Friday, 3 June 2011

Review: Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen SPF 30

Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen SPF 30 60ml USD 40

Wearing any form of facescreen has never been an important part of my daily skincare regime. I have always thought that cleanser, toner and a good moisturiser is enough to maintain my skin. Things changed when I discovered that my pigmentation increased on my cheeks and worst still, it grew darker and some bigger. I started wearing facescreen three years ago and yes, it did offered some protection but my pigmentation didn't get any lighter. Recently, I discovered Skin Deep ( a cosmetic database ) and came to know that my facescreen contains Oxybenzone, which is a hazardous ingredient, according to EWG standards. From there, I came across Marie Veronique Organics Facescreen, which is one of the safest in the world. Just recently, EWG released its 2011 Suncreen Guide and this facecreen is listed as one of the top 25 safest suncreens available in the market. So did this facescreen worked for me?

Product Description
  • Protects against the complete UVA/UVB spectrum, naturally, safely and effectively
  • Provides extraordinary moisturizing and healing properties with red raspberry seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, and imortelle
  • Includes antioxidants such as green tea and vitamin e for anti-aging support
  • Contains non-micronized zinc oxide, a physical sun block that reflects UV rays without releasing wrinkle and cancer-causing free radicals
  • Absorbs into the skin leaving a lovely matte finish
No harmful chemicals, nanoparticles, parabens, fillers, waxes or fragrances.

Active Ingredient: 20% non-nano zinc oxide
Camellia sinensis (green& white tea), non-nano zinc oxide, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil), Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam seed oil), Helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), emu oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), vegetable glycerin, Elaesis guineensis (red palm oil), Rubus idaeus (red raspberry seed oil), lecithin, potassium sorbate, allantoin, Cosmocil CQ*, xanthan gum, mica, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn oil), Calodendrum Capense (yangu oil), Rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin), pearl powder, Daucus carota (carrot seed) essential oil, Cistus incanus (cistus) essential oil, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum) essential oil, iron oxides, Spirulina platensis (spirulina) (medium tint only).
*Paraben-free anti-microbial agent
**Not a vegan product

My Experience

I ordered the No Tint version because I like to look more 'Au naturale' throughout the day. This facescreen comes in a brown glass bottle with an easy to use pump. On my first day, I used this on top of my Anti Aging Oil and moisturiser. 1 pump is sufficient for me to apply liberally on my face. It was quite hard for me to blend in the facescreen initially as it leaves a slight white cast on my face. But after a while, the facescreen kinda sinks in and it looked quite alright. However, my lovely hubby commented why my face is unusually white on the first day!*gasp... he notices*

Ok, aside from the medicinal scent ( which I grew to love ), I did feel that my face was rather dry and tight. I figured that it should be normal because my face was dry and dehydrated at that time. However, after a few weeks, thanks to the Anti Aging Oil and weekly exfoliation, my hydration level increased significantly and applying the facescreen is like a breeze to me! I no longer need to apply my moisturiser after the oil and I will go straight to the facescreen. I also love the matte finish it gives and it doesn't make my face shine.

After using this facescreen for slightly more than a month, I am happy to say that my pigmentation is under control. No new spots and seems to be lighter ( part of this is because I am using their Skin Lightening Serum as well ). It even out my face tone too. I am giving this a rating of 5 out of 5 because I have finally found a safe facescreen that works out for me and this is one of the products that I will definately repurchase.

Note: To those who haven't started using facescreen in your daily regime, I strongly advise that you will do so. This is to protect your skin from further damage due to the sun. Using this facescreen is a good start because it contains non-nano zinc oxide, which is better than titanium dioxide ( Read it HERE )

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.


  1. Yup, definitely loving this... :) It was challenging at first but I grew to love this because it kept my unsightly pigmentations under control. Recently, I had a bad outbreak and the zinc oxide also helps dry my pimples out faster.

  2. Yeah, I read your reviews too:)Guessed we experienced the same blending issues at the beginning stage. But love it that it definately kept all pigmentations at bay. This is definately a keeper for me. Sorry to hear about your bad outbreak. Hoped it got better though.

  3. I have this sunscreen too and love it! I have dry skin, so apply my vit c serum, mnoisturiser, then sunscreen over the top. Makes the sunscreen super comfy and easy to apply :)

  4. Wow...glad that you liked this sunscreen. It's amazing and you would just fell in love with it with prolong use. Saw your DIY serum in your blog, it really works out for you. Am planning to try out Jen's new and improved Tetra C too. Anyway, love your blog!!!

  5. hi, thanks for sharing. I always wanted to try MVO sunscreen but noticed only extra light tinted, light tinted and medium tinted available. Can I know where do you get the untinted sunscreen? Besides, do u think it is advisable to use make-up remover for tinted sunscreen (since it's still act as a foundation) or a basic cleansing (milk and foam) will do?

    1. Hi! The untinted suncreen is now call extra light tint. I bought mine before the made some changes to the name.
      Yes, it is always advisable to double cleanse when using suncreen. My method is cleanse with cleansing milk in the 1st cleanse and followed by a foaming/gel cleanser. Or you may want to cleanse with cleansing oil 1st, followed by cleansing milk/gel.


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