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    Default Mattifying / Matte Sunscreen

    I'm looking for the holy grail of sunscreens, if anyone can help?

    Musts are:
    - Matte
    - Oil-free
    - Fragrance-free
    - Alcohol-free
    - Chemical-free (ie zinc oxide / titainium dioxide)

    Desirables:
    - No 'make-up' effect (or very lightly tinted)
    - Paraben-free

    Hey, I never said it would be easy
    The closest I can find are as follows, but I have no idea if they dry matte or not?

    Kinesys
    http://www.kinesys.com/products/sun_..._sunscreen.php

    MyChelle Sun Shield
    http://www.mychelleusa.com/index.php...ct_detail&p=14

    Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41
    http://www.skin-one.com/eg-uv-physical-tube.html

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    EltaMD physical dries matte but has a horible white cast. It's slightly tinted but it doesn't help with the cast at all. They either didn't used micronized ZnO and TiO2 or the oil-free base doe not let the powders settle properly or creates agregates of particles instead of dispersing them, or they simply didn't homogenize the susncreen properly.

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    cheers for the warning.
    Can anyone else recommend anything?

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    DHC white: titanium dioxide 5% zinc oxide 10%, non greasy liquid, maybe just a little whitening, probably won't be able to mattify skin oil, samples can be obtained by calling the number on their website www.dhccare.com May require an oil based cleanser.

    Epicuren Discovery SPF 20: 17% ZnO, non-greasy, maybe won't mattify skin oil in the summer, some reported breakouts, contains vit A and some 'enzyme concentrate' which may be irritable

    Devita Daily Solar protection Moisturizer: 14% ZnO, reported non-whitish and non-greazy like a moisturizer, probably won't be able to mattify extra skin oil, SPF not listed

    Sofina Perfect UV Lucent: one of the Japanese sunscreens, SPF 45, PA +++, reported matte and probably will mattify extra skin oil, the only problem is that it contains alcohol high in the ingredient list. Contains silicones. Like many Japanese brands, it requires an oil based cleanser - cleansing oil.

    EltaMD UV Sheild SPF 45 Oil-Free: a hybrid between 10% ZnO and a chemical sunscreen Octinoxate (which is not irritable to many unlike Avobenzone). Reported non whitening and non greasy, like light moisturizer. Probably won't be able to mattify extra skin oil.

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    thanks for the research, much appreciated

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    When I went to the rosacea day in London they talked about this product:

    http://www.sunsense.com.au/sunsense_...aily_face.html

    Tried some on my hand and it felt really nice and matt.

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    It's chemical sunscreens plus TiO2. One of the chemicals is Avobenzone = butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane

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    I wuold say go for Clnique Super City Block 25 or 40 SPF.. I really liked Super City Block Sheer Tint..
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    Thanks for the recommendation. Here are the ingredients:

    water (aqua purificata) purified, trioctyldodecyl citrate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, butylene glycol, titanium dioxide, dimethicone, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, steareth-2, ethylhexyl salicylate, silica, aluminum stearate, angelica acutiloba (japanese angelica) root extract, zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, rosa roxburghii fruit extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, porphyra yezoensis (algae) extract, paeonia suffruticosa (peony) root extract, gardenia florida extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) flower extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, paeonia albiflora (peony) root extract, poria cocos sclerotium extract, saccharomyces lysate extract, cucumis sativus(cucumber) fruit extract, betula alba (birch) bark extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, yeast extract (faex), sodium rna, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, pantethine, glycerin, glucose, squalane, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tricaprylin, propylene glycol dicaprate, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), hexylene glycol, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, barium sulfate, polyethylene, xanthan gum, magnesium aluminum silicate, lecithin, ceteth-2, peg-40 stearate, sodium stearate, steareth-20, sorbitan tristearate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, citric acid, disodium edta, bht, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci77891), zinc oxide (ci 77947) <iln28030>

    Seems a lot to react with. Is there anything obvious that could cause a problem?

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    Well, I always tend to go with as fewer ingredients as possible. Although this seems to have a lot in it, I always heard good reviews about this product including myself. Its hypoallergenic and parfume free. I used it in the past. Now I am using Clinique almost make up and Dr Linda sy Zinco they are both as good, if not better.
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