's translucent and can't be seen on the skin it can be used under, over or instead of makeup.
It's really easy to apply and convenient to carry in your pocket for top-ups throughout the day as and when needed. The great thing I've found with Brush On Block compared to other mineral sunscreen powders I've come across, is that it's refillable! You can buy refills which are half the price of the original, so it makes it a really economical product long-term.
Below is a video I film on how to apply physical sunscreens. I mention two that I use and recommend to clients, including CosMedix Reflect SPF30 spray and of course, Brush On Block SPF30.
I can't recommend this enough. In fact, because I found myself recommending it to all of my clients, it only made sense that I should start stocking it myself! Therefore if you have treatment with me, Brush On Block SPF30 mineral sunscreen is now available to buy at the end of treatment. The full size 3.4g retails at £22 and the refills retail at £11.
Appointments available at andymillward.com