The New Tinted Sunscreen That's Getting My Oily Skin Through Summer

I’ve never been so excited about wearing SPF.

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The New Tinted Sunscreen That's Getting My Oily Skin Through Summer
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Summer is my favorite time of the year. But as someone with oily, acne-prone skin, it's a hard season to tackle in terms of skincare and makeup. In the past, my summer glam would consist of layering on one mattifying product after another in order to keep my shine under control, which, much to my confusion, always resulted in unflattering pilling, an oily T-zone, and more breakouts.

After being disappointed by my underperforming repertoire of matte sunscreens, moisturizers, and primers, you can imagine how surprised I was when I saw that the new Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Tinted Sunscreen, a formula that isn't supposed to mattify and is actually made for sensitive skin, not only reduced my oiliness but kept me shine-free for the entire day.


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This water-resistant SPF 45 mineral sunscreen uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect the skin from the sun's UVA and UVB rays, all while leaving a redness-neutralizing, radiance-boosting, and universally flattering tint behind. It's also formulated with an antioxidant-rich blend of vitamins C and E to further strengthen your skin's protection against free radicals and environmental stressors.

So, how does this formula help with oiliness? I don't know, it just does! (Actually, upon closer inspection, it contains silica, which possesses mattifying properties.) When I applied it, I noticed that it instantly erased the T-zone shine I had from my moisturizer. It also blended into my skin nicely, felt comfortable throughout the day, and didn't mess with my concealer — three things that don't always happen with mineral sunscreens.

The SPF 45 kept my skin adequately protected, and my face didn't look shiny or sweaty after sunbathing. If any oiliness did poke through, it vanished again when I reapplied. Since it's a tinted formula, it helps minimize the redness around my nose and cheeks so I don't have to worry about foundation this summer. And the best part is: no breakouts!

For those concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, the formula is also available in an anti-aging variation that contains vitamin A. The Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 has the same antioxidant benefits and complexion-enhancing effects, plus zinc oxide and titanium dioxide mineral filters to keep you safe.

Grab the Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Tinted Sunscreen on Dermstore today for some shine-free magic this summer.

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