Over the course of the summer, I tested out a few sunscreens to see which are the best ones on the market. I’m not gonna go on again about how important sunblock is, because I mention it anytime I do a post on one. I also used to be really bad with my sunscreen, taking the sun as a bit of a joke, until one holiday my little brother got so burned that his whole face was swollen for a week. The sun is really a force that you should not mess with, and I daily apply an SPF50 to my face, and anytime I have my body in the sun I wear a low protection like a SPF15, even when I want to catch a bit of a tan! So when we went down to Balitto for our annual holiday, I gave my folks a few sunblocks to test out, and put together the Top 4 that we enjoyed most.
For The Face- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense (RSP R165)
My mom was undergoing some face treatments while we were on holiday, and her cosmetologist strictly warned her not to let her face see the sun at all. She used this SPF50 everyday and wore a hat, and she loved it because it protected her skin to the max. It has a bit of a rich consistency and needs to be blended in well, but it doesn’t need re-applying after swimming because due to its heavy texture it really protects the face great. It’s small and compact, and I gave it to my mom to keep for every day use while she is in Russia(yes there is sun there too;).
For the Beach Babe- Tropitone Move It Sunscreen (RSP R69)
This SPF40 from Tropitone has an added bonus build into it- it shimmers! It’s a very light shimmer, but never the less it adds that glow to your skin that we try to achieve so badly with the tan. It also comes in an SPF30, however for me I enjoyed the 40 more because that was the protection that I was needing after a few days on the beach.The added Coconut Oil makes the sunscreen smell nice and “beachy” :),
For The Swimmers- Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport
My dad and my brother are both avid swimmers, with my brother spending most his time in the water swimming while we are at the beach. My dad also swims every 30 minutes or so, so the Dermalogica SPF50 Sport was perfect for them, as it stays on your skin even when you are swimming and moving around.Both of them really enjoyed the sunblock and no one got burned even a little. Okay my dads bald head did, but that’s because he forgot to put sunscreen on there!Lesson learnt, and they used this Dermalogica sunblock through our holiday and loved it.
For Everyone- Vichy Capital Soleil Hydrating Milk(RSP R400)
I reviewed the amazing Vichy Capital Soleil range over here, and I honestly couldn’t get enough of this hydrating milk with an SPF30. It’s really light and gentle, easy to blend in and works for every skin type. It also comes in a spray bottle if you really don’t want to fuss around. A great investment for anytime of the year!
As summer is winding down, its important not to forget that sunrays hit us daily, not only while the sun is shinning bright. Winter sun is just as dangerous, and you need to take care of your skin even as the days gets shorter. To keep your skin protected from the sun all year around, I’m giving away a Dermalogica Sun Care hamper today!The hamper includes the Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport that you can use on your kids while they are playing sport at school(or you are out there running that 21km on a Saturday morning),the After Sun Repair in case you have been naughty and not using your sunblock, and Solar Defence Booster with an SPF50 which you can mix into your moisturizer or foundation everyday to keep your face sun free and young!
To enter simply comment on this post and tell me what your favorite summer memory was this year!:)
I will get one of my friends to pick a winner from the answers, and the competition will run until Monday(1.03)!