Sunscreen

Trader Joe's Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 review

This SPF 40 sunscreen is a little oily, but it doesn't leave too bad of a white cast. It also contains some nice ingredients like jojoba oil and green tea extract.

Shopping at Trader Joe’s was always such an ordeal when I lived in NYC. Right when you get in the store, you see the back of the line, because it snakes around the entire store. It’s actually more efficient to go there with a partner, so one person can stand in line while the other weaves through the aisles and frantically swipes items off the shelves. It is not a relaxing experience, to say the least. Now that I live in California, shopping at Trader Joe’s is a normal…

Supergoop Mineral Sheer Screen Sunscreen SPF 30 Review

This product lives up to the 'sheer' in its name, which is especially impressive for a zinc oxide-based sunscreen. It blends in like a dream and only leaves a very faint cast. And even though it's fragrance-free, it has a pleasant scent.

Supergoop Mineral Sheer Screen Sunscreen SPF 30 is the most elegant mineral/physical sunscreen I’ve ever tried. It’s impressive that it doesn’t contain any chemical sunscreen filters, because it blends in just like a chemical sunscreen would. Because it’s not water resistant, I only use it sparingly (whenever I’m sure I’m not going to sweat). But whenever I do use it, it’s always a treat.

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Review

This sunscreen is thick and leaves a greasy finish. It's also incredibly difficult to wash off.

Cetaphil makes some of the most trustworthy skin care products you’re likely to find at the drugstore today. Lots of people have raved about their lotions, including me. But a few months ago, I tried one of their sunscreens, and I could instantly understand why this company isn’t famous for its sunscreen. I’ve only used it a few times because it makes me look like a ghost, so I tend to reach for other sunscreens instead of this one. Plus, it only provides SPF 30 protection…