I was so excited when Glossier announced that they were making a sunscreen. I wear SPF every day – I don’t need to go on and on about the importance of it, but wearing sunscreen is far and away, the best thing you can do to help stop the skin’s aging process.
When I think of Glossier, I think of “no makeup-makeup…” products that make you look like you, but better (hello Cloud Paint, Boy Brow, Lip Stains!) so it’s only fitting that their new (SPF 35) sunscreen, Invisible Shield, would be what I’m calling, a “no sunscreen-sunscreen.” So you know how sticky and greasy sunscreen can be? There’s none of that. The formula is actually a translucent (scroll down to the last pic) watergel that sinks right into your skin. It feels reallllly good on your skin because it feels like nothing – it’s instantly absorbed… so not only is it invisible, but once you put it on, you don’t feel it at all. I really love it.
The only two things I dislike about it are that a) it’s not all natural (but none of Glossier’s products are) and b) that it isn’t waterproof. So it’s great for everyday wear (unless you sweat a lot), but if you’re heading to the beach you’ll want to grab something water resistant. I’m no scientist but I have a feeling it was probably really hard for the brand to develop a formula this light and weightless and also make it waterproof… Most waterproof sunscreens are waterproof because their a little greasy – it helps them stay on!