A Modern Lady Yes to Grapefruit Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 Review

Yes to Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 15


Beloved readers, I was ten twelve kinds of excited to try this.


I bathe in sunscreen. I’ve done so since my third bout of acute sun-poisoning. Yes. Third. After my skin took a full TEN MONTHS to recover from the last episode, I changed my ways. What was I doing to poison myself with the sun–literally? I chatted with a friend on a sunny day for about five hours straight, catching up on the past four years. #ExtrovertProblems

This is why I constantly try various sunscreens forever searching for my Holy Grail sunscreen.

My HOLY GRAIL sunscreen:

  1. Be reasonably priced for its quality per oz
  2. Cosmetically elegant (It feels good on the skin and easy to apply.)
  3. Layer under and on top of make-up without distorting its color and/or finish
  4. No Oxybenzone

(Yes, I am still looking. #NotSurprising)

My Experience

T H E   G O O D

This sunscreen bears a lovely fresh, true grapefruit scent. (That praise is coming from a lady that does not care for citrus scents to begin with!)

T H E   B A D

  • Will cause you to appear extremely ashen and paler than usual
  • Very difficult to remove from skin.

This made me appear ashen to the point of illness, by 2-3 shades, with or without full-coverage foundation. More worrisome, I had to wash several times to remove it–first using a facial cleansing oil, followed by make-up remover, and followed by toner (when worn alone and with full-coverage foundation on top.)

As you may expect, my skin was less than enthused with it. I quickly halted use out of fear of breakouts, and a desire to look healthy and well-rested.

Reluctantly, I added this to my FAIL pile.


Sadly, this isn’t cosmetically elegant (a bit greasy feeling), leaves a white cast (thanks, titanium dioxide!), and alters the color of your foundation or tinted moisturizer by 2-3 shades.  Also, it’s difficult to remove. Its delightful, true-to-life scent is the best thing about it.

Active Ingredients Zinc Oxide (3.2%), Titanium Dioxide (2.9%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Coco-Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Moringa oleifera seed oil, Limonene, Glyceryl Isostearate, Fragrance, Hydrated Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Citrus