The delicious scent of summer | Clarins Sunscreen Care Spray SPF 50+ Review

Friday, June 24, 2011

The product: Clarins Sunscreen Care Spray, SPF 50+

One of the many things that I’m crazy over (as you might already know) is sunscreen. I try my best not to leave the house without it, especially in the summer, but I have a really hard time finding comfortable ones – I hate the thick, generic-sunscreen-scented layer that most of them leave on your skin, so it can be a bit of a trial to find new products to use!

I’m a fan of this milk-lotion formula because it’s easy to apply, sinks in quickly, and doesn’t leave your skin sunscreen-sticky… but what makes me crazy about it is the scent. It’s a little powdery but quite fresh, sort of tropical, and while it does eventually fade down to the generic “sunscreen scent,” it takes a good five or six hours to do so and the residual smell is faint.

The verdict?

I think this is a pretty good buy if you like the scent and struggle to find comfortable body sunscreens. At $32US, it’s not exactly cheap, but the 5.3oz size makes the price a lot more manageable. (The other suncreen that comes to mind whenever I’m recommending sun care is Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, which is $39US for only 3.3oz. Though, that one makes an awesome facial suncreen, so that may balance the scales a bit.)

While this isn’t my favourite Clarins sun product (their UV Plus HP Day Screen will always fill that role, even though I can no longer use it due to its silicone content), it’s still one of my favourite body sunscreens this season, so I’d definitely say it’s worth checking out!

Immediately after being liberally applied & rubbed in – no white cast or shininess!

Ingredients: (note that it does contain silicones and chemical sunscreens, though it’s free of parabens)

Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Butylene Glycol, Polyester-7, Dimethicone, Neopentyle Flycol, Diheptanoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Mannitol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl Glucoside, Fragrance, PolGlyceryl-2, Diolyhydroxystearate, Potassoum Cetylphosphate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Aceatate, Tocopherol, Cyclodextrin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Pisum Sativul (Pea) Extract, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Dextrin, Htdrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, PLatanus Occidentalis Bark Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Butylephenyl, Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol.

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15 Responses to “The delicious scent of summer | Clarins Sunscreen Care Spray SPF 50+ Review”

  1. I've been looking for a good all over body sunscreen! Yay you!
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  2. I def have to try this sometime! Clarins sunscreens always look like tanning lotions! =p
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  3. 'Tropical' doesn't sound in the realm of scents that I enjoy. I guess this calls for an in-person sniff test.
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  4. i'm using the sunscreen control cream and i LOVE it! the scent is amazing <3.
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  5. Ooh! You make me want to try that one, as well – I hear it's 'cone-free, so I'm tempted! ;)

  6. Absolutely! It's not a very apt description, but I'm at a loss for scent-y words at the moment :P

  7. Haha, I hadn't thought of it like that – but I guess it makes sense :P I just kinda think "summer" when I see it; not really anything specific!

  8. :D Yay!

  9. I understand. I don't review fragrances 'cause I'd suck at it. "This smells… perfume-y." I was trying to do a bath and body works review, and I think I'm literally gonna have to say that, if I ever feel like posting it. xD
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  10. Haha, I can totally sympathize :p I'm usually pretty alright with describing perfumes and stuff, but when it comes to basic hair and skincare products? Maybe it's a brain block or something, but for some crazy reason, I'm just drawing a blank here. I'm like… "it smells like fruity, summery stuff, but not in a bad way" >.<

  11. I need to find a good body sunscreen- keep the sunscreen reviews coming!

    This one sounds lovely, but I'm more a fan of physical rather than chemical sunscreen.
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  12. Neutrogena Pure Screen (? the pink one, for babies) is great if you're looking for a physical! :)

  13. Oooh I love anything with a pump, esp with sunscreen!
    Will def check it out at my local Clarins counter.

    And hmm, might I suggest you to try out the Biore Aqua Rich Watery Mousse SPF 50 PA+++ face sunscreen. It has a citrus-y scent unlike typical sunscreens….and is just one of my all-time favourite sunscreens, scent and texture-wise.

    Love your blog! :)
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  14. Love the scent, too. Just got it last week.

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