Tag Archives | Sunscreen

A Completely Clear Face Sunscreen

#SorryNotSorry for all the sunscreen posts.  I’ve been using sunscreen diligently – on myself and the kids – as part of a quest to get out of the house more and be out and about with the kids.  I mean, I try anyway, but in the winter, it’s easier to make an excuse and just […]

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Why is Kids’ Sunscreen so Annoying?!

#SorryNotSorry for not being around… I’ve been living life, and using a ton of sunscreen as I’ve been out and about, both on myself and on my kids.   So I have to vent about sunscreen that’s meant just for kids.  Has anyone else found that it’s usually goopy, thick and very difficult to blend […]

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer

Did you know that we’re getting over 12 hours of daylight now???  That means that sunscreen is more important than ever. Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer with SPF 30 definitely makes it into my top 5 daytime moisturizers because it has a touch of retinol mixed with sunscreen in it, so it improves the texture […]

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Vichy LiftActiv UV

Day creams need to have SPF – it really kills 2 birds with 1 stone because you can moisturize and protect your skin without too much trouble.  I mean, do we really want to moisturize and then add more product on top with sunscreen? That’s why I love Vichy’s LiftActiv UV moisturizer – it has […]

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Vivier Skin Sheer Sunscreen Review

I love trying new sunscreens, and it’s always a mission of mine to find one that’s not only good for my skin but also effective and sheer. Well, Vivier Skin Sheer is the latest sunscreen to join my rotation. Made with Zinc Oxide and other sun protection ingredients, this sunscreen also has silica to create […]

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Avene Makes The Best Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreens.  I feel as if they’re all that anyone is talking about right now and they’re definitely not for everyone because a lot of times they include a high concentration of zinc oxide which goes on very white. But then there’s Avene. Avene is a French brand but it’s available easily at Shoppers Drug […]

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face and Body Stick

I first wrote about this sunscreen last year, and this year I wanted something portable so I dug it out of my stash and started applying, and guys, this is STILL one of the best sunscreens out there.  It’s light-weight, totally clear, and is easy to apply.  You just smooth it on to arms, legs, […]

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Current Foundation Situation

Layering foundation and sunscreen in the middle of the summer can be a real pain, but I’ve figured it out, and I’ll admit that it’s against the advice of dermatologists and sunscreen makers.  I mix the Garnier Ombrelle sunscreen with L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation.  The Foundation colour I use is 109, so it’s a […]

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Mineral Sunscreen from Garnier Ombrelle

Ok, so I wrote about Neutrogena’s new mineral sunscreen which should be what we’re all using, but now I’ve come across Garnier Ombrelle’s mineral sunscreen which is tinted!  Truly, I couldn’t ask for anything more, because the main issue with mineral sunscreens is that they don’t dry clear even if they’re supposed to.  You can blend […]

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Is Neutrogena’s New Sheer Zinc Sunscreen What We Should All Be Using?

If you’ve ever used sunscreen for kids, you’ll know that it goes on chalky and white because of the great deal of mineral suncreen ingredients in it.  These are known as physical sunscreens, and they’re used instead of chemical sunscreens because they’re less likely to break down in the sun thus providing better sun protection.  […]

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