This Thinkbaby Sunscreen SPF 50+ was my first experience with a natural sunscreen after finally becoming aware of some of the issues related with chemical sunscreens and their ingredients.
I wont go into detail about the issues that are arising surrounding sunscreen formulas however with the research that I have done I’ve decided to shift to wearing natural sunscreens for the safety of my skin and the environment.
This Thinkbaby Sunscreen SPF 50+has a great list of accolades along with being safe for children and not containing PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, petroleum, dioxane or toxic chemicals. I bought a tube to try for myself as I have such pale skin I wear sunscreen every day.
For myself, I need a sunscreen to not only be protection but also play nicely with my other skincare products and sit well beneath my makeup. I don’t want a sunscreen that’s shiny or greasy as my naturally oily skin will compound on top of that and I’ll end up looking grossly slick by the end of the day.
So with all of that in mind I do have high expectations for my ideal sunscreen however I’m willing to work with a formula to get the best out of it.
This Thinkbaby Sunscreen had a slightly runny formula that was very white straight from the tube and definitely left a white cast on my face once applied. I have very pale skin to begin with so I can’t imagine this would wear any better on darker skin tones than mine.
This sunscreen also left a shine. I could work it into my skin a little bit however it would look greasy after application. When I applied makeup over the top of my sunscreen the greasiness would come through and it could cause my foundation and powders to separate over time.
I never got sun burnt while wearing this sunscreen however I also limit my time in the sun so I cant speak for how strong it is for hours of wear in direct sunlight.
Overall I wasn’t impressed by this sunscreen. It left a noticeable white cast and was very shiny on my skin. Those are two of the main concerns I have with how a sunscreen looks and so I’ll be trying other formulas after this.