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Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:22 pm      Reply with quote
But I really need some SS help. Cool

I know it's a lively topic but it's the summer here and I'm running out of my current one.

I have dry skin and want a high spf SS - I currently use Bioderma AKN Spray. I like this product but I'd like to try a different one.

I used Vichy Capital Soleil and broke out badly (I don't usually get spots).

I've spent an hour doing a search on past threads and have some ideas but would really apprciate some extra input. Very Happy

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Hi Emma2006,

I use Fallene Cotz Spf 58, containing only titanium and zinc oxide, and it works for my sensitive, previously acne-prone skin. I am actually a few shades lighter from this sunblock. Cool

Here's the website: http://www.totalblock.com

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Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:47 pm      Reply with quote
emma2006, i'm not expert but here are my the ones i like Smile

1) avene sunscreen - a bit thick and may leave a white cast. however, i recommended it to my friend who used it for her round island canoing trip and she came back only 1 shade darker on the face! Her hands and back were a completely tanned despite using other brands of sun block!

2)Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ or Lancome UV Expert SPF 50. These are both pretty good and are less thick/oily then the avene

3) organic pharmacy. this is my favorite sunblock and i'll purchase it again once i find extra cash lying around. no preservatives, no chemicals and lasts up to 8 hours (as long as you don't it off).
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:26 am      Reply with quote
Thank you both very much.
I'll look into your recs.

Snowstar - Which Avene SS in particular was it?
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[quote="snowstar"]emma2006, i'm not expert but here are my the ones i like Smile

1) avene sunscreen - a bit thick and may leave a white cast. however, i recommended it to my friend who used it for her round island canoing trip and she came back only 1 shade darker on the face! Her hands and back were a completely tanned despite using other brands of sun block!/quote]


I like the Avene anti-redness sunscreen with 25SPF. Mainly I stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day if possible, and wear a hat.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:02 am      Reply with quote
I would also have to agree with the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, it's a great product & hasn't given me any breakouts yet...& I have been using it for around 2 years. Smile
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:02 am      Reply with quote
Why don't you get some Anthelios XL (Canadian online stores or ebay) then slather some Megan Gale 100% over the top? You may look like a goth but at least your skin will be protected.

I have added some pine bark extract to the aforementioned SS's because I would like an idiot wearing make-up around the street. The pine bark extract adds a hint of colour as well as providing anti-oxidant protection.

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Emma,

I am pretty sure that snowstar was referring to the avene creme minerale--a 100% mineral based physical sunscreen. Nothing's getting through it, but it does indeed leave a whitish cast. I think it would be excellent for the beach. I'm recently in love with bioderma's photomax 50 fluide. my skin has been ultrasensitive lately, and it has not given me even the slightest indication of irritation or potential spots.

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Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:48 am      Reply with quote
I love my neutrogena sheer touch spf 55. It works under my makeup and gives some hydration.
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Which products available in US drug stores contain Mexoryl and are good texture?
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CVS has La Roche Posay Anthelios (which contains meroxl) now for 29.99
and they always have some discount if you happened to shop there alot.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:28 pm      Reply with quote
what about water proof? and UVA/UVB coverage? that won't break me out?
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:58 pm      Reply with quote
Thank you so much for your help.
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:43 pm      Reply with quote
Emma, just curious, why would you want to switch if the like the AKN spray? It's got the spf and ppd you need. I guess I'm sorta biased b/c I'm using Bioderma Max Fluide (I believe the spf and ppd are both higher than w/ the AKN). I absolutely love it!! It's pretty liquidy and gives a subtle glowy finish, not greasy at all. Then again, it's a freakin' blizzard in Chicago right now Laughing
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tsjmom wrote:
Emma, just curious, why would you want to switch if the like the AKN spray? It's got the spf and ppd you need. I guess I'm sorta biased b/c I'm using Bioderma Max Fluide (I believe the spf and ppd are both higher than w/ the AKN). I absolutely love it!! It's pretty liquidy and gives a subtle glowy finish, not greasy at all. Then again, it's a freakin' blizzard in Chicago right now Laughing


i am so loving the bioderma max fluide too! not missing those lake effect snows on the south side of chicago, though! Wink

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tsjmom wrote:
Emma, just curious, why would you want to switch if the like the AKN spray? It's got the spf and ppd you need. I guess I'm sorta biased b/c I'm using Bioderma Max Fluide (I believe the spf and ppd are both higher than w/ the AKN). I absolutely love it!! It's pretty liquidy and gives a subtle glowy finish, not greasy at all. Then again, it's a freakin' blizzard in Chicago right now Laughing


It sometimes leaves my skin a bit taut and I'm not 100% convinced it offers the best protection as it is so watery.
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emma2006, i'm not expert but here are my the ones i like Smile

1) avene sunscreen - a bit thick and may leave a white cast. however, i recommended it to my friend who used it for her round island canoing trip and she came back only 1 shade darker on the face! Her hands and back were a completely tanned despite using other brands of sun block!

2)Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ or Lancome UV Expert SPF 50. These are both pretty good and are less thick/oily then the avene

3) organic pharmacy. this is my favorite sunblock and i'll purchase it again once i find extra cash lying around. no preservatives, no chemicals and lasts up to 8 hours (as long as you don't it off).


I was having a look at The Organic Pharmacy sunblock and was thinking about buying it. However, I'm just wondering if it's greasy or leaves a white cast. Also, is it suitable for everyday use? TIA!

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Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:19 am      Reply with quote
Emma2006 wrote:
Thank you both very much.
I'll look into your recs.

