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Back in 2022, I got a lot of Dr.Ceuracle sunscreens from Oshen Skin (discount code KBHOBBIT10). Some were great, and some not so much. I’ve been opening and using them one by one, slowly publishing reviews. I think this is the last one.
Dr.Ceuracle Pro-Balance Biotics Clear Up Sun, sold here, is a combination sunscreen (physical and chemical filters) with a soft, creamy texture. It promises to even out skin tone, work as a tone-corrector, and dry down to a matte finish.
How to use
Apply to exposed areas at the end of your skincare routine (before makeup, if using)
Reapply every two hours or as needed
The formula is indeed creamy, but I wouldn’t call the finish matte. I notice a strong, not necessarily pleasant scent, but at least it doesn’t linger.
I have fair, combination skin with dry cheeks and an oily t-zone. Since I am prone to freckles and burn very easily, I’ve been using daily SPF since long before it was widely accepted.
I try so many sunscreens - most of them are ok, some of them become holy grails… and some I absolutely loathe and can’t even bring myself to use much. Sadly, Dr.Ceuracle Pro-Balance SPF falls into that last category. I hate it with a passion. Like many Dr.Ceuracle products, this sunscreen is heavily fragranced. I’m not anti-fragrance, but it better smell good. This one doesn’t. I could look past that; however the formula is also greasy, white, and overall horrible. It makes my already pale skin look sickly, shiny, and splotchy. The “matte finish” from the marketing materials is a totally false claim.
I’ve only used this twice and it was terrible each time. I keep thinking maybe I should try it again but struggle to find even one redeeming quality and thus never reach for it. The sunscreen should still be fine by the time the weather warms up, and I will try to use it up on my arms / body. The last resort would be tops of the feet when I go out to water the garden in flip flops. Dr.Ceuracle makes much better SPFs, like this one or this one, so I would try those instead if you are in the market. Or check out this post for my sunscreen favorites by skin type.
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Dr.Ceuracle Pro-Balance Biotics Clear Up Sun ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dibutyl Adipate, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Titanium Dioxide, Disiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Glycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Bifida Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Theanine, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glutathione, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate