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Moisturiser with SPF30 or more

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HollyMadison Thu 14-Feb-13 07:17:14

Hi lovely ladies. I'm 36 with fairly dry skin on my face and loads of sun damage from too much time on the beach as a kid sad. I live in a hot country and really need to wear at least factor 30 on my face (my dermatologist says it should be factor 50). I find I spend money on lovely moisturiser/day cream but then end up putting a sun block on top which is thick and oily and clogs up my skin.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good day moisturiser with high SPF? Although I'm not in the uk I think I can probably find all the international brands here. Thanks!

Ninahyatt Sat 06-Jul-13 01:08:41

Holly Madison

Ninahyatt Sat 06-Jul-13 01:00:27

U can try Vichy foundation.its got spf35 in it.i ddnt use it myself though but one of my frnds alwys uses ths foundation and sh is very happy wth the results

TheLibrarianOok Tue 12-Mar-13 17:08:26

Ok - update as promised. I had an appointment with the consultant dermatologist today. I took along the SunSense SPF 50 for face, the City Block from Clinique SPF 40, the Clarins Day Screen high Protection SPF 40 and the Bobbi Brown Protective Face Base SPF 50 (I know, I know!)

He said the others were a good idea in the less sunny months and if I'd be spending lots of time indoors during a sunny day - but in summer - especially when I would be outdoors, he would advise the SunSense sunscreen (and a wide-brimmed hat).

I'm going with that advice personally - but for me it's a case of once bitten, twice shy.

Hope this helps. smile

JumpHerWho Mon 18-Feb-13 14:22:55

this site claims to be cheapest in UK for Dermalogica and you can choose 5 free samples with each order including the boosters.

JumpHerWho Mon 18-Feb-13 14:18:39

Ooh has anyone tried this ? Dermalogica solar booster. Lisa Eldridge was raving about the booster range - you add a tiny amount to whatever moisturiser or foundation you want and it makes it SPF50. I might give it a go mixed with my YSL foundation for summer.

The key thing for me is that if you need to top up SPF during the day then a primer or moisturiser with SPF is no good when I'm wearing makeup. This I could chuck in my bag along with foundation to refresh halfway through day.

Eliza22 Mon 18-Feb-13 09:55:52

Oh, forgot to say, I had a sample of the LaRoche SPF 50 product. It was a bit gluey for me and left me with a white caste under makeup.

Dare I say? I have an Aldi one, a Facial Sunblock SPF50, I bought last year. This too is a bit greasy but no white mask when you smooth it in.

Eliza22 Mon 18-Feb-13 09:52:57

I've stopped shopping in Superdrug as they're a pain if there's any "comeback" needed. I bought a mascara from them and when I opened it, the wand was all wonky, making it impossible to use. I'd binned the receipt and they wouldn't change or refund. That was it, never went back.

Good old trusty Boots will always refund/help, even if you don't have your receipt (sometimes). I'm fairly sensitive to a number of things so, trial and error is the way to go, for me with products. A cream I'd used for a good while suddenly brought me out in hives. They refunded, no quibbles.

llanfairpwllgwyngyll Mon 18-Feb-13 06:02:42

One I would NOT recommend is Garnier's Ultralift Pro-X which is an anti-wrinkle cream offered with an SPF. There was no tester when I tried this product from Superdrug, no barcode - so Superdrug said they were unable to give a refund, so I bought it in good faith. The product smell is appalling. (Am starting my own battle to get a full refund from Garnier who sent me an equally appallingly smelling replacement for a 'slightly different product' and, having done so, now claim they cannot refund me.)

Mewsical Sun 17-Feb-13 23:16:23

Fellatio- I have the Prep and Prime Face protect spf 50. I didn't realise they did one without SPF in it also.

ujjayi Sun 17-Feb-13 18:46:02

<<bows to KenDoddsDadsDog>>

Am laughing! Just re-read post and does sound wanky stealth boast indeed! Perhaps I should have lied added "Gstaad" too gringrin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 17-Feb-13 17:20:51

The one I have is a couple of years old blush,I only use it in hols.

JumpHerWho Sun 17-Feb-13 16:47:52

KenDodd couldn't find that - on their website there's only a SPF 20 one, and the highest SPF they do in any of their products is SPF 30.

