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    Drunk ElephantUmbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30<p>Oxybenzone-free, the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30 is non-toxic to marine life as well as being a hard-hitting sheer, physical SPF30 sunscreen delivers a powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as helping protect skin against free radical and oxidative damage. </p><p>Loaded with potent antioxidants such as astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts to prolong a youthful-looking complexion. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Sheer also delivers essential moisture and minimises the look of fine lines and wrinkles for skin that appears healthy and preserved. Perfect for daily use, this non-sticky formula doesn&#8217;t leave behind any unwanted texture or residue with zero white cast due to its sheer formula.&nbsp;</p>DRU025185208123430301903 stars, based on76 reviews 29.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30
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    • Why it's Cult

      Everybody in the Cult’s getting tipsy! Serious skin, hair and body care heroes that don’t take themselves super seriously, Drunk Elephant’s rise to the top of the industry pops has been (rightfully!) meteoric. Founded by Tiffany Masterson who wanted to formulate products without any ‘fillers’, this all-star collection is powered by biocompatible actives – a mix of synthetic and plant-derived extracts – that skin recognises and knows what to do with. And, because of their ingredient-elimination philosophy, you won’t find any of the following ‘Suspicious 6’ – drying alcohols, silicones, SLS, chemical screens, essential oils or fragrances/dyes – so you can ‘reset’ your complexion and help both your skin and your tresses to flourish like never before.

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    • Description

      Oxybenzone-free, the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30 is non-toxic to marine life as well as being a hard-hitting sheer, physical SPF30 sunscreen delivers a powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as helping protect skin against free radical and oxidative damage.

      Loaded with potent antioxidants such as astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts to prolong a youthful-looking complexion. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Sheer also delivers essential moisture and minimises the look of fine lines and wrinkles for skin that appears healthy and preserved. Perfect for daily use, this non-sticky formula doesn’t leave behind any unwanted texture or residue with zero white cast due to its sheer formula. 

    • How to use

      Every morning, apply evenly onto face, neck, chest and backs of hands. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.

      Tip: Use in conjunction with C-Firma for an added boost of Vitamin C and antioxidants. 

    • Full ingredients list

      Active ingredients: zinc oxide 20%

      Inactive ingredients: water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dicaprylyl carbonate, pentylene glycol, glycerin, steareth-2, propanediol, steareth-21, polyhydroxystearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, silica, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, chondrus crispus extract, haematococcus pluvialis extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) sprout extract, vitis vinifera (grape) juice extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, raspberry seed oil/tocopheryl succinate aminopropanediol esters, hydrolyzed wheat protein, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, sea water, acetyl glucosamine, cetearyl glucoside, sodium stearoyl glutamate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, glycine, sucrose, lecithin, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, sodium dehydroacetate, iron oxides (CI 77491)

      WHAT IT IS FORMULATED WITHOUT:

      Animal Fats/Oils/Musks, Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzophenone, Bisphenol A (BPA), Butoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, Chemical Sunscreens, Coal Tar Dyes, 1,4-Dioxane, -Cones, Detergent, Essential Oils, Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Hydroquinone, Methyl Cellosolve, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mercury, Mercury Compounds, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Phthalates, Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs), Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Siloxanes, Thimerosal, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban. 


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    Drunk Elephant - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30

    Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30 Reviews

    Much improved!
    This sunscreen seems to have been improved again. When I originally purchased it from the USA it was quite runny and full of little hard bits. My new tube is a little thicker and smother- it absorbs more easily now and doesn't leave your face covered in white bits anymore. If you want a non-chemical sunscreen which really feels like it moisturises and protects then you can't go wrong with this. Be prepared to let it dry before you you apply make-up though as it takes a while to set.
    The best sunscreen ever
    I don’t remember if I already left a review for this one but it makes me so sad to it bad reviews here so I will add another one. I am actually here to buy a new bottle in case it will be sold out. I have had mine for half a year now, everyday use, and it looks like I still have more than half left. In other words, it’s super economical. My trick to smooth appliance is to shake the bottle well beforehand. Then spread in my fingers, then apply to the face. I am 38, have great skin and don’t use any makeup, just some Jane Iredale powder foundation over this sunscreen for more sun protection. It has never broken me out, never greasy, sits perfectly the whole day, very clean, never irritated my skin or eyes. I seriously don’t understand the bad reviews. This is the best mineral protection I have tried. And it doesn’t have the awful nanoparticles either. I haven’t tried the tinted version but this one satisfies all my needs so I will stick to it. I used to trust the reviews for many years until I realized I better use my own judgement and experience. Wishing all beautiful ladies here to find your dream products and to make your own opinions based on your own trials on your own gorgeous skin.
    Really not good
    So as a WOC this isn't a very good SPF as it left my face rather ashy. Also, it smells like natural yogurt that has expired! I'm quite sad that I spent £29 on something I am now using exclusively on my ankles! lol.
    Excellent
    I've used Drunk Elephant's tinted mineral sunscreen successfully and this one is a larger size containing the same high-quality, all-mineral ingredients. I'm happy with it. I use this brand's bronzer mixed with serum prior to the final application of this pure Zinc Oxide sunscreen. It looks wonderful. Make sure to thoroughly shake the container prior to opening and applying it. I'm in my early fifties and have sensitive skin. I can't be without a mineral sunscreen during the day. I'm unable to use synthetic sunscreens or fragranced products. Drunk Elephant consistently provides me lovely results.
    Not great
    Unfortunately I do not rate this product. It it very oily heavy and thick on my skin. It’s not good to wear with makeup either as leaves a sheen on your skin and I ended up looking super greasy.
    Meh
    I love the smell of this but that is pretty much it and that makes me sad. It feels heavy on my skin and the texture almost of the lotion looks like it has curdled. It looks like it has split but from what I have seen that just seems to be the texture? It is tricky to get it all in and leaves random white cast due to the bitty texture. I really wanted to love this but I don’t :( I will finish my tube as to not waste but unfortunately will not be buying this product again.
    Not for me.....
    I had high hope for this as I'd read good reviews about the brand, however this sunscreen was just awful. It leaves a white cast and is greasy. I know this is going to sound strange but I found it stringy, when squeezing out of the tube onto my fingers then onto my face it was just awful. Will save for my chest and backs of hands as it too expensive to just bin. I would recommend Paula's Choice Resist Anti Ageing Superlight Moisturiser SPF 30, I found this one beautiful, easy application, dries down and great under makeup.......
    No from me, broke me out
    At first, this appeared to be a grainy sunscreen with a distinct smell. Upon application it smeared across my face and dried leaving a white cast on my skin and not doing well underneath my make up. It kept on shedding and leaving bits of gathered sunscreen on my face when blending anything on my skin. I also have to say that this cream seemed to not perform any of the youthful promises made. This sunscreen stated it did not have any white cast or greasiness, it left a serious white cast and clogged my pores. It also broke me out in places I don't usually get zits. A bit of a disappointment for me, not worth the money in my case :(
    Hard, white, pieces in sunscreen
    For some reason I have little, white, hard pieces in my sunscreen. I don't think this scrubbing sensation was intended. I don't see any other reviewers with the same problem, so maybe I just had bad luck. Will finish the tube as I don't like wasting product, but I will def not buy it again.
    Disappointing
