Sunscreens on Rotation

five sunscreenAlpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiserla roche posay athelios XLNeutrogena Ultra sheerboots under eye sunscreenI am that girl. The ones who obsesses over wearing sunscreen all year round. As long as their is daylight, there is sunscreen. I am convinced it’s not an obsession per say, it’s a label I got from others. Which is why, I will often reapply secretly. Please tell me I’m not the only one. Anywhoo… Here’s five sunscreens that I have used religiously past seven (atleast) years or longer.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer is the one that converted me to a sunscreen worshiper. At around 16-19, I had oily skin. Absolutely everything slipped off within maybe an hour. Btw, I lived in India. The temperatures are well above 26 Degree Celsius on most days. Ultra sheer was the only one that stuck and stayed. This one will give you a SPF of 50+ (PA+++). The texture is not the nicest. It doesn’t give the worst white cast either, I will say that there is a very sheer film definitely. It was INR 400, which is about £4…happy student budget!

Best for: Oily skin, Humid weathers

La Roche-Posay SPF 50+. La Roche-Posay can do no wrong, or atleast till I tried this disaster sunscreen. With a SPF of 50, it is thick gloopy and makes me look like Morticia Addams. So why is it in the list? It protects, non-sticky, it is smudge and water resistant. So at a time when I did some outdoor sports, this was the one. At around £15, this does seem bit much. I won’t be re-purchasing this but I haven’t quite found a body sunscreen that is not sticky and has high SPF.

Best for: Sun Intolerant skin, Sensitive skin, Outdoor sports like running, bootcamp etc.

Boots Vitamin E Eye Cream. SPF 15. It’s a basic sunscreen that is safe to use around eyes. I have very sensitive eyes and this one works. It’s easily available and under £3! It is often on offer at Boots too. The texture is light and tinted. The tint is a very sheer, as good as nothing. This will suit any skin type, any skin tone.

Best for: Under the eye

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ is my favorite amongst the bunch. With SPF 50, it is incredibly light and easy to wear. No weird white cast on face, no perfume. The texture is almost like a cream serum. There is no greasiness but is still moisturising enough on parched skin. The only con, it is £29 for 30ml and right now is only available online. And boy, does this run out fast!

Best for: Pretty much an all-rounder, Dry Skin

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light SPF 20. Much lower than my usual SPF, but is perfect for winters. I wrote about it back in November. This does have perfume in it, so it might not be ideal for everyone. I don’t mind it. This one I think is nice on dry skin too. There is another moisturising version of this -La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche, which I might switch to next. Priced at £16.50, I think is worth it.

Best for: Combination Skin

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7 thoughts on “Sunscreens on Rotation

  1. There is absolutely nothing to feel embarrassed about. You keep reapplying whilst others laugh – they’ll be covered in wrinkles soon enough and you’ll always look half your age. On a serious note it is so important that people come round to this way of thinking because skin cancer is always a possibility so you don’t want to encourage it.

    1. I’m glad you think so. Surprised how many people think it’s vain. It shouldn’t even be a debated conversation anymore, sunscreen is necessary.

  2. I should actually be more diligent with my sunscreen application! I like the Neutrogena Dry Touch, haven’t tried any other. I think the Alpha-H one would be a good one to try.

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