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Friday, October 13, 2017

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen 50+ Review and Swatches

Sponsored: Did you know there are PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS? I wasn't aware, until I heard Jamie Kern Lima (founder of IT Cosmetics) state during an IT Cosmetics Masterclass I attended that her skin (she suffers from rosacea) didn't respond well to chemical sunscreen formulas. In a nutshell, CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS absorb the energy of UV Rays and covert those rays into heat that are dispersed in the skin. PHYSICAL (mineral) SUNSCREENS absorb, reflect and then scatter UV rays from the surface of the skin (when UV Rays hit the skin, they bounce off this shield). (source and source and source) I just pulled a couple of sources, but google chemical vs. physical sunscreen. If you have sensitive or reactive skin, physical sunscreens may work much better for you. This has caused me to reevaluate what I'm using as sunscreen (because I have both sensitive & reactive skin). I've been using Coola, but unbeknownst to me they offer BOTH types of sunscreen. When I did a search for physical sunscreen, brands like supergoop, neutrogena, skinceuticals, avene, tarte, coola, cera ve, drunk elephant, honest company, dr. jart, la roche posay and sun bum came up (please double check because I quickly did a search). So getting to It Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Skin Perfecting Beauty Fluid Physical Sunscreen $38, you can tell by it's name that it does a number of things. 1. It's a PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN with an SPF of 50 for the FACE. It's great for anyone that has sensitive or reactive skin and it affords a high protection of broad spectrum sun protection (protects against both UVA/UVB rays). It helps prevent against collagen damage and also hyperpigmentation. I've never had a sunscreen in liquid form (I've only dealt with creams  & sprays), so this was shocking at first. It is a liquid, but it applies so evenly on the skin. It's tinted, so you don't get a white caste. It absorbs quickly and you even have a healthy glow to your skin after using it. It's very lightweight and it worked with any makeup products I applied atop it. 2. It's a SKIN PERFECTING BEAUTY FLUID. I've never used a sunscreen that also doubles as a skin perfector. This has peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and it blurs away discolorations and imperfections. With this second part, it does blur the skin. It gives more of a tan look. But it doesn't blur pores, imperfections or discolorations. Unless your skin is in super great shape you will still need a primer and concealer. This is not that miraculous. I love it, because it's super lightweight, gives great FACE sun protection, its formulated for sensitive/reactive skin and adds a beautiful wash of color to the face. It's small. You're only getting 1 fl. oz for your money. But all in all it works. I guess this just depends on your skin type and needs. I would purchase this on my own. Did you know about the differences in sunscreen (physical & chemical)? Will you be evaluating your sunscreen? Do you use something different on your body & face? Let me know in the comments. I found this interesting. Have a great weekend everybody!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Skin Perfecting Beauty Fluid Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+ is Sweet


  1. Thats so really nice <3

  2. Ooooo....good to know IT Cosmetics make sunscreen now, Kim. Thanks for the heads up:) I use a Japanese sunscreen (the Biore one) which is chemical. When I was younger, I always used physical ones but my face seem to really like the Biore so it's become an HG for me. Will try to check this one out though when it becomes available here.
    Happy Friday!

  3. Despite how important sunscreen is around here I've never really looked into the differences between the two types so thank you for explaining it for me! :)

    I really need to look into a sunscreen like this instead of just relying on the ones in my makeup and BB cream!

    Hope you have been having a great week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. I definitely didn't know about differences in sunscreen

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  5. I'm really bad at using sunscreen :( I need to start using something regularly, but its so hard to find something I like. Glad to hear this is sweet product :)


  6. How interesting it doubles as a skin protector - I've also never tried one! It really does sound impressive, though with discolouration in a few areas across my face, it perhaps wouldn't be best suited to me. Thanks so much as always for the informative review Kim!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  7. Wow - I clearly know nothing about sunscreen, because I had no idea what the difference was between the chemical and physical varieties! Physical would probably work best for me, since my skin often reacts to unfamiliar products and takes time to get used to them. But then again, 90% of my skincare products contain SPF, which now makes me wonder what kind of suncreen it is in them...

  8. I honestly don't wear face sunscreens besides when I go to the beach. I know I should. Thanks for sharing all this info with us. Very informative!

  9. Thanks for all the info Kim! I've heard of mineral sunscreen before but never really looked into what they were. I didn't know there were physical and chemical sunscreens either! Now I'll remember when I see a mineral sunscreen! I don't wear sunscreen on my face often, unless it's summer and I know I'll be outside for a while. I do try to choose foundations with spf in them though!

  10. Thanks for the information. I don't typically wear sunscreen but this does sound like a good one. I'll have to look into this one when the summer comes.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  11. I tend to prefer physical sunscreens but I will use chemical sunscreens if they work for my skin. This one sounds really nice since it also has skincare benefits along with SPF 50 protection and leaves no white cast. Thanks for the intro Kim! I'm totally adding it to my wish list :)

  12. I love that this didn't leave any white cast which is a problem that I have with some sunscreen. I love my Naruko sunscreen but will check this one out.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  13. This is news to me Kim. I had no idea there were 2 types although I knew that minerals had natural SPF since I use mineral makeup. SPF does seem to cause breakouts on my face with lotions so I think I need to re-shop. I have been wanting to try out some of Burt's Bees skin care products as they seem to receive great reviews and are very affordable. I will have to research what they use in the facial sunscreen.

  14. Good to know Kim! I thought sunscreen is just sunscreen. I wear sunscreen all year round too!

    xo Jo

  15. This sounds really good! I need to try this!

  16. I always have to have sunscreen and this sounds great. i tend to use physical sunscreens but didn't think about it (supergoop and la roche posay). I'll add this to the list!

  17. Ha ! I just used the word sunscreen, never knew there were physical and chemical ones !

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