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More effective primers with SPF for BROWN skin??

Just got my order of this “buildable” primer. The colour - Beige Golden- actually is a pretty good match for my shade of brown! I’m pleasantly surprised about that, despite the disappointing effectiveness overview here, by WIMJ. I got this cream to try it out as a PRIMER, with some sun protection. Did NOT get this cream as primary sunscreen. I’m relieved by the “near” colour match. Doesn’t seem to have too much white maskiness, and it’s MILD for those of us with hyperpigmentation and any other type(s) of sensitivity. Another (intermediate) stop reached on this skin-of-colour journey! Thanks again, everyone! 😉👍🏽

Thrive Causemetics - Buildable Blur CC Cream™ Broad Spectrum SPF 35
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Thank you Matahari for sharing your experience with this primer! A word of caution from me: the reason it has a low rating from WIMJ is because it does not protect from UVA rays. It's not a big issue since you are not relying on it as your primary sunscreen, but this is something to keep in mind. UVA rays contribute a lot to hyperpigmentation, and protecting from them is a must for managing melasma

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Thanks. Actually I don’t just keep this issue in mind. Hyperpigmentation and (mostly) UVA skin-aging are the numbers one and two considerations on my skincare and makeup list. I also see that like most of the skincare resources I’ve found online so far, WIMJ ALSO does not really recognise and address the specific issues and conditions regarding SKIN OF COLOUR. Just as a reference, excellent resources that WIMJ could pair with to start providing this in your forum would include the “Skin of Color Society”— SOCS— made up of dermatologists who have a specific interest in, and training and professional experience with, skin of colour and, consequently, people of colour. Howard University’s Dermatology department has been a pioneer in developing medical training on the dermatology of skin of colour. Howard University is here in Washington, DC. There are also Drs. Alexis Stephens (Florida), and Vanita Rattan (London UK), who both have youtube channels dedicated to skincare (but, of course, not offering medical advice). Dr. Rattan has a new book, “Skin of Colour,” as well as her own line of skincare products: Skincare by Dr. V. There’s also a Black esthetician in London who also has written a book: “Black Skin.” I have been using both of these.

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Thank you so much for this recommendation! We are working atm on an entry for our Skin concern issue about differences for caring for melanated skin - as the first step in this direction. I will look into the resources you shared for sure!

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