Chemical sunscreen

Art of the Sport sunscreen review

We'll take a closer look at the ingredients in this sport sunscreen, which is fragrance-free and water-resistant, and ask my dad what he thinks about its potential for UVA protection.

It’s not all that unusual for me to think about sunscreen on a daily basis (I’m kind of addicted, if you can’t tell by the 45 articles in the sunscreen category…), but now that sunny days are upon us, maybe it’s on the average person’s mind, too. That’s why I decided to pluck a sunscreen-related inquiry from my backlog of reader requests. This looped me in to a brand I’d never heard of before: Art of Sport, a brand that focuses on developing…

Lancome Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen Review

This oil-free facial sunscreen is super runny in consistency, but soaks nicely into the skin.

Lancome Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen is a premium product, so I was definitely excited to see that it was one of the two full-sized products included in Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018. I like the fact that it’s specifically labeled as a “facial sunscreen,” because it makes me think that it’s been developed to be less irritating and less likely to aggravate acne. I’m not sure if there’s any truth to that—it’s just the way I feel.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Sunscreen Review

This sunscreen has been developed with WetForce technology that is supposed to enhance its UV-protective powers in the presence of water/sweat.

I’ve heard of water-resistant sunscreen before, but what about sunscreen that is not just resistant to water, but actually further enhanced by water? Shiseido claims that its WetForce technology does just that. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Sunscreen SPF 50+ was included in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2018. This sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and includes a mixture of four FDA-approved sunscreen ingredients: avobenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, and…