    So disappointed with this. It's grainy in texture, sticky, leaves white smears across the skin, makeup could not blend on top. Should have read the ingredients, it's mostly zinc oxide. I feel very ripped off for having paid £29 for sudo cream in drunk elephant packaging.
    Not the best, not the worst!
    It's okay. For £29 I cannot waste it. So I will use it happily. It sits comfortably and absorbs well. I have a pale complexion so I cannot comment on the white cast. However, when I and my husband were in Bali and he used this I could see white cast all up in his beard which was amusing! I wouldn't buy it again and am looking to use it up quickly. It does the job. I put it on top of my facial oil and it blends easier.
    Good SPF
    I use it daily and it does the job. Not the greatest SPF in the world, but nothing to complain. Most importantly - does not cause acne and clogged pores.
    Love it
    This is the best sunscreen I've ever used! Definitely buying it again.
    DONT BUY!!!
    0 stars! This is one of the worst products I've ever had! When applied it immediately leaves little white chunks everywhere! The formula is also completely drying to the skin and I'm usually not dry at all! And additionally I got a rash around the eye area. Definitely not worth the price and no possibility for returns if used once ... not going to buy again from here, very disappointing.
    Worst product from drunk elephant!
    I’m in my 30s, have a normal skin type and no spots always use a lot of Drunk Elephant products but this one a disaster! Skin flared up with a rash and took 3 weeks to clear up (very upsetting!)
    My perfect sunscreen!
    At first I was skeptical of this sunscreen, since it has a slew of bad reviews, but after I tried it I saw that it is truly a game changer! Squeezing the tube gave me this grainy textured goop that gave me a greasy face and pilled horribly. Then I shook the tube a few times and it became so smooth, went on amazingly and didn't pill at all. I am very pleased that it even has a pore smoothing effect while it's on, and gives me a nice glow. However, I must note that I have very fair skin and so it doesn't have that white cast on me. If I want extra glow, I add half a pump of D-Bronzi but no more as it becomes very orange afterward. Its only disadvantage is that it doesn't play nice with foundation at all, even my best ones looked patchy and dry on top of this. Fortunately, my concealer looks just fine. I am very happy I finally found a good sunscreen with clean ingredients that doesn't break me out or makes my face greasy. I will definitely continue to purchase this.
    Can see why it divides opinions
    This is my first foray into Drunk Elephant. I don't really buy into their 'suspicious' ethos but have heard the reviews are good nonetheless. SPF is my one essential so I decided to try it. The first attempt was horrible. My skin was slimy and with a cast, it caught in my eyebrows. It looked a mess for a sheer product. I decided to re-read the packaging and noticed it said 90ml was 80 applications! No wonder I was having problems. I was applying my usual amount of product when in actuality I needed only half. Once I got to grips with that, the usage has been much better. Texturally it's lumpy and like porridge as it dispenses, but with a little time spent on application, I get a good result. I can't apply in my usual slap-dash manner, and in some ways makes me very conscious of application. After 10-12 minutes it begins to dry down, although for me it doesn't go fully matte. All in all, I like this product but it necessitates a number of 'application techniques' I am not used to.
    Not for me
    Was looking for a good SPF for holiday and having read good reviews about Drunk Elephant products in general thought I'd give this a try. Should have read the reviews more thoroughly. Did it leave a white cast, hell yea! My skin tone, I would class as pale with a few freckles. It did not really dry down either, hence my foundation did not go on with a beauty blender very well at all, I had to gently blend in places with my finger. Not for me. Waste of money for me. Paula's Choice Resist was much better!
    Just no.
    I like the consistency, it's not heavy to me, spreads easily, it has a white cast but I'm as pale as ghost so besides collecting in my brows I did't mind it until I started to sweat. You can't sweat with this product, not even a little, which is impossible in the summer when you want to use it the most. Every tiny drop of sweat on your face turns into white drop staining everything from clothes to furniture. I had it everywhere. I'm going to use it up in the winter when I don't sweat so it's not going to waste, but it's a big no for me.
    Holy grail SPF
