Multi-Vitamin SPF 50
fragrance free • non-comedogenic • 50g
Broad spectrum SPF 50, PA++++
What it is: A light weight, moisturiser-meets-sunscreen. This broad spectrum SPF 50 with PA++++ rating, has a very light texture that spreads easily & disappears leaving behind a natural, moisturised, non-shiny look. Loaded with Vitamins A, B, E & F that help repair skin and minimise damage caused by UV exposure.
Why it's awesome:
- This sunscreen is formulated with 4 very effective UV-filters, namely, Uvinul T 150, Avobenzone, Octocrylene and Titanium Dioxide to provide protection from UVA & UVB
- Boosted with Vitamin A, B3, B5, E and F that not only repairs skin after sun exposure, but also soothes, nourishes and hydrates skin
- Thoroughly tested by an independent lab and confirmed SPF of 50 was obtained
- It is a Photostable & Acne safe sunscreen. Also, it does not leave any white cast on application
- It spreads easily like a lightweight moisturiser and does not leave behind unwated residue or heavy feeling
- The primary filters are sourced from BASF, Germany and Royal DSM, Netherlands
pH: 5.7 - 6.7
In-vitro study results:
- In tests conducted using COLIPA guidelines, 2011 (European guidelines) using UV 2000S Ultraviolet Transmittance Analyzer, this sunscreen obtained an SPF value of 58.15
- PA rating of ++++ was obtained
- Critical wavelength of 377.6 was noted
Science behind this product:
Sunlight that reaches earth’s surface is comprised of three wavelength components, namely Ultraviolet (UVR), Visible (VIS), and Infrared (IR) radiation. Approximately 6% of the solar spectrum is UVR (200 - 400 nm), 52% is visible light (400 - 760 nm), and the remaining 42% is IR (760 - 10^6 nm).
Fortunately, the most energetic form of UVR, UVC (100 - 280 nm) does not reach ground level because it is effectively absorbed by the stratospheric ozone layer. Of the UVR that impinges upon skin’s surface, about 5% comprises UVB and 95% comprises UVA. UV within 280 nm - 400 nm induces photo damage including sunburn, pigmentation, wrinkle formation, and cancer.
UVB radiation is biologically active and is partially filtered by the ozone layer. It penetrates the superficial layers of the skin, down to the basal layer of the epidermis, where it generates harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS), resulting in inflammation, sunburn and skin ageing.
UVA, on the other hand, has lower energy than UVB, but is present in larger amounts. UVA radiation (315 - 400 nm) penetrates deeper in the skin, and reaches the dermis. UVA generates ROS that alter proteins, lipids and DNA.
Sunscreen helps by reducing exposure to UVR, specifically UVB and UVA, primarily from the sun. To prevent sunburns and protect the skin from serious damage, sunscreens must meet certain criteria. They should be photostable, dissipate the absorbed light energy through photophysical and photochemical pathways without the formation of harmful reactive intermediates, and should be well tolerated.
This sunscreen contains 4 filters, namely, Uvinul T 150, Avobenzone, Octocrylene and Titanium Dioxide. While Avobenzone is the most popular UVA filter across the world and provides proper UVA protection, Octocrylene protects the skin primarily from the UVB Octocrylene is a very photostable filter and it further stabilizes Avobenzone. Lastly, it contains Uvinul T 150, that is a highly effective UVB filter with exceptionally high absorptivity and also Titanium Dioxide, that is the most popular mineral UV filter, that always boosts the efficacy of chemical UV filters when used properly.
The Multi-Vitamin blend acts as an anti-oxidant powerhouse. They not only protect skin from UV damage and neutralise free-radicals, but also soothe & repair skin after UV exposure.
SPF test report:
- Use AM. Apply on cleansed face after all your serums and moisturisers. Apply generously & evenly on your face and neck.
- Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. For added protection, reapply in case of continued sun exposure, swimming, perspiring or towel drying.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
Aqua, Octocrylene, Diisopropyl Adipate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isododecane, Niacinamide, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Silica, Acacia Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
1. Does this sunscreen leave a white cast?
No. It does not leave any white cast or unwanted residue behind, after application.
2. Is it safe for all skin types?
Yes. This is a light-weight sunscreen suitable for all skin types.
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What our users say about us:
I love this sunscreen but the only drawback is that it comes in 50g packaging only... Please make this sunscreen with bigger packaging 250g or 500g. I can barely use this for a week and it creates so much wastage of the bottle its packed in
I love how it sips into your skin without leaving any white cast. I have very sensitive eyes often gets irritated with any sunscreen. This one have not yet cause any such issue.
This product is, hands down, the best sunscreen available in the Indian market. There is absolutely no other brand that has gone out of their way to ensure that the ingredients used in their products are in fact, skin friendly and effective. Minimalist has definitely gained one lifelong customer.
I'm obsessed with minimalist products, I bought both the versions the silymarin and multi vitamin one, but both weren't up to my standard. I loved l'oreal uv perfect sunscreens unfortunately they discontinued all of them, I expected this sunscreen to be similar in application but without icky ingredients like alcohol and fragrance. Unfortunately these don't blend, it took aloooooot of time of blend and it never blended properly in beard area and got stuck to hair roots. It doesn't have typical grey or ghostly sunscreen finish, but it definitely looks like u have put something on your face and leaves a hint of whiteness, but loreal had invisible finish, u can't even tell that u applied sunscreen. The amount of blending left my skin red but it doesn't sting like some sunscreens. Overall, I have love hate relationship with this both of them, not bad but definitely below my expectations. I'm not a formulater but think the blendiablity issue is due to titanium oxide, I think they should omit it out completely and make pure mineral sunscreen for people who prefer it and pure inorganic/chemical sunscreen for people like me who want instant blendiablity without even small amount of white cast.
Finally found a sunscreen which has no white cast. Loved it