Mineral sunscreen realness right hurr! I wore this a lot last weekend, when it was hotter than baby-faced Ethan Hawke in the ’90s, and I have absolutely zero complaints.
Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen for Body ($32 for a 4.2 fl. oz. bottle)
No sticky inner elbows or greasy limbs. No sticky neck. No weird white sheen on my skin — which makes it virtually unheralded for a mineral sunscreen! No beads of sunscreen dripping down my face and into my eyes as I sweat through my day.
“A gentle, 100 percent mineral sunscreen that glides on easily and absorbs quickly for virtually invisible defense. incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skins, this lightweight formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly for non-irritating broad spectrum defense. invisible shield technology forms a protective veil that’s virtually invisible on all skin tones.”
— Sephora website
Best of all, the formula is kinda melty and runny, and it sinks right in, so instead of having to work a thick paste into my legs and arms for 10 minutes, I just put it on like a regular lotion in the morning and move on with my life. It’s also unscented, so it won’t clash with your designer Imposters Body Spray (I kid, I kid!).
Bonus if you have little ones around: Clinique says that it’s also approved for children six months and up, so I used it on Connor last weekend too, and by the time Sunday night rolled around, there were no toasty tans to be had.
Ready for some fun in the sun
Titanium Dioxide 6.3%, Zinc Oxide 4.0%, Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polydiethylsiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Laureth-4, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Silylate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Isostearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)
Just a heads up — should you be livin’ that waterbaby/beachbum life (and if that’s the case, I’m majorly jelly), don’t plan to wear it to the pool or the beach, because it isn’t water resistant or waterproof. (That’s what they say, but I still plan to test that.)
Cats & makeup Sweatshirt ??
Not that one (meaning me) actually swims at beaches here in nor Cal, because 1) pins-and-needles freezing cold water, and 2) man-eating sharks.
5 out of 5 hearts.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,