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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sunscreen Duo

I love being outside in the summer! Walking around, having a picnic, going to the beach or even just sitting in the garden but what I don't love, is sunburn! Because I am very fair I can only be outside for a short time before the sun gets me and I start to turn red, not only is this really not a good look...its also very bad for your skin. Because of this I always have to wear sunscreen...always!

I have been loving my two recent discoveries in sun care both mentioned here in my last monthly favourites post. The first is La Roche-Posay dry touch gel-cream SPF 50+. The first day I tried this out I was walking around outside in direct sunlight for over 3 hours, what was really impressive was when I got home - no redness! So for protection from the sun this is an excellent product. One of the things that bother me most about wearing sunscreen is the greasy feeling you can get from them, and I am always sceptical when sunscreen claims to leave you with no greasy/sticky residue on your skin. So I was pleasantly surprised when this one actually did as it said it would, it skins into the skin very well and dries to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Personally I really enjoy the smell of this cream, it is the "sunscreen" smell that most of them have. It reminds me of holidays and good weather so I like it but if that's not something you enjoy then this might not be for you. My one complaint about this product is the size and what you get for the price. They come in 50ml squeeze tubes and while I love this size for popping in my bag, it wouldn't be great for a week away in the sun...I feel I would need to take quite a few, and at £16.50 a bottle that is really quite expensive!

Second is SunSense Daily Face, this is also an SPF 50+ but for your face not body (obviously!) I had never heard of this product or brand before I found this in my Glossy Box so I had a little look online to see if I could find any information on it. They are an Australian brand and they have created a range of sun protection products to suit all different skin types. When reading about the one I have I was very pleased to hear that it is good for acne prone skin, and I am happy to say I haven't had a break out from using it. The product its self is a moisturising sunscreen with a sheer tint and is designed to be used on the face and neck. I find the tint to be very sheer so I have been putting a little concealer when and where I feel I need it. The product goes on quite well and gives great protection - normally my nose burns but this seems to stop that. The only slightly annoying thing is that you don't have a great deal of time to work it into your skin, you have to move relatively fast before it starts to dry.

What are your sun care favourites? I am looking to try out a few more this summer :)



  1. The face on looks like a great product! I kind of need something like that :)

  2. Ooh, these sound great! I hate wearing suncream on my face because it feels so heavy and cake-y! Might have to try these out, avoid the raisin face after 50!

    Em x

    1. lol! Yeh sunscreen should always be worn for that reason :)

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