L'Oreal has at last entered the US sunscreen mass market with the Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen range.
Subime Sun has a nice , wide range of products , all are broad spectrum, chemical sunscreens, and have high SPFs. L'Oreal lists them as having a patented UV filter system along with antioxidants in the form of grape seed extract and Vitamin E in most formulas .
Let's take a look at all the products:
The Liquid Silk Sunshield SPF 50 + is very similar to some higher end products out there like Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense which happens to be a huge favorite of mine. The difference is this one is moisturizing where Skinceuticals is mattifying. The Liquid Silk goes on smoothly, and yes silky, and is a milky , lightweight liquid . It has a lightly moisturizing feel so for the oily skinned this won't likely work. Those looking for a good facial SPF for normal to dry skins, then it's a solid choice and will work under makeup .
The Spray range includes a Crystal Clear Mist and Hydra Lotion Spray. Despite one being a lotion and one not, these both dry fast and the mist actually seemed more tacky than the lotion, but neither feels very noticeable on skin. They have a light typical sunscreen scent . Both come in SPF 30 and SPF 50+ .
Lastly there is the SPF Lotion . This is in a tube and comes in SPFs 30 and 50+. It's lightweight like all the others and sinks right into skin . You feel some moisture but nothing heavy and there is almost no scent making this great for every day use.
The full L'Oreal Sublime Sun range should be at your mass markets stores now. Retails are 9.99 to 10.99