Our Skincare Experts Tested & Compared the Best of the Best
Unsponsored Review of The Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen by Biossance
Meet The Perfect, Lightweight Sunscreen That Balances Oily Skin
The preventative and immediate benefits of using sunscreen for an extra layer of moisture plus sun protection go on and on.
However, to be consistent it is very important that we enjoy using the product and look forward to using it in our daily skin care routine.
Finally, the face sunscreen that checks all the boxes:
- Broadspectrum SPF 30
- No white cast or chalkiness
- Provides anti-aging skin care ingredients
- Wears beautifully with or without makeup
- Not greasy and doesn’t leave your skin oily
Too good to be true? We’ve tested this sunscreen against two other top competitors and saw phenomenal results on all skin types with the Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen.
What Are The Benefits of Squalane in Skin Care?
Squalane is a moisturizing type of oil and it has a fatty acid profile very similar to that of sebum, the natural oil our skin makes.
By nourishing our skin with the right oil-based moisturizing ingredients such as squalane, this can help our skin produce less oil due to dryness.
And less oil helps reduce the changes of acne and breakouts forming.
Squalane also helps soothe dryness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
While some malicious corporations source their squalane from hunting sharks, Biossance uses vegan sourced squalane made from sweet sugarcane.
Sugarcane is also a much more eco-friendly resource in that it is renewable and sustainably grown.
Why Choose Mineral Sunscreens During Pregnancy?
If a sunscreen ingredient is not recommended for children, is it completely safe for adults?
We prefer to stay on the safe side and avoid such controversial sunscreen ingredients. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents avoid using sunscreens with oxybenzone on their children, as stated in their guidelines (1).
“People may prefer to avoid sunscreens containing oxybenzone, as these may have weak estrogenic effects when absorbed through the skin.”
Speaking of estrogen, pregnant and nursing mothers are strongly advised to avoid products with oxybenzone because this chemical was detected in breast milk (2).
The second common sunscreen ingredient we recommend avoiding altogether is avobenzone.
Recent clinical trials have shown how avobenzone is absorbed into the bloodstream like oxybenzone. Although some may argue that this does not mean the chemical is harmful, there are no studies ensuring its safety either.
That’s why we recommend sticking to mineral based sunscreens that offer broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays with a minimum of SPF 30.
Our Honest Review of The Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
Instead of reviewing this product on its own, we wanted to compare it against its most formidable competitors.
After comparing these products, we noticed that the Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen was the most hydrating throughout the day, easy to apply, and melted into the skin leaving no white cast or greasiness.
If you wear it without makeup it adds a healthy glow; and underneath makeup it adds a radiance to your foundation as a base.
While we all have different skin tones and types ranging from sensitive to oily and dry, the Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen worked for all of us.
The best part about this sunscreen is how easy it is to apply. It feels like a lightweight lotion, no chalkiness or oiliness.
If you do have oily skin, apply less moisturizer before applying this sunscreen.
We wish they made this in a giant pump for the body but that would probably be a bit pricey.