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1. Help me choose between Clinique City Block 25 & 40... 2. Star ratings...
1. Ok, so I thought I'd made the decision (thanks to loads on here saying city block fab), bought city block 40 yesterday (advisor on counter was useless on advising any diff between the two so I just went higher because why not)...
But now I'm wondering about the horrible white glow thing - does city block cause this, and if so is 40 whiter than 25 (I have olive skin which I think makes the white even worse!)
2. I haven't got the bottle in front of me now, but just doing research online now it seems star rating is key (I'm sure I'm v-behind in not knowing this) Does anyone know what star rating city block is?
But if no star rating how am I to know about UVA? Or am I getting this completely confused? Isn't star rating all about UVA and if city block doesn't have a star rating does that mean no UVA protection (please bear with my ignorance levels on this!)
I tried to go for la roche mother,but my boots doesn't have it and I've no time to order online before gong abroad! Bah! Just found and checked box and it says it does have UVA protection, but how am I to know how much?!!!
I've recently converted to La Roche Posay tinted one and love it - quite chemically but looks nice, just orangey enough to warm up my skin a bit on non makeup days. I used City Block spf40 last summer and did find it gave a white cast, which seemed to fade. LRP is cheaper too and often on offer 3 for 2.
I have a fairish south-asian skin tone and it leaves me with a slight white glow too which does sink in/fade after a while. I assume those that are saying they haven't noticed are Caucasian. Go for it if you can wait a while for it to sink in. Haven't tried La Roche Posay, its next to try on my list. Have bare escentuals powdered sunscreen at the moment.