Beauty Finds. Freshly Cosmetics Healthy Protection Facial Sunscreen SPF50 Review

Beauty and Skin Care, Lifestyle, Recycle Less

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Freshly Cosmetics Healthy Protection Facial Sunscreen SPF50

While I’ve found so far it’s the best mineral sunscreen by the end of the review you’re probably wondering why I still use it. Skip a paragraph for the review or read on for my beauty requirements. 

Beauty Finds: Mimitika Lait Solaire Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Review. Reef Friendly

Beauty and Skin Care, Lifestyle

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This editions features Mimitika Lait Solaire Suncreen Lotion in SPF50 both in the new and older formula. The newer formula was released late last summer 2021. 

I prefer reef friendly mineral sunscreens however all that I’ve tired have left my skin so dry it hurts to move regardless of how much sunflower seed oil they contain. I’ve noticed most mineral sunscreen have sunflower seed oil to counteract the zinc oxide from drying out the skin too much. Some were difficult to apply as they just didn’t extend out no matter how much I tried. Others left me either pink or white after swimming in blotchy patches where I applied them depending on the products colour. Most felt so nasty on, heavy, greasy. Others I couldn’t even remove! Even with soap, exfoliation, just sitting there drying out my skin more. Freshly Cosmetics body sunscreen dried my skin out so much it was painful to move as I just couldn’t remove it. It took my skin about 2 months to return to normal. That left me with the only option of chemical sunscreens and they’re the ones that are more less clean ingredients, more crap ingredients, reef unfriendly. A visit to Sephora España summer 2020, I discovered Mimitika which saved the day! Skip a paragraph for the review or read on for my Beauty Finds requirements.

I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

Mimitike Sunscreen Lotion SPF50

The essential for sunny days. Sun Milk SPF50 will make you forget that you are putting on sunscreen: a light and fluid texture that allows quick application. No white traces or greasy films. The skin is soft and hydrated.

Beauty Finds: Cruelty Free, Reef Friendly, Tried and Tested European Body Sunscreens Review

Beauty and Skin Care, Fitness, Lifestyle

I spent all summer long testing out sunscreens. It was hard. Daily beach trips for about an hour, testing out their waterproofness in the sea, running outside and if that doesn’t make me a good candidate for testing them, I burn within an hour. Making me perhaps one of the best candidates 😉

There are 2 types of sunscreen. Chemical where the skin absorbs the chemicals that stop your skin burning and physical or mineral sunscreens which reflect the sun rays. Physical sunscreens are considered to be more reef friendly as they’re less likely to contain toxic ingredients that kill reefs and marine life. Reef’s are vital part in our ecosystems. They protect coastlines from damaging effects from waves, storms, floods, provide habitat and shelter for marine life, assist in carbon and nitrogen fixing, provide nitrogen and other nutrients for marine food chained amongst others. I dip in the sea almost daily during the summer, I didn’t want to be part of the reef killing sunscreens anymore. Physical sunscreens are typically made from