Friday, June 5, 2009
Product: Clarins Plus Day Screen SPF 40
What they say about it:
The good stuff: I love how this is a physical sunscreen, protecting with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sunscreens. The texture is amasing – like the Shiseido sunscreens I’m so in love with, this is a milk-like lotion that goes on thinly and smoothly. And, though it looks quite greasy going on, after about two to three minutes it dries to a gorgeous velvety finish.
The okay stuff: This is a “day screen” rather than a moisturiser with SPF, so it has to be layered – some people may be bothered by this extra step! Though it’s quite scented, said scent fades within ten minutes of putting it on, leaving you with scent-free (no sunscreen smell!) for the rest of the day.
The bad stuff: This baby is $42/oz… more than four times more expensive than the awesome Shiseido SPF55! Though it’s not listed on the package (which is only one ounce – super tiny!) it’s also only good for six months, another major negative.
The verdict? Pass. Unless you have cash to burn and need a good chemical-free sunscreen, there is no way this could be worth it!
Stay tuned – tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll be posting a breakdown of which suncreens I think are worth it, and for who they’re best suited to! I’ve spent so much time researching, trying, and hunting down sunscreens that I live, breathe, and eat this stuff.
But not the last one. I hope. Because that’s just gross.