SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 50
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Received the SkinMedica total defense 50 yesterday after chatting with a great customer service rep online the other day (have used skinmedica peel & retinol .5 w/ no issues). I was concerned b/c one reviewer had commented on the zinc not absorbing properly, which I've had issues with as well in other products. Had the same issue here - had to do some serious rubbing to get the product into my skin & it left white residue in my eyebrows & hairline. It also made my face incredibly greasy & I have normal, but sensitive skin. Had to wash it off of my face once I got back home (out for 2-3 hours). Talked to a wonderful customer representative for a long time (thank you!!) about the product & my skin. Trying another product.
I have only used this product a few times so not too sure if its the best I've used yet but it does leave face super soft.
Not my favorite sunscreen. A little heavy. Will not purchase again. Love the rest of the line though.
I spend about 2 hours a day outside. I tried this as a sample first, and found that it kept my face from burning, and most importantly didn't break me out. It is heavier, so I only use it on days I'm not wearing makeup. However, as just a sunscreen for my face, I like it. It's expensive, but right now I can afford it and it's worth it simply because it doesn't break me out.
I've used numerous sunscreens, as I have fair skin and must protect against skin cancer. This product goes on smoothly and invisibly. My favorite!!
For a heavier product than the SPF 34 version, this is still much nicer to use than many "sports" sunscreens. This is water resistant and well absorbed. Great level of protection including infrared.
SkinMedica has become a major part of my day and night routine. I have tried numerous sunscreens: Shisedo, Chantecialle, Drunk Elephant, Kate Somerville, Nutrogena, Obagi, and Elta MD. I use a broad spectrum 30 spf or higher every single day, it's non-negotiable. These were all good in their own right. But the SkinMedica did not interfere with my makeup. No makeup separation, just a little glow. I used it all summer in Italy. That is some hot sun. And may I add the fact that I am an OTC retinoid user and prescription strength. I didn't experience any breakdown in performance. No brown spots. No burned skin. It's full trusted protection. I DON'T lay in the sun. I also like the fact that it contains Niacinamide (6th ingredient), antioxidants, and the preservative is last ingredient. I'm combination T-zone oil queen and I move all day outdoors. Sweating happens. Currently I'm in Illinois and the weather is brutally cold. My skin is protected and feels hydrated.
Feels so creamy and then melts/absorbs well.
I love this sunscreen as it is moisturizing but not too heavy and really protects my skin from the sun.
This sunscreen is one of the best I have ever used, and I have tried many. I purchased it because it protects against infrared_A along with both UVA, UVB. It is indeed water resistant to 80 minutes and does not run into or sting my eyes when perspiring. My only negative is that it is very expensive.