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My top 3 daily sunscreens

October 15, 2014

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One important step in my everyday skincare routine is sunscreen - cleanse, moisturise, sunscreen.

Sunscreen has only been a fairly recent edition to my daily skincare routine, but I have found a few sunscreens that I can easily wear daily without creating any greasiness, without my makeup being effected, and without clogging my pores. This post is my top 3 sunscreens for daily use.

I also did a video review of these (and mentioned a couple of fails)



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First is the sunscreen that made me realise that not all sunscreens are thick, greasy and gross. This is the Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector and it's a SPF 30 sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. I used to work outdoors and got sunburnt frequently (even after applying other sunscreen 3-4 times a day) until I started using this... so it really does work. It wasn't until I decided to wear it under my makeup one day on a really hot day when I realised that this can easily be worn every day without any greasiness or clogged pores, and I have been wearing sunscreen daily ever since. I buy mine from Chemist Warehouse where it retails for $29.99 for 50ml. Just be aware that a lot of the Invisible Zinc sunscreens have the same packaging, so watch out for the one with Environmental in the title. 

Second is my most recent sunscreen, the Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF 40 High Protection Cream. This is a face and body sunscreen that is a little more luxurious than a standard sunscreen, it has a lavender and essential oils scent and contains a superberry complex, shea butter and oils so it feels quite moisturising and smoothing. I was expecting this to clog pores and break me out (like other face and body sunscreens) but I have been using it for the past few weeks without any problems. This retails for $50 but you get 100ml of product (per ml is this the cheapest of the three). Check out more info at the Jurlique website.

Last of my top 3 (these are in no particular order) is the La Roch-Posay Anthelios XL Melt-In Cream. This has the highest protection with SPF 50+ UVA and UVB protection and retails for $27.99 for 50ml at Priceline. If you are after a basic sunscreen, then this is it! It is very high protection and is designed for sensitive skin. The only negative about it is that it can create a bit of a white cast (which doesn't bother me if I am wearing foundation over it), but if you don't wear foundation then this also comes in a tinted version which will take away the slight white cast.

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So that's it! If you are looking at introducing sunscreen into your daily routine then these are the three that I recommend!

4 comments

  1. Could you recommend a sunscreen that does not cause flash back in photographs?
    I had a photo the other day and I looked ghost white in it. I am assuming it was the sunscreen because I looked okay in real life.

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    1. Sadly I think it will happen with all sunscreens... the nature of sunscreen is to block and reflect light so I can't imagine there being many that will not cause flash back. Just make sure that you don't wear sunscreen or foundation/powder that has SPF in it when you know that you are going to have flash photography done.

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  2. All three sound really great! I've heard really great things about the LRP range of sunscreens, they do have an excellent SPF amount.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. Thanks for the reviews esp it's coming into summer. Agree about IZ. There is one that makes me an oil slick and breaks me out. I didn't know Jurlique made sunscreen so must check it out soon!

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