Sunsense Anti Ageing Face Matte SPF 50+ Sunscreen Review

Being a fairly dry skinned gal, I can withstand the oily nature of most sunscreen, my mother on the other hand would not wear a drop of sunscreen on her face (unless we are going to the beach or fishing) because she hates the greasy feeling and the oily look. We've tried a range of different facial sunscreen, they may look matte on my face, but it's a different story on hers. 

One afternoon I found my Mum digging through my Elucent Whitening range fishing for more anti-pigmentation correctors while in guilt admitted that she hasn't been using the previous facial sunscreen I gave her. I said to mum "No wonder you have so many sunspots!!!" and handed her a little bottle of miracle.

A fortnight later, she walked over to me holding the little bottle of SunSense Anti Ageing Face Matte and gave me a cheeky grin before asking whether it comes in a bigger bottle.

  • Contains vitamins E and B3
  • Moisturising base
  • Can be used under make-up
  • A sheer tint with an invisible matt finish
  • SPF 50+ reduces the sunburning UV light from reaching your skin by approximately 50% when compared to an SPF 30+ if used correctly*.
  • Contains Nicotinamide – helping to maintain the normal skin barrier function and improving the appearance of skin tone and texture.
  • Contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that can be beneficial in helping to protect from UV skin damage such as wrinkling and age spots
Bemotrizinol 2.5%, octyl methoxycinnamate 7.0%, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate 3.0%, Diazolidinylurea.

Price: $14.69 for 100ml from Chemist Warehouse

  • Mum is in love with this sunscreen, it is the only thing she will use. She has oily skin, and with most sunscreen, it would grease up her face significantly. Sunsense Anti Ageing Face Matte Sunscreen is non-greasy, there is a slight shine that is quickly absorbed. Mum said she now feels a lot more confident and comfortable wearing sunscreen and has incorporated this product into her daily routine.  
  • I've been using Sunsense Daily Face Invisible Tint Finish for some time, a few people have found this to be a little bit oily, but my skin is dry so the shine that most people experience doesn't really bother me. After trying Sunsense Anti Ageing Face Matte Sunscreen, I can see how this would be such a great product for those with oily skin. It's evident in the blotting paper challenge below!
  • When I think "matte" I think a lack of moisture and unsuitable for dry skin. However, this product is matte in the sense that it is non-greasy, the texture is easily spreadable and provides great moisturisation for those with dry skin.
  • Very minimal scent and does not smell like sunscreen. I remember being able to smell the sunscreen from my friends' faces back in high school and primary school. This is a new era!
  • As claimed, a beautiful sheer tint with an invisible finish, do not mistaken this with coverage. This is honestly the best matte sunscreen mum and I have both tried thus far. We love it!


In order to show you guys that this product is significantly less oily, I've applied Sunsense Anti Ageing Face Matte (labelled as 'matte') on one hand and a general sunscreen (labelled as 'non-matte') on the other. I used Swissper's blotting paper and the result is pretty obvious.


*This product was provided for editorial purposes, opinions are my own


  1. Love this stuff too! It's pretty awesome. I do find Sunsense products to be great on my skin.

  2. Great work getting Mum to try a sunscreen! I have the same problem as her, but found Alpha-H Daily Moisturiser 50+ SPF is awesome. This looks way cheaper though, so I might have to give it a go!

    Kate |

  3. Love that blot test there, its actually really smart that you've compared it! I've used Sunsense before, I have no problems with them at all!

    This Damsel Loves Blog


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