Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defence Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 40

With the weather feeling more and more like summer, I went on the hunt for a new SPF that can give me the summer-glow I’ve been looking for without sacrificing the health of my skin.

I recently got my hands on the Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defence Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 40 in light-medium. This particular product isn’t actually available in Canada – my sister picked it up in the United States. But there appears to be a tinted moisturizer version, without the SPF, that you can now get at Sephora.ca (I imagine this has something to do with strict regulations for sunscreens, which are treated like drugs, here in Canada).

This isn’t just your typical sunscreen – it’s also an illuminating, colour-correcting and skin-blending tinted moisturizer that can give you a fresh summer glow, while still protecting your skin against free radicals and UVA/UVB rays.

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Don’t expect much coverage with this tinted moisturizer, which I guess works in the products favourite given the shade range available (there’s only two). But it can still add a sheer amount coverage while simultaneously hydrating. It does have a slight sheen to it (though nothing overly shimmery), and blurs out your pores nicely for a dewy radiant look.

I expect this is the kind of product you’re most likely to use while on a beach vacation. It’s a perfect facial SPF but it will still give you some coverage if you’re self conscious about your skin in public. Overall I would give this a B… now to find a version you can actually purchase in Canada!

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