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Saturday, March 30, 2013

REVIEW: Solarium 30SPF Sun cream

Hello everyone!
Happy sunny Saturday. :)
How are you enjoying the summer? 
Going out of town. Beach. Fiestas. Lots of out-door activities. Perfect blue sky. Believe me, there are so many things to love about summer. :D

 It's hot outside, I know. But don't you think it is refreshing somehow?
 For me, it's the time when I can enjoy the water the most. Whether you go out for a swim or just sipping some watermelon shake.  :)

Whether you are at the beach, or just walking around the house or office, make sure you are protected from UVB and UVA rays. These ultraviolet radiation damages the skin, ages it prematurely, and increases your risk of skin cancer. 

Being protected from the sun doesn't mean you have to be undercovered in a huge umbrella or supersized scarf . There are a lot of sunscreen lotions and sprays that you can use to protect from sun's harmful elements. I would say that I am not really a big fan of using sun cream for daily use. More often, I just use hydrating body lotion and face lotion with 20SPF.. 

Recently, a good friend gave me a very interesting sun cream. It's called SOLARIUM.  And it looks like this,

The product is packaged on a cream-colored tube container. 

What does the product says?

SOLARIUM PHY AG PROTECTION. Advanced technology against cellular damage from UV rays. With Phy-saccaride AG that performs a multi-fuctional photo-protective action to strengthen the skin's defenses, for an exceptional anti-oxidizing efficacy. SUN CREAM FOR SENSITIVE SKIN WITH SUN INTOLERANCE. For the specific active protection of sensitive skin prone to sun intolerance. Diminishes redness and increases resistance to subsequent sun exposure.

My Not-So-Happy Thought

  • The strong is a bit strong like any other sunscreen I know although diminishes throughout the time. (I wonder why all sunscreen smells like that). :D
  • It's not locally available. :(

My Happy Thoughts

  • I love the creamy texture. It's super lightweight!
  •  It absorbs on the skin and blends really well.
  • It did not break my skin out. Good job.
  • It doesn't feel sticky when you sweat
  • Available on other SPF number with anti ageing pigment. 

Don't you know that the effectivity of  sunscreen relies on how you apply it onto your skin?
When applied properly, an SPF 15 filters out 93 percent of UVB, SPF 30 filters 97 percent and SPF 50 filters 98 percent. So those with high SPF that you've come across with are just insane numbers. You just need to apply it sufficiently -  at least a quarter teaspoon for the face – and that you are re-applying often enough under continuous sun exposure.

As for me, 30SPF is already the magic number for daily use since I only expose myself to the sun everytime I commute to the office, and that will only took 20 to 30 minutes. 

What about you? What do you use to protect your skin  from the sun?  :)

Thank you for reading!