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Trader Joe's Skin Care

Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15

4.00 fl. oz. for $ 3.99
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Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15 is a value-priced sunscreen (heck, it’s a beauty steal) whose formulary drawbacks are something you need to weigh against your beauty budget and the combination to oily skin this daytime moisturizer is best for.

Housed in an opaque plastic squeeze bottle with a cap, this dispenses as a light cream but thins out as it’s applied, setting to a soft matte finish that doesn’t impede smooth, even makeup application.

The fragrance-free formula contains standard antioxidant vitamins but lacks the sophisticated replenishing and restoring ingredients today’s best daytime moisturizers have. Still, for what this costs you can afford to splurge on a serum or treatment product loaded with those brilliant ingredients.

Less easy to overlook is the low SPF rating, which, taking cost into consideration is this product’s only significant disappointment. SPF 30 is the new normal in terms of what medical boards around the world recommend. If you opt to use this product, it’s doubly important you apply it liberally or layer It over another SPF-rated product.

Note: Since this product is regulated as an over-the-counter drug in the United States, the inactive ingredients are listed in alphabetical rather than descending order. While this is acceptable, it doesn’t help consumers determine how much of these ingredients they’re getting.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Contains antioxidant vitamins.
  • Lightweight texture works well under makeup.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • SPF rating falls below minimum recommendations.
  • Lacks skin-replenishing and restoring ingredients.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15 is here to moisturize and protect your skin, all summer long (it’s sensationally suitable for other seasons, too). Suitable for all skin types, it’s non-greasy and enriched with a veritable alphabet soup of vitamins, including A, C, and E. It’s PABA free and noncomedogenic.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 6%; Zinc Oxide 3%; Inactive Ingredients: Allantoin, Ascorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, C14-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Isohexadecane, Laureth-7, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water.

Trader Joe’s is a California-based grocery chain best known for its eclectic mix of gourmet, organic, vegetarian, and staple food products, most sold under the Trader Joe’s name. Its stores are generally no-frills and utilitarian, with a focus on lower-priced products that are still of high quality.

That same low price, high quality philosophy informs the store’s house brand of personal hygiene products, including its skin care line. There isn’t a lot that’s flashy or innovative; rather the focus is on staples, with some skin-boosting products in the mix as well.

For the most part, Trader Joe’s gets it right, with basic but reliable ingredients. There are a few items that include fragrance ingredients (including a face wash and rose face mist that absolutely should be avoided), but overall, if you’re looking to pick up a does-what-it-says, stripped-down moisturizer while you’re out shopping for groceries, the options here are better than you might expect given their prices.

You can find out more about Trader Joe’s as a store at https://www.traderjoes.com/. Its skin care products are sold in-store only.

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