Moisturiser & Sunscreen All in One
The tbh Skincare skin shady face moisturiser SPF 50+ is a moisturiser and broad spectrum sunscreen all in one, and comes in a large 100ml hard plastic bottle that is different to the usual sunscreens on the market. This sunscreen has also been formulated for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
The formula is quite light, making it easy to apply on the face and once dried leaves a matte finish. It does not feel heavy on my face and did not give me any irritation around my eyes. The sunscreen leaves a slightly sticky feel, though no white cast and is fragrance free. I love that this is an Australian brand, and the product comes in a larger capacity container compared to some the other sunscreens on the market. The sunscreen is also SPF 50+, protecting against both UVA and UVB.
This is a great product and sunscreen option for those with sensitive skin, and sun protection should be on everyone's agenda.
The sunscreen is great but the packaging is poor
~Review~ tbh. Skin Shady Face Moisturiser SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum
Pros: Even though I had already heard good things about this sunscreen before trying, there was still a mini wow moment when I applied it across my skin for the first time. It feels more like a smooth, medium weight moisturiser than a sunscreen. It is easy to apply with no rubbing required. It goes on evenly and quickly, no white cast and has a nice neutral finish (not matte but not too dewy). It wears very comfortably throughout the day. I use it more like a sunscreen than moisturiser at the moment (my skin is still a bit dry from winter), but have a positive feeling that this would be moisturing enough to wear it in place of a moisturiser in summer.
Cons: 10/10 until I realised this sunscreen is so freaking bitter. I don't put it on my lips, but I do have to apply onto the skin around my lips and somehow it just travels into my mouth every single time, and stays there for many minutes! I really don't enjoy the taste of it, but I figured out if I use a sweet-tasting lip gloss I would be able to somewhat neutralise the taste.
The packaging can also be a bit frustrating to use. The tube is hard plastic so it is not easy to squeeze out the product. It is designed to be stored upside down but the base is too small so it gets knocked over (by clumpsy me) all the time.
Thanks @beautycrew for including this in the #supercrew VIP box for trial and review.
A great 2-in-1 sunscreen
This moisturizer allows your skin to get the benefits of SFP while also being gentle and hydrating to the skin at the same time. I think this is a high end product that really allows you to incorporate the best of both worlds into your skincare regime efficiently. I used this product in the morning right after washing my face and it served as a great base as well. It's hydrating and feels nice on the skin. I liked the consistency of the product and it didn't leave a cakey smear on my face. I would recommend this product!
One of the Best Aussie Sunscreens
In the past, using sunscreen was a chore due to the unpleasant effects such as being greasy, smelly, sticky, too thick, not rubbing it properly, stinging the eyes and so on. Since getting into “KBeauty”, I have been spoilt by the amazing cosmetically elegant sunscreens they have. There are so many incredible options so settling for something that’s unpleasant isn’t necessary any more.
I have tried a number of Aussie sunscreens (supporting local is very important) but they would always have at least one of the above negative effects. I hadn’t heard of this brand before so I was very excited to try it.
Big size – 100ml
Sturdy bottle; great for travelling.
Broad spectrum – protects against UVA and UVB rays.
Gentle; doesn’t irritate my skin.
More cosmetically elegant than other Aussie sunscreens I have tried.
No white cast.
No unpleasant residue; not greasy/oily or sticky (does leave a film on my skin, though).
Doesn’t cause breakouts.
Doesn’t sting my eyes.
Best of all, it works! I didn't burn when in the sun.
Bottle sits upside down with the lid on the bottom. The lid is small so makes it unstable (extra care is needed to place on a surface so it doesn’t fall over). If sitting with the lid at the top (upside down), it needs to be shaken to the bottom before dispensing. This could be solved by making a lid much wider.
Sturdy plastic is harder to squeeze and may be unsuitable for those with dexterity issues. While having tough, sturdy packaging is a positive, it is also a negative as it is harder to squeeze. tbh Skincare have other skincare products, such as an anti-acne cream, cleansers and moisturiser, which all have a similar style of packaging; wide plastic lid on the bottom with a thinner flexible plastic body. If this sunscreen had similar packaging it would solve both the problem of the product being unstable when standing up and being a bit harder to squeeze. A pump-top style bottle might also be an option if the thicker plastic is necessary.
