Tatcha Launched a Sunscreen Version of Its Famous Silk Cream, and I'll Be Wearing It All Summer

It met my very high standards.

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Tatcha Launched a Sunscreen Version of Its Famous Silk Cream, and I’ll Be Wearing It All Summer
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Within the highly saturated beauty industry, there are rare unicorns — products that develop such fervent and dedicated fan bases that entire lines are created in the aftermath of their success. Think of Tarte's Shape Tape, Too Faced's Born This Way, and Tatcha's Silk collection — which BTW, has a new member: the Silk Sunscreen.

The Silk collection was launched into the stratosphere of beauty franchises with its first product, the Silk Cream moisturizer. Reviewers love its gel-cream-like texture that is lightweight, ultra-hydrating, and complexion-smoothing. The all-star status of the Silk line was later cemented with the Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer. The primer has nearly 10,000 five-star ratings across websites including Tatcha and Sephora. Its success can be attributed to a laundry list of benefits mentioned by customers (which I can also vouch for), including the incredibly soft, balm-like texture, ability to blur imperfections and pores, and the smooth base it creates for the rest of your makeup routine.


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All this being said, my expectations of the new Silk Sunscreen were understandably high. Thankfully, they were largely met. Finding a good facial sunscreen is a notoriously fickle and difficult task, but I found it in this one. It's a mineral, reef-safe formula that is also lightweight and non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn't clog my pores or create any other issues. The SPF also ultimately has a natural finish that doesn't clash or mask over my olive complexion. And because it's infused with hyaluronic acid, I can skip moisturizer when I'm trying to minimize skincare steps, especially during warmer weather.

The $60 price tag is somewhat high, but still within the ballpark of the type of skincare-sunscreen hybrid products I gravitate toward. For reference, my go-to SPFs are Zitsticka's $40 Megashade SPF Serum and Mara's $52 Algae + Zinc Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum. Although the price point of a drugstore sunscreen is attractive, I find the tradeoff is the health of my skin. Right now, the Silk Sunscreen is the main contender for sunscreen I will spend the rest of the year wearing.

If you are already a fan of the Silk Cream or Silk Canvas Primer, I would definitely consider swapping either for this sunscreen — it does almost everything the primer does, except with the added and important benefit of SPF 50. Head to Tatcha to get your summer sun protection.

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