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Decent SPF

(12 Posts)
BagelDog Wed 22-Feb-17 15:45:05

On the hunt for something with a properly high SPF, that won't irritate slightly sensitive skin, won't break the bank, and won't end up migrating into my eyes and making them water all day long... last one I tried was a Clinique one, have avoided putting it on anywhere near my eyes but it still seems to end up irritating, and made my skin a bit red too. Look forward to some good suggestions!

ILoveCheeseMoreThanYou Wed 22-Feb-17 15:57:07

La Roche Posey toleraine, the fluid (the cream is greasy imo)

Justgotosleepnow Fri 24-Feb-17 21:10:57

Ultrasun facial spf 50 is good

BagelDog Sat 25-Feb-17 08:47:52

Have just normal ultrasun but that gets a bit stingy round the eyes - is the facial one better? Also trying to find one that doesn't make me shiny...!

Wolpertinger Sat 25-Feb-17 08:51:30

My all time favourite is Heliocare but that fails on the not breaking the bank count.

Sunsense Daily Face is a v close second though and much better price.

XiCi Sat 25-Feb-17 09:31:21

I don't know what they put in Ultrasun but it is very very stingy on the skin, and I acid tone twice a day and use tretinoin with no problems whatsoever so definitely don't have sensitive skin

I like la Roche posay anthelios ultra light fluid

XiCi Sat 25-Feb-17 09:33:52

LRP Anthelios also do an anti shine matte fluid that might suit you better

BagelDog Sat 25-Feb-17 09:59:47

So anthelios and sunsense sound worth a try... fed up of spending especially the summers looking shiny and a bit pink with watering eyes... but definitely need a decent spf. Shall have a try

PollyPerky Sat 25-Feb-17 10:04:41

I bought the LRP Anthelios anti shine last year for under make up and am disappointed. It's very thick and white. I've gone back to Clinique City Block spf 40 but am about to try Bare Minerals mineral sun screen / Primer spf 50.

XiCi Sat 25-Feb-17 13:07:05

Ah ok, I haven't tried the anti shine one. The LRP ultra light fluid is great, light and no white cast at all. I've oily skin and it doesn't leave a shine. The clinique city block was far too thick and glooky for me.

Rednailsandnaeknickers Sat 25-Feb-17 13:12:09

I use Mii cosmetics Skin Loving Bb cream its spf 45. It's amazing. Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all. Great natural look too. It def works, I got caught out one day being out in the sun longer than intended, my shoulders and neck were burnt but Face was absolutely fine with it on.
It's £25 but you only need less than a pea sized amount so tube lasts ages.

I also love their Eye BB cream - covers dark circles as well as a normal concealer, keeps eye makeup in place and again no bother for my sensitive eyes.

ChishandFips33 Sat 25-Feb-17 13:58:54

LRP Anthelios ultra light F50 - more of a liquid, doesn't leave you looking like a ghost.

I have sensitive skin and the LRP range doesn't irritate

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