Review: Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Broad Spectrum SPF30

I have talked about Suntegrity sunscreens before, in 2016 <here> and when I received this to try, I already had this preconceived notion that it’ll be heavy and greasy. At the back of my mind, I thought that my skin got a little drier since then, so maybe I’ll like it better. The Suntegrity Impeccable Skin is marketed as a broad spectrum (SPF30) tinted sunscreen. It is 56.7g (2oz) and priced at RM299. I hear some gasps. Yes, that’s my reaction too.

 

 

The Suntegrity Impeccable Skin gives a sheer to medium coverage, and it does not have any oils, parabens or silicones. It has Vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection, and peptides and hyaluronic acid to make skin look smoother and more hydrated. With only SPF30 to offer, I treat this more as a tinted base. I always use an SPF50 as the last step of my skincare and this is no different. I think this formula is quite lightweight, much more comfortable than its predecessors, and I can even wear it without any powder. I use one full pump to cover my entire face, and for me, it’s enough to cover any redness. I don’t mind if some of my pigmentation peeks through.

 

 

The packaging certainly reminds me of It Cosmetics CC Cream, so I will naturally compare them both. Sometimes I get confused. Is this Suntegrity Impeccable Skin essentially a sunscreen but with a tint? Then is the It Cosmetics CC Cream essentially a foundation, with added protection? What difference does it make? If anyone of you could help clarify to me, I’d appreciate it. For now, let’s focus on Suntegrity Impeccable Skin. The shade I have is Ivory, and it matches me just fine. When I’m wearing this tinted sunscreen, I notice my skin looks better as the day goes by. It actually makes me look healthy and glowy the whole day. Given, I still need to add some concealer to hide my dark circles, but other than that, this tinted sunscreen makes my skin look good.

 

 

Here is what my skin looks like with and without the Suntegrity Impeccable Skin. That’s half a pump used on your left side of my face. I have nothing else on. You’d notice the redness is covered, and my skin looks a little smoother somehow. There’s also a white cast (I took this photo immediately after I applied it), which actually disappears after a few minutes. Also, as you can see, my face does not look oily, which I initially thought it would.

 

 

I want to tell you I like it, because I really do. But would I tell you to buy it? I can’t tell you to, when I probably won’t buy it myself. The main reason is the price. For RM299, I could actually buy an SPF 50 sunscreen AND a foundation. I think it’s a decent product. Heck, I’ve been reaching for it, because I really like the finish. The marketed price point however, will deter many from trying it. If you have very sensitive skin that’s allergic to fragrance, mineral oils, silicones and/or parabens, then this is worth a try.

Here’s the ingredients list if you’re interested.

Active Ingredients: 15% Zinc-Oxide (non-nano) Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-15 Alkane, Glycerin, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Melanin, Bisabolol, Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Titanium Dioxide (C.I.77891), Iron Oxides (C.I.77492, C.I. 77491, C.I.77499)

 

You can purchase this online at TNS SkinLab website or just hop into their brick and mortar to try it out. If price is not your concern, I’d say, get it! When I’m in a rush, and out just for a short school run, I wear this without a sunscreen underneath. Ssshhh… don’t tell anyone else. I only do that when I’m late 🙂

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

Review: Suntegrity Sunscreens. Cruelty Free and Vegan.

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.

 

 

Suntegrity sunscreens

 

 

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.

 

 

Suntegrity tinted sunscreens swatch

 

 

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?

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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