Had to laugh ujjayi - I'm sure that wasn't a stealth boast but Chanel and skiing in the same post <applauds> grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 17-Feb-13 15:38:22

Dermalogica do a fab SPF 40 tinted moisturiser.

ujjayi Sun 17-Feb-13 15:36:46

Another vote for Chanel Essentiel UV. I mainly use it under tinted moisturiser when skiing.

LaTrucha Sun 17-Feb-13 15:13:20

Elizabeth Arde one is good. No problems with whiteness. Smells a bit but does the job.

Isandri Sun 17-Feb-13 14:40:30

Chanel UV ESSENTIEL spf50. It's in a small bottle but lasts forever. It's hard to find in the UK but is always in big British airports.


FellatioNels0n Sun 17-Feb-13 05:34:06

Is the Mac Prep and Prime spf 50? shock I have some it says nothing about any SPF at all. I only use it as a primer for underneath foundation, and as I am usually wearing BB cram in the daytime it only gets used for evening make up really. I would never think of using it by itself as a sunblock. confused

Maybe they have reformulated it and added the SPF since I bought mine?

Mewsical Sat 16-Feb-13 19:21:21

£10 for Elizabeth Arden is very good value but read one of the reviews. I have had fake products buying from Amazon before....always refunded, but disappointing nevertheless.

I have just bought Clinique city block for this year.

Mac prep and prime I found quite ultraviolet at first, then the whiteness disappeared to nothing (SPF 50).

La Roche Posay tinted one is OK if a little too tinted for my pale skin (SPF 50).

Anyone tried the Mac Prep and Prime BB cream at SPF 35??

AuntieMaggie Sat 16-Feb-13 11:22:11

Alibaba how does the La Roche-Posay sit under makeup?

I have some skin darkening on my face due to medication/sun reaction so I need to take extra care now not to make it worse... sad

I have oily skin in the summer so if anyone can give me any advice about combining spf with something that doesn't make my face shiny I'd appreciate it.

I've been wearing a No7 foundation that has SPF15 during the winter as I spend very little time outside but am now thinking this may not be enough?

AuntieMaggie Sat 16-Feb-13 11:10:25

I tried this last summer and was really impressed with the coverage it gave me as well as it having SPF35 and I have oily skin. However having read Librarians comments will now be looking for a one stop shop with UVA/UVB protection if I can this summer though I tend not to be out in the sun that often except on days off/the odd BBQ as I work long hours in an office... hopefully we'll have a better summer this year though...

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 16-Feb-13 11:00:00

Librarian City Block is good stuff, I find it too heavy for my face but the protection is excellent.

Looking online, La Roche-Posay do an spf 50 which is in stock at Boots. I haven't used it, but I have used other products of theirs and they are always good. It is £16, so not hugely expensive.

TheLibrarianOok Sat 16-Feb-13 10:55:42

fair enough. I'll happily ask my dermatologist when I go back in a couple of weeks. I don't mind being wrong but I'd rather take his advice than not iyswim. Will report back.

FellatioNels0n Sat 16-Feb-13 09:52:44

I have that Elizabeth Arden one, and it is definitely more of a sunblock than a moisturiser. I have exactly the same problem as you OP -my skin is becoming congested and grainy from so many heavy gunks on it all day every day! I am giving my face a bit of break, but it means I am only wearing a normal spf15 moisturiser at the moment, which is not enough.

Lately I have been using Bobbi Brown's factor 35 BB cream over a standard spf 15 moisturizer. It is part foundation, part lightweight sunblock and I love it. It does feel and look like more of a foundation though.

I also have an spf 50, lightweight tinted sunblock from Bioderma. It gives a more sunkissed and less made-up look than the Bobbi Brown BB cream.

bloggingvirgin Sat 16-Feb-13 09:36:50

Librarian- the Clinique City Block does come with both UVA and UVB high ratings- look at their website for info- or the same info is on the leaflet in the product.

It's definitely not sold as a moisturiser- I think you must have confused the asst or something!

bloggingvirgin Sat 16-Feb-13 09:34:50

I have used Clinique City Block for 25 years and it works- I have no wrinkles in my mid 50s.

I use a good moisturiser first then City Block then foundation.

You've got to realise though that no SPF product lasts all day- so if you apply it at 8am and are out in really hot sun, the protection won't last all day- just the same as if you apply sun cream on the beach.

In really hot weather I've changed to Sun Sense spf 50 - even my DH uses it so it doesn't look overly " tinted" even though it has a slight colour to it.

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