    I was surprised this had so many negative reviews - I absolutely love it! I’ve been using this for 6 months now. I have combination skin with an oily forehead but dry flaky patches on my cheeks & nose. I’ve found this SPF is great for my skin type - moisturising but not greasy, plus it doesn’t break me out. The texture is grainy as others have pointed out, but it's not a problem for me as it absorbs easily & the ingredients are amazing. This is a mineral sunscreen so it is likely to leave some form of white cast depending on how deep your skin tone is - however, I would never use a chemical sunscreen for a variety of reasons & on me there isn’t a white cast as I’m very fair. I look healthy and glowy after using this & most importantly it is effective as an SPF - I’ve never burnt whilst wearing it. I’ll definitely repurchase this over & over.
    For the price, you'd expect a better experience matching the description
    As other reviewers said, it doesn't go on smoothly. The experience is pretty far from the product promise. Especially considering the price. It says it doesn't leave a residue? It does. Also "zero white cast"? Yes, it has a white cast, and it's sold as "sheer." Would not recommend for darker skin, though I'm pretty pale myself, and I wouldn't recommend it for pale people either. Not sure who it would suit. This product makes me wonder if this actually does what it says, or if there's a mistake in how I'm using it. If we're all putting it on wrong, they need to improve the instructions. I found Paula's Choice lightweight mineral sunscreen to be truly sheer and easy to use.
    Don’t get it
    First of all, I am a huge fan of Drunk Elephant, so when I saw that they came out with sunscreen I was super happy, because I hoped their sunscreen must be so nice and won’t break me out. But I was wrong. It was really bad for my skin. Consistency is disgusting - oily, grainy, leaves skin white and the smell is strong. Also after a month of use, the consistency of it became even worse. So I decided product went bad, which is crazy, I only had it for one month.
    Protects but won't be repurchasing
    This product does its primary job - it protects the skin and I have never been sunburned while having it on. You don't have to put a lot to cover the whole face so it is not that expensive when you see how long it has lasted you. Having said that, the formula consistency is just bad. It seemed to be runny from the first time I opened the bottle, leaves you with a white color and what bugs me the most it peels. When this happened the first couple of times, I thought that it just doesn't go well with makeup as I used it under my foundation, but the same thing happened when I was on a vacation and makeup-free. Won't be repurchasing.
    Heaviest that I tried
    Literally a waste of money
    Where do I start?
    Not only does a little go a long way but this has got to be one of the few SPF's I've tried that allows your skin to breath O_o The product is very lightweight and just all-round amazing! The products finish is also a winner for me as it doesn't leave that super shiny film that some SPF's have. #WinnerForMe #StockUp #Love Lastly being a physical SPF it protects from the sun as soon as it’s applied, no wait needed, less likely to block pores and is better for sensitive skin. Over and out.
    Terrible for price
    I bought this after many people said it was an excellent sunscreen for under makeup... however I’ve tried to work with this so many times and it just keeps pilling. I thought maybe it could be due to the products I’m using underneath it so I tried using on bare skin and it still manages to pill. Literally a waste of £29. Soooo disappointed!!!!!
    Drunk Elephant Physical Sun screen
    Really like the formula, it feels nice and hydrating. The consistency is a tiny bit gritty but that's always the case with this type of sunscreen. It leaves a white cast and a slight greasy finish that disappears after 20 mins or so. I think it's kind of over priced as you can get similar ones for a better price, but it works with my sensitive skin.
    Kinda oily
    Definitely leaves a white cast. Too oily to put on face underneath makeup. I will only suggest using this on the neck if you have a lighter skin tone on the face and want them to match.
    Not as expected
    Resembles coconut cream with bits or like watery cream cheese... It takes awhile to rub in and absorb. Sometimes it will pill but not all the time.
    Not completely happy
    Does not leave a white cast and goes very matte, but... it dries out my skin a lot. So a moisturiser underneath is a must but that gives pilling issues.
    Greasy Film
    Bought this as I needed an SPF and Sonya Dakar is sold out (everywhere!). But it is quite possibly the worst SPF I have ever used. I have used it once, it's a greasy layer that sits on your face and I could feel it all day and made my face feel sweaty. Couldn't wait to get home and wash it off. If I could return it I would. Avoid.
    Disappointing
