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Please recommend an SPF

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PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 11:40:42

I've just started with Nip + Fab glycolic pads and have so far been putting sun cream on after (well this actually as sun cream makes me break out) but it leaves my make up a bit shiny.

Any recommendations? I use serum too so something light that won't mean my make up slides off at work.

kindfriend Mon 20-Feb-17 11:55:56

At this time of year (assuming you're in the U.K.) I find that this is great:

http://www.boots.com/eau-thermale-avene-hydrance-optimale-uv-light-40ml-10108399

It's very simple and light (they do two v. similar versions - Riche and Light, I find the Riche too thick for my skin).

FreeButtonBee Mon 20-Feb-17 12:03:42

Biore one in the blue bottle off amazon. Amazing stuff and very light.

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 12:21:06

Thanks for those! smile

mrsmortis Mon 20-Feb-17 12:38:11

How about a high SPF primer? Mac do one with SPF 50: www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123443272799_-1

I like the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer but that is only SPF 20.

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 12:40:18

That's a good idea mrsmortis, I hadn't considered that.

Is it quite moisturising as well? I do need to change my primer soon as it's drying.

Aquasport Mon 20-Feb-17 14:45:20

Dermalogica age smart spf 50 - ££££ though but very light, broad spectrum coverage and doesn't break out my sensitive skin

HeyJudy Mon 20-Feb-17 15:30:02

Second the Biore, not greasy and doesn't break me out. SPF 50 as well.

ChishandFips33 Mon 20-Feb-17 16:52:06

LRP anthelios factor 50 ultra light - not greasy and doesn't leave you ghost like....or spotty

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 18:41:33

Thank you for all the suggestions, I've realised how clueless I really am blush

Is factor 50 the way to go then?

Diamonddealeroncemore Mon 20-Feb-17 18:44:17

I use La Roche Posay spf 50 I buy it in Boots. I find it sinks in well and I wear it right through the year I honestly think that it's spf 50 that is keeping the wrinkles at bay on my face ( I do have lines but I think they would be a lot worse without this).

ChishandFips33 Mon 20-Feb-17 19:50:58

Diamond I don't know if you've found this but I've recently thought that my skin feels more silky/smoother with it on - almost as if I was wearing primer

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 19:58:02

See, I'm mid twenties so have been taking for granted not wearing spf, not thinking of ageing etc but I'm worried I should have been taking it more seriously.

I will be having a look at all of these this weekend, are they all available in store?

The Biore is great. It tends to take a while to arrive. From a cost and consistency perspective nothing beats it. It feels kind of moisturising but soaks in quickly and is very good under make up.

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 20:15:36

Absorbing quickly is definitely a bonus, I'm up at 5 and out at 7! smile

ButterChicken Mon 20-Feb-17 20:54:44

Is this the biote one? Am also looking for a good sod... But I have a decade on the OP so need to sort my facial regime out! Soap and aveeno is going to cut it for much longer confusedgrin

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biore-Sarasara-Waterly-Essence-Sunscreen/dp/B004LRO7DO

MakingMerry Mon 20-Feb-17 20:57:44

That's the one I have ButterChicken, it's very good, though takes a few weeks to arrive as it comes from Japan.

Larainette Mon 20-Feb-17 20:58:33

Placemarking as I also need an SPF but also I love your username! grin

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 21:00:07

No WAY do you know who that is Larainette, no-one else seems to! grin

Larainette Mon 20-Feb-17 21:11:38

Really?! I've seen you a few times and meant to say something, but it probably wasn't an appropriate thread. I love Pat! grin

JDSTER Mon 20-Feb-17 21:39:06

Recently bought the biore watery essence too via a Japanese seller on eBay. Took about 3-4 weeks but it is brilliant if you have combination or oily skin. It absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave any shine on your skin. Probably too drying if you've got dry skin though. It's not waterproof or sweatproof so no good for holidays etc. La Roche posay is spf 50 and waterproof

JDSTER Mon 20-Feb-17 21:42:20

Also meant to say that spf in a primer won't cover you for uva and uvb and you need both for anti aging purposes and when using acids like in your nip and fab

PatMullins Mon 20-Feb-17 21:45:00

Pat loves you too grin

Thanks JDSTER, that's really helpful smile

Nicketynac Mon 20-Feb-17 22:55:21

I have bought a Bare Minerals powder sunscreen from Amazon. I use it over make-up (plus the Biore one under make-up). The light one is a little orange for me in winter but nice in summer. From the reviews, you can use it on your body too but haven't done it myself.
I think it is discontinued as not on Bare Minerals website anymore but quite a few sellers online.
It is an easy way to top up your SPF throughout the day without messing up your make-up.

FelixFelix Mon 20-Feb-17 23:06:37

I've just bought the new Body Shop SPF50 that they have brought out after a recommendation on here. It has excellent reviews. I'm also in my twenties but trying to sort out my skincare and realised I need to start being serious about wearing a good spf.

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