Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Things I Love Today: Super Sunblock

When I first bought Lancome's UV Expert sunblock, I didn't like it very much. It was super thick and sort of left a white residue on my already extremely pale skin.

But then I realized that it contained that fancy, just approved from Canada, mentioned repeatedly in Vogue, Mexoryl UVA ray block mojo. And decided to continue giving it a chance.

Two weeks and about 30 hours in the sun (I walk to and from work) later, I'm a convert. My skin has improved a lot and I've gotten over the residue issue. As a serious sunblock conessouir, I would glad continue paying the semi-outrageous $35 price tag for this super block. Think of the money it will save you on skin cancer zapping later down the road.


Catherine Nash said...

This stuff is the bomb. My dermatologist used to smuggle it in from Canada. Have you found it anywhere locally, or just online?

love.boxes said...

I am practically the color of a piece of white paper and burn in seconds.. sounds good.

meghann said...

Anthelios is another sunscreen (similarly pricey) that is available in the states, I got mine at CVS, contains mexoryl and it produced by La Roche-Posay (also owned by Lancome). I have been using it for weeks and LOVE it, no residue at all and doubles as a wonderful lightweight moisturizer.

Katie said...

My co-worker just introduced me to this active ingredient, and I am SO excited to use it!

Anonymous said...

Residue, huh?

Do you think it might work for super sensitive, acne-prone skin?


MissEm said...

Residue maybe isn't the right word...more like a "tint." I think it could work for sensitive skin.