Finding the Perfect Sunscreen: A Beauty Influencer’s Journey with CeraVe

Hey there, lovelies! It’s Maggie De here, diving into the world of sun protection. Living in sunny Colorado with my Southern roots, I’ve learned a thing or two about taking care of my skin.

As someone who cherishes natural makeup looks and has battled with dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, I can’t stress enough the importance of a good sunscreen.

Today, I’m taking you through my experience with CeraVe’s range of sunscreens. So, let’s get glowing!

The CeraVe Sunscreen Saga

CeraVe is a brand we’ve all seen in drugstores, known for its ceramides and gentle formulas. But have you ever stood in front of their sunscreen section and felt utterly bamboozled?

That was me – continuously picking up products I thought were new, only to realize at home that I’ve tried them before! They all have this yellow label and look so similar.

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Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Face Sheer Tint

BROAD SPECTRUM TINTED HYDRATING MINERAL SUNSCREEN

1. The Tinted Option: Not for Everyone

First up, let’s talk about the Face Sheer Tint. This one’s a tinted mineral sunscreen – a tricky one for those with cool undertones like me. It’s pretty orangey, so if you have a golden undertone, you might pull it off.

On my skin, though, it looked like I had a fight with a tangerine and lost. It dries a bit shiny, which can highlight wrinkles, so I had to dust some translucent powder on top to tone it down.

Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50 for All Skin Types

2. The SPF Siblings: Thick and Thicker

Next, the SPF 30 and SPF 50 versions – nearly twins but with different SPF levels. Both are fragrance-free and boast those famous CeraVe ceramides.

However, they’re quite thick, and the white cast they leave is like a flashback to ghostly Halloween makeup.

They might be great for a day at the beach when you’re not concerned about looking like a snowman, but for everyday use? Not so much.

Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen Face and Body Lotion with SPF 30

3. The Hybrid Hero

Finally, we have the new kid on the block – the Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen, a hybrid of mineral and chemical filters. This one doesn’t burn my eyes (a rare find for U.S.-made chemical sunscreens), and it’s my top pick from CeraVe.

It’s slightly greasy, but not overwhelmingly so, and works wonders for my neck, chest, and hands.

Under makeup, it’s a bit hit-or-miss, depending on the foundation type.

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Sunscreen and Makeup: A Balancing Act

As a beauty influencer, I’m always on the hunt for sunscreens that can double as a foundation or sit well under my makeup. The CeraVe options? A mixed bag.

The tinted one was too colorful for my liking, and the SPF 30 and 50 were just too heavy.

But the hybrid? It’s a decent contender, especially under more matte foundations.

CeraVe in 2023: Time for a Refresh?

CeraVe, you’ve been a staple in our skincare routines, but it’s 2023, and the competition is fierce. The hybrid sunscreen is a step in the right direction, but there’s room for improvement.

We’re looking for lightweight, no-white-cast, easy-to-blend sunscreens that play nice with our makeup.

Wrapping Up

So, what’s my verdict? If you’re looking for an affordable, accessible sunscreen from the drugstore, CeraVe’s hybrid sunscreen is worth a shot.

It’s not perfect, but it’s a solid option for those with sensitive skin who need gentle, effective sun protection.

Thanks for tuning in, y’all. Remember, taking care of your skin is taking care of yourself.

I’ll be back soon with more beauty insights. Until then, stay fabulous!