Tuesday, May 1, 2012

L'Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen

 We know L'Oreal knows suncare.  Unfortunately until now much of it has all been international. They make the great Ombrelle line in Canada and the  Amber Solaire under Garnier in Europe and Asia. It's long been a peeve of mine that we can't get Ambre Solaire here and SPFs with both Mexoryls.  Of course they also make La Roche Posay Anthelios which is amazing and available here , ditto for Skinceuticals .

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


Market Research said...

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