I started playing with the Mesoestetic sunscreen just before my trip to Bali. The high rated protection against UVA and UVB is exactly what I look for during the sunshine of Spring/Summer but like all sunscreen, each one can look and feel very different. I believe finding the right sunscreen for you is as vital as breathing oxygen, so don’t give up wearing it if you haven’t found one you like the look or feel of.
Mesoestetic is a high-performing cosmeceutical brand. Their professional products are used in skin clinics all over the world but few people know about their home-use products. This sunscreen is from the Home Performance line and a great starting point to get introduced to the brand.
- Available in a 50ml / 1.69 fl. oz. squeeze tube, it’s lightweight and easy to transport. The flip open lid securely clicks closed and I had no occurrences of it leaking or popping open during my travels.
- Despite the small quantity, this one tube of sunscreen has lasted me months of daily use and then additional months with occasional use. You only need about the size of two peas to cover your face and neck. The formula is on the thicker side leaning towards more of a cream than a liquid.
- The sunscreen is tinted a flesh tone, but this doesn’t become visible on the skin once it has dried. It’s a great tool for making sure you have covered everywhere you need to and then the colour quickly blends away. It also means there is no white or greyish tone left of the skin, which you can get from other high-protection sunscreens.
- Being a thicker consistency it doesn’t spread as easily as most sunscreens I’m used to. It does move a little better in warm environments than in cold but I suggest you don’t try to “rub in” this cream but rather usea pat & press motion. (TIP: For those of you cautious of wrinkles you shouldn’t be rubbing products anyway so get used to this application technique and use it for all your serums and creams).
- A dewy finish is evident from this sunscreen, and I wasn’t able to mask it with any matte cosmetics. Applying powder over the top did help to matte it out a bit but the results were not long lasting. no matter which powder I used.
- I could feel this sunscreen on my skin which is common for majority of physical sunscreens. The key sun protection ingredient is Titanium Dioxide which sits on top of the skin as a physical sunscreen as opposed to chemical sunscreens which penetrate. This means it’s known as a safer form of sunscreen (although every expert has an opinion) but if you don’t like that “sunscreen feeling” you may not enjoy wearing this one.
- I didn’t like using this sunscreen under makeup. With every primer and foundation I tried the sunscreen would pill, especially when the environment was warm. It didn’t pill as much in cold climates but it did still occur.
- I wouldn’t say this sunscreen is water resistant but after swimming while wearing this product I could feel a residue remained on my skin. I still reapplied sunscreen after swimming (as you should!) but I have a feeling this product stood up well to short periods of water exposure.
- I found this to be a great sunscreen for sensitive skin. I had some itchy, dry patches break out on-and-off over the past few months and unlike some sunscreens I could apply this one without it causing further irritation.
What Mesoestetic say ….
Mesoestetic’s Dermatological Sun Protection SPF 50+ is now available!
This lightweight, oil-free, broad-spectrum sunscreen can be used for all skin types for daily use and is ideal to apply after in-clinic treatments.
- SPF 50
- Broad Spectrum against UVA and UVB radiation
- Helps to prevent skin ageing and the occurence of hyperpigmentation.
- Fundamental photo-protection stage of skin care regime
- Ideal for skins that require lipid-free moisturising products
- Essential complement of any treatment involving temporary dehydration of the skin.
UK £54 from Face the Future
What sunscreen are you using? Does this sunscreen sound suitable for your needs? Let me know by commenting below!
According to numerous online retailers Mesoestetic do not test their products on animals, however they’re not certified by any official cruelty-free organisation.
Aqua, Ethylhexylmethoxycinnamate & Silica & Ciorphenesina & BHT, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Octocrylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzophenone-3, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polysilicone-15, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Clycerin, Sodium Lactate & Lactic Acid & Glycerin & Serine & Sorbitol & Tea-Lactate & Urea & Sodium Chloride & Lauryl Diethylenediaminoglycine & Lauryl Aminopropylglycine & Allantoin & Alcohol Denat, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Panthenol, Phyllanthus SP, Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethiconol, Glycine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone Copolyol, Acrylates/C12-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Hydroxypropyimethyicellulose.