    For me, this came out as a white somewhat sticky product. When I applied the prerequisite 1/4 teaspoon for the whole face this took a while to sink in, and something in the ingredients made my face and eyes feel somewhat warm and a bit stingy. It did not sit happily over the top of other skincare, even though I use all DE products, although the addition of a drop of oil did help with the balling up a bit. I am disappointed because I like DE products and it is extremely difficult to find a decent mineral sunscreen without fragrance of some sort or worse; essential oils. It is a generous size and quite nourishing but that is about it.
    Wasn't sure because of the reviews but I love it!
    I wasn't expecting to love this as much as I do because of the mixed reviews. In the morning I cleanse and apply a hydrating serum and then use this in the place of a moisturiser. This works really well for my dry skin. It does take about 5-10 minutes to soak in but my skin and looks and feels great with and without makeup when I use this. I've not noticed any pilling when I apply my makeup so this might depend on what foundation you use. However, I can see that those with more oily skin types may find this to be too heavy. I also don't notice any white cast with this but my skin is fair. I can't wait to use this on holiday with a pump of D-Bronzi mixed in!
    nice but not on me
    This would be a nice sunscreen for those with normal skin - unfortunately my dry/sensitive skin freaked out and now I have red itchy patches on my cheeks. Not the look I was going for! Apart from that, it's a passable product, and my partner uses it without any such problems. It applies well, although it has a tendency to gather in fine lines, like on eyelids and in smile lines. My skin is pale so I didn't notice much of a white cast, but someone with darker skin might feel differently.
    Perfekt ***Perfect
    Ich liebe diese sonnensutz.Ich kann andere Komentare nicht nachvollziehen.Ich reinige mein gesicht danach trage ich mein hylaron Serum und darüber diesen Sonnenschutz.Es rubbelt nicht und make up schaut toll aus. Ich habe Feuchtigkeit arme Haut und wen ich mich gleuch dannach schminken will nahme ich etwas glanz mit blootings Papier und dan trage ich make up auf.Allerdings wichtig zu beachten make up soll auch öl enthalten sonst vermischen sich die fasen nicht richtig. ***I love this sunscreen. I can not understand some of the other comments. I cleanse my face, apply my hyaluronic serum and then this sunscreen. It sits well and make up looks great. I have dry, dehydrated skin and like to add a little gloss with blotting paper after my makeup. However, it's important to note that make up should also contain oil otherwise it might mix properly and sit well.
    Big white cast
    I love the way this product smells and the ingredients do work well with my skin type (dry). However, I can't get over how much white it leaves on the face - to the extent where someone asked why my face was white (I had all my makeup on top) I will keep using it but won't repurchase.
    Good, but...
    I like that this is an eco-friendly sunscreen and contains hydrating ingredients. The Hungarian summer is very hot (up to 30-35°C) and I don't like to wear lots of stuff on my face during the day because creams just melt off in a minute. This is a one step morning routine for me. It gives enough hydration to my skin. But... it is a little bit heavy and I need to wait approx. 10-15 min. before I could put some make-up on.
    Balls up
    I have oily skin and this sunscreen balls up easily on me, I use one-quarter teaspoon for my face. It helps a little if you apply it in sections. It needs some time to settle (like many sunscreens) especially if you plan to put make up on.
    Excellent SPF cream, great price too!
    This has to be the best priced product in the whole Drunk Elephant range and what's more, it's excellent! This SPF cream suits all skin types except for the very oily. Dry and dehydrated skin types may want to apply moisturiser first as usual, but 'normal' and combination skin types could skip moisturiser altogether! It's saving me a few minutes every morning! It does leave a slight white cast, despite the claim that it doesn't - it did on me, anyway - and the screw cap closure isn't the best, but neither of these small points is enough to stop me giving this top marks. I love it!
    Brilliant product
    I love this product - it should have far better reviews. Because it has no nasties it is naturally chalkier to provide full sun protection, but if you want toxin-free protection that is the payoff. The way to use it is to shake the bottle well before use - mine goes on perfectly. The smell is kind of a non-smell if that makes sense as scentless makeup or body wash. I will buy this for as long as it remains on the market it’s fantastic.
    Great - once you've got the nack!
