I have SO much sunscreen to show you, so I figured the best way to make me do it is to have Sunscreen Week!
So, welcome to Sunscreen Week on Beauty Reflections!
Let’s start with my absolute faves from Neutrogena and Aveeno since I am a proud #AveenoAmbassador. And oh boy, there’s some good ones from them that will have you covered no matter what you’re doing this summer!
Neutrogena Beach Defense Line products are designed to protect skin from the sun AND prolonged water exposure. Along with photostable UVA/UVB blocking Helioplex technology, the oil-free formulas are water and sweat resistant and protect skin from the elements. All of the Neutrogena Beach Defense proudcts($13.49-$15.99) are fast-absorbing, smell good, are hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores. Now, you’re covered at the beach! Available in lotions for adults and kids, as well as a new sunscreen spray!
Neutrogena COOLDRY Sport Sunscreen($12.99-16.99) is the newest line of sunscreens offered by the #1 Dermatologist recommended sunscreen brand. Being active outdoors requires a powerful sunscreen to stay protected, but most sunscreens leave a greasy, sticky feeling that makes skin feel hot and suffocated. Well, Neutrogena has created a technology that eliminates that basted turkey glaze feeling with COOLDRY SPORT. Neutrogena COOLDRY Sport Sunscreens have MICROMESH technology, which is clinically proven to allow perspiration and moisture to pass through the sunscreen without compromising the full strength SPF protection. As soon as you put it on, there’s an immediate cooling sensation on the skin and it smells SO good-like a refreshing shower gel! And your skin feels fresh and dry, and to be honest I can’t even tell I’m wearing sunscreen! Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen is brilliant stuff!
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 45, SPF110($12.99-$15.99) is fast absorbing, non whitening and has a light-weight formula. It’s probably one of the most ‘elegant’ feeling sunscreens on the market, leaving skin with a sheer, soft, matte finish. It’s oil-free, won’t clog pores, and is water and sweat resistant too. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 60 is a staple for the summer if you are a makeup wearer. It’s a water-light liquid formula that feels virtually weightless on the face, yet gives the same effective protection as Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lotion sunscreens. It layers invisibly under makeup, and doesn’t affect it’s application at all.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 100($13.99-17.99) is the newest offering in the Ultra Sheer line, It’s formulated with Neutrogena’s highest broad-spectrum SPF protections available in a one-touch continuous spray that works at any angle. It’s non-greasy, ultra-light weight and has a nice, light fresh scent. It’s long-lasting too, offering 4 HOURS of water and sweat resistant sun protection. WOW.
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid SPF 50 With PURESCREEN($12.99) is one that’s not available in Canada at retailers, but there are places you can order from Amazon that will deliver it across the border. I’ve been more interested in using a mineral sunscreen on my face lately, and this one is outstanding. It contains PURESCREEN technology, which is a blend of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It gives broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a weightess, liquid formula that’s fast absorbing and layers beautifully under makeup and moisturizers. It’s so unlike most mineral sunscreens I’ve tried that are thick and hard to blend out. It’s fragrance -free, has no oils or skin irritating ingredients, so if you have sensitive skin like I do, this is a great one to try.
Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen is the 1st sunscreen in Canada made for acne-prone Skin. It’s also the first sunscreen in Canada approved by Health Canada to NOT cause breakouts. And daily sun protection is REALLY important if you are using some sort of topical acne treatment, or even anti-aging products like retinols, retinoids, glycolics and AHAS. They all make your skin really sensitive to the sun, and can cause your skin to burn faster. This ultra-light, water and sweat resistant oil-free lotion leaves a matte finish to the face. It doesn’t feel heavy or clogging, so it’s perfect for oilier skin types. And the matte finish is perfect to apply makeup over top if you wish. Available in SPF30 and SPF60, it’s affordable at $12.99-$13.99 in stores.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion($14.99-$15.79) helps to reverse skin dehydration while giving you broad-spectrum and photostable protection against UVA/UVB rays. It’s the only sunscreen that has Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal to improve skin hydration all day with a single application. It reduces water loss and provides more hydration than any other sunscreen on the market right now. Also water and sweat resistant, your skin will feel better and healthier than it did before sun exposure.
Phew! That’s a lot of sunscreen from my people at Neutrogena and Aveeno! Any of them interest you? You HAVE to try the Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen-it’ll change the way you feel about sunscreen!