What facial sunscreen do you use?

(14 Posts)
ProjectGainsborough Wed 19-Feb-14 11:42:15

I'm not loving la Roche Posay Anthelios as it leaves a white cast which makes me look like a ghost. What are people having success with?

Bonus points if it's broad spectrum and doesn't have antioxidants in it, because apparently they may cause cancer when used in sunscreen confused

Jakadaal Wed 19-Feb-14 13:50:13

Ultra sun (once a day application) all the way - they do a specific facial one

ProjectGainsborough Wed 19-Feb-14 14:17:36

Thanks - I like the idea of once a day (because who actually has time to reapply??) Can I ask, does it leave a white tint?

Jakadaal Wed 19-Feb-14 14:36:06

No it sinks in really well and a little goes a long was which is good as it's quite expensive. I am very sun sensitive (think F30 minimum in Uk) and find this works perfectly. I get it from John Lewis or look for special offers on QVC. I have been using it for over 4 years now

ProjectGainsborough Wed 19-Feb-14 15:44:24

Great, thanks for recommendation smile

Lottapianos Wed 19-Feb-14 17:32:22

Bioderma Ultra fluide in factor 50 - no white cast and doesn't sting my eyes.

You can get a tinted version of LRP Anthelios which may deal with the white cast issue?

TheJumped Wed 19-Feb-14 19:39:44

I use Anthelios tinted and it is very orange! Plus it clogs me up. It is very effective though. I recommend trying Clinique City Block, the SPF40 one. It does have a slight white cast but it seems to fade after sinking in to your skin. Much nicer consistent than most, really light and matte. Going to try Ultrasun next though as it's always being recommended on here.

RudyMentary Wed 19-Feb-14 20:16:37

Clinique super city block SPF40

specialsubject Wed 19-Feb-14 21:46:12

no evidence about sunscreen causing skin cancer. Plenty that excessive UV does.

most facial sunscreens have such tiny amounts of sunscreen in them as to be a total con. (Read small print on pack, it's true!) Buy the real stuff - I pick up Ambre Solaire non-greasy ones when they are on special offer at about £6 a big bottle.

costs a lot less.

if you are in the UK and work indoors, you don't need it on work days October to March.

coffeeinbed Wed 19-Feb-14 21:48:33

I don't.
Except what's in the tinted moisturiser I use.

lunar1 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:49:27

I use Creme de la mer, it's the only one I can use on my face that doesn't sting and make my skin flakey. It doesn't leave any white tinge on the skin.

RudyMentary Wed 19-Feb-14 21:58:05

I also use the ultrasun face F50 in the summer.

evertonmint Wed 19-Feb-14 22:02:28

Clarins UV Plus HP factor 40. Really pleased with it.

evertonmint Wed 19-Feb-14 22:04:47

Should have said that I use the Clarins for every day usage in the summer. Just use factor 15 in my moisturiser in winter. And if properly sunbathing or out in the sun in summer I'll put proper SPF50 suncream on my face rather than the clarins.

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