Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect SPF 40

Last year's Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 50 was one of my staples .  It really lasted in the water and of course smelled great.

This season the company has added Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect in SPFs 20 and 40. I haven't tested these in water yet ( and it's not listed as being water resistant) but I have used the SPF 40 for daytime a lot. I love the hint of both shimmer and the tropical scent. The scent is just enough and I can still wear fragrance if I want ( and this is me of course I wear fragrance). The shimmer is subtle. You can see it but only if you look hard. You won't be glittering in it.

Shimmer Effect is a somewhat less creamy than the Sheer Touch. It's lightly moisturizing and sinks in fast  and once it's on, you can't tell. And while I have been trying to use more physical vs. chemical sunblocks, I had such good success with HT last year I  plan on using this one all summer, despite it not being physical.    Sheer Effect does have Hawaiian Tropic's ® patented SunSure™ Formula that  they say provides safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that won’t break down in the sun.

Retail is $ 8.99 but there have been lots of deals lately at all the drugstores.

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