Name: Daily SPF15
From Sunumbra’s website:
sunumbra® daily provides…
effective, photo stable, medium level protection against both UVA and UVB radiation
extra protection from free radical damage and atmospheric toxins
active natural skin nutrients and antioxidants to help reverse the effects of radiation damage
that every single ingredient offers a clear and direct benefit and is not merely included to ‘look good’
What I liked:
– provides broad spectrum protection
– very lightweight texture for a zinc oxide based sunscreen; absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue behind
– doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin
– gentle, doesn’t irritate skin
– contains antioxidants to fight premature aging
– sleek and eyecatching packaging
What I didn’t like:
– its lightweight texture is not moisturizing enough for dry skin
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Sunumbra sunscreens. They’re zinc oxide-based, thus providing broad-spectrum protection without irritating skin, but don’t leave a white cast behind, and are infused with lots of antioxidants to boot. What’s not to like?
The white cast is not the only problem with Zinc Oxide though. Its thick and somewhat waxy consistency can be quite unpleasant to apply. I found all the Sunumbra sunscreens had relatively lightweight textures compared to other zinc oxide based products on the market, but Sunumbra Daily SPF15, probably because it has a lower SPF than the other versions and therefore requires a smaller amount of this ingredient, surpasses them all.
This sunscreen has the most lightweight texture that I have, so far, ever come across in a zinc oxide based sunscreen. Yes, it feels a bit waxy, but it takes only a minute to absorb, and doesn’t leave neither a greasy residue nor a white cast behind. And, because zinc oxide works by creating a shield on the skin that reflects UV rays away for it, you only need a pea-sized amount for the face. For all these reasons, Sunumbra Daily is a great option to use everyday under your makeup. And moisturizer. If you have dry skin, its texture won’t be moisturizing enough for you.
The sunscreen is also infused with antioxidants, including Ascorbyl Glucoside, a stable form of vitamin C that can stimulate the production of collagen and reduce hyperpigmentation, and superoxide dismutase, an enzyme naturally produced by cells to mitigate DNA damage. It also contains nicotinamide, also known as niacinamide, which can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as the texture of the skin, and reduce hyperpigmentation spots. Pretty impressive, huh?
De-ionized water, Cape chestnut oil (Wild sourced), Cetearyl olivate sorbitan olivate (Eco-certified organic), Carnauba wax, Ascorbyl glucoside (100% Natural certification), Galactoarabinan (Eco-certified organic), Aspen bark extract (populus tremuloides) (100% Natural certification), Superoxide dismutase (SOD) (100% Natural certification), Kigelia extract (Wild sourced), Aloe ferox extract (Wild sourced), Nicotinamide (100% Natural certification), Tyrosine (100% Natural certification), Allantoin, and Cape chamomile oil (organically grown)
Sunumbra Daily SPF has a lightweight, but not moisturizing, texture that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave neither a greasy residue nor a white cast behind. Infused with antioxidants, it provides broad spectrum protection without irritating skin.
Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.
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