I am very pale. As in, burned-after-10-minutes-in-direct-sunlight pale. I am also a skincare enthusiast and regularly practice preemptive anti-aging. Therefore, sunscreen is my best friend, and I was very excited to try TIZO Age Defying Fusion mineral sunscreen in both tinted and non-tinted varieties.
These products contain zinc oxide, which make them physical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens work by blocking or deflecting UV light. Most skincare experts prefer physical sunscreens to their chemical counterparts which absorb UV light, and then transform that light energy (photons) into some other form of energy such as heat. (More on this topic here)
In all honesty, the consistency of the non-tinted formula was not what I expected. Instead of the creamy texture of all other sunscreens I’ve ever used, the TIZO formula is very thin and watery — almost like a serum. It felt slick and oily as I was applying it, which, I admit, is not ideal for my very oily skin. TIZO does state that this product “contains moisturizing ingredients for an elegant dewy finish,” but I think it’s a bit much for oily types.
The tinted formula, on the other hand, was more along the lines of what I was expecting. It has a creamy consistency and a slight tint which provides sheer coverage. I loved how it felt on my skin and how the tint evened out my skin tone.
I definitely recommend the TIZO tinted formula and feel it is suitable for everyone, no matter their skin type. I, for one, will be using it daily in place of foundation! I would only recommend the non-tinted formula for those with dry skin who would benefit from its moisturizing properties, especially for fall and winter.