Welcome to the first day of spring! Warm weather and extra time outside is (hopefully) just around the corner. That means wearing sunscreen, something that you all should be doing regularly anyway, becomes even more important. I recently tried a couple of new drug store brand sunscreens that are especially formulated for the face and am happy with both.
Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45 is waterproof, sweat-proof, and advertises that it does not clog pores. It has a very nice light feel, with the type of high SPF factor that I like. The sunscreen did not feel as greasy to me as many can, and it absorbed very quickly. I suspect this will be one of my favorites during summer when I don’t need extra moisture, but do want something that will stay on when I am perspiring outdoors.
Aveeno Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 advertises that it is oil free and water resistant. It also advertises that is contains a special formula that keeps it performing over time. In addition to various sunscreens, it also contains natural soy proteins and vitamins A, C and E. I found this formula to be thicker and more moisturizing than the Neutrogena product. Right now, when I still have some dryness from winter, that is fine. But people with oily skin might find this product to be too heavy or moisturizing. Because I have some issues with melasma, I am not a real fan of solely wearing moisturizer that contains a sunscreen. Moisturizers that contain sunscreen often do not have the same protective effect as a stand alone product, so I like this one for those days when a bit of moisture is desired. That way, unless I am really dry, a full sunscreen can be used in place of a separate moisturizer and sunscreen.