One of the hardest things I find to buy is sunscreens. Its a love/hate relationship with me as I know and love the protection that sunscreen can give my skin (see my blog post explaining sunscreens here), but I also hate how hard it is to find a decent sunscreen to use. In the past many of the sunscreens I have come across smell terrible (that sunscreen smell...), leave a white cast or are just so thick and heavy on the face. Many of the sunscreens I have enjoyed using in the past are more like moisturisers with a very small amount of SPF which in the end is not enough protection for me. It has only been recently where I have decided to invest a little bit more in products that will offer me more protection from the sun. The result of this so called 'investment' is that I now own quite a few different sunscreens from many different brands and I know that I myself have asked in the past, what are the differences between each one.
I have learnt that texture and how a product feels on my skin plays a huge role in whether or not I like a product. The product could be made out of unicorn tears for all I care, but if it doesn't feel right on the skin, I know I won't use it. This is especially relevant for me in sunscreens - for me if the product doesn't feel lightweight in texture, I would consider it to be a complete miss. I have found that this plays a huge role in my spending habits. In trialling a few different sunscreens over the past few months, I have found which ones I enjoy using and why.Read More