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 :)

Review of the Suntegrity 5-in-1 Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30

 
Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30

Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30 - $45

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 (EWG.org ratings)?- UPDATE 4: It ranked as a “1” on EWG, but I do see Cetyl Dimethicone, and while I personally am “ok” with using it, I’d like to find products without that type of silicone whenever possible.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: It was sheer with a very subtle tint for me. I’d say one of the most sheer tinted moisturizers I’ve tested. Skin absolutely looked like skin after applying and it gives a little glow!

3. Does it last?- 3: This is where it took a few hits. At the end of the day, my skin didn’t look super fresh. In fact, it looked a little greasy even when I set it.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: It isn’t buildable, but isn’t meant to be. As far as blending, it’s a champ. I use this as a primer more often than not.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 2: Four shades, not so hot, but a good start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Cruelty-free and vegan for the win! Now, the packaging, I heard back from the brand and they said the package is “recyclable, but has layers of plastic to preserve it (so as not to add any other preservatives).” It’s tricky to recycle so they recommend dropping it off at a Credo Beauty store. What if you don’t live near one though? Check out Terracycle. Overall, it’s too complicated to recycle this. It’s not a sustainable packaging system.

FINAL SCORE:

26/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for sheer, light coverage with SPF 30 in it

  • Cruelty-free and vegan is the only way for you!

  • You’re looking for a tinted moisturizer that also acts as skincare with hyaluronic acid

  • You have dry or combination skin. Those with oilier skin types may want to look elsewhere or apply with a dusting of setting powder or even a loose powder foundation that will provide more coverage.

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?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice- 1 to 3

Capric Caprylic Triglycerides- 1

Aqua- 0

Sorbitan Stearate- 1

Glyceryl Stearate- 1

Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate- 1

Hexyl Laurate- 1

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1

Cetyl Dimethicone- 1* FYI: Dimethicone is a “3”- For those sensitive to this silicone, you may want to avoid this.

Magnesium Sulfate- 1

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- 1

Astaxanthin- 1

Hyaluronic Acid- 1

Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract- 1

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract- 2

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1

Polyaminopropyl Biguanide- 2

Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

Iron Oxide- 2

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? No I wouldn’t. That isn’t due entirely to performance mind you. I think the thicker texture moisturizes well, but the staying power just wasn’t there for me. Plus, I personally (it truly is a personal call, so take this information and apply it to what will work best for you), I’m looking for products that are created with fully sustainable packaging moving forward whenever possible! I do love the brand and they have been on-point when it comes to being transparent with me!

*U P D A T E* | THE BRAND’S RESPONSE TO ASKING WHETHER THE PACKAGING IS SUSTAINABLE (EX. made from recycled materials, 100% recyclable at curbside pickup, aka- it has to be EASY for a consumer to recycle this):

“I looked into TeraCycle and was happy to see that they offer the program to individuals, however the zero-waste boxes for cosmetic product submissions are rather pricey at $41 for a pouch - https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes/beauty-products-and-packaging.

**I asked, “what if someone doesn’t live near a Credo store?

The recycling capability of each city varies greatly around the country, so we are unsure of your local recycling capabilities. You could try it - or someone could potentially send it a Credo store that is closest for recycling since they are a participating drop box sponsor for Terracycle. https://credobeauty.com/blogs/credo-stores We are also happy to have them send it to us directly at our headquarters and we will coordinate the recycling (shipping is not provided).

We are regularly looking at green packaging alternatives. We were originally guided to this packaging because of the benefits it provides for product longevity and freshness and so any new option needs to be assessed carefully to ensure product stability as all of our products must be 3rd party tested for lengthy periods to ensure stability prior to market introduction.”

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. 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 :)