Layering or mixing, how much to apply and how to do it. Vi’s covered everything (including you).
Dream Screen SPF 50 is the lightweight tinted skin serum you’ve been blowing up Vi’s DMs for since waaaaay before Taylor Swift ripped Jake G to shreds for a second time in *the* 10-minute song. Think dewy, sheer coverage that goes on smooth for a skin-like finish and doesn’t disappear or end up all oily and patchy before you’ve even ordered your AM oat latte. Understandably, you’ve got questions so Vi’s got answers!
So, I have to wear Dream over a Skinscreen?
It depends! We had some people report back that they can wear ¼ teaspoon comfortably due to the lightweight and sheer formula. A lot people won’t want to though, which is why we’ve considerately designed Dream as a secondary sunscreen that sits snugly over your dedicated SPF.
You may have heard this before when it comes to mixing things into your SPF: patchy sunscreen = patchy protection...but what does that mean for Dream Screen?
Here at Ultra Violette we don’t like to half-ass things. With all this info in mind, we went and put Dream Screen through some extra testing to make sure she was up to the task of giving you suspiciously flawless skin and providing protection at the same time.
TEST 1 – Layering - One layer of ½ the recommended dose of Supreme Screen was applied to the skin, followed by ½ the recommended dose of Dream Screen on top. The average SPF rating with this application method was 65. IRL, this is equivalent to 2 pumps of Supreme and then the same amount of Dream.
TEST 2 – Mixing – ½ the recommended dose of Supreme was mixed with ½ the recommended dose of Dream Screen. The mixture was applied to the skin and the average SPF rating with this application was 61.4 IRL this would be mixing 2 pumps of Supreme with the equivalent amount of Dream.
What’s the point of Dream Screen if I still have to wear another SPF underneath?
The extra testing we did on Dream proves that you can wear less Supreme Screen if you’re applying Dream over the top. The test even shows that the SPF protection was higher. Supreme is SPF 64.32 alone or 65 when Dream is layered on top. Having said this, our recommendations are just that: recommendations. If you’re wearing the full 1/4 teaspoon of Dream solo, you’re getting SPF 50 protection which is just great! Our motto when it comes to sun protection is “something is always better than nothing”.
What‘s the problem with mixing sunscreen?
Dream Screen aside, you might be tempted to mix something with a little coverage into your SPF to get the best of both worlds. For the SPF to work though, it needs to form an even layer on the skin. Think of it like nail polish; if you mix something in, it can go streaky and patchy.
Our Skinscreens were tested as is to get their SPF rating, without your personal cocktail of face oil, liquid highlighter or bronzing drops mixed through. So we don’t know how these (albeit fun) additions will affect the formula. They could destabilise the UV filters or just dilute the SPF, all of which leads to you not properly future-proofing your face. Lucky we’ve tested Dream thoroughly though… but we don’t recommend you do this with non-UV products as they just haven't had the sufficient testing.
Why have we been suss on SPF in makeup in the past?
When it comes to SPF, more is more. ¼ of a teaspoon for face to be exact. But not everyone would wear that same amount in a foundation so if your BB cream is boasting an SPF rating it’s unlikely you’re getting the full protection listed on the packaging. CC Hannah English showing us just what that’d look like here.