Snowstar - Which Avene SS in particular was it?


Emma2006, sorry for the slow response, the threads move so quickly here that i forget. please do pm me if you have any more questions.

if you intend to be out in the sun, i would suggest the avene spray with spf 25 or spf 60, depending on the sun. i find it easier to apply then the cream version. Both work equally well imho.

for daily use, i use their city sunscreen base with uva/uvb for sensitive skin. spf 15, uva 10. this one has a white cast that quickly dissapears.

here's a link for all their products
http://www.dermaweb.com/english/dermato/avene/avene_produits.html#_

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emma2006, i'm not expert but here are my the ones i like Smile

1) avene sunscreen - a bit thick and may leave a white cast. however, i recommended it to my friend who used it for her round island canoing trip and she came back only 1 shade darker on the face! Her hands and back were a completely tanned despite using other brands of sun block!

2)Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ or Lancome UV Expert SPF 50. These are both pretty good and are less thick/oily then the avene

3) organic pharmacy. this is my favorite sunblock and i'll purchase it again once i find extra cash lying around. no preservatives, no chemicals and lasts up to 8 hours (as long as you don't it off).


I was having a look at The Organic Pharmacy sunblock and was thinking about buying it. However, I'm just wondering if it's greasy or leaves a white cast. Also, is it suitable for everyday use? TIA!


yes, it is suitable for daily use BUT it is not strong enough to be on the beach or if you are really in the sun. it's only spf 25.

it does not leave a white cast on my sister or me. it does have a creamy texture that takes some getting used to.

margot, one of the ladies behind Organic Pharmacy, is really sweet and will answer all questions and give very very helpful suggestions. my sister uses only their products so i'll be happy to answer any questions.

hth!

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snowstar wrote:
emma2006, i'm not expert but here are my the ones i like Smile

1) avene sunscreen - a bit thick and may leave a white cast. however, i recommended it to my friend who used it for her round island canoing trip and she came back only 1 shade darker on the face! Her hands and back were a completely tanned despite using other brands of sun block!

2)Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ or Lancome UV Expert SPF 50. These are both pretty good and are less thick/oily then the avene

3) organic pharmacy. this is my favorite sunblock and i'll purchase it again once i find extra cash lying around. no preservatives, no chemicals and lasts up to 8 hours (as long as you don't it off).


I was having a look at The Organic Pharmacy sunblock and was thinking about buying it. However, I'm just wondering if it's greasy or leaves a white cast. Also, is it suitable for everyday use? TIA!


yes, it is suitable for daily use BUT it is not strong enough to be on the beach or if you are really in the sun. it's only spf 25.

it does not leave a white cast on my sister or me. it does have a creamy texture that takes some getting used to.

margot, one of the ladies behind Organic Pharmacy, is really sweet and will answer all questions and give very very helpful suggestions. my sister uses only their products so i'll be happy to answer any questions.

hth!


Thank you for your reply. Mind you, I'm Oriental Asian and many sunscreens I've tried leave white cast on me including Shiseido sunscreen. The product does sound very good. I think I'll order it when I place my order from The Organic Pharmacy. I generally love their products Smile

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lynn2525,

i'm asian too Smile 100% pure chinese although i'm of mix dialect groups Smile

i'll like to add that organic pharmacy sunblock is pretty amazing as we do not need to reapply it throughout the day for it to be effective - we just need to ensure that we don't wipe it off accidentally.

works pretty much like sisley all day all year but certainly cheaper!!!

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lynn2525,

i'm asian too Smile 100% pure chinese although i'm of mix dialect groups Smile

i'll like to add that organic pharmacy sunblock is pretty amazing as we do not need to reapply it throughout the day for it to be effective - we just need to ensure that we don't wipe it off accidentally.

works pretty much like sisley all day all year but certainly cheaper!!!


snowstar,

I'm Thai though I don't look much like it. I get taken for all sorts of nationalities Smile I think I have a yellow undertone and I hate how sunscreen looks so white on me. I haven't tried Sisley All Day All Year, but the Organic Pharmacy sounds really good. Do you purchase The Organic Pharmacy online?

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Sweet28, when you use Fallene Cotz Spf 58, do you find that it doesn't necessarily go on too smoothly? I have been using the Fallen SPF 65 Total Block, but it doesn't seem too have a real smooth consistency when I put it on. I love the fact is seems to really do its job, but it looks a little......strange, sometimes, under my make-up, in spite of using a moisturizer on top of it. Do you have that problem, or has anyone had that proble w/Cotz SPF 58? Thank you!
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lynn2525 wrote:

snowstar,

I'm Thai though I don't look much like it. I get taken for all sorts of nationalities Smile I think I have a yellow undertone and I hate how sunscreen looks so white on me. I haven't tried Sisley All Day All Year, but the Organic Pharmacy sounds really good. Do you purchase The Organic Pharmacy online?


yes and no. i've bought them from the HK store and online. it's FAR cheaper online (even if i add in shipping) than from the HK store.

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snowstar,

I'm Thai though I don't look much like it. I get taken for all sorts of nationalities Smile I think I have a yellow undertone and I hate how sunscreen looks so white on me. I haven't tried Sisley All Day All Year, but the Organic Pharmacy sounds really good. Do you purchase The Organic Pharmacy online?


yes and no. i've bought them from the HK store and online. it's FAR cheaper online (even if i add in shipping) than from the HK store.


I just ordered OP sunscreen SPF 25 today. Can't wait to get it Smile I always order mine online. Have you tried any other products from OP?

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