I fell in love with this product upon first swipe. Despite looking like a pasty peach color at first glance, the Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen sinks into my skin within seconds without leaving any traces of greasiness, residue, or white cast. I’m very impatient when it comes to rubbing in sunscreens — so the faster one absorbs, the better.
A caveat: I’m pretty biased toward chemical sunscreens and will, about 93 percent of the time, prefer them over mineral-based formulas. I haven’t encountered a negative reaction to a chemical sunscreen as of yet, which is to say I’m lucky that my skin isn’t super sensitive. As with any skin-care product, patch-test if you’re the slightest bit worried.
Since the formula is so deeply hydrating (thanks, 7 percent glycerin), I find that it doubles wonderfully as a primer and my base makeup goes on smoothly without an ounce of piling. Also, whereas a lot of sunscreens come in tube form (nothing wrong with that, for the record), I do appreciate a mess-free pump situation, which makes it easy to dispense the perfect, never-overdone dose.
I also enlisted two of my coworkers to try out the sunscreen and share their honest reviews. (Spoiler alert: We’re all fans.)
Commerce editor Nykia Spradley says that “this sunscreen is everything I can ask for from an SPF,” noting that the breathable formula melts into her skin in just a few swipes (as you can witness in real-time, above). “After a few hours of wear, my semi-oily skin doesn’t feel greasy or like I need to wash it either,” she adds, making it an ideal option for hot summer days.