Suntegrity is now available in Malaysia thanks to TNS Skinlab. At this moment of publication, it offers only the sunscreen range instead of the full range of Suntegrity products. There are 3 tinted sunscreens (Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF30), in Light, Golden Light and Medium. There is actually a lightest shade in Fair sold in the States but it is not available to us at the moment. Then, there are 2 untinted sunscreens, one for face and another for body.
The little ones you see above are sample sized tinted sunscreens which you can purchase online. The untinted face sunscreen (Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF30) is on the far right, and I like how I can just pump it out. It reminds me of the Skin79 BB cream packaging. It keeps the sunscreen sealed and locked fresh. Both the untinted face and body sunscreens are scented. They smell quite heavily of orange fizz and reminds me of Redoxon. The scent comes from citrus essential oils so if you’re sensitive to it, you might want to test it properly. Or, you can opt for the tinted ones which are unscented. The untinted sunscreen does leave a white cast on my face due to the 20% zinc oxide in the ingredients. I use one full pump for my face and neck, and it takes a few minutes for the white cast to disappear. My skin is on the light side, so I’m not sure how it will be if you have darker skin. To avoid the white cast, I’d recommend the tinted versions which don’t smell of anything – which I think is great.
I find all these sunscreens to be quite rich and I have normal sometimes dry skin. I appreciate some moisturizing properties, and I think I’ll appreciate it very much in winter. Only, there’s no winter here. In fact, there’s this long standing heatwave that refuses to leave… so when it’s particularly hot, these sunscreens make me feel hotter and heavier and just plain greasy. However, when I use powder foundation after the sunscreen, everything just seems to come together. It gives me a moisturizing base before I apply the powder foundation, and it does not turn me into a grease ball. May I emphasize POWDER foundation? Other forms of foundation such as creams or liquids just fall right off. Unless you have very dry skin, and the weather is dry and cool.
I appreciate that Suntegrity makes vegan sunscreens but to cater to us in the tropics, it would be awesome to have a lighter version and perhaps higher SPF. I have been using Suntegrity for the past 2 weeks and there are no breakouts. My skin is well protected, and I also appreciate that they are free of Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Paba, Titanium Dioxide, Nano-Particles and Chemical UV Absorbers. You can get the full list of ingredients from the TNS Skinlab website under the particular individual product.
I also noticed that the untinted face sunscreen has the same ingredient list as the body sunscreen, but the face sunscreen is RM220 for 1.7oz while the one for body is RM138 for 3oz. While the ingredients are listed the same, the body sunscreen feels even greasier, so I’m not sure how that works. I would say the Suntegrity sunscreens are quite pricey, but if you have very dry skin, want to keep everything cruelty free and vegan friendly, then this is another option for you.
Have you tried these before? What sunscreen are you using now?