I’ve been using Jan Marini skincare for several months now. When I went for a long overdue facial last week, the esthetician told me that my skin was looking good. Yay!
My favorite among their skincare is the Marini BioGlycolic Cleanser. It’s a miracle worker as is their amazing Hyla3D hydrator serum. I’ve also been using Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33. (all three products reviewed here)
But a few weeks ago, I was sent Marini Physical Protectant Broad Spectrum SPF 45 to try out. I usually prefer physical sunscreens like this rather than chemical when possible. Though the difference is small, SPF 45 vs SPF 33, the new sunscreen gives me a little more protection.
Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 is a medium weight (IMO), velvety feeling cream. Although the cream itself has a tan tint, it goes on sheer with only the slightest warm tint on my light skin. It has no white cast like some physical sunscreens do.
It dries to a satin-matte finish, and it’s not greasy. Also, it’s fragrance-free. I love that it’s in a tube so I can carry it with me to reapply.
In addition to protecting from the sun’s rays, it acts as skincare too: “Glycerin keeps your skin hydrated while rich antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Micronized zinc and titanium block UV rays and soothe irritation.” Key ingredients include: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Green Tea, Coenzyme Q10. According to Marini, it’s good for all skin types: mature skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin. But if you’re sensitive specifically to dimethicone, skip this one.
Beautypedia (Paula Begoun of Paula’s Choice review system) gives this product a rave, so it’s not just me. Check out Beautypedia’s review.
Marini Physical Protectant Broad Spectrum SPF 45 contains 2 oz. and is priced at $51, on the pricey side. Available on the Marini website, Dermstore, Lovelyskin.com. As you know, I’m a penny pincher so Dermstore with its frequent 20% off coupons and Ebates rebate is the way to go to save more than $10 off the price. Cruelty-free.
Have you tried any of the Marini skincare yet?
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 8%. Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Poly Methyl Methacrylate/EDMA, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Ubiquinone, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).