It's summer time, which means that it is time to take your existing sun protection routine (you have one, right??) and amp it up a bit! In previous summers I've featured a boat load of sunscreen reviews. Last summer I tested about 40 products and narrowed it down to about 4 or 5 that I actually wrote about, those were the cream of the crop. This summer I've decided to do things a bit differently. I'm only testing products that look amazing or are things that I think you (my readers) will be interested in.
So, today I bring you an every day facial moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. You can wear makeup over it and it doesn't even feel like you have a thick layer of goo on your face!
This moisturizer looks like a typical sunscreen when you squeeze it out of the tube. White, a bit thick... it doesn't look very promising as you apply. It looks kind of thick and white. But, it actually rubs in pretty easily, and feels hydrating. A little bit of the faint sunscreen smell does stick around, but not enough to notice if it is on your face (I only notice it on my arm, and then I can only smell it if I basically stick my arm in my nose. I can't smell it on my face.) What is most interesting is that the sunscreen feels incredibly light weight, and rather than leaving behind a tacky residue, my skin feels matte and a tad powdery. I can apply makeup right over this sunscreen without primer. Love that. Throughout the day I don't have any increase in shine, and nothing melts off a few hours later.
I'll be leaving this one on my vanity as a go-to product for increasing my sun protection.