Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Lotion
If you've been curious Peter Thomas Roth's Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Lotion, you should know that curiosity will be rewarded, because it's among the best tinted moisturizers we've tried in quite some time!
The "lotion" part of the name is a bit misleading because this is really more of a lightweight cream that glides across skin with ease. The tint is described as "universal," and while it doesn't quite achieve those lofty heights (those with super-fair skin will find this a little dark on them, while those with deep skin tones will find this too light), it comes darn close. It's perhaps the only "universal tint" product we've seen that almost fits the bill so closely.
This fragrance-free sunscreen provides broad-spectrum SPF 45 with a mineral-only formula of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, making it an option for those with sensitive skin. It's even suitable for those with rosacea and great for use around the eyes.
It feels moisturizing, and has a slightly dewy finish that makes it best for those with normal to dry skin (it's not semi-matte as claimed). It does, however, have a diffused blurring effect, likely the result of the diamond powder included in the formula.
Alongside the sunscreen ingredients are skin-replenishing and skin-restoring ingredients, including safflower seed oil and the vitamin A antioxidant retinyl palmitate. The result is a sunscreen that feels great to wear, and that provides additional benefits to boot.
Bravo to Peter Thomas Roth for getting this one so right, and making a tinted moisturizer that goes above and beyond the usual.
- Tint is very close to being universal as claimed.
- Provides broad-spectrum SPF 45 with a mineral-only formula.
- Includes skin-replenishing, skin-restoring, and antioxidant ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Wears well under makeup without balling or pilling.
- Tint is slightly dewy, instead of semi-matte as claimed.
MAX MINERAL NAKED BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45 UVA/UVB PROTECTION LOTION is an all-mineral lightweight lotion with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide for broad spectrum SPF 45 protection. Vitamins A, C and E and Safflower Extract help nourish skin's appearance while providing antioxidant benefits. This vanishing universal tint with light-scattering optics from diamond powder leaves a matte finish with a flawless glow and layers beautifully over moisturizers and under makeup.
Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance
Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.
Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin brighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.
After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.
For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.
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