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Skinfood Tomato Tone Up Sun Cream Review

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Stylevana.

Sunscreen is a must-have step in my skincare routine. I use it everyday, even when staying mostly indoors. It’s a habit formed by years of diligent sun protection, at first due to being so fair and burning easily, and later because I understood the devastating effects UVA rays have on skin health, aging, and appearance (even when there are not enough UVB rays to cause sunburn).

Naturally, I finish sunscreens regularly and love trying new ones. One of my current tubes is Skinfood Tomato Tone Up Sun Cream, available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), and Olive Young.

Skinfood tomato tone up sun cream tube

Skinfood Tomato Tone Up Sun Cream with SPF50+ PA+++ contains tomato extract and promises to protect the skin from UVA and UVB. It features both chemical and physical filters and provides a tone-up effect. Tone-up SPF products aren’t quite tinted but can make the skin appear more even and camouflage minor imperfections.

How to use:

  • Apply at the end of your morning skincare routine

  • Let set / dry down before following with makeup (if using)

  • Don’t forget to cover all exposed areas, such as ears, neck, etc.

The brand advertises this sunscreen as “allergen free”, which makes me roll my eyes. Fragrance, for one, is a known potential irritant. I’m not against scented products, but I’m against weird marketing techniques that can mislead consumers who are not used to reading ingredient lists.

A swatch of skinfood tomato sunscreen

The Tomato Sun Cream is easy to spread and has a non-greasy finish. It does take some time to dry down (longer than my other sunscreens) and always looks a little shiny, but doesn’t feel sticky. It has a strong but pleasant scent that doesn’t linger. Even on me, a person with very fair skin, the tone-up effect looks more like a white cast.

My impressions

I have mixed feelings about this sunscreen. I expected something similar to Rovectin tone up (review here), but sadly that’s not the case. If I couldn’t see my face and went by the feeling alone, then it would be a great product - it spreads easily and feels very natural, as if I didn’t have anything on my skin at all. And yet the look isn’t my favorite. Instead of a tone up effect, it’s more of a “white out” one - I look sickly and anemic. The somewhat shiny finish is also not my cup of tea, although I can fix it with a coat of translucent powder. The formula wears like it’s an all mineral sunscreen with not the best formulation, even though it has combo filters.

I will try to finish this, either on weekends or on my neck / chest. At least it’s not sticky - sticky / greasy formulas are an absolute no go for me, but this one I can still use.

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Skinfood Tomato Tone Up Sun Cream ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Fragrance


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