This is the last product from the Thank You Farmer Deluxe Set I will review. To be honest, when I got the package, this was the product I was most excited about. I was on a mission to empty my Klair’s Sun Lotion and I knew I had to have another sunscreen ready before that happened. (READ K-Beauty: Thank You Farmer’s True Water Deep Serum |K-Beauty: Thank You Farmer’s True Water Deep Cream)
Before I officially start my review, I want to share that on normal days, I only use toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, and powder before going out the door. As a woman who is always on the go, I need fast absorbing but quality products which deliver what I want efficiently. Since I was preparing to run out of my trusty A+ sunscreen, what I wanted was a similar or better one. I wanted SPF protection but still helped me cover up all my blemishes and imperfections.
Okay, back to the review. The Thank You Farmer Shimmer Sun Essence has SPF30 PA++. It also promises to brighten your skin and has anti-wrinkle properties. It comes in this amazing rose gold packaging. It is super pretty! ❤ It has this smell – to my nose, it smells like wine or some alcoholic beverage – which I don’t like and is in this adorable pink hue. As soon as it’s out of the tube, you can see the shimmer particles in it. Once you spread it in your face, you really see that shimmer. You get to see a noticeable difference! There is an undeniable glow.
This is this product’s downfall for me. I was looking for a sunscreen that would give me sun protection especially since I live in a 90% of the time sunny place. Using it for a week, I felt that it gave me more glow instead of protection. Using it alone felt empty which resulted in an additional layer of cushion foundation that had SPF50 just so I could be satisfied. (And believe me, I ran late a few times because I wanted that extra SPF.)
The verdict, if you want a sunscreen, an actual sunscreen that protects you from the UV rays, I wouldn’t recommend this product. I would recommend my trusty Klair’s sun lotion instead. However, if you’re looking for a glow up product or maybe a pretend primer with shimmer, this product is for you. It is light enough that layering it with foundation or concealer is no problem. It doesn’t make your base cake. It dries easily and has that insta-glow some people prefer.
Just a tip, if you’re using it for the latter, I wouldn’t suggest putting it all over your face. You will glow. You will look like a glowy mess if you put this all over your face. What I’ve learned is to just put it in targeted places for that normal yet cute look.
WHERE TO BUY: Thank You Farmer Shimmer Sun Essence The link above is an affiliate link. You don't have to use it, but if you do, thank you! ❤