Having tried a number of “SPF moisturizers,” generally either the sun protection, the moisturization, or more commonly both fall short, leaving a person better off applying two separate products (if not more for those invested in anti-aging effects). Despite many disappointments, I continue to look into these products to see if there is one that seems like it can pass muster. TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer ($48) first piqued my interest with its name, as I was looking for a solid sunscreen with benefits. When I saw that TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer offers SPF 40, Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, and PA+++ (important for anyone who wants to minimize photoaging), I wanted to see if it could live up to its claims. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to try it and share my thoughts.
As someone with fair skin living at high altitude with photosensitive lupus, I’m a tough judge of sunscreens, and this has given me excellent protection. Not only has it protected me from burning, I have also not freckled at all with TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer, which is one of my “hurdles” for any sun protection I use regularly. In terms of the moisturizing, I have parched skin, and the moisturization here is hydrating enough to keep my face supple all day, but would be great for other (less dry) skin types as well, as it’s quite light and completely non-greasy. TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer does not leave white streaks across the face; even when I use it over other products, it blends easily to a satiny matte finish and leaves my skin silky.
Last but not least, TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer nourishes skin and actually seems to tame inflammation and minimize wrinkles. My skin feels and looks better since I started using this. Just examining some of the ingredients (e.g., malus domestica fruit cell extract, phytostem Edelweiss, peptides, stable vitaimin C, shea butter, hydrolyzed rice protein, white tea leaf extract, willowbark extract, centella Asiatica extract), it quickly becomes obvious that this is a multitasking product that means business about improving skin. This really is an elegant and effective all-in-one product.
TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and fragrance and paraben free–suitable for the most sensitive skin (like mine). After using this a week (long enough to decided I really like it), I had to double check the price to be sure it did not cost three times what it actually does. The $48 price point is quite reasonable for all this delivers. Not surprisingly, I’m not the first to be impressed; Twin Luxe Anti-aging SPF Moisturizer has several awards, available to see at their website. My only wish is that they would make a mineral version with the same moisturizing power and anti-aging ingredients; if they did, this could be my ultimate sunscreen.
CONCLUSION: Based on my experience, I highly recommend TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer. Suitable for practically any skin type (including sensitive skin), it blends seamlessly, offers serious sun protection, delivers effective hydration in an ultra-light formula, and leaves skin looking better. This is an elegant and effective all-in-one product, reasonably priced. TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF Moisturizer is a find. What would take it over the top (in a good way) is if they would make a mineral sunscreen version.