05 Jan Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF50+ Sunscreen Review
Whether or not you’re a skincare junkie who uses over twenty life changing, bank breaking skin care products, or you’re an all-in one body and face wash kinda person, you MUST also be using SPF daily.
Here in Australia sun protection is no joke. Australia’s ozone layer is also particularly thin, making SPF imperative to wear all year round – even indoors.
Here we review Ultra Violette’s Supreme Screen SPF50+ Sunscreen and break it down for you guys and girls.
+ High SPF 50+
+ Lightweight & no white cast
+ Also acts as primer & plays well with makeup
– Could be oily for some
– Expensive for daily use
Like the product and would continue using, not my everyday wfh sunscreen as it’s a bit pricy but it’s my go to when I need to wear makeup on top of sunscreen.
Supreme Screen Snapshot:
Sunscreen Type: Chemical sunscreen blocking UVA & UVB
Best for which skin type: All skin types but we think it’s best for dry-normal.
What it does: Blocks both UVA & UVB ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate, Tinosorb S & Tinosorb M
Potential Irritants: Added perfume & citric acid
So, who are Ultra Violette anyway?
Ultra Violette is a women founded Australian sun protection brand created by co-founders Ava Matthews and Bec Jefferd who refer to their wardrobe of SPF products as ‘Skinscreen.’
After spending years in the beauty industry surrounded by sunscreen brands that didn’t quite live up to their expectations, they decided to venture out and thus Ultra Violette was born.
Ultra Violette’s Supreme Screen Qualities To Note:
No palm oil
Vegan (although not all products from the line are vegan)
Not water resistant
40 days of use according to their recommended amount
First Impressions of Supreme Screen
Supreme Skin comes in a thin plastic tube with yellow cap covering an easy to use pump. The main part of the tube is coloured in their signature ‘ultraviolet’ colour which is fun and friendly.
The original 50ml tube used to be small enough to fit into most bags & clutches to have with you during the day, but the updated to be a bigger size at 75ml is definitely less ‘portable’.
First impressions of Supreme Screen is that it has a very light beige tint to it. It feel like a lotion when being applied which is fairly different to most ‘heavy-feeling’ sunscreens.
Supreme Screen spreads very easily & also absorbs quickly into the skin. The finish feels dewy and but not overly oily.
Supreme Skin does have fragrance in it’s sunscreen.
It’s a fairly light scent, not too overpowering or offensive, similar to a light Jasmine floral scent. But would prefer a un-fragranced version.
How To Use Supreme Screen
After cleansing, toning, serums and any other skincare steps, apply a generous amount of sunscreen to the face, neck and ears to guarantee full UV ray protection. Ultra Violette recommend 5 pumps for adequate coverage and we agree, each pump is fairly small so definitely need 5 pumps to get enough product out. Don’t try to use less or the coverage might be too thin and well, it’s your face we’re trying to protect so don’t skimp out.
After applying Supreme Screen give it a few minutes to set and dry. You can then follow with your makeup routine. Supreme Screen also acts as a primer, so you try skipping your primer to see if it works for you.
If you’re not wearing makeup, Supreme Screen gives a subtle dewy glow to the face, with no white cast on fairer toned skin but may leave a light tint on deeper skin tones.
Ingredient Review of Ultra Violette’s Supreme Screen Sunscreen
Full ingredient list:
Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (3%), Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2.5%)
Inactives: Aqua, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nylon 6/12, Ceteareth-20, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Silica, Saccharide Isomerate, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, l-carnosine, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499
Lets break this down a little bit:
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate): Chemical UVB filter.
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S): Chemical UVA & UVB filter.
Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M): Chemical UVA & UVB filter (can potentially leave white cast on skin).
Cyclopentasiloxane (D5): A silicone regularly used in cosmetic products, used to help cosmetic products dry quickly. It also has lubricating properties and allows the product to spread easily.
Cyclohexasiloxane: Also another silicone that helps give skincare products a smooth texture and evenly distribute the ingredients throughout the product.
Glycerin: A popular humectant, which is a moisturising agent that pulls water towards the outer layer of your skin where glycerin is topically applied.
Butylene Glycol: Also a humectant, helps to retain moisture and texture of product by preventing clumps in your sunscreen.
