It seems that not a week goes by without a sunscreen review on Hello Jaa! What can I say? I'm in full sunscreen mode and I love exploring other options! Today is a little different, though, as I'll be talking about a body sunscreen!
Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray SPF 50+ is basically a spray-on sunscreen with high SPF and broad spectrum protection. The product has been around for a while and from my research, it seems to be well-loved by everyone who's used it. It comes in a super yellow spray bottle that screams summer! The spray nozzle is very small but it surprisingly sprays out quite a bit of product with each pump. For normal usage, 5-7 pumps is usually enough to cover my entire body (and judging from the size of the bottle, this product is probably going to last me months!). I like to spray it directly on my skin and rub it in but you can also spray it in the palm of your hand and apply from there.
What's in it?
This is a broad spectrum sunscreen, meaning it will protect you from both UVA (aging) and UVB (sunburn) rays. It's mainly a chemical sunscreen with active ingredients as follows:
- Homosalate 10% protects against UVB
- Oxybenzone 6% protects against UVA2 and UVB
- Octisalate 5% protects against UVB
- Avobenzone 3% protects against UVA1
- Octocrylene 2.7% protects against UVB
The rest of the ingredients:
As I mentioned in my previous sunscreen review, my skin does not react to physical or chemical filters. I've used this product for more than a week now without any side effects on my skin. However, for those whose skin is sensitive to fragrances, you may want to sample this first as it is not fragrance-free. I personally love the scent! It's mild and quite refreshing. It dissipates within an hour or so, though. I didn't detect the old-school sunscreen smell at all. This has to be one of the best-smelling sunscreens I've tried so far. :D
Another huge bonus is it's water- and perspiration-resistant (but you should always reapply often especially after a swim/water activity session to maintain protection!). I'd like to add transfer-resistant, too, since it doesn't rub off on my clothes at all even after my workout session!
Formula-wise, it reminds me of a white milky lotion. It's lightweight, goes on smoothly, sinks in quickly, and is free of the white cast once it's fully soaked in. It leaves a slightly shiny appearance initially but dries down quickly to a non-detectable finish. It isn't overly greasy like most high SPF sunscreen and it never feels thick or heavy on me even when I apply it liberally on the skin! It seems to keep my skin nice and moisturized as well.
Here's the amount of product that comes out with just one pump. Next to it where you see absolutely nothing on the skin is after it has fully absorbed:
Some of you may be wondering if this can be used on the face also. Well, the bottle didn't say anything about being exclusively a body sunscreen so I did try it on my face once. While it didn't cause me breakout, I can't say that I am fond of how it feels on my face (slightly too shiny). I'd personally use it exclusively on the body!
In summary, I highly recommend the Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray SPF 50+ for its high SPF, broad spectrum protection, light and refreshing scent, nice and fast-absorbing texture, lasting performance, convenience, and ease of use. :)
Disclosure: The Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray SPF 50+ was provided by Beauty Encounter. All opinions are honest and fully my own.