    The first time I used this I didn't like it at all - it was streaky, left white marks on my skin (like when your mum covers you in sunscreen when you're little!) and I couldn't work out why some of the reviews here are 5 stars. BUT! I've now worked out a routine that makes it genuinely one of the best facial sunscreens I've used, and the one I keep going back to (especially in the heatwave we're currently having!) I do: C-Firma mixed with Virgin Marula oil, then while my skin is still a bit shiny (this seems to be key!) squeeze some suncream into my palm, rub it between my hands to warm it up a bit and then apply like a moisturiser. This way it does go on sheer and moisturising like it's supposed to! So, apply it like a moisturiser, right when you'd normally apply a moisturiser, and it's great! x
    Strong SPF
    This is a very white, powdery product in texture. I bought this to apply under my make-up as an everyday SPF, as it is very thick you don't need a lot. It does have a certain smell to it, which does stick around all day, I would also avoid getting this in your eyes as it really does sting, this is a bit challenging with watery eyes around hay-fever season! All of that being said, I have been wearing this for the last 2 months and it really does work well as a sun protection product. I am prone to freckles and sun damage, due to being fair-skinned. My face hasn't tanned and I haven't noticed any new freckles or sunspots. It is a large tube, so it will last you a long time. The only reason this is not a 5-star review is due to the thick chalky white texture which does feel heavy on your skin, especially under foundation.
    Great
    Leaves no white cast when rubbed in properly and isn't greasy, leaves skin feeling nice after a few minutes as it sinks in and doesn't irritate the skin like most sunscreens.
    Not great...
    Really disappointed with this product. Firstly it has an awful texture when you apply it to your face. Almost gritty. Secondly, it has a horrible smell. Thirdly the product doesn't absorb into he skin, leaving white streaks and marks. This happens no matter how slowly you apply it. Would not recommend this product particularly at this price.
    No problem at all
    I was very surprised there are no cons- white residues and so on, even calm dowm my acne-prone complexion.
    bad
    Leaves a white cast and generally does not apply well
    Not for me!
    I really didn't get on well with this. The texture isn't nice, it's grainy and thick. Not "sheer" as advertised. The packaging distributes soo much product which doesn't help. I also think it's too greasy to put makeup on over the top of it. I think it's more suited to wearing on holiday during the day when you aren't worried about wearing makeup and this is why I added the second star.
    Drying
    I have a normal skin, which tends to be oily in the summer. However, my skin was so dry from this, that I had to use my hydrating winter foundation for summer because of this sunscreen. I am totally disappointed.
    Leaves a white cast.
    I'm dark skinned and have been trialling sunscreens to find one that doesn't leave a white cast. This is definitely not one. The texture is grainy and its difficult to spread onto skin. The biggest issue still stands, leaves a very obvious white cast, this is not suitable for dark skinned women.
    Great physical sunscreen
    I've repurchased this sunscreen 3 times now - it definitely gives good sun protection and I've never burnt wearing this. I agree with other reviewers that the texture is odd - however I do still like the formulation. I can't find any other sunscreen with such a clean ingredient list and without any acne-causing ingredients. A lot of sunscreens break me out - this one doesn't. It's also really hard to find a physical sunscreen without fragrance so I love that this one is fragrance free. It does leave a slight white cast even on my skin (fair-light), which I expected as I've never found a physical sunscreen that doesn't. I mix with a bit of D-Bronzi to take away the white cast. It also leaves a bit of a shine which I personally like as I have dry skin and like a dewy look. Unlike other reviewers, I've never had any problems with pilling - however I don't wear make up so I can't comment if it works well underneath make up. Overall, I think this is a great sunscreen - it's a shame about the grainy texture but I don't personally find it a problem since it still applies nicely to the skin.
    Very disappointed
    I was really looking forward to trying it and I am very disappointed. Very difficult for the skin to absorb. It leaves white patches on the face and the skin dry.
    Matt It Up
    A lovely product but is let down by being too 'shiny'. Make-up doesn't stay on particularly well throughout the day and there is a constant shine through. Need to follow more closely to Cliniques Cityblock SPF40
    I cant use it
