Beauty, Skin Care

Battle of the Sunscreens

Sun protection is a very important part of my life. The sun affects us in so many ways, whether it be good or bad. A few minutes of sun throughout the day can do wonders for you! But there is a limit, and when we pass that limit, we begin to start destroying precious cells in our body that can lead to sun spots on the skin, premature ageing, and in horrible instances, cancer. This is why I implement sunscreen into my skin care regime every day.

  1. Woolworths Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50+

Image result for woolworths sunscreen

I purchased this sunscreen purely because it was 1 litre, SPF 50+ and only $9! I use this daily. As I drive over an hour to and from work each day, I apply this to my arms, neck and ears as they are exposed whilst I am driving. It soaks in beautifully into my skin and gives me a subtle glow. The only issue I have with this sunscreen is that it makes my Eczema become inflamed. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoy the ease of use, the scent is soft and it’s super affordable!

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Lotion Spf 50+

Image result for neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen lotion spf 50I didn’t mind this sunscreen. It wasn’t the one I reached for mainly because there isn’t a lot of product in it for the price that you pay. If I was to use this on my arms, neck and ears everyday, I would run out regularly. The formula is quite runny so it is easy to rub into the skin. I just don’t reach for it as much as I do with the Woolworths Sunscreen for my body.


3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF50+

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF50+ 140 g

I LOVE this product. Super easy to use and I generally like to use it as a moisturiser formy legs for when they are looking a little dry before I leave the house. Few down sides to using a body mist sunscreen though. For example, if you have tiles or hardwood floors, I would suggest not spraying yourself on those floors. The mist falls straight to the ground and makes it extremely slippery and dangerous.

Do it outside in a well ventilated area so that it doesn’t make the ground slippery, and also to avoid breathing it in as it can make your throat go dry (talking from experience here, whoops…)

4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ 88 mL

When I first began wearing sunscreen daily, this was the one I picked based on other people’s reviews. I read a lot of reviews regarding facial sunscreen because my skin is oily, so adding sunscreen to oily skin is asking for trouble.

I did like this in the beginning, but I began to notice that my skin was breaking out more than usual.

I decided to remove this sunscreen from my skin care routine and noticed how my breakouts began to reduce. I feel as though this sunscreen was way too greasy for my skin type. It would suit dryer skin better.

5. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 59 mL

 This sunscreen has become my new daily. I absolutely love it. I have been using this for two weeks now and haven’t had any random break outs and it suits my oily skin well. It dries down quickly but also gives my skin a healthy glow. Nothing crazy.
The formula is quick thick, however it spreads out well, so you only need a very small amount to be able to do your entire face. I also pat it into my skin after rubbing it in as it is zinc, so it needs a little extra help to not show up on your skin. Other than that, I would say that this is my favourite facial sunscreen!





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