Oz Natural Tinted Sunscreen

Date Wed, September 30 2015

It’s raining right now. That’s not surprising considering how humid and grey the morning was.

In fact, the weather’s been mild and cloudy for a couple of weeks. That’s actually how much time I’ve had Oz Natural Tinted Sunscreen to review. The very day I got it seemed to be the last day of summer here in Central Wisconsin. And while it’s not exactly cold — summer came later this year — it’s not been blindingly bright.

That isn’t to say that you shouldn’t wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays even when the sun’s not shining bright. There’s a reason why winter athletes get sunburned, after all. But it hasn’t exactly been the ideal weather for me to test it out.

Nevertheless, I can tell you about this product, which is designed to do more than just protect from the sun. It’s a lot like a BB cream in that way. In fact, the product description says you can wear it as a sunscreen on your face (under makeup) or body or as foundation. So let’s see if this claims hold true, shall we?

Oz Natural Tinted Sunscreen comes in a standard tube like sunscreen, but it’s much smaller at 60ml. The tuble clearly states it used zinc dioxide as the active ingredient to protect against the sun. No problems there!

I was curious about the ingredients list, which is quite long and contains things such as several types of silicones. It’s not exactly what I would consider “natural” and it’s not certified natural or organic. However, there are no parabens in this product.

When I popped up the cap, I noticed how dark the product seemed. I’m very fair skinned, so I was worried this product would be too dark for me.

The texture is more like sunscreen that BB cream of foundation, which means it leaves you looking oily’ although, it doesn’t necessarily feel that way. Because of this, I’m not sure I’d wear it as foundation alone. I would definitely want to add powder to reduce the shine at the very least. I’m not a big fan of suncreen on my face to begin with, which is one of the reasons I prefer BB cream to suncreen or even moisturizes containing SPF.

I’d be okay using this as a moisturizer because my skin isn’t necessarily dry or flakey, but you’d have to experiment to see if it works well for your skin.

As a body product, the tinted moisturizer isn’t quite like using a fake tan. You’d need to use a whole lot to cover your entire (exposed) body, and the tin really isn’t noticeable on my skin. Although it’s so dark in the tube, it really disappears on my skin, especially after rubbing it in, which is important to get all the benefits of SPF.

This isn’t to say there’s no tinting, but it’s really only a shade or so darker, and I’m not sure how much darker it would look on the skin who isn’t as pale as I am. You can see the difference in my Before & After photos. My skin tone looks much warmer for sure.

With that said, you’re not going to have the cliche “sunscreen nose” when using Oz Naturals Tinted Sunscreens, and any color is probably better than none if you’re going to use sunscreen anyway.

At around $22 on Amazon, it’s unlikely I’ll replace this product once it runs out.

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