The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel Review: Hey guys, The Derma Co recently launched a broad spectrum (SPF 60, PA+++) tinted sunscreen with 1% hyaluronic acid. The name itself is so alluring that I was probably the first batch of customers to get it when it first launched. I have been trying it since then, almost 3-4 months now. My bottle is almost empty now and I think thins is the right time for me to talk about this sunscreen.
About The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
Protect and supercharge your skin every time you step out! The Derma Co brings you the perfect outdoor partner, 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel with SPF 60 PA++++ power-packed with 26% zinc and 10% titanium oxide. It gives your skin a universal tint, enhances your skin tone and offers amazingly radiant skin! Crafted expertly to glide smoothly, this sunscreen can now be your skin’s favorite guard. There’s more! It’s fragrance-free and does not leave any white residue or oiliness behind. The best part? It has all the benefits of the moisture booster, 1% hyaluronic acid keeps your skin radiant, moisturized, and well protected from the UVA and UVB rays.
- Sunscreen gel that provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays
- Formulated with zinc oxide, titanium oxide and hyaluronic acid
- Enhances your skin tone, moisturizes your skin and promotes radiant-looking skin
- Fragrance-free and does not leave any white residue or oiliness behind
- This product is suitable for, oily sensitive, oily, acne-prone and blemish-prone skin.
- It is Dermatologically tested, safe and effective
How to Use The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
- Use liberally on the face, neck, and exposed area of the skin 15-30 minutes before sun exposure.
- Gently massage until absorbed.
- For best results, re-apply sunscreen after every 3-4 hours
Ingredients in The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Zinc Oxide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Iron Oxides (and) Hydrogenated Polydecene (and) Polyhydroxystearic Acid (and) Phenoxyethanol.
Price of The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
₹699.00 for 50 g
In Detail The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel Review and My Experience
The Derma Co 1% hyaluronic acid tinted sunscreen comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The packaging looks really nice and its very practical. It is a slim bottle, so you can easily carry it along in your bag, won’t take much space. I always take a moment to appreciate whenever brands mention the complete ingredients list on the packaging itself, it just goes to show how a brand is transparent and you’re actually free to choose a product by virtue of its ingredients and not just by a fancy name.
The sunscreen does not smell like anything really. Even when you apply is, it definitely is fragrance free. When I pump it out and spread it a little, it feels very silicon-y. I was surprised at first, it just felt extremely loaded with silicones. So I read the ingredients list, and in fact the first 2 ingredients are different forms of silicones.
Now, I do not specifically have any sensitivity to silicones, but just remember to do a patch test first. Because I have had patients who had persistent acne for years and when I eliminated silicones from their skin and hair care, their acne improved so much. So just remember to do a patch test. Most people are fine with it, but it is never wrong to be cautious.
As active (mineral) sun-protective agent, this sunscreen has 26% Zinc and 10% Titanium dioxide. Cosmetically, 26% zinc is highest anyone can put into a cosmetic product. (Zinc is allowed in a concentration ranging from 20 – 25% in cosmetic/skin care products). Titanium dioxide in a concentration of 10% along with 26% zinc is really promising in a sunscreen formula for sure.
Apart from these, it also has 1% hyaluronic acid, but honestly you can get the benefits of hyaluronic acid only and only if your skin is already moisturised. Because of HA, do not apply this sunscreen if your skin is already dry. Understand the principle of Hyaluronic acid, it only holds water around it. So if there is no moisture to hold, it can actually draw out moisture from your skin and further dry out the skin.
Apart from these, it has other supportive ingredients either to support the formula or as preservatives. Love the fact that they have kept is sans fragrance. In my opinion, added fragrances are completely unnecessary in skin care.
How I Use it & Effects
Now, if you go by proper recommendations, going by how much sun exposure we actually get in India, we would need more than half a tablespoon of sunscreen for our face. Beauty gurus over youtube, instagram have made it a trend to use like two finger lengths full sunscreen, which I believe is a really good way to ensure we apply a good amount of sunscreen every time we step out in the sun.
Like I mentioned before, the sunscreen is very silicon-y. So it gets spread very easily. It take a minute to work it into the skin. Once applied, it does not leave any white cast on my skin tone (MAC NC 42). Also, at the same time, I don’t really think the “tint” in the sunscreen works on the skin. It just alters the physical appearance of the product itself actually, I don’t see it providing even minimal coverage on my skin.
The sunscreen leaves the skin completely matte. You might sweat a little if its a hot day but thats about it. It definitely stays on for 2-3 hours without budging. I’ve actually applied makeup on top of it a couple of times, and I skipped primer because the sunscreen itself feels like a primer (silicon-rich).
In terms of protection, SPF 60 and PA ++++ is really good whenever you’re going out or even inside the house if you get a lot of sun exposure within your house. This sunscreen is best recommended for beauties with oily to combination skin type. For dry skin beauties, I wouldn’t say this is the best because the other day, I had a dry patch around my chin area, and the product kind of clung to it. So if you have dry patches, you will need sometime to blend it in properly I think.
Looking at the price point, I am actually happy. ₹699 for 50 g is not very cheap, but not super expensive like a lot of other sunscreens in the market. So if you want to give this sunscreen a try, it is definitely a good option, and I’d love to hear about your experience with it. Please don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know.
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PROs of The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
- Travel friendly, compact packaging.
- The physical sun-protective agents (ZnO & TiO2) are in good concentrations.
- Great for everyday use, SPF 60 & PA++++.
- Mattifies the skin, so my ladies with oily-combination skin would love it.
- Stays on for 2 hours or so which is good enough for a sunscreen since we are ideally supposed to reapply it after that time anyway.
- Does not leave a white cast on my skin.
- Does not break me out.
- Affordable as compared to a lot of other sunscreens with similar SPF.
CONs of The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Tinted Sunscreen Gel
- Not moisturising as the brand claims. In fact, remember to use it on moisturised skin since it contains hyaluronic acid in it and has no moisturising ingredients as such within its formulation. So it can act as “moisture booster” only if your skin is already moisturised.
- The tint is hardly noticeable.
- I will finish this bottle up because the sunscreen is nice. But won’t really repurchase it because its too silicon-y for my liking.
- I think I have said this a lot of times already, apply any product with Hyaluronic acid on moisturised/hydrated skin.
- Remember to reapply the sunscreen every 2-3 hours ideally.
- You can apply makeup directly on top, it actually works really good under makeup since it is a matt-ifying sunscreen.
- Buy it during sale season to grab good deals. Do not forget to check out 2-3 different retailers and compare pricing before purchasing.