Another summer post I should have posted about a month ago. I wanted to show you the sunscreens we’ve been using at the beach on our vacation. These are meant for the body, but if you don’t have a problematic skin on your face, you can use them on your face too. I don’t, since my skin tends to break out fast. And here they are.
Oh, and I bought all of these by myself, just so you know.
Anthelios Dermo-pediatrics SPF 50+ Lotion – La Roche-Posay
I bought this lotion because my daughter is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD) and all La Roche-Posay products are designed for sensitive skin. And we’ve been using this for three years now I think. But my daughter’s AD got worse every time we went to the seaside and I never thought this was the reason for it.
This spring I gave this lotion to our kindergarten teacher, so that our daughter would have the best care when they went out. And her AD got worse again. So now I started to think this lotion might be the reason for it. And eventually it turned out it was.
On our first vacation we still used this lotion and I noticed it didn’t fully absorb. It left a white cast in the wrinkles of inner sides of her elbows. She had white inner sides and I couldn’t even wash off that white cast properly. So we decided to use the cream I bought for my husband, which is my next one here. And then she was better, the white lines were gone and most importantly, the itching was gone too.
So if your kid has AD, I don’t recommend using this sunscreen. However, it worked great for my husband, who for some unknown reason gets easyly burnt. But he didn’t when he was using this lotion. He is darker than me, but gets burnt while I don’t when we use the same sunscreen. And I have no idea why.
Anthelios XL Wet Skin Gel SPF50+ – La Roche-Posay
I bought this gel for my husband. But despite the fact that it says it is super water resistant, we suspect that my husband got red in the water. So, this one worked great for my younger daughter with AD, who was well protected with this, but not for my husband. My elder daughter isn’t that problematic, everything works great on her, both the first LRP lotion and this gel.
So I have no idea how to rate these two. They worked great on some members of my family, but were horrible on other members. This is the best I can do 🙂 .
Idéal Soleil Invisible Gel SPF 30 – Vichy
This one was for me. I love their facial sunscreen and so I wanted to try something from their line for the body as well. And this one was my choice. There really isn’t much to say about it. It worked very well and it went on like a butter. So this is a perfect sunscreen for me.
Protective Dry Oil SPF 20 – Hawaiian Tropic
It has a strong smell, a fruity scent. I like it, but it might be a bit strong for some people.
It has a gel-oily consistency which doesn’t spill and you can easily spray it and then spread it out. It nourishes my skin well which tends to get very dry when I’m exposed to the salt water. And this is the reason I use oil as a SPF on the beach.
But I wouldn’t recommend using this as the only sunscreen. I was using it together with the Vichy one. It has a medium protection, which can be to little for some, so be careful and use the appropriate SPF factor to protect you.
So these are the sunscreens we were using this summer. And which ones work best for you?
Thank you for reading and see you in next post!! xoxo