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Light Daily Sunscreen (for use over an aftershave balm)?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eustace Tilley, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    With the coming of spring / summer I'd like to buy a light, non-greasy sunscreen that I can apply over my aftershave balm (DR Harris' Aftershave Milk).

    Any suggestions? - I was thinking of getting this one from Kiehls which is advertised as being very light, yet potent (SPF 50):

    http://www.kiehls.com/Super-Fluid-UV...=face-sun-care
     
  2. RanMan

    RanMan Well-Known Member

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    I really like La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Face Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. Goes on smooth and even, no greasy feel or obnoxious smell, and has a slight matt finish which is good for oily skin - easy to find too. I like Kielhls, and although I haven't tried this one I'm not a fan of their previous sunscreens as I found them heavy and led to breakouts.

    Fwiw, some sunscreens contain titanium dioxide. When the flash of a camera hits it, your face can get a white cast to it, just sayin...
     
  3. longskate88

    longskate88 Well-Known Member

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    I'll check when I get home but I did some research on this awhile ago and came up with a Neutrogena product that has the texture of milk and is SPF 70+. There were others of a similar style but were 2-3x as expensive.
     
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    The Kiehl's one is absolutely oil-free and lightweight. It's also paba free and broad-spectrum, and effective since it's in their "dermotologist tested" line. I use it every morning after my face lotion and never feel like it's adding weight to my skin. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rambo

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    I believe that Kiehl's re-brands Lancome and/or La-Roche Posay products now. Or Vice-Versa, since they're all owned by L'Oreal. That tube looks identical to my La-Roche Posay SPF30 bottle.
     
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    I believe that Kiehl's re-brands Lancome and/or La-Roche Posay products now. Or Vice-Versa, since they're all owned by L'Oreal. That tube looks identical to my La-Roche Posay SPF30 bottle.

    Kiehl's actually maintains their own factory in New Jersey that they had before L'Oreal aquired them. I can't speak so much for the other two, but their products are pretty different.
     
  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    ^ Great - thanks everyone. Bought the Kiehls a few days ago.

    An online article that surviewed top NY dematologists had the majority recommending La-Roche Posay. However, the 'star' doctor (who frequently appears on TV) said this product from Ocean Potion would work just as well as the fancy stuff:

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  8. DerekS

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    i dont like the spf 50. it is light, but still pretty greasy. I REALLY like Kiehls new moisturizer with Mexoryl broad spectrum sunscreen. Its the only one ive used that works and doesnt break me out.
     
  9. Mr. Lee

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    The Cetaphil product with SPF 15 built in is very good and inexpensive. I use it year 'round.
     
  10. GusW

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    The Keihl's will bother my eyes. The only one I have even found that doesn't bother them is the Clinique, but it is only SP 20, but I use it everyday.
     
  11. Rambo

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    Kiehl's actually maintains their own factory in New Jersey that they had before L'Oreal aquired them. I can't speak so much for the other two, but their products are pretty different.
    The Dermatology line came out after the acquisition. Also...
    i dont like the spf 50. it is light, but still pretty greasy. I REALLY like Kiehls new moisturizer with Mexoryl broad spectrum sunscreen. Its the only one ive used that works and doesnt break me out.
    I know for a fact that the Mexoryl moisturizer is the exact same as the La-Roche Posay moisturizer w/spf that you can get at CVS. Unfortunately, this breaks me out.
     
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    i use the aesop sage & zinc stuff. micronised ZnO so it doesn't clog the shit out of your pores. works well
     
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    I know for a fact that the Mexoryl moisturizer is the exact same as the La-Roche Posay moisturizer w/spf that you can get at CVS. Unfortunately, this breaks me out.

    Where are you getting your info if you don't mind me asking? This seems like good stuff to know.
     
  14. Rambo

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    Where are you getting your info if you don't mind me asking? This seems like good stuff to know.
    You don't even need to do research. The bottles are exactly the same, the price is exactly the same, the ingredients are almost identical. You can lookup what brands L'Oreal owns online and pretty much infer from there.
     
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    unless your going to be out in the sun for multiple hours at a time, i don't understand the point of buying a standalone sunscreen as opposed to just getting a facial moisturizer with added SPF.
     
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    unless your going to be out in the sun for multiple hours at a time, i don't understand the point of buying a standalone sunscreen as opposed to just getting a facial moisturizer with added SPF.

    Sorry to bring back an old thread, but is there's a huge benefit of using an aftershave balm AND a good moisturizer? Can't you just use the moisturizer after the aftershave? I'd imagine it does nearly the same thing.
     
  18. aphextwin07

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    in most cases after shave balm simply is a moisturizer, and vice versa. you can use a moisturizer in lieu of an after shave and receive the same benefit for the most part. some after shaves will have an extra ingredient or two to further soothe the burn but the benefit on your face is essentially the same. you'll also see a number of after shaves labeled as being an after shave AND moisturizer for this reason. there's no need to use both unless the after shave you're using doesn't provide adequate hydration. if you're looking for something that can function as both give this a try, I just bought this recently and like it so far- completely organic and paraben/vitamin A free. It does have a slight medicinal scent to it but it's derived from natural ingredients (non-toxic) and seems to fade after maybe an hour or so. If you can't stand any fragrance this one also works really well but it has vitamin A (retinyl acetate) like most aftershaves so you won't want to use it if you're going to be exposed to the sun.
     
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    I use this:

    [​IMG]

    It's very light weight and protects against UVAs too. I would not call it a moisturizer though, which is a good thing since combo products like that tend to be very heavy.
     
  20. rabidawg

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    I use Shiseido's Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38 PA++. My face is extremely sensitive to the "heaviness" of most sunscreens (I can feel myself sweating through them, etc.), and I don't even notice that I'm wearing this one. The smell is OK, but it fades very quickly. I've also used the same product in 60 PA+++, and it is not noticeably different on the face.

    Note that Shiseido also sells Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 38 PA+++, which does give me that heavy feeling. The lotion is the one you want (or, at least, the one I want), and has a very thin, liquid consistency.
     

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