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What They Have to Say

A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

Kypris

Let’s Talk Sunscreen

Sun care is everywhere this year! So here is another sunscreen to add to the list for consideration; the Kyrpis Pot of Shade: Heliotropic. It is a physical broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen and primer – so it won’t contribute to photoaging as it wears away like it’s chemical cousins.

This particular sunscreen uses 20% non-nano zinc oxide… so if you know that zinc oxide clogs your pores, better check out a different sunscreen.

Also avoid this if you hate white cast because this one will give you hardcore white cast if you are any darker than printer paper! We’re talking at least two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. You will definitely want a different one for days that you don’t plan to wear foundation.

White cast aside, it is a really good sunscreen and primer, and it wears BEAUTIFULLY under almost any foundation! It is an emollient cream formula that is GREAT for prepping skin, but I have noticed it only extends the wear time of my foundation in drier climates where my skin is significantly less oily.

In a nutshell, if you have drier skin this will leave your skin dewy and hydrated for foundation, and it works best if you give it about 5–10 minutes to sink in before applying foundation.

IMPORTANT: This is not waterproof! Please use a waterproof sunscreen for the swimming or sweating.

This is by far my favorite sunscreen I have tried this summer. Yep, even more than the Glossier one people are raving about. Every time I wear it, my skin looks so radiant no matter which foundation I wear. If glowy skin is your jam, then this is what you need in your life.

What You Get for Your Money

Kypris Pot of Shade: Heliotropic retails for $68.00. For your hard-earned cash, you get 0.91 fl oz (27 mL). That rounds out to roughly $74.73 per fluid ounce/$2.52 per milliliter.


EWG Rating

EWG score 1

pH = 8


 

Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide – 20% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Flower Extract, Algae, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Sweet Iris (Iris Pallida) Leaf Cell Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccanus) Seed Oil, Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo) Seed Oil, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Tamanu (Calophyllum Inophylum) Seed Oil, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Chaparral (Larrea Tridentata) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid (Ingredients of Low Concern)
Concerns
multiple, additive exposure sources; contamination concerns; use restrictions
Which sunscreen have you been loving this summer? Comment below!
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