The sun has finally arrived and it is really intense this year. I wanted to share some of my favourite sun products for 2011. My standard “refresher” for many years has been Evian Facial Mist Spray. It contains a unique balance of beneficial minerals and water from the French Alps. This spray helps to enhance the performance of all other skincare products by hydrating the skin prior to the use of moisturizers, sunscreen or foundation.
For the past few years my favourite facial sunscreen is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen. I have used the 55 and 60 SPF and this year purchased the 70 (rumour has it they have an 85 only available in the US). I find this sunscreen ultra light and fast absorbing, it is not greasy or hard to work into the skin. Neutrogena uses a patented technology called helioplex that provides the highest photostable UVA/UVB protection available that lasts up to 6 hours.
The newest product in my favourites list is the Shopper’s Drug Mart Life Brand Sunthera 3 SPF 60 Sunscreen, it comes in a really convenient spray and isn’t highly scented. It also absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Both of these sunscreens are recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association.