Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30 cream has a transparent texture that is easily smeared, absorbed, and leaves the skin velvety and smooth, probably due to the silicone in the composition. It is completely transparent, hence the name unseen sunscreen (invisible sun protection) and is used as an example.
It is intended for all skin types, is oil-free, and has non-comedogenic formulas and is waterproof. It is applied as the last step of the care routine or before make-up as a foundation and 15 minutes before sun exposure.
Active ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 4%
Inactive Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone / Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Isohexadecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Meadowfoam Estolide, Caprylic / Capric Triglytely, Calhehamide, Polyester (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Esters, Mannitol, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Diatomaceous Earth, Zinc Sulfate, Silica, Tocopherol
It contains the patented ingredient Phycocorail which consists of algae extract, mannitol, diatomaceous earth (powder of ground algae rich in silicon), and Zn sulfate. It allows 30% oil absorption and gives a dry matte effect.
It contains the following chemical filters: HOMOSALATE (HOMOSALATE) – one of the most widespread UVB filters that do not show strong effect or photostability but improve the solubility of other filters with which it is used in combination for more effective or more complete protection. Some in vitro studies suggest an action in terms of endocrine disruptor, and the formation of potentially toxic breakdown products and systemic absorption (found in breast milk) has been established.
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE OR OCTISALATE (OCTISALATE) – is an oily liquid that, like the previous ingredient, protects against UVB radiation, and improves the solubility and stability of other filters (eg avobenzone) with which it is used in combination for more complete protection.
OCTOCRYLENE – a filter that protects primarily from UVB radiation and partly UVA (UVA2), has relatively good photostability and increases the stability of other filters (eg avobenzone), as well as water-resistance of the product. There are studies that show the photosensitizing effect of octocrylene, ie increased production of free radicals in the skin under the influence of light.
BUTYL METHOXIDIBENZOYL METHANE OR AVOBENZONE is the most widely used UVA chemical filter, which provides good protection from the entire UVA spectrum, but is photostable, so it must be combined with stabilizers.
After this brief review of the filter, I must point out that this is an American brand. In the USA, sunscreen products are subject to OTC regulations (over-the-counter drugs or medical devices), unlike in Europe where they are within the legal regulations of cosmetic products. As far as I know, only two filters, namely mineral – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have GRASE (generally recognized as safe and effective) status, two chemical filters do not have, ie their use is not recommended, and for other chemical filters on the US market FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) considers that there is insufficient data to grant them GRASE status.
As a result, there are significantly more approved chemical filters in Europe, which are used in sunscreen products. Most “new generation” chemical and hybrid filters, which from the point of view of recent studies show better properties in terms of protection and/or safety of application, are therefore not contained in American, but also in products of European or Eastern brands intended for the American market.
While strict FDA (Food and Drug Administration) rules hinder the introduction of new filters on the market, some research shows that products with a wide range of UV protection (UVB + UVA) on the US market do not meet European criteria for protection against UVA radiation. . (minimum 1/3 of the stated SPF) To this can be added the demands of the market from a cultural aspect. Despite the rise in melanoma and other diseases, tanning is considered attractive in the United States, and such an image is promoted through the media, while Easterners prefer a white complexion, and in Europe, a light complexion, with the exception of the Mediterranean, is considered aristocratic.
The texture is easy to spread, transparent, works well with make-up, and protects from the sun. It does not leave a glow on the skin, does not clog pores, and mattifies it. However silicone, especially in summer, I do not like on the skin. Also, I prefer protection with SPF 50.
Packaging: 50 ml plastic tube
Price: £ 30.00
Rating: 3.5 / 5