|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love this SPF 30, it is very light weight and leaves no white residue when applied over La Mer cream, and does exactly what it says protects from the sun's harmful rays both UVA and UVB.
I have worked in the beauty industry for years and I can tell you this is the exact same product that is also put out by Prescriptives (also an Estee Lauder company like La Mer). Their version is called All Weather Friend, which currently retails for $26, $40 less than La Mer's version. While I use the entire La Mer skincare line, and I really do believe in these products, because I can see amazing results in my skin; I cannot in good conscience buy this again when the exact same product is being offered by a sister company of La Mer's for a fraction of the price.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am so conflicted on what rating to give this. I love it a lot, but won't buy it again, mainly because it may not be great for people who must protect their skin to the hilt, as it may have a PPD rating of only 6. I am on Tazorac, aha, bha, growth serum, and laser so i have to protect myself even from the tiniest bit of indirect sunlight. So the sad thing for me is that this has a wonderful texture. It's a liquid that goes on smoothly, easily and leaves a wonderful finish that isn't dry and isn't oily and is a great texture for applying makeup over. Lighter than Shiseido's 55 lotion and easier to wash off as well. It also is very soothing for me. A few weeks ago i got a betapeel in an office that was way too strong for my sensitized skin, and I could wear lots of this product over it with no problems whatsoever. This product dries absolutely clear. The La Mer is 1.4 oz for $65.
Shiseido's is slightly oilier feeling and can leave a bit of a white cast, whereas this one is clear once it goes on the skin. And only $11.50 vs. $46 oz of the la mer.
Chanel also just came out with a liquid SPF. The Chanel is spf 30, 1oz. $48. 19% Zinc Oxide and isn't as immediately clear, but so far seems to dry fairly clear and matte, even slightly chalky.
Clarins, Titanium oxide, dries white and is a little more moisturizing/shiny than the la mer. 1.oz, $42
Here are the ingredients, people who shy from silicones are obviously not going to be using this item, but those of us who have no problem with them will have no problem.
Update, i prefer the Chanel, simply because it has more protection, even though it doesn't dry clear like the la mer.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 10%, Octinoxate 7.5%. The rest: water, cyclopentasilocane, c12-15 Alkyl benzoate, phenyltrimethicone, methyl timethicone, octyldodecyl neopentandate, vinyl demethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, butylene glycol, methyl methacrylate corsspolymer, glycerine, dimethicone, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extra, laminaria ochrolecu extract, magnesium sulfate, chrithmum maritmum extract, pantethine, yeast extract, malachite, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, polysilicone-11, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dipentaerythrityl tri-polydroxystearate, tourmaline, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, caprylyl glycol, quaternium-18 bentonite, styrene/Acrylates copolymer, PEG-8 Laurate, propelene carbonate, isostearic acid, fragrance, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool, cintronellol, sorbic acid, phenoxyethanol, green 5.