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Physical sunscreen for face?

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rubybleu Tue 26-Jul-16 11:29:24

I'm using a medication at the moment that needs to be applied to bare skin, so I need a sunscreen with physical UV filters.

Can anyone recommend a good physical sunscreen for the face? Ideally fragrance free. I've found Sunsense Sensitive which looks perfect but sadly not an option as it contains the only thing I'm allergic to (Diazolidinyl Urea).

Udderz Tue 26-Jul-16 11:32:08


BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Tue 26-Jul-16 11:37:15

Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50 is great.

rubybleu Tue 26-Jul-16 11:40:19

Ultrasun uses chemical UV filters sadly! Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the usual physical filters.

Blair, thank you - my husband is in the states this week so I'll check that out & talk him into a trip to Walgreens!

Hagothehills Tue 26-Jul-16 11:59:34

Lush do a powder sun block. Not tried it myself but it's purely physical. I think the idea is to mix some into your favourite moisturizer or bb cream. here it is

Hagothehills Tue 26-Jul-16 12:04:06

It's only spf15 but has very good reviews. (Have only not tried it because I'm skint and have clarins to use up first)

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Tue 26-Jul-16 12:07:14

That's a good idea, hopefully it'll be cheaper there! You can get it online here but it's usually around £30-£35.

Bamaluz Tue 26-Jul-16 12:16:14

Bare Minerals do a natural sunscreen in powder form, spf 30, which comes with a built in brush to apply.

rubybleu Fri 05-Aug-16 20:48:30

Update: bought the Neostrata sunscreen recommended by Blair and I'm very happy with it.

It sits beautifully under mineral makeup. I actually prefer it to Ultrasun and La Roche Posay. It turns out that Skinceuticals and Jan Marini do similar physical sunscreens. Many thanks for the help!

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Sat 06-Aug-16 12:12:22

Oh, glad I could help! smile It is fab isn't it? FYI, I just got some quite cheaply from

lljkk Sat 06-Aug-16 19:59:06

Simple brand, ime.

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