my Top 3: face SPF for summer

beauty, sunscreen


I first posted this a couple of months ago, but with the summer finally coming along these need some mentioning again!

I know I am pretty late with this as summer is quite over but I have just recently found the best sun protection for my face and wanted to share this because every face-SPF I see claims the be instantly sinking in and totally undetectable on the skin which at least for me is not the case – so here are three in Comparison:


La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Tinted Fluid SPF 50+ , Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF 50+,
Clinique even better dark spot defense SPF 45

I first bought  the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL tinted fluid SPF 50 last summer and then the Clinique even better dark spot defense SPF 45 this spring both a tinted fluid (Clinique a bit thicker and more yellow in tone), broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. They protected my skin fine but there where a few things I wasn’t that happy about firstly being that I could feel them both sitting on my skin for hours with or without make-up on top and with the Anthelios I noticed that sometimes my foundations did the “rolling-thing” on application & it got stuck in my hair turning it orangy (sidenote: I have very fine, light blond hair)… Clinique won over Anthelios (which for the price tag one would expect) but I still wasn’t satisfied with either of them.

DSC_0057Clinique, Anthelios, Alpha-H

So the day came when I browsed QVC online and discovered a kit of Liquid Gold (which I was dying to try) and the Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50 for around 40€ and bought it right away – great price-point and I was not disappointed!

The Alpha-H SPF is also tinted but there is no coverage whatsoever and broad spectrum but the real difference lies in the texture as this one feels on the skin more like a light moisturizer and once it’s sunken into your skin there is no heavy feeling at all, no shinyface no tackiness just simple, does what it’s supposed to SPF (yesyesyes) and what I also love is the packaging: tube with a pump so you have the right amount of product without pouring/smearing it all over.

My favorite body/beach SPF is  Garnier’s Ambre Solaire Dry Protect Spray with SPF 30

Ingredients: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Tinted Fluid SPF 50+

Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF 50+
Aqua, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cera Alba, Benzophenone-3, Paraffinum Liquidum, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Octocrylene, PEG-15 Cocamine, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Hydroxycellulose, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Clinique even better dark spot defense SPF 45
AQUA, DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, POLYDIETHYLSILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, DIETHYLHEXYL SUCCINATE, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL, DIHEPTANOATE, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, SILICA, LAURETH-4, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, Dipentaerythrityl tri-Polyhydroxystearate, DIMETHICONE SILYLATE, Dimethicon PEG- 10 15 Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PVP Crosspolymer, Isostearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77947, CI 77491, CI 77492

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