03.16.2015
229
SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
1.7 fl. oz. for $41
Expert Rating
Community Rating (4)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

This fragrance-free daytime moisturizer with sunscreen is an excellent and, yes, soothing option for normal to dry or sensitive skin that's not prone to breakouts.

The silky formula contains gentle mineral actives titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and they're joined by skin-defending antioxidants, anti-irritants, and a skin-repairing ingredient. For what this costs, we'd like to see the antioxidants more prominent in the formula, but their inclusion should prove helpful.

Although we're giving this our highest rating, keep in mind that any SPF-rated product that costs this much may discourage liberal application, but liberal application is absolutely necessary to achieve the SPF rating the label states. If you think the price may keep you from applying this liberally, think twice before purchasing.

One more comment: Although the amount of mineral actives ensures excellent broad-spectrum sun protection, this untinted formula leaves a bit of a white cast. Be sure to blend thoroughly each time you apply (and reapply).

Pros:
  • Gentle, fragrance-free formula contains proven soothing ingredients.
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin, including rosacea.
  • Contains antioxidants for additional benefits beyond sun protection.
Cons:
  • Expensive, which may discourage liberal application.
  • Can leave a white cast unless blended very well.
Community Reviews
Claims

Formulated without chemical sunscreens, fragrance, dyes or alcohol that can irritate sensitive skin, this lightweight formula protects without compromising skin’s delicate moisture barrier as it calms and soothes. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB formula contains only mineral-based sunscreen ingredients that deflect the sun’s rays, keeping the skin’s surface cooler to minimize the appearance of facial redness. Suitable for all skin types and conditions, including rosacea-prone skin.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12%, Titanium Dioxide 2%. Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Sodium PCA, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Alumina, Methicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol

Brand Overview

Rodan + Fields At-A-Glance

Many of you are probably familiar with physicians Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields from their appearances on infomercials about their successful ProActiv line of anti-acne skincare products. The Rodan + Fields approaches are advertised for those suffering from a variety of skin conditions, and are claimed to work for anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne.

Most consumers want simplicity when it comes to making decisions about what skincare products they should use. The Rodan + Fields marketing strategy is to make it simple. They eliminate the confusion about what products work together by creating streamlined, prepackaged product groups, each aimed at specific skin-care concerns. Each product group is enclosed in a clever, take-along parcel that is the skin-care equivalent of a sack lunch. (Products are also available separately for those who want to customize their routine or add products outside the predetermined routines.) This structured approach has merit, but, each routine has at least one questionable or lackluster formulation, or a problem with packaging.

For more information about Rodan + Fields, call (888) 995-5656 or visit www.rodanandfields.com.

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Rodan + Fields At-A-Glance

Many of you are probably familiar with physicians Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields from their appearances on infomercials about their successful ProActiv line of anti-acne skincare products. The Rodan + Fields approaches are advertised for those suffering from a variety of skin conditions, and are claimed to work for anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne.

Most consumers want simplicity when it comes to making decisions about what skincare products they should use. The Rodan + Fields marketing strategy is to make it simple. They eliminate the confusion about what products work together by creating streamlined, prepackaged product groups, each aimed at specific skin-care concerns. Each product group is enclosed in a clever, take-along parcel that is the skin-care equivalent of a sack lunch. (Products are also available separately for those who want to customize their routine or add products outside the predetermined routines.) This structured approach has merit, but, each routine has at least one questionable or lackluster formulation, or a problem with packaging.

For more information about Rodan + Fields, call (888) 995-5656 or visit www.rodanandfields.com.