Brooke Shields and I both turn to this $48 sunscreen for glowing, sun-kissed skin

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Brooke Shields attends MoMA's Twelfth Annual Film Benefit Presented By CHANEL Honoring Laura Dern on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for MoMA)
Brooke Shields shared that her secret for glowing skin includes Supergoop! Glowscreen. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for MoMA)

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Brooke Shields is once again letting fans in on some of her biggest beauty secrets for skincare in your 50s. Unsurprisingly, high on her list of must-haves is SPF.

The 56-year-old revealed in a recent YouTube video for Vogue that she while turns to the $48 CAD/$36 USD Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 as a way to protect her skin from the sun, that wasn't always the case.

Supergoop! Glowscreen

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40. Image via Sephora.
Brooke Shields is a fan of Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 when staying sun safe. Image via Sephora.

$48 CAD/$36 USD at Sephora

"I wish I had worn more sunscreen as a kid," she admitted. "I was from the era of, you put baby oil [on] and you put tin foil around a record, and you hold it... and you just try to get all the sun that you can get — which is terrible for you."

Shields added that now that she's a mother of two daughters, she's hoping to ensure that they don't repeat her past beauty mistakes.

"I have two little girls who are redheads, and I'm constantly applying sunscreen to their beautiful sweet skin," she said.

I've had a chance to use the supermodel's go-to sunscreen myself, and it's earned a spot in my rotation of must-have beauty products since I started using it a year ago. For the lowdown on whether or not it's worth the investment, read on for my thoughts on the Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40.

The details

Made with a blend of hyaluronic acid for hydration, sea lavender for long-lasting moisture, and cocoa peptides to protect against blue light protection and free radical damage, Glowscreen isn’t your average SPF. While it still provides an SPF 40 that's also vegan, cruelty-free, reef-safe, and gluten-free, its skin-boosting ingredients help it perform double duty as both sun protection and skincare in one.

Worn on its own or as a makeup-gripping primer, it’s designed to leave skin with a dewy, glowy finish, and major hydration all day.

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First impressions

At first glance, the bottle of Glowscreen looks much like any SPF you’d find at your local pharmacy. Upon testing it out on the back of my hand though, it was obvious that it lives up to its claims of adding “a pearlescent finish to leave skin luminous with an instant glow.”

Without adding any excess shine, glitter or fragrance, skin looks like it’s lit from within - or as I shared on social media, as if it were a balmy July afternoon rather than the dead of winter.

Left: Glowscreen's lit from within effect when applied to my hand. Right: loving the effect for a faux summertime glow.
Left: Glowscreen's lit from within effect when applied to my hand. Right: loving the effect for a faux summertime glow.

I’ve been loving using Glowscreen daily to add a bit of brightening and radiance, and since I don’t usually wear foundation I find that it’s the perfect finishing touch to my morning skincare routine. Worn over my regular serum and moisturizer, I haven’t had any issues with it pilling or taking a long time to absorb into my skin - perfect for ensuring that I’ll actually apply SPF daily.

What others are saying

Glowscreen is a hit among shoppers as well as celebrities, earning a 4- star rating from more than 1,3000 customer reviews.

“I just recently started wearing sunscreen daily, and after using this I’m so mad I never started sooner,” revealed one Sephora reviewer. “It doesn’t leave a white cast, I can’t feel it on my face at all, and it really does leave a great glow. Not shimmery or oily looking.”

“I love how light this is on my skin and how well it absorbs. I can wear it alone with powder or under foundation and it looks great both ways,” added another. “It provides a nice, natural tint, and I often receive compliments that my skin is ‘glowing’ when I use it. A little goes a long way, which makes it a good value for the cost.”

As the name suggests, Glowscreen leaves skin with a radiant finish that may not be everyone’s preference. If you’re looking for a daily SPF that offers similar skin-boosting effects but with a more matte effect, then be sure to check out the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen instead.

Final thoughts

At $48 CAD/$36 USD, the Supergoop! Glowscreen is a definite beauty splurge. If you're someone like me who needs a little extra encouragement to make sure that SPF is included in your daily skincare routine, then this makeup-skincare hybrid is a solid choice.

Plus, it's been given a supermodel seal of approval, which might be enough to convince others to give this sunscreen a try.

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