Sunday, 9 June 2013

Review: New Estee Lauder Day Wear UV Protector SPF 50

When the sun comes out I feel the need to protect my skin with a higher level of SPF along with anti-oxidants, moisturizing ingredients and a pleasant texture, so that when I spotted the new Estee Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant & UV Defense SPF 50 I had to try it and here is my thoughts.



Estee Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant & UV Defense SPF 50

First of all I like that this product is housed in a practical, hygienic and ingredients 'preserving' tube packaging rather than in a jar.

The texture of this very pale green cream is a bit thicker than my usual Day Wear SPF 15 lotion but it is quite lightweight for a sunscreen and although it is not greasy it gives the skin a radiant look, typical of the synthetic sunscreens it contains (homosalate, ethylheyl salicylate or octisalate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane or avobenzone, oxibenzone, octocrilene) which I do not mind.
If it is true that synthetic sunscreens may not be as gentle to sensitive skin as mineral ones, my skin seems to tolerate this product very well and it does not seem to clog my pores as mineral sunscreens tend to do.
Moreover I love how it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and comfortable so that I do not need to wear any extra moisturizer or serum underneath. It contains a good array of anti-oxidants, cell-communicating ingredients and anti-irritants as you can see from the ingredients list below (for more information on the benefits of this ingredients check out my other post here).
It is slightly scented but the fragrance is at the bottom of the ingredient list. Last but not least it wears well under makeup too.
The only draw back is that it is quite expensive at £33 for 30 ml. A similar though cheaper alternative to this can be Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 (review here) which contains mostly mineral sunscreens (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) plus a couple of synthetic actives (Octinoxate and Octisalate) and no fragrance or Clinique City Block SPF 25 which contains only mineral sunscreens and it is fragrance free for the most sensitive skin. 

 New Estee Lauder Day Wear UV Protector SPF 50


New Estee Lauder Day Wear UV Protector SPF 50 swatch


Estee Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant & UV Defense SPF 50 is available from www.esteelauder.co.uk/

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