Really light daily facial sunscreen

(14 Posts)
ImprovisingNow Sat 29-Oct-16 21:16:46

Apart from something to cover up my under eye shadows without clogging (suggestions welcome!) the hunt for the perfect daily sunscreen is my holy grail.

I have very fine, slightly dry skin with an oily T zone. I have tried all the standard facial sunscreens which are supposed to be light and non pore clogging - La Roche Posay, Ultrasun, Clinique etc. ALL of them give me spots and milia. Also, most of them, even if tinted, give that shiny film which I associate with titanium dioxide.

Doe anyone have any alternate suggestions? I'm thinking maybe a chemical sunscreen rather than a titanium based one, a gel or even a powder? I'm in my fifties though with fairly decent skin.

Cloclomomo Sat 29-Oct-16 22:03:29

I love these two which my derm recommended:

www.amazon.co.uk/Heliocare-Daily-Suncare-Silk-SPF30/dp/B002KLR7UI/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1477774955&sr=8-1&keywords=heliocare+silk+gel

www.amazon.co.uk/Heliocare-Free-Touch-Face-Spf50/dp/B00V6BPAUC/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1477774979&sr=8-2&keywords=heliocare+360

Oly5 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:08:35

I'm on the hunt for a light one too as can't stand thick sunscreens. Was thinking of trying the Kiehls light one

flippinada Sat 29-Oct-16 22:15:43

I have a similar skin type to you (oily t zone, normal - dry elsewhere) and find these very good - light and a hgh spf - not too pricey either:

www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/view-all/skin-defence-multi-protection-essence-spf50/p/p001071

www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/range/view-all/vitamin-e-day-lotion-spf30/p/p001065

maldini Sat 29-Oct-16 22:20:58

Kiehls ultra light

Gusthetheatrecat Sat 29-Oct-16 23:07:06

Biore watery essence is what you need. I saw it recommended online from various people recommending Korean brands. You can get it from Amazon, and it's not expensive. Lovely, almost gel-like, really light. I've tried Clinique and Ultra sun before but can't see me changing from this now.

suchafuss Sat 29-Oct-16 23:32:49

Yep i second Biore watery essesence. Its super light and good value

tellyjots Sun 30-Oct-16 07:23:31

I liked the skinceuticals one, although it's a tinted moisturiser which not everyone will like.

HeyMacWey Sun 30-Oct-16 07:25:49

Definitely the biore.

mowglik Sun 30-Oct-16 09:22:31

Agree Biore watery essence unless you have oily skin in which case Biore face milk is also just as good and also mattifying - same price

VintagePerfumista Sun 30-Oct-16 11:52:58

Biore here too. Paid about £6 delivered from ebay.

Fab, because unlike most sunscreens you don't look like your face is about to swim the channel covered in lard!

FrustratedFrugal Sun 30-Oct-16 12:21:03

Biore Watery Essence. I get milia from lots of things, including most eye creams and sometimes also mineral makeup, and am very acne prone. Biore is my gold standard and I'm on my fifth tube I think! These days I buy 2-packs from Amazon.

ImprovisingNow Sun 30-Oct-16 13:00:50

Lots of love suggestions there which were new to me, thank you!

Think I am going to trial them all in turn and then decide...

Anyone up for an under eye shadow concealer thread now?

FrustratedFrugal Sun 30-Oct-16 13:10:26

Re under eye, my favorite method atm is color-correcting (canceling out the blue) with a too-yellow light foundation (Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum). I look a lot fresher and because BHMS is really lightweight stuff, it does not crease. My eye area is slightly crepey at 40+ and I avoid thicker coverup options (past faves that worked well when I was less crepey - Physician's Formula Twin Concealer, Revlon Colorstay concealer, Nars Creamy Concealer, Bobbi Brown concealer in Light Bisque).

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