❖Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20❖
Gone are the days of Banana Boat tanning oil and the smell of burnt skin from a tanning bed. It’s time to get real about your skin and the sun.
This means making natural sunscreen your #1 product in your skincare routine.
The catch? Not all sunscreens are made equal. The shelves are lined with options, but which is the best protection against those aging effects of the sun?
The best vegan natural sunscreen for your face is Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20. It protects against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays with lycopene (a protective antioxidant). No nanoparticles, no cancer-causing metals – just pure, nutrient-filled, and protective.
❖ BEST Feature:
This vegan natural sunscreen is LITERALLY the only one I’ve tried that doesn’t apply as a thick white paste. Despite being a vegan natural sunscreen, the Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20 is lightweight, which makes it perfect for layering a tinted moisturizer (also with SPF) on top of.
❖ TRICK for using Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF:
I like to apply 100% Pure’s Luminous Primer before the Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF. Not only does this primer offer a shimmering glow, but it is also an added layer that prevents your skin from absorbing sunscreen.
❖ What does it feel like?
I’ll be real with you, this vegan sunscreen feels like any other regular lightweight moisturizer, however, it smells a bit like a tomato. Of course, this is because the main ingredient of this natural sunscreen is Lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, which protects against smog, pollution, radiation, smoke, and other environmental toxins that generate damaging free radicals. Clearly – a little tomato-esque scent is worth it if you are getting all those healthy skin benefits.
❖ Who is this vegan natural suncreen for?
Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20 is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin (or regular). This vegan natural sunscreen is lightweight so it won’t clog your pores. It’s also a gluten-free sunscreen, so celiacs and gluten-sensitive babes can rest easy using this product!
❖ When do I use Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF?
Every single day of spring/summer (except the rainy ones). Whether it’s cloudy or full sunshine, the best thing you can do for the delicate skin on your face is to apply a vegan natural sunscreen before anything else. Layer your moisturizers and foundation on top – it’s lightweight enough that you won’t even notice it’s there.
❖ Longevity of this natural sunscreen?
A little bit of this vegan natural sunscreen goes a long way. The Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20 moisturizer has the same consistency as any other moisturizer, therefore you can use a small amount and cover your entire face.
❖ Things I don’t like about this Moisturizer SPF:
In 2013 I began working for a natural health product manufacturing that works with big-name brands like Saje and Happy Planet. One of our other customers was creating a natural sunscreen and my job was to research the risks/benefits of conventional sunscreens. Long story short – these sunscreens are harmful to the marine environment (not to mention the debate over the potential negative impact of nanoparticles on human health). From that point forward, I tried every natural sunscreen on the market. I put up with the white zinc paste for years, until finally 100% Pure began making their vegan natural sunscreen. Needless to say, I’ve been hooked ever since.
- Product: Tomato Lycopene Moisturizer SPF 20
- Price Range: (37 USD) or ~ 48$ CAD
- Worth it? Yes, without a doubt
- Would I buy this [over conventional sunscreen] Yes!!!
- Pairs well with: Everywhere Sun Stick SPF 30
- Website description: ‘Full spectrum SPF 20 moisturizer protects against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, protects against smog, pollution, radiation, smoke, and other environmental toxins that generate damaging free radicals. This silky, lightweight facial moisturizer also contains olive squalane, coconut, and sunflower oils for extra skin comfort and protection.’
Final note: this post is for educational purposes only. I am not a certified makeup artist, aesthetician, or anyone else who specializes in makeup, skin, or the body. I am simply an advocate of a makeup brand that I’ve used for the past two decades and truly believe is the best product out there.