Murad City Skin Age Defense Sunscreen is the most expensive sunscreen I’ve purchased to date. When the Sephora VIB Rouge sale rolled around I figured that would be the cheapest this would get so took the plunge. Here I break down what makes this potion so pricey.
What it is:
A super light mineral sunscreen that’s loaded with antioxidants. In addition to protecting from UV rays it helps defend against city pollution and blue light from our beloved smart phones and computers.
Who it’s for:
Anyone who hates the feeling of traditional sunscreen will probably appreciate the fluid texture of this stuff. If you’re looking for a sunscreen that offers more than just UV protection this is a great option because of it’s generous dose of antioxidants and its ability to tackle dullness and texture issues.
What Murad says:
A new level of skin protection. Environmental aggressors such as pollution and blue light from devices can accelerate visible signs of aging. This revolutionary, lightweight, 100 percent mineral sunscreen—with environmental protection technology—defends skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. An advanced polymer matrix helps shield skin from environmental pollutants, vitamin C helps brighten skin, and a peach color correcting tint evens tone and boosts radiance.
What I like:
I love that this wears well under makeup but still provides excellent protection. So often I feel like I have to choose between good makeup application or good skincare. Another thing that I love is the addition of so many antioxidants. Yes, UV rays wreak havoc on our skin but other aggressors like pollution really take a toll. As far as protecting from blue light…I don’t know and have no way to test that but the well-rounded formula couldn’t hurt.
What I don’t like:
I have to admit, when it comes to mineral sunscreens that telltale visible white cast feels like a security blanket, a white and chalky but very protective security blanket. With City Skin I had to leave that behind and have faith that this stuff was doing its job. I definitely feel the minerals and the formula does leave a good veil albeit not a white one-but that’s one of the great things about it. The mineral actives combined with all the other skin-loving ingredients no doubt work to protect the skin. The name of the product says it all. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is perfect for protecting skin and then some while you’re going from point A to point B around town. It’s not appropriate for a day at the beach and it doesn’t claim to be.
This is a great sunscreen that goes beyond UV protection making it a really good pick for everyday use. It’s easy to wear with or without makeup and is a pleasure to use. Still, I would sample it before buying it to be sure you love it because it’s expensive and there are other ways to ensure your skin gets the topical vitamins it requires other than through your sunscreen.
Murad City Skin can be purchased at Sephora
-Titanium Dioxide 2.7%
-Zinc Oxide 10%
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).