Photonic Light Shifting Solution SPF25
The ultimate mineral facial sunscreen with a featherweight, perfecting finish. While many sunscreens focus on being just a barrier product this recipe is dense with antioxidants, vitamins, phytonutrients and skin supportive compounds. Oils like argan and tamanu hail from global environments where sun is intense, and have been used for centuries to protect skin from the elements. Raw, organic sesame seed oil, red raspberry seed oil, and blackberry seed oil add lightweight, allergy-conscious nutrition that supports the zinc oxide's sun protective benefits. Niacinamide at 3% supports the appearance of even skin tone and helps provide all-day hydration retention to keep your skin plump and comfortable. Black tea, gotu kola, and hydrangea support skin's resilience and healthy appearance. Photonic's translucent light pink color comes from astaxanthin, a red algae ingredient with a super-high ORAC level. Photonic is a light, barely there moisturizing emulsion with an SPF 25 from micronized non-nano zinc oxide for lasting mineral protection from the sun.
HOW TO USE ITUse this as a complete replacement to daily moisturizer, or choose to layer with a serum or moisturizer underneath for extra nourishment.
Aloe, Argan, Astaxanthan, Blackberry, Black Tea, Comfrey, Eyebright, Gotu Kola, Niacinamide, Red Raspberry, Tamanu, ZincFull Ingredient List
Aqueous Infusion Of Camellia Sinensis* (Black Tea) Leaf, Euphrasia Officinalis* (Eyebright), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf And Stem*, Vinca Minor (Periwinkle) Leaf*, Hydrangea Arborescens Root*, Viola Tricolor (Violet) Leaf, And Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed*, Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Micronized Zinc Oxide (12.5%), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol And Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Rubus Ideaus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Squalane, Extracts Of Olea Europaea* (Olive) Leaf, Symphytum Officinale* (Comfrey) Leaf And Root, And Echinacea Purpurea* Root, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Oil*, Gluconolactone, Grain Alcohol*+, Xanthan Gum (And) Lecithin (And) Sclerotium Gum (And) Pullulan, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Astaxanthin, Bergamot FCF Essential Oil, Citric Acid
ABOUT THIS BRANDRooted in plant science, Blissoma utilizes whole-plant extracts and rejuvenating phytobotanicals to help change the health of the skin. Blissoma products are designed to restore skin to balance through the sacred relationship between plants and people. The first touch will envelop you in blossom, berry, bark and root. Blissoma uses freshly made extracts to offer a higher, more complete level of phytonutrients while combining cutting edge chemistry with traditional herbal knowledge for the best of both worlds.
A sunscreen that I actually enjoy wearing.
I discovered Blissoma in the Beauty Heroes discovery, and I was so excited to try this sunscreen. I am very fair skinned and I really SHOULD be wearing an SPF on my face every day, but I had never found one that I enjoyed wearing. They either were really chalky, or just heavy and I felt like I was wearing a sunscreen. But this stuff is awesome. It's super light weight, the tint helps even my skin tone so I don't feel I need any additional coverage, and I forget that I'm wearing an SPF as soon as I put it on. It has hardly any scent which is great for something I wear on my face all day, and the bottle is a generous size and is lasting quite a while. So glad I discovered this, I genuinely look forward to applying it each morning.
I agree with the other reviews that this isn't quite 'enough' for really dry skin however, because it is so lightweight it's brilliant for reapplying during the day. I live in New Zealand where the sun is viciously strong (burn times in summer can be as low as 15 minutes!) and the beauty with this sunscreen is that it can be reapplied multiple times during the day with no pilling, heaviness or greasiness. For me, this more than makes up for the slightly lower SPF.
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Photonic! We love this product, and agree that it is great to reapply multiple times throughout the day. We recommend a adding a little hydrating mist or a face oil if you want think it is too dry! If you have any other questions we are always here, you can email us at email@example.com.
Not a fit for dry skin.
This formula does blend enough for darker skin tones but I can feel the alcohol in this product drying out my skin and it was irritating from the first application. I have usually put this on after a toner, a couple of oil serums, and the ayuna cream iii. After all that, this formula is still drying. It is very inaccurate to call this a moisturizer! Overall would not repurchase and actually may have to buy another sunscreen instead of finishing this up. Please find a different preservation system for this one :)
Thank you Anita for taking the time to review Photonic. I'm sorry you didn't find it a moisturizing formula. We recommend adding a drop of your favorite face oil to cocktail it to make it a little more nourishing if needed. Blissoma works so hard, and we feel, has mastered creating green beauty emulsions with strong, healthy preservation systems, which is so important. We are glad you got to give it a try and love hearing from you.
Nice texture, but SPF 25 is just not high enough for daily use IMO for my lifestyle.
Hi Gitanjali, thank you for taking the time to review Photonic, we love hearing from you. We hope you can enjoy it, and layer with another SPF product if you feel necessary. SPF 25 is a nice level for most people who are enjoying everyday activities, but understand that some people want more. We hope you can enjoy the full bottle of our Hero product. Take care.
Beautifully creamy tinted SPF
I've been using the Photonic SPF since January 2020 and it's been my favorite sunscreen so far. It has a slightly reddish tan cast from minerals and blends in seamlessly and it is nicely creamy but dries down pretty matte so it doubles as my makeup primer. My only wish is that it was SPF 30!
Hi Georgia, We are happy to hear that the Photonic is a hero product for you! Thank you for sharing and if you need any extra sun protection when using the Photonic, we highly recommend the Fitglow Vita Set + Perfect-with zinc for added sun protection : )