Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Staple Sunscreens

Back in India, I never used to apply sunscreens. But since I have shifted to Sydney, I am regular with sunscreens, you just cannot do without them.

I dislike the sticky/oily/shiny feeling that come along with most of the sunscreens and thus somehow I have found it difficult to use them on a day to day basis. Finally, I have found two products that I like and work for me and feel light on my skin.

Olay Complete Defence daily UV moisturizing lotion (SPF30+), Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray (SPF30+)

So now without any ado I have reviews of two of my favorite products :

Olay Complete Defence daily UV moisturizing lotion (SPF30+) - approx AUD 14

This moisturizer works great for me (I have normal to dry skin). It does what it says. Below are the good points : 

  • This lotion moisturizes well and absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Non greasy - does not have any sticky feeling that u get with sunscreens and now has become my favorite daily facial lotion
  • Comes with a pump :)
  • Feels very light on the skin
  • Comes for all different skin types 

 I can't think of any negatives. This product is a total hit for me.

 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray (SPF30+) - approx AUD 18

Like I said, I don't like the sticky and oily feeling of sunscreens. I first discovered this product as a GWP from a Priceline purchase in SPF 15. I liked it so much that I bought the SPF 30+ variant. I use this for my body. I love the idea of sunscreen as a spray, so easy to use and easy to carry. Below are the good points :

  • Quick and easy to apply -just spray and rub and you are done.
  • Light on the skin
  • Non greasy
  • Easy to carry on the go 
  • I have always found it difficult to apply creams on my feet as they tend to get slippery n all after you put your shoes on, this mist is perfect to apply on feet as it is so light

One of the negatives of the product is the smell (can be a bit overpowering), you should apply it in a well ventilated room. But leaving that, this product is a total winner for me.

Which are your favorite sunscreens ? Have you tried any of these products ?


  1. I really like Neutrogena's facial sunscreen and I can use it over my favourite moisturiser :)

  2. i love neutrogena spray sunscreen for my arms and feet. But I love dior sunscreen for my face as I have very oily skin and it keeps my face matte

  3. @Vita : layering is good to balance it out ..
    @indianmakeupways : ya I totally love it too and there is no looking back from this product now ..


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