Thank You Farmer Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence with SPF30 is my Holy Grail SPF cream for the colder months. It has a light texture and it brightens my skin while keeping it nourished and hydrated for an entire day.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A powerful UV essence filled with moisture will help you prep your skin for longer lasting makeup and enhance the skin’s natural glow with pink shimmering formula
❇ Thank You Farmer’s Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence all-in-one solution offers UV protection for your skin, provides a great base for makeup and brightens up your face, leaving you with a healthier radiant glow
❇ Without stickiness and caking, this sun essence will give your skin a moisture while brightening it and softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
❇ Perfect for the individuals who want a light essence type sunblock for an urban life
❇ For all skin types

Directions from the manufacturer:

After basic skincare, apply a pearl-sized amount of essence evenly over face and neck

Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 60, Mica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Beeswax, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, 1 Polyurethane-11, Xanthan Gum, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract

My experience:

I’ve first tried the Thank You Farmer Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence SPF30 in a sample and fell in love with it. After some searching online I decided to get it from the YESSTYLE store as it was on sale for 15€. After weeks passed, it got into my mail and I used it daily throughout the entire month of September. I’ve gotten through half of the tube in one month’s time and had to repurchase it for the winter. Now that my new tube has arrived I can actually review it for you today.

The texture of this  sunscreen is very thin. It is almost milky but not runny. If you look at it in the sun, you see smallest particles reflecting the sun light resposible for that beautiful glow that I was looking for. I’ve tried some shimmery sunscreens before but none of them delivered this kind of result. MISSHA Flash-Up Sun Tension pact left me with sparkles and white cast on my face whilst DIOR Capture Totale Solaire had only SPF20 and left me with a greasy mess. Until the TYF came along with their shimmery goodness.

The pigment added into this SPF cream is baby-pink and finely milled. There is a flowery scent to the cream that gives off a granny vibe at first but dissipates in minutes. I give it 2 minutes to absorb before I proceed with my make-up. 90% of the time I just apply it as the last step and don’t cover it up with BB cream or any other foundation.

The way the product sits on my skin is vary natural. It looks like my skin is glowing from the inside and to me it looks very healthy. My skin is also very smooth and silky to the touch for an entire day. There are 5 different UV filters added to the cream. Don’t ask me which are chemical and which are mechanical because I wouldn’t be able to answer that question. All I know, I forgive this thing for having alcohol in it as it is perfect for me in terms of glow and coverage. If you have not tried it before, order a sample to see if that type of warm glow will suit your face. If you are a matte-foundation-kind-of-girl, you can use it as a base t soften up the matte(plastered) look from some heavy duty foundations.

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Pros:
+ Sulfate and paraben free
+ Contains vitamin E, niacinamide and adenosine
+ Great lightweight formula
+ Makes your skin glow from within
+ Beautiful as a primer for under the make-up
+ Perfect amount of SPF for daily use in the autumn and winter
+ No white cast nor greasy film on the face

Cons:
– Contains alcohol, silicone and fragrance
– Hard to find in EU stores
– Tube size is 40 ml which is less than what I’m used to get

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Mini version is available at coos-cosmetics.com
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle, amazon and iHerb online stores
❇ Price is +/- 25€ per tube of 40 ml

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

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