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TarteGuard SPF 30 Review

The packaging of this sunscreen caught both of our eyes while we were browsing Sephora – we were both sold once we tested out the product on our hands and felt how smooth and dry it felt after it absorbed. Plus, Vanaily and I are always fans of a good physical sunscreen.

Scent: This sunscreen has a very light scent which doesn’t smell like ordinary sunscreen. However, the smell becomes undetectable to me a few seconds after application.

Packaging: I tend to prefer for lotions to be in squeeze bottles over bottles with a pump. Although a pump is more sanitary, I like being able to easily reach every last bit of a product. I have to say a pump makes it a lot more convenient to use. I find that one pump is just the right amount to cover the face and neck (or at least the front portion of your neck anyway). I have only started being more diligent will applying my sunscreen to my neck area since Vanaily pointed it out. My neck and the area under my chin have been neglected of sunscreen for years (oops).

Application & Absorption: Unlike a lot of physical sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, this sunscreen doesn’t leave a white cast on your face. The formula dries smoothly and it absorbs within minutes.

Since my skin tends to be a bit oily, the only con to this sunscreen is that it leaves my face with a bit of a sheen. So my face ends up looking somewhere in between looking dewy and shiny… Not to fret, however, since I find rubbing the product more into the skin and powdering my face helps with the shininess. This sunscreen behaves well under makeup although a bit of shininess becomes a bit of an issue later on in the day for me.

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Additional Information: 

$38 CAD for 1.7 oz.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.36%, Zinc Oxide 4.13%


TarteGuard SPF 30 Review
August 19, 2015
8.9 Overall Score
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