About five years ago, I got serious about sunscreen. A few things I’ve learned: 1) Do not leave home without it or else you will get wrinkles, sun spots, or worse, cancer. 2) There are chemical sunscreens and physical ones. 3) Physical ones leave behind a greasy, ghastly white sheen and should be avoided unless it’s Halloween and you’re going as a ghost.
Well, that’s what my experience had been so far, until I tried SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. While browsing the shelves at a local spa, the woman helping me recommended that I try it. “It’s a physical sunscreen,” I said, horrified. But when she explained that physical sunblocks have come a long way and, in her opinion, offer longer-lasting UV protection, I was curious. After trying it on, I was sold.
Neither white nor greasy, this lightweight liquid comes in a “universal tint” that adapts to your skin tone. I don’t know how this magical feat happens, but I can vouch for this SPF blending in equally well with my skin (pale) and the spa lady’s (olive). It absorbs almost instantly (no more waiting around for your sunscreen to soak in) with a silky, matte finish. While it layers well under makeup, the coverage is actually so lovely that on good skin days, I’ve been skipping my usual tinted moisturizer.