Post # 1
We are going to Jamaica (!!) in like 17 days, so I need to get prepared! FI burns really really easily, so i know i’ll need to buy him some high SPF. Any recommendatinos on which ones you like best, or which ones you DON’T like? Living in Texas we do wear sunscreen a lot, but have to reapply it tons so we often just buy whatever it on sale.
Post # 3
I have worked as a cosmetician since 2008 and have taken sunscreen courses, working with pharmacists and people with meladoma. Suncreens with Mexoryl XL technology have the best protection on every level.
L’Oreal owns Mexoryl. La Roche Posay has the best texture of the L’Oreal brands. http://store.skincarelab.com/suncare2.html
Biotherm is coming out with a new suncreen this summer that will be the best on the market. I took a course on it and it knocks the others out of the park… if you can wait 🙂 I tried it and it has a great smell and amazing texture.
If you need something cheaper, go for another L’Oreal brand. Remember you need a different one for the face and body because of alcohol levels. You NEED to buy one that says photostable!! Otherwise you have to reapply around every half hour. Photostable lasts 2 hours.
Post # 4
I always use Coppertone SPF 45 or higher. I burn easily, so I need the protection. I always make sure I buy something water proof, but it’s still important to reapply.
Post # 5
For my face and neck, I love CityBlock by Clinique because it is not greasy.
For my body, I use Alba green tea or French vanilla sunscreens. They are all natural and very gentle on the skin.
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Post # 7
Also, there have been studies that say 30 SPF technically covers 97% of rays. Therefore there is no need to go higher. Some cheaper sunscreen decompose in the sun so get a 45 SPF tops.
Also, waterproof clogs pores so we never recommend it in my line of work.
Post # 8
I love Neutrogena’s 100 SPF sunscreen. It’s expensive but it’s not greasy and lays on nicely
Post # 9
Anything that comes in a spray and smells good is my criteria!
Post # 10
SPF only measures UVB protection. You need a broad-spectrum sunscreen that also protects against UVA. So in addition to the SPF number, look for avobenzone (IF the sunscreen also includes octocrylene, otherwise it is likely not stable), Mexoryl (ecamsule) or zinc oxide.
I like Coppertone Sensitive SPF 50 for both face and body, it’s waterproof and quite tenacious, but it can leave a white cast because it’s largely physical.
Post # 11
The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Spray sunscreen is my favorite. it goes on sheer and light and dries instantly without leaving you oily. I burn really easily but I’ve never burned when using this sunscreen.