Ultrasun - SPF 30 faceHere in Belfast we've had the most fantastically gorgeous weather over the last while and it got me thinking about SPF. When the sun is out I've always applied plenty of sun cream with a high SPF (even as a teenager it beat listening to my dads nagging) It was only when I read that the incidents of skin cancer in the UK each year currently exceed those of lung, prostrate, colon and breast combined that I started applying an SPF to my face and neck every single day.
The only one that's really worked for me is Ultrasun. This stuff is genius! It only needs to be applied once a day and gives 8 hours protection. That one little thing was reason enough for me to buy a bottle but there are soooo many other things that make this better than normal sun cream;
♥ The texture is fantastic and blends easily (yep, even the high SPFs)
♥ It's moisturising so can be used in place of a regular moisturiser
♥ Protects against UVB (the rays that burn) and UVA (the rays that age the skin)
♥ Fragrance free
♥ The face version includes anti-aging ingredients
♥ Once opened the products can be used for 3 years - most other brands can only be used for 12 months after opening
♥ Absorbed quickly so you aren't left with a horrid greasy residue
♥ Even though I have acne prone skin this hasn't caused any breakouts
At first glance Ultrasun seems quite expensive but when you consider that this is only applied once every day instead of once every couple of hours each bottle lasts ages. As soon as I discovered the brand I was like How have I not heard of this before?!? I mean why on earth have we all been faffing about with a regular sun cream when this is available?!