Confessions of a Sunscreen addict: Part 1 Clinique


We all have things that we love to buy.  Some of it we need.  Some of it we use.  Sometimes it is a bare necessity and other times a notorious nuisance.  Some people buy mints.  Others shoes.  I treasure sunscreen. 

With my Skin Type 1 completion sunscreen also can save my life.  My father who is also a red head had cancerous moles removed from his body.  Sunscreen is a tool to keep me save from the sun.  I slather it over my face, chest, hands, and feet.  Two or three different types bottles are a permanent fixture of my bag or purse.  I might forget my keys but sunscreen never!

On our way back from Thailand I treated myself to some new Clinique sunscreen at the Duty Free shop.  Super City Block SPF 40 is my face sunscreen of choice.  It can get you through humidity and the tropical heat.  It also goes on as smooth as butter and is as light as a feather.  No oil slicks with this wonder tube. 

On an impulse I also took home the Clinique Sun-Care UV body cream in SPF 50.  It goes in a little greasy but is also water-proof.  Over time I have found Clinique to be a reliable and oil-free brand.  While my dermatologist has sung the praises of Neutragena.  I’ve burnt (literally) through that brand.  Coppertone has been a bit too heavy.  Lancome: enjoyed the body cream, but found the face cream too oily.  Estée Lauder rules.  Vichy can do the job.  L’oreal Ombrelle is effective but does not feel as good on the skin for long term wear as Clinique. 

Up Next: Part 2 the Dabate Over Mexoryl 


6 Responses to “Confessions of a Sunscreen addict: Part 1 Clinique”

  1. February 26, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Wow! I never knew anybody could be a sunscreen addict. For me it’s a product that’s used for very sunny weather and for going to the beach of course in summer.

    But, I once saw a French documentary uncovering the undesirable long-term effects of sunscreens (+ many other cosmetic products) that can cause cancers…

  2. March 14, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Your blog is on the very high level and includes a lot of very interesting information and was very useful for me.

  3. 4 Cat
    May 20, 2008 at 6:04 am

    I too am a bit of a sunscreen fanatic. Rain/shine/indoors/outdoors, I’m always wearing it. The one I’ve consistently repurchased is La Roche Posay’s Anthelios SX. It’s a bit heavy for summer, but it’s my go to 3 seasons of the year. I just picked up the Clinique City Block to test out for summer. *fingers crossed*

    To those worried about vitamin D, it’s totally easy to supplement with vitamins. And unless you spend 15-20 minutes outside midday nearly naked EVERY DAY and live within certain latitudes, you’re probably not getting enough vitamin D even if you never wear sunscreen.

  4. 5 ShaynaSS
    February 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I saw another WordPress blog under the same title (Sunscreen Addict!). http://greenlazy.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/hello-world/

    I guess there are several of us out there. 🙂

    Thanks for all the sunscreen recommendations.

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