It’s nowhere near hot here in Laguna yet, especially at night, but I’ve got my sunscreen regime on standby for summer. Yes, it’ll be here to melt your lipsticks before you know it. If you’ve been wondering how on earth you might still avail of all these January sales after the vast holiday sale season…here it is, get good sunscreen, skincare, and your tan base shade now. Check out those luxury counters where they might be selling some travel gift sets with some miniatures. Here are a few sunscreens I own and use (that aren’t expired LOL). Some know-it-alls have been debating the use of sunscreen etc., I, too, have had those thoughts swimming in my brain. I don’t believe in “avoiding the sun at all costs” geez, hello, I live on this beautiful planet called earth! What sort of fanatic vanity would cause me to completely hide from the sun? I don’t mind tanning but seriously I just don’t want to burn. Let’s not be pretentious, not everyone on earth has access to advanced sun protection by the likes of Institut Esthederm. For now I’ll be fine with these.
It just occured to me that I was blessed with all of these sunscreens* one by one. Pevonia Botanica’s SPF30 facial sunscreen smells divinely clean and isn’t sticky and it feels intimately formulated when you put it on. These guys were also lovely enough to send me a holiday gift (you guys rock). Since Pevonia’s SPF is not so high it’s good for days when you go in and out of doors running errands rather than being out in the sun all day. The Banana Boat Ultra Protect SPF80 with aloe I use on my body…sometimes my face, too, if I’d rather bring just one sunscreen with me, it’s got high SPF so more than likely i’ll have it with me for a full day of outdoor activities. It is also not sticky, dries semi-matte to matte, and if I recall correctly it doesn’t run down your face into your eyes if you sweat. The Belo Sun Expert (Face) SPF 40 is fragrance-free also not that sticky and its handy size is super convenient for dunking into your handbag. Cristalle Belo, Vicki’s daughter, personally handed this bottle of Sun Expert to me and gave one to Mom as well when we were at a football game last year. I use it usually when I need medium sun protection on both my face and shoulders. Both the Banana Boat and Belo Sun Expert sunscreen lotions are available at leading groceries and department stores nationwide, I believe they’re both just under the Php200 mark (correct me if I’m wrong). Pevonia products are available at their partner spa branches.
*complimentary press samples provided by brands.