This Summer felt like the Summer of the SPF. SPF has evolved a fair bit this year and I’m seeing more and more options that offer a higher SPF factor of 50 and up. Such products are the norm in the Asian market however here in the US we tend to stick to the 30 range.
Another interesting evolution is drugstore makeup brands offering SPF options. Asia is flooded with a variety of SPF products and brands in particular offer not only color cosmetic options but also an SPF product or several. It’s very rare that there isn’t some SPF option available from most brands in Asia.
Versus here in the US, where we don’t normally see our favorite brands such as say Maybelline or Revlon offering a product available exclusively for sun protection.
Neutrogena changes all that with it’s new Ulta Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection. Does this mean we’ll see more drugstore brands offering SPF products all their own?
Let’s hope so!
Like skincare, I have a constant rotation of SPF in my arsenal and I get asked alot, “What’s your favorite SPF?” I have several but the one I love the most is Biore Aqua Rich Watery Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++.
You absolutely, positively need it!
Philosophy Miracle Worker SPF 55 Miraculous Anti-Aging Fluid, You NEED this!
Personally, I’m a self confessed lover of the Philosophy Miracle Worker Collection. I used the pads, I use the night cream, I use the serum…! Brilliant stuff!
So when I heard the word that Philosophy was extending the line to include an anti-aging fluid that was packed with SPF 55 I was so on board that train.
Miraculous? Aw hells yes, I heard angels sing this week whenever I applied it on my face.
You may recognize the Rohto brand name due to the fact they make a wide range of eye drops. I’m pretty sure I’ve tortured myself more than once with their “refreshing” eye washes and drops. Do not like.
However, resentment aside for their toothpaste (I call them toothpaste eye drops because of the super minty fresh feelin’!) eye drops I do like their Skin Aqua SPF Collection.
I dub their Skin Aqua Moisture Gel the lazy SPF solution.
Welcome to the season of SPF.
Granted, you should be wearing SPF all year round no matter what. But SPF is most important in the Summer simply because you’ll be outside a heck of alot more now in this wonderful weather. And while you’re out and about you’ll want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Believe it or not but the sun can do some major damage to your skin including aging it well before its time. SPF protects your skin it does not prevent you from enjoying the sun and/or tanning if that’s your bag!
When choosing your SPF you’ll want something that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays and you’ll also want something with a considerably higher protection if you’re not tanning goddes or you’re fairer of skin. A non-sticky, non-greasy formula is also a plus!
Clarins 50+ SPF Sunscreen For Face Wrinkle Control Cream is an anti-aging sunscreen that protects your skin while defending it against wrinkles and age spots.