Thicker texture does leave a film which although not greasy or sticky, I prefer not to have something I can feel is on my face. It’s tolerable but compared to the thinner textures of other sunscreens I have tried which absorb completely.
Overall, while it’s not my favourite formula I am really impressed with this sunscreen! The price is a bit more than I would normally pay, but wearing a cosmetically elegant sunscreen is worth the extra cost to me. Initially I was concerned about the thicker texture as I am acne prone, but it didn’t cause any breakouts so it wasn’t an issue. It did take a little longer to rub in compared to the ones I have been using, and leave a film but to me it’s a small issue.
The main thing I would change is the packaging, but it isn’t an issue that would cause me to stop using the product. This is the best Aussie sunscreen I have tried so I would buy this when looking to buy a locally made product. If you’re looking for an Aussie made sunscreen, this is definitely worth a try!
tbh Skincare skin shady face moisturiser SPF 50+
The skin shady face moisturiser spf 50+ comes in a 100mL size bottle which stands on its lid, great for ease of daily usage and for less wastage but the plastic is really hard even using a brand new full size bottle I found it tough to squeeze for me this will make it quite hard to use up all the product.
Broad spectrum this sunscreen gave me piece of mind knowing it would defend my skin against both uva & uvb rays, The face moisturising sunscreen is white in colour and found it had a very slight sunscreen smell. It absorbed really well into my skin it had a good amount of slip to it and I would say it was of a medium consistency. It was also non greasy after absorbing into my skin my skin stayed hydrated and matte and didn’t go oily or have any shine to it which was a big bonus to me.
I have used this sunscreen on its own for everyday use, at the beach for beach walks on both myself and my daughter and before makeup application. It worked really well and kept my skin moisturised, shine free and protected when i used it each way.
Another bonus is that the face moisturiser also being a spf simplified my skin routine and need for a seperate face moisturiser and spf for my morning routine. This being a two in one was a perfect for me.
Bring Australian made and owned is another plus for me I would definitely recommend this high protection and skin defending face moisturising for everyone looking for a great facial moisturiser and spf.
Great product but packaging let's it down
The tbh. Skincare Skin Shady Face Moisturiser SPF50+ is quite thick and white and less is definitely more with this product and it does state that on the back of the tube. However when I first applied this I did not follow those instructions and I applied way too much. Lesson learned! It does make your face white as your applying it but that goes away once absorbed and smell wise, it smells just like sunscreen and that too goes away once absorbed.
It's not matte but kind of gives a dewy finish to the skin which I love. It doesn't sting my eyes either which is great.
My skin did feel very moisturised and hydrated throughout the day and was also protected from the sun.
Packaging wise I don't particularly like because the tube is hard plastic that isn't squeezable and the tube sits upside down on it's lid which is tiny and way smaller than the tube itself so I keep knocking it over. Make sure you store it somewhere so it can't be knocked over, particularly when the bottle is nearing empty otherwise I can imagine that the moisturiser will be difficult to get out because after only 3 uses I found it became quite hard to get the product out of the tube.
Overall I really like the product. I like how it makes my skin look and feel and it does provide protection from the sun. I would definitely purchase this again but only if the packaging changed.
tbh Skin Shady SPF
Because sunscreen is a mandatory step in my skincare routine, I enjoy trying new ones to see how they perform. I was more than happy to have the opportunity to trial the tbh Skin Shady SPF 50+ which has only been on the market since 2020.
The sunscreen not only promises to guard skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays with it's 50+ protection, the claims are also that this will moisutrise skin also. Together with sunscreen the formulation also boasts a combination of glycerin, alkyl benzoate and Vitamin E, all known for their moisturising properties.
The sunscreen is packaged in a 100 ml squared white plastic bottle with flip top lid to dispense product. It has quite a thick consistency and surprisingly no fragrance or even the typical sunscreen scent.
