Sunscreen Review: Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+
If you’re looking for a sunscreen with an elegant but lightweight moisturiser texture, Alpha-H’s Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ might be for you.
It becomes clear as it absorbs into skin and manyyyy reviews on Beautyheaven, Adore Beauty, and Cult Beauty insist there is no white cast, even on deep skintones.
Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ absorbs into skin almost exactly like a moisturiser would, so it’s fabulous under makeup. Not heavy at all!
This photo was taken with flash – you can see there’s no flashback, and swipe for one taken in daylight.
Base makeup works best with a grippy primer to keep it in place though, and it reapplies over makeup nicely with a dry velour sponge.
See my Instagram story highlights for a how-to here, and don’t forget to follow me while you’re there!
Skin Types: Any!
Finish: Satin, it’s not shiny nor is it matte. A good balance.
Sensitivity: None experienced.
Eye Sting: Yes. I’ve made an Instagram reel on how to use a sunscreen that stings your eyes without stinging your eyes, see below.
UV Filters: Homosalate, Octinoxate, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Uvinul T150.
Fragrance or alcohol: No and no
Hydrating glycerin and panthenol (vitamin B5),
Oil-absorbing silica, but not so much it pills or dries you out 🙌🏻, and antioxidant Vitamin E!
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ was my go-to sunscreen for a while (before I was a ~skinfluencer) and writing this review reminded me why! You can buy it at Adore Beauty (Australia) here or Cult Beauty (rest of world) here.
Finally, a word on “SPF Moisturisers”
In Australia, so long as it has an AUST-L, it’s a sunscreen.
If you use *enough* ie. at least 1/4tsp for face or 1/2tsp for face neck and ears, you’re set.
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ was provided to me as a PR Sample. Read my disclosure policy here.