Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:08 AM
I tried a cream with a physical sun block in it by ROC - zinc oxide 3% - It didn't irritate me but it wouldn't absorb into my skin. It looked like a layer of white detergent dried on my face - and then I couldn't get it off!
Next, I tied the same thing above in lotion form and it actually went on blue. The cosmetic lady told me that was normal. Well, I can't leave the house looking like a Smurf.
Does anyone know of a sunblock that won't irritate sensitive skin? I think I need zinc oxide, but does any company make it so it will absorb into the skin?
I can't be rubbing at my face to get it off because it makes my red worse. And that makes me sad. Thanks.
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:37 PM
A couple of dermatologists started me on this. I have always used it as a sunscreen. If I do some serious watersports though, (in Florida) I will use a waterproof one with a very high SPF.
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:51 PM
Here are a few links, but you should be able to find it in your local healthfood store.
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:18 PM
I also use the netragena SPF 30 sunscreen underneath my mineral makeup. My makeup works really well with the suncreen in that it makes the mineral powder makeup stay on a bit like a liquid makeup.
hope this helps
Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:59 AM
zinc oxide is not suppose to be absorbed.thats what makes it non-comedogenic.
it does give u a pale look.the degree of which varies.
but i'm told that these days brands have come up with new products which doesnt give u that look.
oils used for cooking
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)