31 January 2017


(Originally written in 2014)

 During the summer months I always opt, as should we all, for a high SPF and it has to be one that is not only effective, but also it needs to sit comfortably with both my moisturizer and foundation.

 Several years ago I wrote about the Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50 To read review but during the winter months I still use an SPF of 30, as Durban still experiences average winter temperatures of 20c and a daily average of 7 hours of sunshine.

Bioderma Photoderm 50+ MAX Tinted

This summer I haven't opted to try a different brand, but I rather chose to stick with the same Bioderma product but with a tint. This product is available in 3 shades and I have been using the Clair/light shade for some weeks now.
However this tinted version does have a couple of differences 
(besides the obvious tint) to the Bioderma non tinted SPF 50.

The tinted is classed as an Ultra Fluid consistency whereas the "non" tinted is a Fluid, I found a subtle difference and both were easy to apply. 
The tinted has a more matte non glossy finish, yet neither leaves your skin feeling oily or looking shiny. 
What is great about the tinted is the packaging, as it has a needle point tube, which is a huge help when it comes to controlling the amount of product you dispense and therefore use. 
(I wished more products came in this type of tube) 

Shade: Clair/Light

It offered me a slight colour, which subtly took my skin from that winter pale to a "hint" of a tint, whilst covering slight blemishes and evening out my complexion. 
I especially enjoyed this product on those "no" make-up days.i.e.out walking or lazing around the garden.


I was concerned that the tint would change or interfere with the shade of my foundation, but all was good and this Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50 sits well with my usual moisturizer and foundation when needed, so I would say that this product for me has been a "success".
 I look forward to a summer of high protection with that all important tint.

This product is:

 Non Comodegenic 
Fragrance Free
 Water Resistant 
Photo stable
It can be used for all skin types even combination to oily 

Available from selected:

RSP R189 (40mls)
Now R237(1/2017)

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