ZO Sunscreen And Primer Review : Over40 Style
Occasionally a product comes into my life that makes me jump for joy and thank the heavens. The ZO Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 is one such product!
If you follow me on insta or have read my previous beauty blog posts, then you'll know that I have suffered from chloasma/melasma since pregnancy in my early 20's. This hyperpigmentation condition is hormonal, often triggered by pregnancy and exacerbated by the sun. Since that time I have religiously worn sunscreen every day, hoping to keep my 'Lizard Skin' as it's affectionately known at bay.
So I am no stranger to sunscreen for the face, and Lordy have I tried some dreadful products over the years! Thick, greasy creams that leave a white cast on your skin and reward you with a breakout a few days later. No thank you!
In addition I'm a make-up lover, most days I wear a full face of make-up, it's an extension of who I am and part of my everyday routine. But sunscreen and make-up do not make for good bedfellows. Sunscreen can affect the colour and texture of foundation, an oily sunscreen causes foundation to slide off, and matte products often pill under foundation leaving a patchy result.
Feeling I needed a little help to find a good sunscreen suitable for make-up use I discussed my issues with skincare expert Danielle Grimes at Paragon Aesthetics and she recommended I try the ZO Sunscreen and Primer Broad Spectrum SPF30. I've used ZO Health skincare before, their Retinol products are some of the most effective available without a doctor's prescription. Founder Dr Zein Obagi is a world renowned dermatologist and has formulated some of the best medical grade skincare products on the market, and this Sunscreen and Primer bares witness to that!
This product is everything I hoped for and more, it provides the sun protection I need to guard against chloasma, and doesn't cause my skin to break out. It's a light formula with a subtle tint which blurs imperfections and fine lines, enhancing my foundation and giving a dewy fresh appearance. I have experienced no pilling or patchiness when applying concealer and foundation, which glide on smoothly with no fade throughout the day.