Good in balance of effectiveness and texture but still not perfect
October 20, 2012
After trying tons of sunscreens I know it's really hard for a physical sunscreen to contain high amount of active ingredients and keep a good texture at the same time. Natural/ Organic brands usually trade texture for "safety" because they only use ZnO/TiO2 as sunscreen and oil as base. The result is heavy, pasty, oily, shiny, chalky, flaky and terribly white!
MD MOMS made a good balance. While using all physical sunscreen ingredients in a reasonable level, they also use silicon and synthetic ester as base. This makes the texture extra smooth and light weighted. Even better, MD MOMS use a "safe" synthetic ester (Isononyl Isononanoate) which does not clog pores, unlike so many other brands.
But no sunscreen is perfect! (this rule has never been broken, unfortunately. ) MD MOMS is not invisible on face. It leaves a nearly transparent but still a little sheer white color mask on face- I call this kind of mask "the sheer color nail polish"
At least, it works well on neck and hands. For girls with fair color and cool tone skin, this may also work well on face.