Clinique Sun SPF 15 Face/Body Cream
US$20 / 5 ounces
Product claims : Innovative Solar- Smart technology stabilizes high-level protection against the aging and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays. Triggers a repair that helps prevent signs of aging. With solar-activated antioxidants that help prevent visible damage. Gentle enough for sensitive skin. Derma- tologist tested. Oil-free.
Side note : Contains sufficient antioxidants to help skin defend itself against sun damage. Contains some active ingredients that may trigger skin, not suitable for rosacea, sensitive and reactive skin.
Kiehl’s Vital Sun Protection Lotion SPF 15
US$18.50 / 5 ounces, Normal to Slightly Oily Skin
Product claims : A lightweight, non-greasy lotion providing UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protec- tion. Formulated with aloe, vitamin E and skin conditioning ingredients, which nurture and help to soften dry, parched skin. This very water-resistant formulation, protecting up to 80 minutes in water, is suited to help meet the year-round sun protection needs of active adults.
Side note : Contains a film-forming agent that provides water resistance. Although it claims to contain only ‘minimal chemical ingredients’, but the 18% active ingredients are all synthetic sunscreen agents, preservatives and film-forming agents.
Lumene Sun Defence Protection Sun Care SPF 15
US$17.99 / 6.8 ounces, Normal to Oily Skin
Product claims : Lumene sun cream provides safe and effective protection against the harmful rays of the sun. The Sun Essence compound, made of natural active ingredients and antioxidants, protects the skin from aging effects of the sun.
Side note : Although it contains antioxidant plant extracts and vitamin E, but the inadequate amount is of not benefit for sun protection.
Paula’s Choice Pure Mineral Sunscreen SPF 15
US$15.95 / 6 ounces, Normal to Very Dry Skin
Product claims : Exceptionally silky, antioxidant-rich lotion provides generous broad-spectrum protection while leaving a beautiful soft matte finish once thoroughly massaged into skin.
Side note : Gentle formula that contains only titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which are good sunscreen ingredients. Well formulated with excellent antioxidant green tea and non sensitizing actives. Suitable for sensitive, rosacea skin or for use on children.