Review The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants

The Ordinary Sunscreen Review

The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants is in The Ordinary Suncare range. This Mineral UV Filter Sunscreen is a physical sunscreen that offers SPF30 and claimed to be a broad spectrum. The Ordinary's Sunscreen receives quite a number of mixed reviews based on ones preference. Read on to know what this Mineral UV Filter from The Ordinary has to offer.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me from for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different. Your Milage May Vary (YMMV)

What is The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants?

The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants is a daily broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. The Ordinary claims to offer SPF protection along with antioxidant, hydration, and anti-irritant support. Their Mineral UV Filter formula uses micronized ZnO and TiO2 in flexible, high-volatility, non-comedogenic silicones. This allows the formulations to remain lightweight by optimizing the amount of the blocking agents. 

What The Ordinary Claims on Its Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants

Refer website:
1. pH 7-8
2. Vegan
3. Alcohol-free
4. Cruelty-free
5. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB Protection
6. Potent combination of antioxidants
7. Neutralizes Free Radicals
8. Minimizes the intensity of UV radiation
9. Protects biological membranes
10. Short and long-term hydration
11. Prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
12. Helps to calm stressed skin

Product Details
Global: website
Price: 105MYR | 9.70USD (50ml)
Origin: USA
Type: Sunblock / Physical Sunscreen
Skin Types: All Skin Types
PAO: 12 Months
Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Astaxanthin, Disodium Uridine Phosphate, Ethyl Ferulate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Picea Mariana Bark Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Glucose, Maltose, Fructose, Trehalose, Urea, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Isochrysis Galbana Extract, Lysolecithin, Lecithin, Triolein, Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-5 Trioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Tocopherol, Alumina, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

My Thoughts on The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants

This is my review of The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants
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Looking into the full list of ingredients for The Ordinary Sunscreen Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 With Antioxidants, its active ingredients are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide of course for sunscreen. Looking overall at the INCI list it shows quite a number of good skin-identical and moisturising ingredients. There are quite a number of ingredients that I'm unfamiliar with but roughly reading from incidecoder makes me excited to explore. The formulation of The Ordinary Sunscreen is great!

The Ordinary also shares is technologies for their Mineral UV Filter Formulas which are:

Bio-Active Antioxidant Network
A potent combination that scavenges and neutralizes free radicals, minimizes the intensity of UV radiation penetrating the skin, visibly protects biological membranes and supports the skin response to UV exposure.

Bio-Sugar Complex
A unique blend of hygroscopic molecules with Multi-layer coverage providing both short and long-term hydration and also naturally increases the skin’s own capacity to hold water.

Skin Identical Lipids
Lipids visibly restore the compromised barrier and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

Tasmanian Pepperberry
Rich in flavanones, anthocyanins, and minerals, this active technology helps to calm stressed skin, acting almost immediately.

The packaging is super pretty, just love how simple and elegant it could be. It comes in a fully covered soft plastic flat plastic tube with a hard plastic flip cap. It comes with English and French descriptions on the box and product.

This light brown cream is super thick and creamy. You may think that it's foundation at a glance. The rules of sunscreen are 2 fingers for an application but this sunscreen definitely does not apply to that. Just a pinch could cover the whole face. It doesn't absorb well and it leaves such a hell of a cast, not white but a rather pale cast (bluish-grey to me) which you'll need to put in a lot of effort to make that go away. When you leave it to dry in the open air, its texture becomes sort of like clay.

Minimal scent to no scent at all. 

This sunscreen is super dry on the skin and tends to be a bit sticky too. I felt the most uncomfortable feeling when I first tried this as it's been so long since I used a sunscreen that is so dry. However, throughout the day, it seemed to make my skin feel dewy and it doesn't feel as drying as it was at first. I came to realise that this sunscreen would apply better when applied a super moisturised moisturiser at first. The thick creamy types of moisturisers and face oils goes well with this sunscreen and applying it on isn't that hard anymore. It still does give that blue-greyish cast but at least its easy to blend and have the cream absorbed into the skin.

I didn't experience any bad reactions with this sunscreen and I do see it doesn't tend to make my skin oily when the sun is up. So far I'm loving how this sunscreen is working on my skin, but I don't fancy my face looking so pale after application. I'm unsure if this is to be used under makeup but I'm certainly not gonna use this sunscreen when I go out without makeup.

Overall Thoughts
I have mixed feeling about The Ordinary Sunscreen, I love how it works on my skin after application but I also hate that it's hard to blend, not to mention the cast it leaves too. I don't think this will be my pick for a daily sunscreen because I'm always in a rush in the morning but I'll definitely use this when I have time to spare. Probably 2-3 times a week.

Overall I could conclude that despite its white cast, it's pretty much a good sunscreen. I had no problem with my acne when I used this, in fact, I found that it's kinda gentle too. After a week of using this, my acne is all dried up. But still, I won't use this outside the house, since its SPF coverage isn't that high either. Using it at home is good enough for me.

My Rate
Rate: 4/5
Repurchase: Probably 

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