I Tried Skin-Care Expert Sunday Riley’s First Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen shouldn’t be complicated — or chalky. Sunday Riley gets it right with its first-ever sunscreen, Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. The broad-spectrum formula has a pink tint coming out of the bottle, but it goes on sheer on my fair skin and on my colleagues with olive and deep skin tones too. What I love most about the brand’s first sunscreen (aside from its cheery, heart-themed tube) are the ingredients. It protects skin using both physical (zinc oxide) and chemical (octisalate and octocrylene) sunscreens. (Different sunscreen ingredients work in different ways so it’s nice to have a mix in one bottle. Chemical sunscreens protect from UV rays by absorbing them with chemical ingredients, while physical blockers form a physical barrier between UV rays and the skin.)
Light Hearted is also fortified with turmeric extract, which is an antioxidant that further protects skin from the sun by helping to minimize free radical damage. Turmeric extract is also anti-inflammatory and, together with safflower seed oil, it allows this formula to soothe as it protects.
I have sensitive skin and so I love how Light Hearted Sunscreen helps tame the underlying redness I often experience — and that gives me even more reason to reapply it throughout the day. (The golden rule of skin care: Protect your skin from the sun year-round using a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher daily, applied as the last step in your skincare routine.)
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