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Percent of Zinc Oxide in Epicuren SPF20 Zinc Sunscreen?
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Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:26 pm      Reply with quote
Does anyone know what the percent of zinc oxide in Epicuren SPF20 Zinc Sunscreen is? TIA
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I found this from someone who apparently contacted the company:

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I asked the company and they told me it contains 17% ZnO of particle size below 50nm, which explains the lack of whiteness. I can't spread it well over beard - gives whitish powdery tint there since it collects around the hairs instead of spreading uniformly but that is a common problem to all physical sunscreens and I won't take points for that. The only thing I don't like is the price.

After I finish it, my next purchase would probably be the NEW formulation of EltaMD Physical which is not whitish as before, supposedly. If it's comparable, I would go for Elta cause it's twice cheaper. Epicuren, are you reading this? Smile

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=24832/Zinc_Block_SPF_20/Epicuren_Discovery/Sunscreen


I included the mention of the EltaMD which is SPF41 because I just happened to get a sample from Lovelyskin.com.

http://www.eltamd.com/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9

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Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:21 pm      Reply with quote
bethany wrote:
I found this from someone who apparently contacted the company:

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I asked the company and they told me it contains 17% ZnO of particle size below 50nm, which explains the lack of whiteness. I can't spread it well over beard - gives whitish powdery tint there since it collects around the hairs instead of spreading uniformly but that is a common problem to all physical sunscreens and I won't take points for that. The only thing I don't like is the price.

After I finish it, my next purchase would probably be the NEW formulation of EltaMD Physical which is not whitish as before, supposedly. If it's comparable, I would go for Elta cause it's twice cheaper. Epicuren, are you reading this? Smile

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=24832/Zinc_Block_SPF_20/Epicuren_Discovery/Sunscreen


I included the mention of the EltaMD which is SPF41 because I just happened to get a sample from Lovelyskin.com.

http://www.eltamd.com/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9


Thanks, I sent an email to Epicuren and they confirmed that is is 17%. What do you think of the EltaMD?
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Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:21 pm      Reply with quote
I'm interested to have feedback from Bethany if she tries the Elta MD. She and I both have problems with the tint of the ZO Skinhealth sunscreen being a bit too dark and beige. I've been wanting to try the Elta MD but scared of the tint.
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:50 pm      Reply with quote
I'd like to hear about this one too. It sells for about $22.US on many sites. eskincarestore, in their infinite wisdom, is pricing it at $60 cdn. I practically choked on my Moussaka ( delicious BTW). Even with a 27% exchange rate (a/o yesterday), the darned thing should cost about $30...at the outside...jeez.
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I just checked the US side of eskinstore and they're selling the Elta for $50U.S...they're just zinging everybody Rolling Eyes skin-etc. has it at $22.
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:10 pm      Reply with quote
There are rave reviews for it on dermstore.com

http://www.dermstore.com/reviews/product_UV+Physical+SPF+41_11541.htm
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