If you have melasma, hyperpigmentation, dark spots or conversely vitiligo (or all of them like me 🙂 ) it’s crucial to wear high quality non-toxic SPF sunscreen or sun block every day. Especially if you use exfoliators or resurfacing masks like Drunk Elephant Sukari Baby Facial like me.
There are many healthy SPF options and now I have a favorite line to add to my non-toxic beauty toolbox: MyChelle dermaceuticals.
Several MyChelle products are actually EWG Verified! And I love their Breaking Bad skin care ingredient guide.
They do use some preservatives in their formulas like many brands, and a simethicone so if you are sensitive to silicone or preservatives, keep that in mind.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Protection Review:
MyChelle sunscreens are reef safe and free of retinyl palmitate and chemical UV absorbers octinoxate, octisalate, oxybenzone and PABA. Even better, MyChelle products are gluten free, cruelty free, non-gmo, free of artificial fragrances and vegan! And of course like all products I love these MyChelle products are paraben free, phthalate free and sulfate free.
MyChelle Daily Defense Cream SPF 17 Broad Spectrum:
This is a nice, nourishing daily face cream with SPF. Perfect for cloudier days or if you will be reapplying regularly and are looking for a day time face cream. It is a lower SPF so keep that in mind. This hydrating formula provide sun protection with zinc oxide. It does use soybean oil – which I’m trying not to use too much of just in case it can irritate my thyroid issues. It’s mostly scent free…although I believe the honeysuckle added to it gives it a bit of sweetness, but it’s definitely not as strong as the pleasant but still fragrant Josie Maran 47 SPF. This zinc oxide sunscreen has an EWG Skindeep database rating of 3.
MyChelle Sun Shield Unscented SPF 28 Broad Spectrum:
This mineral based sunscreen also offers both UVA and UVB protection. It uses a combo of zinc oxide (11%+) and titanium dioxide (less than 1%). This unscented formula is a little less liquid than the face cream and you do need to rub it in well to avoid getting a white caste. It disappears into the skin unlike heavy-duty water resistant non-toxic sunscreens like Badger. This mineral sunscreen actually has a better rating of 1 from the EWG skindeep database.
MyChelle on Sale:
This is actually a great time to buy MyChelle paraben free beauty products!
- I got mine at Whole Foods for 20% off this month. Check your local Whole Foods Market. The ones in my area have them on sale until the end of February. There was also a $3 off coupon in my Whole Foods Market App.
- You can get MyChelle products at 20% off as part of LovelySkin.com’s Valentine’s Sale
- Even better: At MyChelle.com use the promo code “SKIN30” to save 30% (not sure how long this will last)