Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: Add a Luminous Glow with Consonant The Perfect Sunscreen SPF 30

With Summer officially here and the sun shining, most days, I want to protect my skin. And while sunscreen should be worn during all seasons, of course there's more emphasis put during the warmer months. Finding the perfect sunscreen to wear on it's own or under makeup can be pretty challenging, and when I received Consonant's "The Perfect Sunscreen", I was beyond excited to see if it lives up to its big claim. All companies claim their products are the best, but Consonant actually named it the perfect sunscreen. Quite daring Consonant, quite daring.


Description: Hydrating SPF 30 protection for prolonged sun exposure. The Perfect Sunscreen is unlike other 100% natural sunscreens as it is a smooth, non-greasy formula that leaves no white residue. It delivers optimal SPF 30 protection using uniquely micronized (non-nano particle) Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide minerals to block the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. The newly developed formula has light, hydrating benefits with aloe vera, grape seed and rice bran oil, and evens skin tone with a touch of natural mica tint.  Like all Consonant Skincare products, this product is fragrance free, containing no perfume or even essential oils which can play havoc with your skin, especially in the sun! The Perfect Sunscreen is ideal for days when you're going to be out in the sun for prolonged periods. It is water resistant, but we recommend re-applying after swimming or doing water sports.

I friggen love this stuff!! The bottle is so light, perfect for travelling with, and the pump makes it easy to dispense product and avoid spillage. My only issue with the pump is, which we all already know, you can never get every last drop of product out. The sunscreen itself is beautiful. It's moisturizing, easy to blend, non-whitening, not greasy, glow enhancing, and hasn't broken me out at all. It doesn't matter how much or little I apply, it always applies beautifully. There is no scent, not even that nauseating unscented scent. The lotion-like texture makes it ideal for all skin types because it works well over a moisturizer or as a moisturizer. Also, the tint is fantastic. I don't think it would matter what skin tone you have because it blends to give you a luminous glow. Who doesn't love a fresh, glowy face? I mean really though. Oddly enough, I see slight shimmer on my hands after applying it but never on my face. The tint, and texture, create the perfect base for makeup. I literally sometimes just apply this SPF, add a little concealer, set with my Alima Pure, and my base is done. If I want more coverage, I'll mix in my Alima Pure with the Consonant SPF and buff into the skin for a flawless complexion. It's also SPF 30, which is what I prefer to wear on my face daily. I cannot say enough good things about this sunscreen and it's now my favourite facial SPF. I didn't think anything would beat my love for Devita! Seems too good to be true, doesn't it? The bad news is that it's expensive. At $45 CAN for 50ml, it's not quite the affordable replacement for my $35/75ml Devita. Still, I love it. The fact that it doubles as a tinted moisturizer and can be made into a foundation seals the deal for me. It really is The Perfect Sunscreen and I will definitely be purchasing once I run out.

Retails for $45 CAN for 50ml. Can be purchased through Consonant and other retailers across Canada. Click here to find the one closest to you.

What is your perfect sunscreen?



Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6%; Zinc Oxide 10%. Ingredients: Reverse Osmosis Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Isoamyl Laurate, Olea Europaea, Ginkgo Biloba, Calendulla Officinalis, Hippophae Rhamnoides, Curcuma Longa, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glucose, Lactoperoxidase and Glucose Oxidase, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Xanthan Gum, Mauritia Flexuosa Oil, Golden Bronze Mica Powder, Yellow Iron Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Tapioca Starch, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide.

*PR SAMPLE sent for review consideration.  I wasn't paid or compensated for writing a rave review, I actually did fall in love with it and highly recommend.

11 comments:

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    1. lol, it's soooo nice AND you don't have to worry about getting a thicker version. They're all the same :) xo

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  2. Wow! I really really want to try this!!!!! $45 is a bit much for me though :-(

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    1. I know, it's super steep but it's really nice

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  3. Holy cow this looks amazing! Too bad it's $45 :-(

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  4. Where can I get this in the US besides the store in Brooklyn? Sounds amazing!

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    1. Pretty sure that you can order it on their website. I'd tweet them @consonantlife to find out if there's anywhere closer to you :)

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  5. I've seriously debated this sunscreen so many times, but considering the price, I always decide I should go into a store and try it first...and you know how long it takes me to actually do that, lol :) It looks awesome!

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    1. hahaha it takes you forever! Hopefully you get a chance to check it out before summer ends, the tint is so nice

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  6. That looks awesome but dang that's a serious price tag. Looks like a nice color though. =)

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    1. Tell me about it. For a tinted SPF, i think it's worth it. Lets see how I feel about it once I finish up an entire bottle lol

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