Ah, summer is just around the corner. Are you excited? I am! It’s my favorite season, even though it’s pretty much the only season here in Singapore.
And speaking of sun, in the last Beauty Tip of the Week, I de-bunked one of SPF’s greatest misconception and am so glad it was helpful to you – I know it was a great help for me when I first found out! In the comments, I was telling a few readers how I have been using THE perfect sunscreen and couldn’t wait to share it with you.
The famous sunscreen in question is Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection Sunscreen. But don’t be fooled by its long, complicated name – this product is so simple, which what makes it such a winner. First, the good technical stuff: it contains mineral sunscreen which doesn’t have any chemicals, so it is suitable for all skin types. It’s high SPF – 40 – also makes for stellar sunscreen protection against UVA and UVB rays, as well as pollution. And while all sunscreens pretty much do the same thing, my favorite bit of all is the formula… it’s absolutely fantastic.
As I mentioned in My Skincare Regime, I’m a bit naughty when it comes to sunscreen – I used to wear it diligently a few years back, but the ones I tried made my face look and feel so shiny and greasy, I eventually stopped wearing them. Thankfully, this one by Clarins is a lightweight, runny liquid formula and once applied to skin, it practically disappears – it actually reminds me of a moisturizer. So because of that, I deem it an excellent product. I’m sure facial sunscreens and their formulas have come a long way since I was using them, but I am really loving this one by Clarins. The only thing that is a ‘con’ in my book is the price – a small 30ml bottle will set you back SGD$70. Yikes. It is expensive, but I have to say it is worth the price – it seriously is a pleasure to apply on and feels like you have nothing on. You can be sure I’ll be wearing this and up-keeping my sunscreen application – no more excuses!
Have you tried Clarins’ UV Plus HP Sunscreen? What do you think of it? I believe it is quite an old product (and best seller of theirs) that recently got a revamp – in formula and in packaging.