The best new beauty release (so far) for 2021 is a mineral sunscreen. It isn’t the most affordable sunscreen but it does have some good ingredients. It is Olay Regenerist Mineral Sunscreen Hydrating Moisturizer. You may not like mineral sunscreen, but I have found that it plays the best under makeup or tinted moisturizer. Most of my others ball up in some form or they have an interesting effect on my foundation or tinted moisturizer. I like sunscreen to be there but not to be noticed.
Olay Regenerist Mineral Sunscreen Hydrating Moisturizer – best new beauty product for 2021 (so far)
I am not a big sunscreen fan as it is. Yes, I wear it because, without it, skin can suffer from unforeseen damage. (This means all of the hard work and money you are spending on aging gracefully is just a waste). Let’s face it nobody likes the leather look, so you have to give in and wear it. If you are wearing it anyway, isn’t it better if it has other great ingredients as well? That is one of the reasons why I think it is the best new beauty release (so far) for 2021. Now for the ingredients.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Laureth-7, Disodium Edta, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4
Yes, the most skin-loving ingredients are near the bottom of the ingredients list. But I have to remember that after all this is sunscreen and those sun-protective ingredients need to come first.
Niacinamide, peptides and B-5
This has Niacinamide, which I have posted about previously and is still one of my favorite ingredients. Peptides, which are a very important part of repairing and replacing collagen in our skin. B-5, which I like as an ingredient although there haven’t been many studies that really prove how effective it is on the skin. L’oreal states it is for lasting hydration for the skin, but you have to reapply every 2 hours per the instructions (most all sunscreens have this) so how long lasting is it?
With that aside, B-5 along with other vitamins applied topically add benefit to your skin. In fact, I really like B-5 despite there isn’t much research into it.
It is a bit pricey for some but again, you are paying for more than just sunscreen here. This sunscreen also is fragrance-free and doesn’t have parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or synthetic dyes. It is 28.99 for 1.7 oz. Which isn’t cheap, but it isn’t a bad price point either.
Loreal has chosen their model for this as a black model with a medium-range skin tone (at the time of this post). I like that they have made this choice, as I have an olive skin tone (quite a few people will in the summer), and quite a few sunscreens leave a horrible white cast on skin tones above ivory. This demonstrates that it doesn’t.
Also, I don’t like it when brands show a pale white model that looks like she doesn’t see the sun ever, because, of course, the sunscreen will match her skin tone. I would say there is at least 50% of us that don’t have that skin tone.
Sunscreen – the best new beauty product for 2021
It also shows that WE all need sunscreen no matter our skin color or tone. The damage done will show up later. So introducing new sunscreen formulas is amazing and should keep happening. That is why I think this is the best new beauty product for 2021.