Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

 
Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50- $24.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking great with several low-scoring ingredients that are well-known. There's a bit of a debate about zinc oxide. More on that below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 5: Yes, skin looks like skin! The formula is also super lightweight. Close-ups of application (before and after) are on the video.

3. Does it last?- 5: Absolutely! I had no problems here. You can reapply every 2 hours to maintain sun protection.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: Yep! I had no issues here. There is a coconut-oil derived ingredient for those looking to avoid the all things coconut oil.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Oh yea. The lightweight formula glides on and soaked in really well for me. Everything else I wore with it managed to apply smoothly.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Oof! Two shades only, but there is one universal transparent shade to make up for it.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- It’s vegan and cruelty free! Tbd on packaging. It’s looking very positive, but I’m waiting to hear back from the brand and will update asap! **UPDATE- I heard back. Keeping the score as is, but I wasn’t impressed (understatement) by the brand’s response. See below…

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a lightweight, non-greasy spf option about 30 that provides both UVA and UVB protection with clean ‘er ingredients

  • You don’t want to wear heavy foundation for coverage and would rather swipe on a lighter tint!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

PACKAGING UPDATE FROM THE BRAND:

MY QUESTION: “Is the container 1. recyclable (entire product container which most brands will not specify unless you ask...twice 😞 , i.e. pump included), 2. made from recycled materials, 3. if not, what does MyChelle recommend to consumers for an eco-friendly disposal of the products they're producing and selling?”

It took a long time to get a response…

THEIR RESPONSE: "Regulations require that containers of 8 oz and greater contain the recycling code on the bottom, so our smaller containers do not currently display the recycling logo, even though they are recyclable. MyChelle bottles are presently a #7 plastic, and are therefore accepted at most recycling centers."

IMPORTANT- THEY DID NOT ANSWER IF THE ENTIRE BOTTLE/CONTAINER IS RECYCLABLE. AT THIS POINT, I WAS PRETTY FRUSTRATED SO I FOLLOW UP WITH: “So to confirm, you’re saying the entire container and every component recyclable?"

THEIR RESPONSE: "The only component on the Sun Shield Liquid that is not recyclable is the Pump – not recyclable because of internal spring mechanism, every other component including cap and tube can be recycled."

Deep thoughts by B. Witkin:

This should have been stated upfront, or even better, on the site’s FAQ page which they continued to try and drive me too. So now, we are expected to clean it, remove the pump, and then recycle accordingly. This product is not made from recycled material either. They never directly answered that question.

One more, NANO PARTICLES: I also inquired whether this was using nano-particles for zinc- heard this, "MyChelle follows the EU definition of non-nano; the primary particle size is greater than 100nm. The Zinc in our sun care products is a micronized, non-nano, zinc oxide. Non-nano zinc oxide particles are what give sunscreens their white tint because each molecule is too large to absorb into skin therefore appearing opaque; consumers can be averse to the opaque white color at times because they don’t want their sunscreen to appear white on their skin. We use zinc molecules that are smaller than regular zinc oxide particles, but larger than nano particles ..."

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair

  • Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract- 1, none

  • Bentonite- 2, limited

  • Butyloctyl Salicylate- 1, none

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid- 1, fair

  • Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer- 1, none

  • Caprylyl Glycol- 1, limited

  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes- 1, fair

  • Cetearyl Alcohol- 1, limited

  • Coco-Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Diheptyl Succinate- 1, none

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Iron Oxides- 2, fair

  • Jojoba Esters- 1, limited

  • Maltose- 1, fair

  • Octyldodecanol- 1, limited

  • Sodium Gluconate- 1, fair

  • Tocopherol-1, good

  • Trihydroxystearin- 1, none

  • Aqua- 1, robust

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)