My verdict: Go-To Zincredible
Zoe Foster Blake has gone where no beauty guru has gone before.
The genius behind the Go-To brand created Zincredible – a physical sunscreen with SPF15.
Sunscreen is the non negotiable part of your skincare routine unless you like the idea of fine lines, wrinkles and premature ageing. It is the best anti-ageing product you can use and the sooner you lather it on the better.
It is hard to find a good sunscreen, especially a good physical one and Zincredible is the product I’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what it is
A hydrating moisturiser, primer and physical SPF15 with invisible Zinc Oxide, providing a physical barrier to UV rays, meaning it absorbs the rays before they hit the layers of the skin.
Click here to find out more about the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens.
It’s packed with antioxidants, protects the skin from free radicals and Infrared rays that are actually worse than UV rays because they penetrate deeper.
Zinc Oxide is the key ingredient offering broad spectrum sun protection meaning it protects you from UVA rays (cause ageing) and UVB rays (cause the skin to burn).
There are no chemical UV filters, silicones, sulfates, parabens or synthetics making it ideal for everyone, including those with sensitive skin.
As an SPF15, it’s designed for incidental exposure to the sun like going for a walk to get lunch, rather than a day on the beach.
You can find out the difference between SPF15, 30 and 50 in a previous post I wrote here.
I used about 3 pumps from the 50ml bottle (costs $45 and you can only get it online from Go-To) as the last step in my skincare routine, before applying my makeup.
It didn’t make my skin shiny or feel greasy and it actually gives me a bit of a glow. There was no white residue which is why so many are turned off Zinc Oxide.
It moisturised and hydrated my skin and sat beautifully under my makeup.
I wear this while I’m sitting at home (those UV rays get you through windows) and if I’m just popping outside for a few minutes, but will up the SPF ante when I’m doing exercise outside or spending longer than say 20 minutes in the elements.
Zoe Foster Blake has been very open about unsuccessfully trying to make the SPF higher than 15 because it meant compromising on all the skincare benefits and leaving that dreaded white residue.
Here’s what she wrote on her website:
“It was designed and exhaustively tested to sit perfectly underneath makeup, and create a flawless, primer-comparable finish. Foundation glides on, and stays on. Skin is protected and hydrated. Birds sing and unicorns fly.
“After all, why bother making a daily moisturiser with SPF that doesn’t sit well under makeup?
“We might be silly, but we’re not stupid.”
I still love this and can’t wait until she no doubt finds a solution and gives us something with a higher SPF.