May 28, 2011

Sun Screen Sprays from Lancaster, Etival, Clarins, L'Oréal and Avon!

I'm a great believer in sunscreen but I'll admit, kind of lazy so I try to make things as easy for myself as possible so I won't have an excuse not to do them.  Case in point, sunscreen - if I'm running out the door that's a good excuse to say I don't have time to bother but these spray options make it so quick and easy that it takes no time at all!  And of course they are excellent for when you are out and about and need a quick touch up!
I like these ones because they feel light on and aren't sticky, smell good and I don't have problems with the nozzle clogging which seems to be a big issue with some brands!

Lancaster Oil-Free Milky Spray SPF 15 - 150ml - $36 - protects against UVA and UVB rays during sun exposure and protects against the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles with their exclusive RPF moisturizing complex enriched with sweet orange as well as hydrates to protect skin from dehydration, dryness and flaking.

It also comes in SPF 30 which seems to be a bit of a unicorn that is always sold out but the smell is so amazing that I use the 15 on days when it's cloudy or I'm only going to be quickly in and out of the sun.
Available from your Lancaster counter, selected Shoppers Drug Marts and The Shopping Channel -
Etival Ambient Ultra Light Mist Spray SPF 30 - 140ml - $25 - waterproof and paraben free with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Formulated with Multi-Pro, a blend of vitamins A,D,E,K, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Coenzyme Q10 that work together to provide strong antioxidant protection to nourish the skin by moisturizing and protecting against dryness caused by environmental stressors. Lightweight and non-greasy. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Clarins Sunscreen Care Spray SPF 50 - 150ml - $35 - very high protection sun care for sensitive skin or those exposed to intense sunlight. Protects skin from dehydration and  contains a combination of a multi-filter complex and Phyto-Sunactyl 2 - formulated with olive tree, baobab and senna extracts.

When I'm off to do something sporty (ha ha) I find that one with the word "sport" in the name usually does give me better protection against it sweating off - that may all be in my head but here are my fave sport sprays:

L'Oréal Ombrelle Sport SPF 30 Clear Spray - 145ml - $17.99 - with photostable UVA/UVB protection that is clear, waterproof, fast drying and fragrance and colourant free.  I'm also pleased to see that it also now comes in an SPF 60!
Avon Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 - 200ml - $12.99 -  contains Parsol 1789 for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is oil and PABA free.  It has a lightweight, moisturizing formula with aloe and is water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes of protection.
Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at

The other thing that sprays are great for but which people often forget is spraying the part in your hair - if you aren't wearing a hat, any exposed scalp is getting way too much sun!

- Lisamarie -


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  2. I had the Avon Sport last year and could not stand the smell!

    I expect all my sunscreen to either have no smell or have a tropical-coconutty scent.Avon's was just too chemicaly for me. I ended up with a Hawaiian Tropic spray on that was excellent.


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