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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shiseido in the Shade

Honestly, I don't know how many posts I'm going to get out of my sunburns (now tan and/or peeling).

But I will say that I managed to avoid getting my face sunburned at all, through beach time, floating-on-a-floatie time, and being ON A BOAT.

I'd purchased the Shiseido Extra-Smooth Sun Protection Cream back in May or so, when I figured I'd be spending more time out by the pool this summer. (Not so much.) I also picked up the Sun Protection Eye Cream because I've been looking for an SPF eye cream for a while. But I hadn't taken the jump into switching over -- I've spent most of my summer inside, and the weekend days when I could have been out by the pool, I was generally running around downtown.

Generally when I travel, I do take things I haven't incorporated into my daily routine (read: things I bought but hadn't tried yet) so I don't have to deal with packing my regular stuff after I use it in the morning. It's like having an extra toothbrush or toothpaste just for travel, so I can finish packing the night before, still brush my teeth in the morning, and not have to wedge in a wet toothbrush. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I threw the Shiseido sunscreen in the travel bag for my sun protectin' needz. I knew I wanted a good facial sunscreen, one that's stronger than my daily 15, and waterproof wouldn't hurt either. It doesn't smell like your standard sunscreen, which is nice, and it absorbs easily and lasts all day, even through a sixteen mile bike ride (argh) and riding around on an inner tube. While my back and thighs got crispy, I didn't burn on my face at all.

So I guess I've found my summer sunscreen for my face -- waterproof and super-effective. The hunt for the body sunscreen, though, appears to still be on... Any recommendations there?

image from sephora.com


Kati said...

Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch for foreveeeeeeer!!!!

I am still not tan at all because of this. (Is it any wonder Dita Von Teese likes it too?)

Jeanne said...

Man I burned right through my Neutrogena! I was using... Healthy Defense 45. It's non-comedogenic so I don't break out (and I didn't), but I burned right through it.

That said, I suck at reapplying throughout the day, but I finally wisened up and just kept spraying myself with the mist kind of sunscreen throughout the day.

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