Dimethicone: A silicone often used to ‘smooth & fill lines’ and create a silky, soft feeling on the skin, often used in primers to create a smooth surface.
Cetearyl Alcohol: A fatty alcohol (that’s non-drying), used to thicken, smoothen and stabilise beauty formulas.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer: A product used to enhance the texture and stability of a beauty formula.
Ceteareth-20: A cosmetic ingredient used to improve the texture and stability of formulations. It acts as an emulsifier to ensure a stable product.
Squalane: An ingredient that has many beneficial properties such as a hydration booster, anti inflammatory and antibacterial antioxidants.
Caprylyl Glycol: A moisturiser that attracts water and keeps it in the skin. Can also help the shelf life of a product.
PEG-40 Stearate: Generally used as a surfactant as a cleansing agent.
Silica: An ingredient that helps absorb oil & sweat, as well as thicken the product or cream.
Saccharide Isomerate: A water-binding agent that helps hydrate, sooth skin and prevent wrinkles.
Decyl Glucoside: A surfactant often used in foaming and cleansing products. Maintains the skin’s balance and sensitive-skin friendly.
Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of Vitamin E, which is known for it’s antioxidant properties to protect your skin from free-radicals.
Disodium EDTA: An ingredient that prevents the deterioration of cosmetics and helps preserve shelf life.
Polysorbate 60: Used as a surfactant, emulsifier and solubiliser.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid: A preservative to help ensure product safety and prevent bacteria from forming.
Pentylene Glycol: Used in skincare to assist in the hydration of the product. Also used as a preservative as it has antimicrobial properties.
Parfum: Added fragrance to the sunscreen.
Triethanolamine: Thickens & stabilises the formula of products.
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract (Kakadu Plum): A native Australian plant that contains antioxidants.
Propylene Glycol: Another Humectant and preservative.
Xanthan Gum: A thickening and emulsifying agent.
Citric Acid: An AHA that can exfoliate and brighten complexion. Can also help adjust pH level of a product and increase shelf life. Can be irritating for sensitive skin.
Sodium Chloride: Used as a thickening agent in formulations. Can potentially be drying as it’s a salt.
L-carnosine: A peptide that has anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties.
CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499: Colourant added to formula.
Didn’t see any harmful or negative ingredients.
Review of Supreme Screen
After applying the hydrating Supreme Screen I liked how it didn’t feel heavy on the skin.
The most suspense came from wondering whether or not this product would make or break my everyday makeup look.
The Supreme Screen appeared quite nice under liquid and powder foundations, it does not pill, ball or appear cakey. Products blended seamlessly over top and makeup stays on for about 6+ hours, but started to get a little oily after that, probably due to the layers of product at the end of day.
There was no white cast or flashback with this sunscreen. And finally no breakouts or arne using this sunscreen.
Post Consumer Process
At Wander Wonder, we aim to help our readers have a low-impact beauty routine.
After using Supreme Screen, you can take this to your local Mecca or David Jones to be recycled in their TerraCycle program.
Final Thoughts about Supreme Screen
Overall: 4/5 stars.
Would definitely purchase again and keep it for days I need to wear makeup over sunscreen.
– It is a little more expensive then I’d like but if I can sub out my primer then it kind of balances out. One thing to note is that you do have to put on quite a lot of product as per their ‘recommended’ amount and the product can run out pretty quickly if you’re using this daily.
– I’d still like to see this in a non-fragranced version for people with sensitive skin but personally didn’t experience any adverse effects.
+ I don’t skip my moisturiser even though they promote it as a 3-in-1, but I can replace a primer for everyday use.
+ I do like the transparency of ingredients on the site and also telling us exactly how much we need to use which gives consumers the power to assess properly if this sunscreen is right for them.
+ Lastly I think it’s great for anyone into low fuss / lazy / minimalistic skincare as it can cut out some steps in your AM beauty routine or for someone who’s time poor.
3 Lightweight Sunscreen Alternatives To Supreme Screen
Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+
Cult favourite lightweight sunscreen with a non-shiny finish.
Fragrance free SPF 50+ sunscreen that’s also easy to slip into your daily clutch.
To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen
A non-greasy broad spectrum 50+ UVA & UVB sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast.
With added Vitamin E to protect the skin from free radicals.