Oh, Emma Hardie, how I love you so.
I have yet to try something by this UK brand that I don't love. Their cleansing balm makes my heart flutter (am currently on my second tub of it) and their hydrating serum packs a serious punch. Today's subject is the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Protect & Prime SPF 30.
This beautiful lightweight yet hydrating sunscreen also boasts makeup priming and glow-giving properties along with UVA and UVB ray protection.
This sunscreen is housed in an airtight container with pump, and has a beautiful herbal fragrance similar to that of the Midas Touch serum - a sweet herbal. It has an ultra light lotion-like texture. Feels luxurious and has light reflecting properties so it's a great option to use under makeup if you're looking for some extra glow. This works well for me under all my foundations, no matter the composition. Sometimes if a primer product contains too much silicone in it, some of my foundations don't work well on top. This primer/sunscreen, however, does not interfere with my regular skincare/makeup routine at all. It fits in nicely and does the job. It does not affect longevity of makeup but it does improve the appearance of the skin upon application.
Ingredients list *note that this is a chemical sunscreen*
Aqua (Water), Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzophenone-3, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, HDI/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tapioca Starch, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol, Xanthan Gum, Linalool, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Silica, Sodium Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Disodium Rutinyl Disulfate, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Citric Acid, Farnesol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
I've been loving this under more matte foundations like my L'Oreal Pro Matte or Bourjois Air Mat - it makes them go on a little easier and brings a bit more life into the appearance of my skin without compromising longevity.
Cons - being a chemical sunscreen and being fragranced, this may not be the product for you if you have very sensitive skin. Stick to a fragrance-free mineral sunscreen instead. Also, the price is steep at close to $60 a tube. It's definitely a luxury skincare treat but it delivers in terms of multitasking. I often find this hydrating enough and don't have to use moisturizer in the morning when I use this.
What facial sunscreen have you been loving lately?