21 November 2011
We discover the perfect sunscreen for summer so you can enjoy the rays without worrying about the burn.
I’ve never been the biggest fan of facial sunscreens. I hate the oiliness and subsequent breakouts that seem to come hand and hand with them. Luckily for my face, I have enough common sense to know that I have to wear it and that come summer, the SPF in my foundation alone is not enough. So, as it comes time to amp up the protection under makeup, Sothys has us covered – literally. We have a new found love for their Soins Soleil Cellu-guard sunscreen that we have been road testing over the past few weeks.
This sunscreen looks, and smells, just like a luxury moisturiser (despite the packaging proclaiming it is a self tanner, it’s definitely not – we’ve just put this down to a mistranslation). The ultra-light formula for the face and body has an optimal combination of inorganic and organic filters, and the presence of Cellu-guard that provides complete protection from the sun’s damaging rays. It’s perfect for wearing underneath makeup, with the colourless, non-greasy formula sinking and disappearing instantly into the skin, a nice change from the many others I have tried over the years that tend to leave a heavy white film.
It makes all the difference if you like the product you are using as it means you will actually use it. And in the case of sunscreen, this reads like a summer insurance policy. What’s even better, is that this bottle sorts out both your face and your body in one, so there is no excuse not to slip, slop and slap from head to toe as soon as you get out of the shower.
In the hopes that the sun is here to stay, let sunscreen be the first accessory you reach for this season.
Available from Sothys’ salons.