It's starting to feel like summer. Hallelujah.
With bright sunshine comes powerful UV rays, and a sizzling burn on my wintery-white skin. On mornings when I know I'll be out walking in the sun, I make sure to apply at least an SPF 30, and I'll bring my tiny TarteGuard 30 SPF along for reapplication.
I always pull out my Clarins UV Plus +HP Multi-Protection Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 40 in the shade Light when I want a bb cream-like coverage along with some reliable sun protection. This product is definitely more of a tan shade, and it is quite dark for my pale complexion. Nevertheless, it truly is a tinted sunscreen, and works as a nice boost of colour on vacation, under makeup, or alone on the weekend.
This sunscreen comes in a small 50mL bottle (1.7 fl. Oz) and is a very thin liquid. The active ingredient is Titanium Dioxide (7%) which is a mineral sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Clarins UV + HP Sunscreen comes in two shades: light and medium.
Like with many sunscreens, my skin will get a bit more oily throughout the day when I wear it, and the product has a tendency to highlight any dry or flaky skin. This particular sunscreen will dry down to a nice matte finish upon application, so a hint of shine after a few hours never bothers me.
It's so important to protect your skin from the sun, and I'm trying to put a positive spin on finding my favourite lotions and creams with SPF. I'm always on the hunt for the best drugstore dupes for high-end options like these, so let me know if you ever find ones that you love!