As you know I have been looking for a good mineral sunscreen and unfortunately, The Ordinary one that came out recently didn’t work for me, so I have still been searching and came across The Beauty Kitchen SPF30 Invisible mineral shield.
The first thing that drew me in was the word invisible, as mineral sunscreen usual leaves a horrible white cast on the face. So I was very intrigued to find out if this product was indeed invisible.
The second is the brand and formula, Beauty Kitchen is cruelty-free and the formula of this sunscreen is 100% natural, fragrance-free, non nano, biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems. So very impressive! When I tried it on the back of my hand I found it very smooth and comfortable and didn’t leave me with a terrible white cast.
This product costs £14.99 for 50ml but you only need a small amount and I find the price very reasonable compared to other pure sunscreens. The packaging is pretty and eye-catching with an overall colour of pink with some blue stripes and clear branding and information, The plastic tube is made from green sugar cane ethanol so it is easily recycled.
So its safe to say I was thoroughly looking forward to trying this out and when I did I ran into the same problem…
I must say it sat on my skin beautifully and didn’t break me out in spots or feel uncomfortable but this sunscreen is not invisible, it was nowhere near as bad as other mineral sunscreens iv tried but to claim its invisible is a bit of a stretch, at first it was fine but considering I have a more olive complexion at the moment I found it was just washing me out and people were telling me I looked ill.
To be honest, the pictures look pretty much the same and I took multiple photos, but in person, people were telling me I looked ill and you can tell there is a white cast.
I kept giving it a try hoping I could make it work as I loved the premise but the final straw was when it wouldn’t mix well with my NIOD Photography Fluid 8 %, I like combining products to keep my morning routine as minimal as possible so the fact that when I mixed these together and it made a grey instead of a golden colour I found it very hard to use it every day.
I do think if you have fairer skin this will be good for you as its not particularly a white cast but makes you look more washed out and in my case ill, which is not good for the summer or if you have deeper skin tones but compared to The Ordinary Mineral Sunscreen it looks a lot less white
It’s a shame as it works well under makeup and I guess if you like wearing a full face of foundation this might work for you as I found I could wear this product if I layered the NIOD Photography Fluid 8% on top but I don’t like using an extra step, as I’m always in a rush in the morning.
Also after a month of trying this product, I noticed there was sometimes a fine grain of product ( felt like really fine sand, and I didn’t take this to the beach) I don’t know if I did something wrong or just have a defected one? Just something to keep in mind if you decide to buy this Sunscreen.
I really really REALLY wanted to love this product but it just wasn’t meant to be, I do think I will be able to use it in the winter but I’m still on the lookout for a good mineral sunscreen ( if there is one?) that is completely invisible so if you have any suggestions please tell me in the comments. Thanks for reading Xxx