    I’ve got a mini size in the Shelf Respect Kit, at first I was surprised that it almost doesn’t leave a white cast, and I even started thinking of getting a full size, but after wearing it for about two hours my skin felt incredibly dry. I tried wearing it few more times but for my normal skin it feels like dried clay mask. I just can’t stand it, even with a hydrating serum and a moisturizer underneath.
    Good but you need to be careful when using it
    It is really lightweight and effective. But I had to learn the hard way that you need to be careful when using it or it flakes off. It reacted with my serum and started flaking off. I started applying it with a face oil and I really need to rub it in with circular motions in order to stop it flaking off (and to avoid it leaving a white layer on my skin). No breakouts with this which is great!
    not for me
    I didn´t like it. I bought it 2 months ago and it was the first time seeing it physically. I thought it would be a good buy because it was awarded an Allure Beauty Award in 2015, but I was wrong. The first time I squeezed the tube, the product came out separated, very liquid with white patches. The smell was really weird and it does leave a white cast but only for a few minutes. I thought it would break me out, but it didn't and because it does deliver mineral SPF, I gave it 3 stars.
    ❤ it!
    I have oily, acne-prone and slightly sensitive skin, I have used various sunscreens and none suited me. Wayne Goss loves this sunscreen (and Drunk elephant all together) and I trust his skincare reviews cos we've got similar skin. I decided to buy some DE products including Umbra Sheer. The very first time I used it (I use about 1\2 TSP of SPF. You need to apply a generous amount of SPF to get proper protection!), it went on completely clear without any white cast! There have been times when I applied it and made me look white and even pilled up, at that time I had issues with my skin barrier: it was stripped from using Beste n9 and Peke bar and other so-called gentle cleansers (clearly they were no good for me but now I have found one that suits my skin). When your barrier is stripped, your skin just gets unbalanced and your products, mineral sunscreen, and makeup don't go on properly. But now that problem is fixed, Umbra Sheer is a lovely moisturizing mineral sunscreen that leaves little to no cast and has a dewy sheer finish. I use C Firma serum and Umbra in the morning. if you're oily like me, you don't need a moisturizer with this otherwise your skin will get greasy. Probably the best mineral SPF I've used and will continue to purchase it! Take the mixed reviews with a pinch of salt but different things are gonna work for different people.
    Really awful
    This was a big disappointment. I’ve tried several other Drunk Elephant products and loved them all, so I was excited to try this, especially because my fave foundation (NARS sheer glow) doesn’t contain any SPF. Unfortunately, what the other reviewers are saying about the consistency and smell is spot on, and it leaves a horrible white cast. I won’t even be finishing the bottle :(
    I like it!
    Lightweight and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy like a lot of other SPF's.
    heavy and white
    I was really looking forward to using this as I'm allergic to most sunscreens (really hard to find a good mineral one!). As it was described as "sheer" and "non-sticky" I thought it'd be great HOWEVER it doesn't dry down at all, stays quite oily and heavy feeling and does leave a white cast. I really did want to like this but it wasn't to be - if you prefer physical sunscreen I'd recommend Coola or Ren.
    the worst SPF product I tried lately
    I used to put some SPF product after my daily moisturizer and before make up. For the last few years I got or SkinMedica or Australian Gold SPF products which worked pretty well I decided to try this product because of huge hype around Drunk Elephant in social media. Frankly speaking, it has bad consistency, is not properly absorbed by skin and leaves strong white cast. Despite using mattifying primer above this SPF product my skin has strong greasy look all day long despite using my usual Dior backstage foundation and Too Faced loose powder. It may work only at the sea side when you re-apply the SPF cream after each bathing and do not care about your make-up.
    Bad consistency
    It has a very gritty, liquidy, grainy consistency so the packaging is really not suitable for the product. The smell is strong and quite bad, leaves a white film on the skin and takes quite some time to absorb, but at least it protects your skin. I wouldn't recommend or repurchase it.
    Protects well but has a few problems
    The consistency of the product is very odd and very gritty/runny - doesn’t work so well in that tube with a screw on lid. The smell is for me quite off-putting and stays all day. However; the reason I give it three is because I find that once it has absorbed, it feels nice and it seems to protect my skin well. For the comments about piling, I only experience it when I have other products underneath, if I only use it alone it goes on nice and smooth. For me the smell is why I probably wouldn’t purchase again.
