Monday, May 9, 2011

Product I love: Clarins - UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40

Clarins - UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40

Product Specs:
A major renovation to our best-selling UV Plus HP 40. This renovation ensures triple protection against sun, pollution and daily stresses with an added botanical benefit at an exceptional value. Non-Chemical, 100% mineral filters day screen has ultra lightweight, oil-free formula that easily blends into the skin.

Active Ingredients:
- Cantaloupe Melon Extract - contains an exceptional concentration of super oxide dismutase, an antioxidative enzyme that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals on skin.
- 100% Mineral UVA/UVB Filters – Guarantees high protection while respecting the skin
- Plant Polymers – create an invisible “veil” on the skin, letting it breathe without leaving white traces.

Why I love this product:
After my small bout of Basal Skin Cancer at the young age of 29, I realized that I needed to get serious about protecting my skin. Since my skin cancer was on my face I really needed to be serious. I tried a lot of different SPF’s specifically for the face and this is the one that I came out loving the most. It is a mineral based liquid that is extremely lightweight and goes under make up very well. I found that my face did not get greasy as the day wore on as a lot of the other products I tried did and I didn’t get break outs which was a side effect of all those other creams as well. This product was slightly pricier at $38.00 a pop but I found that a little goes a long way with this product. All I use is a small drop and it covers my whole face and neck. I have had the same bottle for a year now and I am just now getting to the bottom. This product is well worth the price! Clarins is also one of the approved companies of the Skin Cancer Foundation.

My little skin cancer soap box…
If you are not protecting your skin no matter the age you really need to start. I never really wore any SPF; I’m Sicilian and rarely burn so I really never thought about skin cancer. So when I went to get a small clear bump removed from my forehead I was very surprised when the Dr. wanted it tested for cancer cells and when it came back as Basal SC my jaw about dropped. I ended up having two quick surgeries to get rid of the cancer and repair the damage to my face. And trust me when I tell you $40.00 a year is WAY cheaper than surgery even with insurance.
Skin Cancer Foundation