So yeah, when I was in Spain two weeks ago, I did a really stupid thing that goes against everything I normally do and wound up paying for it. The first day I was there, I sat outside at the pool without sunscreen on and totally burned my legs. And even stupider, I only burned them on one side of each leg because I forgot to shift positions because I was so into the copy of Heat magazine I was reading. (It's a British weekly I picked up at the airport and it was like the mean version of People. It was kind of awesome. I must pursue an international subscription). They were the only part of my body that I put in the sun (because while I was excited to be on vacation, I was also too lazy to go up to my room and get sunscreen and I'm not a complete idiot) but now they're peeling and I'm annoyed at myself because I know better. Looking at my peelng legs though just reminded me how much I'm loving a new sunscreen that I've been using for my face. L'Oreal's Sublime Sun Face Lotion SPF 50 is part of L'Oreal's new sun care releases for summer and I'm really digging it. I think it's really hard to find a good sunscreen for the face, but this one's fulfilling all my requirements. It's thin, so it blends in easily without leaving a white tint behind to make me look like I'm wearing Kabuki makeup, it doesn't have a gross smell (it has a light, fresh scent), it has a high SPF so I can wear it during the day in Los Angeles and also use it those few times I lay out in the sun, and it doesn't cost a lot (around $11 or so). Plus, I really like the packaging. The pointed tip lets you squeeze out only the small amount you need so you don't waste any of it. Granted, that's not as important as it would be with a much more expensive product, but still. It's my money! I want to keep as much of it as possible! I'm really glad I found this right before the weather heats up in Los Angeles because now I know that my face won't ever burn and peel and look as ridiculous as my legs do right now. I was not smart.
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with L'Oreal