    Could work for dry skin!
    Very oily for my acne-prone skin. Metallic smell and leaves a white cast. Avoid application close to the eye area! Definitely not a great choice for daily use. I only use it when I go to the beach.
    Disappointed
    Love Drunk Elephant and have tried most of the products but this sunscreen is not good. It pills very easily, especially if you mix it with products that are not in the same range and it leaves a white cast. It's thick - l now usually mix it with the sunshine drops but despite them saying that's OK l am sure the efficaciousness of the SPF is effected. The only product so far that l would not recommend or repurchase.
    Comically bad
    I don't even know what to say. It comes out of the tube like runny, gritty, greasy paint. Applied to the skin it... curdles. I can't even call it pilling, it's more like it's stringy and curdly. Maybe chunky even. I've tried it over serums and just straight on the skin, and it doesn't work either way. It just does not want to cooperate. I don't think this product should have been released, it is just unusable. There are loads of mineral sunscreens that manage to be cosmetically elegant, I don't see how a huge company like DE couldn't manage to make one.
    Nice sunscreen
    I really like the consistency and sun protection in this product. I have really dry skin, so I need serum and moisturiser underneath, because it clings to the dry spots on my face. It gives a nice glow to the face - almost like a discreet highlighter. It leaves a thin layer on the face, but that is to be expected from a mineral sunscreen, and it is great for people like me with really dry skin, because it makes it feel less dry. I did not mind. Bottom line: good product. If I don't find anything better, I will buy this again.
    Disappointed - whitecast; pilling
    If you're lighter skinned and don't wear makeup then this might be for you. I'm medium toned and wear makeup daily so this is not for me. It left a whitecast which took some time to reduce in appearance but was still somewhat visible. Also experience pilling throughout the day when wearing makeup. Perhaps it's because I use a face oil, I'm not sure.
    I love it!
    I have combination skin and this cream works beautiful for me!
    Thank you Cult Beauty for stocking this!
    This is by far the best mineral sunscreen I have ever used! I highly recommend it.
    White mask
    This doesn’t sink in at all. And my skin (sensitive) feels itchy.
    Light SPF and sits well on face...
    Isn't it strange how reviews are so mixed. My tube was a liquidy milk-like texture and left no white cast on my combination skin. The only thing I am not sure about is that I detect a faint sparkle to it which I assume is how it is meant to be? 90ml will last a long time and the expiry date is literally 03/21. I like it, but when it is finished will move on and try a different brand.
    Happy with the purchase
    Doesn't leave a white cast on my skin (which is mainly oily during the summer), easy to blend in and leaves my skin soft. I don't wear make up during the day, so don't know if it affects the wear of foundation, but so far, very satisfied with the product. A little goes a long way and the shine goes away after a couple of minutes.
    Wasn't a nice experience to use it
    It didn't suit my combination skin. It was really hard to blend and it pilled a lot. And it also dried up my cheeks really badly.
    Worst skincare product I’ve ever used
    It’s so thick and difficult to apply, it feels almost like glue. And it balls up on the skin, feels heavy and leaves a white cast. Not ideal to apply foundation over, or to even wear on its own due to the white cast. Wish I hadn’t wasted money on this, it’s unusable.
    Great SPF and moisturiser but balls up!!
    I love this. It does have a white cast but it's really moisturising... However applying makeup on top of this is a task!! It balls up and if you attempt to buff over the top the foundation starts moving around a bit and starts looking very textured... Very strange, but still workable and I will still repurchase!!!
    So, so happy with this
    This is my first mineral sunscreen and let me tell you - it's good! On my skin (fair) it leaves no white cast, at first has an oily application but after 7 min, my skin is soft with no oily residue. It does not make my skin more oily - so my skin does not produce more oil than usual (I have combination skin). What I like the most - I no longer need a moisturiser!! My skin is so, so soft - baby skin - after this cream. Even the texture of my skin is better after one week of use! I have nights when the tendency is to want to put this cream on my skin - so good is the effect. I like it very much and it was a good purchase for me.
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