Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Defense, 2 oz
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Though this seems to be only a legend, what is true is that the Marula fruit is really nice (and elephants do love to eat it) and there is a stone in it with several oil-rich kernels inside. They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, dry skin, brightening skin, scar healing and better texture. I tried this as soon as it was delivered as the reviews I had read were mixed, firstly I can’t smell anything, there really is no smell. In cosmetics, it’s often in products that are supposed to keep your skin matte as it has great oil-absorbing abilities.
A clear, light yellow liquid that is used to coat pigments (such as inorganic sunscreen agents or colorants) in cosmetic products. They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, parabens, silicones or sulfates.It's quite a multi-tasker: can be used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy or to influence the sensory properties of the end formula.
Perfect for daily use, this non-sticky formula leaves no unwanted residue, so you can sun-worship with a seamless base all day long. This tinted daily sunscreen is loaded with potent antioxidants, like astaxanthin, grape juice, and sunflower shoot extract, to minimize the appearance of photoaging for a more youthful-looking complexion. This physical sunscreen is formulated without any chemical sunscreens, which can be sensitizing and not as beneficial to skin as the naturally-derived alternative, zinc oxide. Second, jojoba oil is the most similar to human sebum (both being wax esters), and the two are completely miscible. So the Marula oil - similar to many other plant oils - is a really nice nourishing and moisturizing oil that can improve skin hydration and smoothness and it can even reduce skin redness.
It is super similar to Steareth-20 with just a little more ethoxylation and thus a little more water solubility. A stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C, that might have (in-vitro results) all the magic abilities of pure vitamin C (antioxidant, collagen booster, skin brightener). Some days I felt my face feel drier as the day went on with this sunscreen but it still looked greasy. I make sure to moisturise my skin and then apply this spf; however, I tried liking it for a long time with and without moisturiser to give it the benefit of the doubt, but it is very grainy and not smooth to apply and looks clumpy.
The special property of this particular ingredient is that it's more effective against more problematic ions, like Cu (copper) and Fe (iron) compared to less problematic ones like Ca (calcium) and Mg (magnesium). Get your daily dose of sun protection with the Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 (60ml) from Drunk Elephant. INCI is a list of the standardized and internationally accepted names used in the declaration of ingredients on cosmetic and personal care products. The manufacturer also claims that the exfoliation with grape juice extract is very well tolerated and depending on the concentration the result can be soft or even strong exfoliation.
As I’ve mentioned though these are minor inconveniences for me and I will still use the product since I still think it is great. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Sheer™ delivers essential moisture and minimises the look of fine lines and wrinkles for skin that appears healthy and preserved. Other than having a good safety profile and being quite gentle to the skin it has some other advantages too.
Grape Juice Extract: With natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, grape juice extract acts as a free radical scavenger, soothes skin, and helps reduce redness.