Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Product Review: L'Oreal Sublime Sun Face Lotion, SPF 50

Being the fair lady I am - in the pale sense not the Eliza Doolittle sense - (har har, I know, I'm tired) I have decided to take my sun protection more seriously. I don't really want to. I enjoy a little color as much as the next girl. But, I've read one too many skin cancer articles lately so off to the drugstore I went. 

I hate putting SPF on my face. It feels gross. I usually depend on the SPF 15 in my lotion and my mineral makeup to get me by. However, this little tube beckoned to me with it's mega sun protection (what can get through SPF 50?!?!). So, I'm now well-equipped for a sunny vacation should anyone like to send me on one.

The Claim: "....Protect skin with patented long-lasting UVA/UVB protection. Beautify skin with multi-action anti-oxidants -Vitamin E & White Grapeseed - to provide multi-layer protection."

The Good: Brace yourselves, this stuff does not feel nasty on your skin. Happy day! It's surprisingly silky and blends easily into skin. It stays put all day for me and doesn't effect the look of my makeup. It literally disappears onto skin. That said, it has not clogged my pores. Not one bit. Huzzah! It actually contains beneficial ingredients, as mentioned above, that improve your skin over time. I suppose we'll check in at the end of the summer about that one. I read an article that said you have to layer SPF on like cake frosting to get the full effect. Yuck. I do a nice little layer of this stuff and since 50 is the highest SPF that is truly effective I figure maybe I'm around 35-45 with my non-cake-icing layer so I'm good to go.

The Bad: The only thing to get used to here is the consistency. It's a tad watery so pouring it in your hand and then applying it can be a bit tricky at first. But on the upside I'm wondering if I can put it in a spray bottle and use it to spray my part in my hair so that doesn't burn - that's the worst. I'll let you know if it works!

The Verdict: Buy this stuff, fake bake it up, and avoid wrinkles. It's not worth the cancer risk my friends.


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