Remember me moaning about how my skin hates zinc oxide? Well, apparently I’ve now found a sunscreen product that contains Zinc Oxide (and Titanium Dioxide) that does not irritate my skin, is a gorgeous primer and makes my skin feel wonderful! Glory Hallelujah!
Problem: It costs RM370/30ml *whimper*
This product is ZO Skin Health Oclipse sunscreen and primer. I was given a 15ml sample to try and you know, that’s the downside about trying all these wonderful stuff – when I actually know the price of the product, I go all pale and get the shakes from the shock.
But yes, I’ve been slapping on the ZO Skin Health Oclipse sunscreen for about 2 months now and its been very good. The sunscreen is lightly tinted – nothing dramatic, but just enough to even out skin tone.
I love the packaging – the way the nozzle swivels out as you turn the cap – its so hygienic and sleek!
The texture is velvety smooth and as a primer, its outstanding. If I apply this in the mornings, my foundation (whether liquid or powder) goes on like a dream… and stays that way! No oilies at all. But yes its silicone based as with most primers so do take note if you are sensitive.
As a sunscreen, its broadspectrum and contains SPF30 with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as its active blockers. I have dryish skin but this does not dry me out at all. Its supposed to contain antioxidants to fight free radicals but since its going on at a molecular level, I can’t tell if it works. I can say that its not making my freckles any darker so something must be working.
All I know is that this is an amazing sunscreen + primer combination that I’d love to keep in my skincare/makeup routine. I’ll pinch my pennies for this one 😉
Pros: Excellent primer, Does not make skin oily nor clog pores, Makes skin feel velvety smooth, Broadspectrum sunscreen
Cons: Expensive for many
ZO Skin Health is named after its founder Dr. Zein Obagi and there is a whole range of ZO Skin Health skincare for anti-aging which is supposed to help skin heal itself. I haven’t tried the rest of the products but if Oclipse is anything to go by, its going to be pretty awesome too!
ZO Skin Health is available at Parkson Pavilion, Metrojaya Mid Valley Megamall, Escentials Tangs Pavilion, Escentials Urban Retreat at Starhill Pamper Floor, Parkson KLCC, Parkson Bandar Utama, Parkson Penang Gurney. If you’re in the area, drop by and test Oclipse out for yourself and come back and tell me if you like it. 🙂
Off to the hospital…
I’m off to see the doctor. I stubbed my toe last week and although the bruising is gone, its still hurting and looks weird. I’m convinced its either dislocated or severely twisted so I’m finally going to see the doctor to figure out what the problem is. I need to be able to wear shoes and walk for miles pronto! Or I’d be in trouble.
I just hope they don’t tell me its to be amputated 😛