MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is nearly identical to their Mineral Crème SPF 50 formula, which means this is also a very good fragrance-free sunscreen. Packaged in a tube with a flip-top cap, this formula has a gel-cream texture and is best for those with normal to oily skin, including those with sensitive skin or rosacea. However, the aesthetics are not for everyone, as its water-free formula can feel heavy.
After it dries, the silicone base gives Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 a “silky” feel that provides a smooth finish on skin, but it’s almost entirely free of any moisturizing ingredients—hence our recommendation for normal to oily skin types.
The sunscreen actives include titanium dioxide (2%) and zinc oxide (17%), a duo that will absolutely provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays. However, this high percentage of mineral actives does lend a white cast to the formula, which is visible on darker skin tones. You can mix in a small amount of foundation or bronzer to help offset this effect, but it doesn’t completely solve the (potential) issue for some.