REVIEW: ALTRUIST DERMATOLOGIST SUNSCREEN

I talk about using Sunscreen a lot, especially as some who lives in the tropics and has dealt with hyperpigmentation using sunscreen is non –negotiable. But there is a catch not all sunscreens work well with dark skin due to the dreaded ‘’white cast’’ so I have made it my duty neigh my mission to test out as many sunscreens as I can find and give you my feedback.

Let’s get started

What is it?

ALTRUIST is a broad spectrum dermatologist-tested  SPF 30 sunscreen, it is fragrance-free, non-sticky. Broad-spectrum means it will protect your skin from both UVA (ageing rays ) and UVB ( burning rays ), SPF 30 means it will protect you from 97% of the UV rays.

Appearance and packaging

ALTURIST  Sunscreen comes in a grey and white plastic tube. It does not come with any external or secondary packaging, which is great for the environment. The version I bought is the 200 ml version, which means it huge in comparison to most other sunscreens. This sunscreen is also available as an SPF 50 100 ml tube, a sprays as well as a 1 litre SPF 30 jug, so there is something for everyone.

The sunscreen itself comes out in a thick white creamy consistency it’s not too runny which means it is unlikely to spill which can be an issue with other products applies and absorbs easily.

How to use

Everyone should have heard of the 2-finger sunscreen rule. Right. If you haven’t well let me show you , to get adequate sun protection for your face and neck you need to apply 2 fingers of sunscreen as in the picture below.

To apply ,dot the sunscreen around your face making sure to get to all the quadrants and rub in carefully. You may need to do it in 2 phases to ensure it is all absorbed.  Your sunscreen is the last skincare product you should apply before your make up and do it at least 2 0 minutes before leaving the house.

Pros

  • Zero white cast it absorbs beautifully into the skin
  • Fragrance free which means it can use used by sensitive skin types
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Affordable so is great value for money
  • Broad spectrum so protects from both UVA & UVB rays

Cons

  • It stings my eyes – this is something not many people talk about when it comes to sunscreen

Who is it for

  • Anyone who has skin

 Cost

NGN 3,500 -7000 depending on source

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    Rating

    Performance

    This is an excellent sunscreen especially if you have darker skin, it absorbs easily without leaving a white cast.  The only con is the fact it stings if applied around the eyes, which is an issue because the eye area needs sunscreen as well. It is emollient which means you can use it instead of a moisturizer if you choose.

    Quality

    It is excellent quality, lightweight, feels and looks luxurious.

    Value for money

    It is extremely affordable and excellent value for money I got 2 bottles of 200 ml  mine for $8.75 on amazon

    Ease of use

    It is easy to use and applies like a regular face cream or moisturizer .

    Overall rating 4/5

    I would recommend this sunscreen with zero reservations; first of all it works for every skin type, and is extremely affordable and excellent value for money.  

    Where to buy

    Alternatives

    • Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen
    • Bondi Sands

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    2 Comments

    1. FAVOUR
      2021-03-07 / 4:32 pm

      I have been using Funbact a cream for quite a while,it helps in smoothing my face,but gives me enzema, I have tried stopping it several times now but the side effects is horrible,my face itchy,it’s so rough ..and I really do want to stop now… I use aloe vera sunscreen cream now but,it’s not really helping, what else can I do, because this is depressing

      • 2021-03-07 / 4:40 pm

        you have been using a damaging cream for some time and expect to stop without side effects? come on now. If you have read the article and i know you have i stated clearly that when you stop there will be a period you skin will cat up until it gets back to normal. Th longer you delay stopping it the worse the symptoms will be and let me tell you for free not only is it damaging you skin on the outside it is also causing organ damage. You are lucky your kidneys have not yet been affected. So better stop and deal with the side effects for a short time and move on

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