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
David Jones, Myer, Priceline, Terry White and all good pharmacies nationally.
1300 738 850
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!
Rating: Jul 6, 2012 9:24am
Reliable and super strength protection
I have been using this product for a few months and it protects against sunburn. It's moisturizing and contains antioxidants to keep skin soft and young. The only problem I found was that it's difficult to rub into the skin. It can 'glob' in parts on the face. Often I'm left with white streaks that I have to vigorously rub in or remove with a cloth. I have found this is a common problem in all of the IZ products that I have used. Nonetheless, I will continue to use the product.
Rating: Mar 12, 2012 4:56pm
Best facial sunscreen I've tired. Not greasy!
I've been using this for a while and I love it. Its a great base for you makeup. Not greasy and is quickly absorbed. The airless pump makes foe easy use and the fact that air isnt getting in and out means it'll last for long. No drying out.
Also pop some on the back of your hands to stop age stops. Hands will always give you away on the aging front! Usually I pump out the sunscreen onto the back of my hand and then use a foundation brush to apply it. Whatever is left on the back of my hand then gets rubbed in by putting the backs of both hands together and then giving them a rub around.
Rating: Feb 15, 2012 6:58pm
Best of the IZ Range
I tried this after finding it on special, but must admit I was extremely wary. Ive tried to love the IZ tinted daywear (want to support Aussie products & like the whole physical sunscreen thing) but hated it - rubbed off on all my clothes & left my skin shinier than a disco ball, even after several layers of powder.
The ESP is an entirely different product - no oily residue, no strange chemical smell and make-up glides over the top like a dream. Love the fact that it's 30+ too, as it's challenging to find high SPF products that don't leave my face looking & feeling like the bottom of a chip-shop fryer.
I also love the pump dispenser, meaning the product is completely protected from exposure to air.
I would highly recommend this product, and that's something I rarely do!!
Rating: Jan 17, 2012 3:56pm
This is a staple in my beauty bag - especially for the Queensland sun. Not thick on my skin and no overpowering odour others have. Recommend!
Rating: Nov 4, 2011 8:02pm
All zinc sunscreens I have tried in the past have been thick, gluggy, heavy, hard to spread and leave a horrible white cast over my skin. I expected ESP to be similar, but WOW, it is soooo easy to smooth over my face and has quite a runny texture. It does take longer than usual to rub it in and allow the skin to absorb but afterwards, there is no white cast and no shine.
I quite like the pump except for the fact that it is quite big so before every use, there is a bit of dried sunscreen plugging up the opening and it is quite annoying, and feels unsanitary. Also this makes me pump a little too much product.
The reason why I can't give this product 5 stars is because I can't see the ingredients. I always want to know what I am putting on my skin and if IZ claims to be so fantastic, surely there is nothing to hide on their ingredients list?