As an African-American woman who’s experienced sunburn, I’m constantly on the hunt for sunscreen that protects my skin without turning my brown complexion chalky white. It’s actually a lot harder to come by than you may think, but luckily there are some really good options out there.
I recently tried Dermaquest’s SheerZinc SPF 30 and it definitely gets my stamp of approval. First and foremost, it’s claim of being “sheer” is 100% accurate. I applied it liberally to my face and shoulders this weekend and after a few seconds of rubbing, it was completely undetectable. There was no white residue at all.
As for protection, I wasn’t disappointed on that front either. I was out in the sun at the beach for five hours, re-applied this sunscreen a few times and came home without any sunburns at all.
Another highlight worth mentioning about Dermaquest’s SheerZinc SPF 3o? It’s layer-able, meaning it works really well underneath your moisturizer and makeup. Not only does it offer sun protection, but it also gives the skin a nice matte finish to keep oiliness and shininess at bay.
If you’re living on the edge not wearing sunscreen every day, stop and order a tube of this one ASAP. It’s super easy to apply and effective so your skin will look and feel good for years to come.