Remember the days of SPF 7, back when SPF didn’t really mean much and a deep, dark tan was all the rage? Back when skin damage wasn’t even a thought?
Those days are gone.
That was back when I was a teenager in Michigan. Now, I live in Florida, where the sun will beat you down until you blister if you’re not careful.
I don’t leave the house without at least SPF 15 on my face. Most of my day moisturizers contain that amount of sun protection. If I’m going to be in the sun longer than 10 minutes, I typically wear a hat. That’s how protective I am of the skin on my face.
So when I was given the opportunity to try Oz Naturals SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer for free, I jumped at the chance.
According to the brand, the sunscreen “contains Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Zinc Oxide, which together provide broad spectrum protection and shield skin against harmful damage caused from both UVA and UVB rays.”
So how well does it work?
I admit, I was a little worried when I opened it. The color is way darker than my skin tone. I had flashbacks of trying to get away with too-dark foundation when I was a teenager. As you can imagine, with as much as I protect my skin from the sun, I’m rather pale.
But I gave it a shot anyway.
It blended right in. No weird dark shades on my face, and it was surprisingly subtle.
As a great side effect, it evened out the redness next to my nose and on my chin. Fabulous!
Oz Naturals sunscreen is not greasy like a lot of other sunscreens, though I can still feel it on my face an hour later.
The bonus is I can walk the mile around the lake at lunchtime and not worry about sunburn. SPF 15 couldn’t promise me that.
I’ll definitely keep using Oz Naturals Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer, especially on days when I know I’ll be outside longer than it takes to walk to my car. I feel far better about it than SPF 15 moisturizer or thick, greasy sunscreen. It’s a great 2-in-1 product!