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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?


@BSurLife65 wrote:

@donniesmom  DERMALOGICA (sp?) has a quality plain sunscreen lotion, my small bottle (fo rmy face) has lasted years. SPF 35 I think.  Seems pricey but a lil' dab'll do ya.  No color, the white disappears.  They know their skincare!


@BSurLife65 in order to get the level of SPF listed on the container, you have to use 1/4 teaspoon of product on your face/neck.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?

@donniesmom  Dr. Gross spf 50 Physical Block (this is what I wear outside year round).

 

ISOMERS spf 22 (only available in the US). This is my indoors sunscreen.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?

REN has a new product which is 22% Zinc Oxide and I am pretty sure it's 'cone free. It's called Clean Screen. I find it to be one of the best formulas for everyday use. No white cast, no greasy afterfeel, pretty perfect. 

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?

@Texasmouse   I wasn't aware of that instruction, so thanks.  What I bought in 2015 is a 2 oz. white plastic bottle with a yellow cap.  I took it on a trip South but never used it much (I'm still in denial about the 'need' for high SPF "anytime you go outside whether sunny or foggy".  My skin already has a good deal of melanin due to my genetic background -- I spent most of my life as a Cali 'sun worshipper', practically lived at the beach, swam & sunbathed nude in our private pool and yard --  WITHOUT ANY SUNSCREEN, and no skin cancer to this day. I wouldn't recommend that now, and when I'm in the direct sun I do use sun protection.  I have no wrinkles, just a few sunspots here & there.  In my opinion the Skin Cancer 'scare' has been overblown; and it was known 20 years ago that using sunscreen can actually cause skin damage (maybe that was before the 'mineral' sunscreens were on the market?)  

 

I recently got it out of my seldom-used products drawer to see if it was still good; it smelled fine, and I put a couple drops on my hand -- it spread out really well and the white disappeared.  I now wear either CC tinted cream or the new Bare Minerals 'foundation' (all with at least 35 non-chemical SPF).  

 

Actually 1/4 tsp. is a good amount to cover one's entire face and neck; one could probably spread it down the chest area and backs of hands.  The price in 2015 was $35 I think.  I'm sure there are comparable products in today's marketplace but I was answering the question posed by the OP.  

 

 

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?


@BSurLife65 wrote:

@donniesmom  DERMALOGICA (sp?) has a quality plain sunscreen lotion, my small bottle (fo rmy face) has lasted years. SPF 35 I think.  Seems pricey but a lil' dab'll do ya.  No color, the white disappears.  They know their skincare!


@BSurLife65- Your sunscreen may have expired by now.  There may be an expiration date printed somewhere on the bottle.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?

@San Antonio Gal   Thanks for the info -- I'll check it out with my Derm.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?


@BSurLife65 wrote:

@San Antonio Gal   Thanks for the info -- I'll check it out with my Derm.


@BSurLife65, You might also want to find out what your derm says about sunscreen.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?

@Porcelain  I guarantee you that I'm old and wise enough to get all available input re: my Health -- from a wide variety of sources.  

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?


@BSurLife65 wrote:

@Porcelain  I guarantee you that I'm old and wise enough to get all available input re: my Health -- from a wide variety of sources.  


I'm glad for you. If I offended you somehow by responding to you directly, I apologize.

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Re: Know of Sunscreen for Face without Dimethicone?


@susanks1 wrote:

Elta MD SPF 41.  It is slightly tinted.  I have really sensitive skin and I don't have problems with this sunscreen.


I want to second this one. I also have very sensitive skin and use Elta MD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41. Active ingredients are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. 

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