June 30, 2012

Do your skin a favour with an SPF 60 from Bioderma, Vichy, Life Brand, L'Oréal and Neutrogena!

This long weekend is sure to be a good reminder of why sunscreen is so important - it's going to be a hot and sunny one and if you don't wear it, you'll be feeling it Tuesday! Just remember to apply it 30 minutes before you go outside so the sunscreen has time to fully  penetrate the skin; apply it everywhere, even under your clothes as the sun's UV rays can penetrate through fabric and be sure to reapply every 2 hours for maximum protection.

The fairer you are, the higher the SPF you should use. Being amongst the pale, I usually go with a SPF 60 and there are lots to choose from this year - here are a few of my faves:

Bioderma Photoderm SPF 60 Cream - 40ml - $20 - offers maximum photo-protection for skin intolerant to all types of sunshine especially for those of us that are very fair with freckles - with an invisible moisturizing, non-oily texture that is highly resistant to water and sweat with an ideal UVA/UVB ratio that provides the same level of absorption across the entire UV spectrum as well as the highest level of protection on the market to protect against extreme sun exposure and help prevent benign summer light eruption. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic.

Available at drugstores.
Vichy Capital Soleil Sheer Lotion SPF 60 Bare Skin Feel Face and Body - 150ml - $29.95 - with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that is photostable and enriched with Vitamin E. What's most notable about it though is the dry-touch texture - if you avoid sunscreen because you don't like the way you can feel it on your skin then you will love this stuff, it feels like you aren't wearing anything at all - it's also very water resistant! Hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance free.

Available at drugstores across Canada - check out www.vichy.ca for more info
Life Brand Sunthera3 Sport SPF 60 Sun Protection Lotion - 180ml - $9.99 -a blend of broad spectrum UVA and UVB filters to provide non-oily and water-resistant protection against sunburn. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
L'Oréal Ombrelle SPF 60 Complete Waterproof Lotion - 120ml - $17.99 - the newly enhanced formulas provide an ultra-light texture with a photostable UVA and UVB filter system but still the same effective sun protection as it did previously. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for the body and face.

Available at mass-market retailers and drugstores.
Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunscreen SPF 60 - 88ml - $14.99 -broad-specturm SPF face protection and anti-aging benefits together in one convenient, multi-purpose product - with photostable UVA/UVB sunscreen filters for consistent protection against the sun's harmful rays, as well as skin conditioners to help protect against the damaging effects of other environmental aggressors that can make your skin look older. In a lightweight non-greasy, skin-conditioning lotion that hydrates and replenishes moisture to leave skin feeling soft and supple. Also waterproof, sweat-proof and non-comedogenic.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers.

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. I got the Age Shield face one in SPF 55 by Neutrogena after trying a sample. Actually, the sample wasn't the age shield one but I figured it would feel the same and I absolutely love it! Great facial sunscreen.


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