sun screen face cream?

(18 Posts)
FraggleMountain Sun 03-Jul-16 08:05:22

Can anyone recommend a good sun screen for my face? I need high protection, at least factor 25 but preferably more. Ideally I'd like to not notice it once it's on, so not oily or drying. I'd like it to smell ok too, or have no scent at all. Recently I have had Vichy, which was ok but a bit oily, and Occitane de Provence, which was v drying (like talc) and not v effective.

So, what do you wear and would you recommend it?

Twinkie1 Sun 03-Jul-16 08:07:49

Estée Lauder do one, think called day wear. It smells like cucumber and is invisible on skin. Think it's factor 50. I've used it for years and swear by it.

Diamonddealeroncemore Sun 03-Jul-16 08:08:50

I use la Roche Posay factor 50. They have all sorts in Boots the one I use dries to a matt finish so is good to put make up on the top.

adagio Sun 03-Jul-16 08:22:06

Eucerin even brighter is the best I have found for not shiny/greasy. I've also tried Lancôme, Estée Lauder and la Roche posey among a few others I've forgotten, and keep buying the eucerin one again as it seems better to me.

adagio Sun 03-Jul-16 08:22:22

It's spf30

conkerpods Sun 03-Jul-16 08:54:39

I use Garnier Ambre solaire BB cream spf 50. Not greasy at all. On top of that I wear Clinique City Block.
I have chloasma on my cheeks (caused by hormonal contraception) and it goes mad in the sun.

YellowDinosaur Sun 03-Jul-16 09:06:48

I use this heliocare 360 one. Goes on really nicely and isn't greasy or sticky www.effortlessskin.com/p-3491-360deg-fluid-cream-spf-50-50ml.aspx?slp=vPeOCWypqUOSepEvx0cbrhyGbvjklsl&gclid=CJK6otH5wMQCFYcSwwodXawAhQ

MassiveStrumpet Sun 03-Jul-16 09:09:33

I use the Clinique one. I think it's factor 30.

FraggleMountain Sun 03-Jul-16 09:32:42

Thanks everyone! Cucumber scent sounds lovely, and if I cannot find that one there are plenty of suggestions that fit my wish list. I really need to find a grown up alternative, I've been using DS's Nivea kids which is super greasy and smells of piña colada...

LazyCake Sun 03-Jul-16 10:10:52

I'm another one who uses La Roche Posay, spf 50+. I usually hate putting on sunscreen, but don't find this one too yucky.

Shiningexample Sun 03-Jul-16 10:18:00

I like eucerin matttifying sun fluid

Liiinoo Sun 03-Jul-16 10:24:12

BObbi brown do a factor 50 that is matte, light and invisible when on.

FraggleMountain Tue 05-Jul-16 19:57:39

Thanks everyone! I haven't had a chance to go shopping yet, but now I'll have plenty to chose from. You're the best

derektheladyhamster Tue 05-Jul-16 20:00:35

Biore watery essence, factor 50. £7 from Amazon

JohnCheese Tue 05-Jul-16 22:33:36

I've just bought the Biorè Watery Essence one and I really like it. It totally disappears. I'm not sure how photostable it is, so, it's probably fine for a day at work with brief periods outside but I wouldn't be sure of its SPF if you're outside a lot.

tappitytaptap Tue 05-Jul-16 22:34:08

I just use a Boots facial one under my usual moisturiser, gives a lovely glow as a bonus too!

sue51 Tue 05-Jul-16 23:11:40

Ultra sun is great for my sensitive skin. I use factor 30 everyday and up it to factor 50 when I'm on holiday in the sun.

ChishandFips33 Tue 05-Jul-16 23:45:06

Same as LazyCake - couldn't be happier. No breakouts either

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