I’ve had a historic problem with sensitivity to sunscreens. I’ve been trying out a few, paying attention to ingredients and how my skin reacted.
First up is Clarins. Its primary SPF is a physical one, which I usually seem to respond well to. I did have a bit of a tingle upon first application, but it didn’t burn. It was light and it sat well under makeup. I would definitely use it if I got my hands on it again, but I don’t think I would go out of my way to buy it full-price.
This burned as soon as it made contact with my skin and began balling up almost as fast. If you are any sort of sensitive, I would totally skip this.
Benefit’s also burned, but the texture of the lotion itself was very nice.
This was my favorite. It’s a light lotion with a faint citrusy scent and a physical SPF. It was also moisturizing enough to use as a standalone moisturizer in the morning and didn’t interfere with makeup. None of the above really did that for me. I missed it when it was gone, and bought the full size as soon as I could afterward. So yay!
We traveled over the holiday weekend and I took some samples along with me.
This SPF wasn’t too bad at first. It didn’t burn, although I did feel a bit sensitive. It didn’t sink in – it balled up on my face in such a way that there was no way I would be able to put anything on top.
This Clarins sunscreen was lovely by comparison. It didn’t burn, sunk right in, and lasted a long time, even for a deluxe sample. This is going on my possible purchase list!
I’ve used peeling gels before, but this one was different. You apply it to a clean, dry face and rub. Eventually, it’ll start to ball up. With your dead skin. Gross! But effective!
I wasn’t sensitive to this at all. Once rinsed off, my face felt very smooth and soft. And it smelled of peaches. Bonus!
This turned out to be a fantastic daytime moisturizer. The SPF gave me a slight flush, but it didn’t last. I may put this on the list of full things to try.
Now this turned out to be an immediate fullish-size purchase. (There are different sizes available.) It was very moisturizing, smelled quite citrusy, and it has physical spf, which means I can put it on over serums in the morning.