The Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun 50+ PA++++ claims to be an all EWG Green Level (1-2) chemical sunscreen without white cast, suitable for even sensitive skin. It is said to enhance the skin barrier thus allowing for better protection from ultraviolet rays and external stimuli.
As expected, the majority of the formula of this sunscreen is similar to that of the scented version so please refer to the science breakdown on this post. I will cover the key differences here, the first being the absence of essential oils. The original formula includes Lavender and Chamomile Oils to enhance anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties and in doing so, fight acne. However, those with very sensitive skin may find essential oils irritating. As such, Purito has omitted them from this version, giving users a choice.
The other main difference is the enhanced soothing ingredients, Centella Asiatica Extract, common to both, is accompanied in this instance by Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid and Asiatic Acid which are in fact primary compounds found in Centella Asiatica. They have proven useful for rebuilding the skin barrier, reducing inflammation and easing sensitized and acne prone skin.
Butyloctyl Salicylate and Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate help preserve the product and Acrylates Copolymer adds water resistance. Everything else is much the same as the original.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Centella Asiatica Extract(4315ppm), Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol
The Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun is presented in an opaque plastic tube with screw top lid. When brand new, an aluminum foil seal over the opening assures the product remains fresh. The sunscreen is stored in a recycled, eco-friendly outer package.
Apply onto the entire face and body at the last stage of your skin care routine and reapply frequently to maintain protection.
The sun cream has no added fragrance and has no natural scent.
The 60ml tube of sun cream costs approximately USD$19.00 (or AUD$27.00).
The sun cream has a three year shelf life and must be used within 12 months of opening.
As with the entire Purito line, the brand satisfies their Safe + Honest philosophy with this product using recycled, eco-friendly packaging, being 100% cruelty free and vegan, plus achieving an all green EWG rating once again.
The packaging of this product is identical to the original scented version, so my response to that one is replicated here. In summary, it is attractive, sleek, highly portable, spill proof and has a small opening for controlled dispensing. It retains the palest of yellow hues, a light creamy consistency and as the name suggests is pleasantly scent free. The lack of essential oils in this version will also agree with sensitive skin types. The product offers the highest available protection rating for both UVA and UVB radiation, PA++++ and SPF50+. Using chemical filters, there is also no white cast, the finish being completely transparent.
The sun cream glides over the face easily and sinks in even faster than its sister product, the scented version. It dries down fast leaving no residue. The lack of essential oils also makes it feel extremely light (moreso than the scented version) which will please all skin types, particularly those prone to overproducing oil. It’s lightly moisturising, however, I need a cream underneath, insufficient in this capacity on its own. I found that the scented variety was more moisturising for my normal-combination skin. Neither feel occlusive, rather light and refreshing without clogging pores. Centella Asiatica and it’s components contribute a soothing effect with their proven healing properties. It also doesn’t sting the eyes. I have been using it over my entire face (excluding lips) without any irritation.
The performance of both Purito Centella Green Level sunscreens is similar, this one feeling a little lighter without essential oils and being scent free. Please read this in conjunction with the scented review, as the experiences were very alike.
The Centella Green Level Unscented Sun is another wonderful sunscreen from Purito. It does everything I expect from a sunscreen effectively and elegantly leaving no residue and having no scent. I have to say, the lightweight nature and faster absorption of this one makes me enjoy it even more than the much loved original version. It’s perfect for the warmer weather. I would recommend this for normal to oily and sensitive skin types while the original is best for normal to dry skin as it feels more moisturising. Of course those with compromised or acneic skin would probably prefer the unscented variety too due to the more soothing, less sensitizing (no essential oils) formula.
Regardless, both are beautiful and I would lather either on my face, any time of the year. Purito have taken a wonderful product and made it accessible to all skin types. Another winner!
|Provides a high level of sun protection
|Only available online for Australians
|Suitable for all skin types
|Elegant, hygienic presentation
|CosDNA and EWG green safety rating
|Doesn’t interfere with other layers or makeup
|Gentle enough to use on the eyelids
|No stickiness or greasiness, no white cast
|Fast, matte, transparent finish
*** NOTE: THIS SUNSCREEN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE SPF RATING WAS BELOW THAT CLAIMED. THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN PRIOR TO KNOWLEDGE OF INADEQUATE SUN PROTECTION. ***
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Please read in context with my disclaimer.
This product was provided to me free of charge by Purito for review. This post only includes my honest opinion and experience of this product and is in no way influenced by Purito, any of its representatives or any other third party.