Wednesday, 31 July 2013

bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF20 Moisturiser



How I discovered it: I’m a huge fan of bareMinerals make up from Bare Escentuals – no doubt I’ll be loving it in future blogs – and as we had a heatwave (which in the UK means anything over 70 degrees for more than 2 days in a row) recently, I thought I’d better slap on some sunscreen. 

What they say: “[T]his extra-gentle moisturiser provides powerful SPF 20 protection against the sun's harmful rays. Powered by our proprietary ActiveSoilTM Complex, this light, silky cream delivers essential antioxidants and nutritive minerals to help defend against environmental stressors for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin.” 

What I Say: This is a fantastic, lightweight moisturiser with a pretty good degree of protection. It comes in clear or ‘sheer tint’. I love the tinted one, but it’s a little bit dark for me. I still use it though – I just mix it half and half with the un-tinted one. It boosts my skin a little on those days I don’t want to wear makeup. The moisturiser comes in two formulations: ‘Combination’ and ‘Normal to Dry’. I prefer Combination for these sweaty summer days as it’s lighter, but the Normal to Dry is great in winter (yes, it will be here sooner than you think) when you need a bit of a moisture boost.

At $30/£27 for 1.7oz/50mls it isn’t cheap (especially in the UK!) – but I use it every day and so far my two containers have lasted for months!

The verdict: Lorelei loves it!