Being a thick consistency had me concerned about greasiness, white cast or both. Imagine my surprise when there was neither. There was no residue as it seemed to absorb completely into my skin, without my combination/dehydrated skin feeling dry either.
I am so glad to have tried the tbh Skin Shady SPF 50+ sunscreen as it ticks all the boxes I prefer in a sunscreen. High protection, no white cast and no greasiness. The only con I have is that the product can be difficult to squeeze out of the bottle. However, this SPF is one I definitely recommend and would love to continue using.
Sure sun protection
Thanks to Beauty Crew for sending me this SPF 50+ face moisturiser as part of their VIP Box.
This product comes in a hard plastic container with a press cover to dispense, and because the packaging is hard plastic it takes some force to squeeze the product out.
This SPF+ is a great product. It is a thick white cream, which is easy to rub into my skin and it absorbs well without leaving a white cast. It hasn't clogged my pores and it does not pill with my other skincare products.
This SPF+ provides me with protection on very sunny days and it has now become my go-to sunscreen when I know that I'll be out in the sun for a long period.
This is a great product and I highly recommend it.
Thick cream, good protection.
I have fair skin and I am so excited to try sunscreens that have a high SPF and can provide maximum protection for my skin.
The consistency of this cream was really thick and that made it a bit tricky to get it out of the tube (had to squeeze really hard) but I was surprised about how well it absorbed in my skin.
I applied it every time 20 minutes before heading out on top of my usual skin moisturiser. I did try it once without my usual face cream but it didn't provide enough moisture. After venturing outdoors, I am happy to report that I didn´t get sunburned.
It definitely didn't feel greasy on my skin and provided good protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. I would most probably buy it again and support local Australian brand.
Hydrating moisturiser with sun protection
For those who are looking for a face moisturiser and an SPF in one then look no further. The tbh skin shady face moisturiser is a great way to keep your skin protected and hydrated without having to use two separate products. I like that it contains SPF 50+ because it's very important for me to keep my skin protected. The packaging of the product was different. Normally the SPF I use come in a bottle that's easy to squeeze and dispense but I found the packaging of this product to be less than ideal. It's kind of hard to get the product out, it doesn't stand easily on the cap which would constantly fall down when I would put it in my cabinet. My suggestion would be to change the packaging. Overall, the face moisturiser itself is pretty good, it goes on easily and it doesn't feel too heavy on my skin. It does feel slightly greasy and sticky though which is something I have always struggled with the majority of sunscreen products I have used. It's a good everyday product and you can use it at the beach as well. I also like to apply it to my neck and décolletage too.
Not bad but slightly sticky finish
I have a bit of an obsession with sun protection for the face, so it was great to get to trial this product, especially since it has SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection. It is marketed as a face moisturiser, so you don't need a separate moisturiser if it is hydrating enough for your skin type. There is 100ml of product which is a decent amount. It comes in a hard plastic upside-down container which is unusual for a sunscreen. The sunscreen filters in the formula are:
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane 25 mg/g
octocrylene 70 mg/g
oxybenzone 30 mg/g
phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid 20 mg/g
The texture is quite light and not greasy. It doesn't leave any white cast, doesn't irritate, doesn't sting my eyes, doesn't add shine, although it isn't matte as described. It doesn't have any noticeable scent. It does leave a little bit of a sticky film after drying - but that also means that it is more sweat and water-resistant. It doesn't interfere with application of make-up - no piling issues.
It isn't very easy to dispense the product as the container is hard plastic, and I can imagine this being problematic as the volume of contents reduce with use. The upside-down design is also impractical, as the cap is a lot smaller at the bottom, and the bottle keeps toppling over on my dressing table with the slightest bump.
Overall, it's not bad, but it isn't the most elegant high protection Australian-made face sunscreen I've used.
The full list of ingredients, apart from the sunscreen filters above, is available from the TGA ARTG website:
Other Ingredients (Excipients):
alkyl (C12-15) benzoate
potassium cetyl phosphate