Celebrating Melanin Magic - All About Trilipiderm’s Whitecast-Free SPF Products

At Trilipiderm, it is part of our mission to provide real, natural solutions that nourish and highlight any and all skin types. That’s why our formulas are always whitecast free, especially our products that feature Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What is melanin?

Melanin is a natural skin pigment that determines skin, hair, and eye color. It is responsible for all of the beautiful variants of skin tones we see throughout the world. Melanin is produced by melanocyte, a group of pigment-producing cells located in the basal layer, or in the deepest part of the epidermis. Everyone has melanocytes that produce a different amount of melanin. The more melanin that is produced, the darker the skin will be. Unfortunately, there are many skincare products that can hide pigment in the skin. 

What is whitecast?

Whitecast is the unwanted, white residue that is left behind when applying certain skincare products. It is most notable in sunscreens and SPF moisturizers, but can be present in a variety of products. When applied on melanated skin, products with whitecast can wash out tone, give the appearance of slightly lighter skin, and/or leave white tinges or streaks on skin. 

At Trilipiderm, we strongly believe that whitecast is unacceptable. 

From the very beginning, we have been dedicated to creating plant-powered formulas that hydrate and celebrate all skin colors. Our SPF formulas were carefully curated with melanin in mind - we formulated our All-Body Moisture Retention Crème with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 alongside talented black scientists. With our naturopathic knowledge and their expertise, we have been able to create whitecast free formulas for over a decade. 

Our products were made to absorb and protect. We use high-quality, natural ingredients to formulate moisturizers, with and without SPF, that are absorbed instantly. No greasy residue, no film of product, and certainly no whitecast. Instead of creating a film, our products strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from the sun while enhancing the skin’s natural features. This is why our products are whitecast free - because we believe in and create formulas that enhance, elevate, and nourish skin without hiding the magic of melanin.