Finding an effective sunscreen has been quite a challenge for me. I have a skin condition called melasma, which is hormone related but is worsened by sun exposure. My dermatologist advised me to wear a sunscreen every single day, even during the winter months, to protect my skin from the sun and lessen the dark patches of skin from melasma.
Not only do I need a high SPF sunscreen that works, but I also wanted one that was made from mostly natural ingredients, and since I have sensitive skin I didn’t want a lot of parabens, petroleums and chemical ingredients.
MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented is one product that meets all of my criteria. It is more costly, but I only apply this to my face so I can make it last longer. The small 2.3 ounce container retails for just over $19.00, but can be found for less, so shop around. The front of the product states that it is non toxic and reef safe. If you spend time in the ocean, this might be important to you.
As of this writing, the active ingredient in MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented is 7.02% zinc oxide and 0.67% titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide is typically a thick white substance, and some sunscreens that contain zinc oxide also leave a white film on the skin, and they don’t always absorb well. No worries with the MyChelle brand! This goes on as easily as a body lotion and does not leave any white pasty film on the skin.
Since I also have sensitive skin, I often find scented products hard to tolerate. This is especially true with so many of the coconut scented sunscreens on the market today, I simply cannot use them. It is very hard to find a sunscreen that is truly unscented, meaning even those that claim to be unscented still seem to have some odor associated with them. The MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented really is unscented! This one lives up to its claims.
If you are looking for a mostly natural, unscented sunscreen that absorbs like a lotion, the MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented is most definitely one you might want to consider.