Have I mentioned before that I don’t go out of the house without sunscreen on my face at least? Have I also mentioned before that I use sunscreen even when it’s cloudy or there’s thunderstorm? I also apply sunscreen on my children, hoping it will instill a habit in them. Currently, I have 4 sunscreens on rotation, from a very affordable Biore one to the pricier one from the Dior Capture Totale range.
Both the Sarafit* were sent to me for consideration purposes, and you know what? These are actually really good. The liquid one dries matte, not very slippery so it rubs the skin a little, but it feels comfortable on. The kids love this one. The spray bottle is sunscreen in powder form. I don’t know how I feel about this, because I can’t see what goes on the skin, and whether or not the sunscreen is ON my skin, you know? I just see white powder everywhere. I also don’t know how much protection I get from this spray. While it is a nice concept, I don’t feel comfortable using it, with my main concern of not knowing if I’m protected from the sun.
I purchased the Biore sunscreen just recently (they have so many different ones, but to me, they’re all the same) for the kids to apply on their body before their swimming lesson. Believe it or not, Ashlyn has olive skintone, and she turns GREEN after being in the sun for too long. So now, she asks for sunscreen, saying “Mommy, I don’t want to be a frog”. Hahahaha! They’re in the water for about an hour, but I use SPF50 anyway. I was tempted to get those water resistant ones but I tried them and they are so thick and tacky. I doubt the children will like them.
I purchase more affordable sunscreens for my children because things tend to disappear rather quickly. It would be less painful if they lost a bottle of Biore compared to a bottle of Dior 🙂
As for myself, I’ve been rotating between Shiseido and Dior. I loved the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector, and this new one, with WetForce technology is even better! When other sunscreens lose some effectiveness after you’ve been in water, this one actually gets stronger. My husband bought this for me when I told him how cool I think it is. I use it on days I know I’d be sweating a lot. I also use this on my children before we go out. However, it is quite strong in alcohol so it might not be for you if you have sensitive skin. On lazy days, I use my Dior Capture Totale Multi-Protection UVB Base Sunscreen. It is tinted light pink to brighten skin tone, and it also has a dewy finish. All I do is to set with powder, and I’m good to go. I think I bought this last year, so I’m not sure if there are any changes to this sunscreen (Dior usually revamps its skincare line once in a while).
These are all pretty good sunscreens in my book but if I had to choose, I’d choose the Shiseido one. It dries semi matte, is a great base for foundation and I’m well protected even when I sweat. Considering where I live, this point makes it the ultimate winner.
Do you wear sunscreen daily? What are you using now?
My friend Linda also wrote about her selections of sunscreen lately. So please feel free to go read her post (here).