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    Does anyone know of any sunscreens that have a matt finish? I recently bought Ambre Solaire Protection Lotion SPF 50, its seems good but makes my face very shiny! Any suggestions for alternatives would be much appreciated.

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    Technically, Paula's Choice Resist is a moisturizer that claims a 'matte' finish and has SPF 30. COOLA Mineral Matte Tinted Sunscreen & Sunblock also claims a matte finish. IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 32 is a sunscreen.
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    Thanks Brady. I'll give those a try. I wonder if they come in factor 50, I have very fair skin. I will check them out.

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    I've used the Paula's Choice Resist. It was my 'go to' sunscreen for about a year. Unfortunately it is only available in SPF 30+.

    I thought it was a pretty good, although not excellent, sunscreen. It is lightly tinted and with a tint that will 'sink' into your skin (i.e. it won't make you look orange at all). This was a plus for me as it covered up my redness.

    It is zinc oxide, however, which can make removal of the sunscreen at the end of the day a little tougher. If you have really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend this as you end up having to use a stronger cleanser or a cotton pad to remove it properly.

    The sunscreen DOES come out as matte. But if you have oily skin, this won't last. After a half day of wear (so maybe putting it on at 9am and then checking it at 12pm) my nose was shiny. I would just blot with a tissue and then I'd be good to go for another hour or two etc.

    Overall I think it's a good starting point for a sunscreen. The reason I decided to move on and try other products is because I've got enlarged pores on my nose and I thought that the way this product settled into them made them look more noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch1 View Post
    I've used the Paula's Choice Resist. It was my 'go to' sunscreen for about a year. Unfortunately it is only available in SPF 30+.

    I thought it was a pretty good, although not excellent, sunscreen. It is lightly tinted and with a tint that will 'sink' into your skin (i.e. it won't make you look orange at all). This was a plus for me as it covered up my redness.

    It is zinc oxide, however, which can make removal of the sunscreen at the end of the day a little tougher. If you have really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend this as you end up having to use a stronger cleanser or a cotton pad to remove it properly.

    The sunscreen DOES come out as matte. But if you have oily skin, this won't last. After a half day of wear (so maybe putting it on at 9am and then checking it at 12pm) my nose was shiny. I would just blot with a tissue and then I'd be good to go for another hour or two etc.

    Overall I think it's a good starting point for a sunscreen. The reason I decided to move on and try other products is because I've got enlarged pores on my nose and I thought that the way this product settled into them made them look more noticeable.

    Thanks Dutch! Yeah I have enlarged pores on my nose too so I'd imagine it would have the same effect. If it's tough to clean off I think it could irritate my skin as the butterfly area on each side of my nose can be pretty sensitive at times. I might give it a try anyway to see what it's like. Every other sunscreen I've tried just has a crazy shine off it, makes my face looks like a mirror!

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    Yeah it's worth trialling it. Maybe try buying the travel-sized version first, to save some money?

    I am still looking for my perfect sunscreen. I trial new ones pretty regularly. One that I keep coming back to is EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 (Tinted). I like this one because it stays matte for much longer than the Paula's one and does a pretty decent job of blurring and smoothing out my pores. The downside is that it can be quite drying for my skin so unfortunately I can't use it every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch1 View Post
    Yeah it's worth trialling it. Maybe try buying the travel-sized version first, to save some money?

    I am still looking for my perfect sunscreen. I trial new ones pretty regularly. One that I keep coming back to is EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 (Tinted). I like this one because it stays matte for much longer than the Paula's one and does a pretty decent job of blurring and smoothing out my pores. The downside is that it can be quite drying for my skin so unfortunately I can't use it every day.
    Might want to try:

    EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive Skin or

    EltaMD UV Elements Tinted Face Moisturizer with Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
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    Paula's Choice Resist great cream, helped me not to look like a shiny disco ball at one of the parties!

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    Yeah, I did look at those - unfortunately they both contain niacinamide which my skin doesn't seem to enjoy. Thanks for the recommends, though.

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    I'm using the CeraVE AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen, it has 30 SPF.
    It's not shiny like their Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 50 Face Lotion.
    If you're gonna try it I would like to know if you liked it.

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