Invisible Zinc - ESP Environmental Skin Protector 30+
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Invisible Zinc ESP Environmental Skin Protector 30+ is a three-in-one antioxidant moisturiser combined with a natural, physical, mineral, zinc sunscreen and anti-pollution formula. It forms an invisible film that functions as a barrier between the skin and the environment. It contains mineral reflectors to deflect UV light and neutralises environmental agents such as pollution, chemicals and smoke. For best results, use in conjunction with Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear and Invisible Zinc IZ Staying Powder.
- $24.95 / $35
- Pack size:
- 30mL / 50mL
Woolworths, Coles, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and all good pharmacies nationally
1800 630 056
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Rating: Jul 6, 2014 6:35pm
A lightweight physical sunscreen <3
It's kind of weird to give a sunscreen 5 out of 5 stars hey? I really do love this product and find it deserving of such a great review. I use a lot of chemical exfoliants in my skin care routine so I was set on finding the ideal sunscreen for me. I wanted a physical sunscreen that wouldn't leave an obvious white cast nor dry my skin out. Invisible Zinc ESP Environmental Skin Protector 30+ is the one for me. I have not been let down.
I purchased the 50ml bottle for $38. Not cheap but well worth it. It has a lotion like consistency and leaves the slightest white cast on my skin. However, I'm quite light skinned so it isn't noticeable on me. Perhaps those with darker skin-tones than me wouldn't like it as much. Additionally, it is easy to rub in and doesn't leave a greasy residue. Once it sinks in (takes a couple of minutes), I can't even feel it on my skin. It feels weightless and my skin feels moisturised too. I've got combination/dry skin and this leaves it feeling protected without that heavy feeling. It has not broken me out at all neither.
Overall, this is the perfect physical zinc-based sunscreen for me. It makes me look forward to putting on sunscreen. It doesn't have that heavy sunscreen smell and doesn't leave an obvious white cast on my skin. It feels light and sinks in easily. I find it's easy to remove also. Yes, it's pricey but it delivers! I'm glad I've found a physical sunscreen that works for me. Highly recommend this sunscreen to those that don't want to use a chemical sunscreen, but can't stand the heavy feel of most physical sunscreens. This is a stand out sunscreen :).
Rating: Jun 27, 2014 10:02am
great 2 in 1 product
I've been using this first thing in the morning just to head off to the gym. - Afterwards I completely wash my face and apply serums, eye cream, moisturiser and full sunscreen.
So it's perfect for that 1st couple of hours in the morning as it contains SPF and moisturiser which is all I'm after for that time.
I have dry skin and I haven't found it hard to blend at all, but I usually apply it pretty fast and I'm not really looking for perfection.
I really like the pump dispenser as it's so quick and easy to use and it ensures the product stays fresh.
Rating: Feb 4, 2014 9:05pm
Amazingly effective sunscreen, leaves white cast
I love this face sunscreen! It is very effective as it contains physical sunscreen, which the sun does not break down. I wore this sunscreen every day when I was travelling around Europe in the summer. Italy was the true test as to its effectiveness, as it was over 30 degrees every day with the sun blazing. I did not get sunburnt on my face! The zinc in the product has also helped my acne-prone skin.
The only con is that it leaves a white cast on your face and doesn't blend smoothly. This can make foundation application a little troublesome, but it's the price you pay for a superior face sunscreen product. I believe the moisturiser component makes it a little easier to apply. Another possible flaw is that the product gets stuck in the pump opening, which means that you waste a little product each time as it gets clogged up and dries.
I will definitely repurchase when I run out. As there aren't as many physical sunscreen products as chemical, I will stick to Invisible Zinc.
Rating: Jan 8, 2014 3:52pm
Great sun protection
I found the level of sun protection was fantastic. It was quite thick to apply and did leave my face looking white, but that disappears after a while. While I wouldn't wear this everyday, due to the thick consistency, I would wear it if I was going to be spending a lot of time in the sun.
Rating: Oct 22, 2013 8:17pm
Sunscreen works fine, with fault.
I wanted to like this sunscreen,
so badly that i brought a backup.
When you hear "physical sunscreen" you almost jump.
Because unlike chemical physical will BLOCK.
- This sunscreen is amazing for people with fair, pale skin.
It has a slight white cast, that disappears but for people with pale skin give's a flawless matte finish.
- Although people here are saying it's simple and easy to apply, this wasn't the case for me.
It was hard to blend, once i put a dab on my face i found i had to blend REALLY quickly so it wouldn't leave white marks on my face.
- Another con is it became patchy, i worked really hard to fix this sunscreen and make it work in different ways.
No matter what i did, because it was so thick and hard to blend it was impossible to make the sunscreen blend on my face and left white patches and dots everywhere that ended up looking like dead, flaking skin hanging off my face.
In the long run as amazing as this product sounds as amazing as the concept of it is.
It didn't do a good job, the faults out weigh the good. RESPONSE FROM INVISIBLE ZINC: Dear Rachelle, thanks so much for taking the time to review Invisible Zinc ESP SPF30+. We're sorry you have had a less than ideal experience with our product. We value your feedback and take all comments on board for further product development and improvement. If you have any further feedback feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best regards IZ.
Rating: Jan 31, 2013 10:02pm
Nothing to change!
I use this on my face, neck and chest as well as hands. I find that it's easy to apply and sits well on the skin. It also feels lightweight. There is also no greasy feeling like with other sunscreens and it doesn't look shiny when applied.
However it does have a sunscreen-like scent, in that it smells similar, but not quite. I also wish the bottle was bigger for the price!
But it is so worth it for the SPF 30!
Rating: Jan 16, 2013 8:28pm
My favourite sunscreen ever!
I bought this when I was working outside and needed a heavy duty sunscreen. I have since rediscovered it and I have started using it under my makeup each day. I am shocked that this does not leave my skin greasy (since I have oily combination skin), and I barely notice that it is there. I am so happy that I have started adding this to my skincare, I am sure my skin will thank me in the future! My only issue is that it can mix strangely with my moisturiser and it can make it a little harder to blend in... but meh, its not a big deal. I wish I started using this earlier under my makeup each day!
Rating: Jan 1, 2013 5:31pm
Very good, but not perfect
Pros: Provides very good protection for my extremely fair skin, leaves no white cast and is non-greasy.
Cons: In my opinion this feels heavy on the skin and also remains quite sticky to the touch for quite a while. As I like to use this under my quite full coverage makeup each day, I really would prefer if it were more lightweight and left a more silky finish so I could skip a primer.
Rating: Dec 2, 2012 10:21am
I love this product it has everything in a sunscreen but more, this goes in my sons bag for school as its easy to use and its not bulky while giving him the protection he needs.
What I found the consistency of the cream itself is spot on as its not as messy as some of the other lotions. I have use it on my skin and it gave my hands a body a great moisturise boost that is a bonus in itself.
Rating: Sep 23, 2012 9:48pm
It works but not without its faults
I find the consistency of this a bit too white and gluggy. I also find that it works better if I wear this under an SPF which isn't ideal.
The best IZ product ever was the vitamin A serum...I wish they'd bring it back!