Do you smell that?
It’s the scent of my new sunscreen crush, Clinique Sun SPF 30 Face Cream ($17.50).
Part of Clinique’s new 10-piece Sun Protection line of face and body products, Clinique Sun SPF 30 Face Cream is an oil-free, quick-absorbing sunscreen offering protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
But its scent, or lack thereof, is what sets it apart.
The lightly moisturizing formula doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky, so I can use it on my face AND my neck. Plus, it dries to an invisible, matte finish — no gray or white cast on my brown skin.
In terms of texture, Clinique’s Sun Face Cream feels thick and rich (a little goes a long way).
My favorite thing about it has to be the scent. Clinique nailed it down. You know how most sunscreens smell so “sunscreeny”? Sun Face Cream doesn’t. I mean it does, but it’s very faint.
Outdoorsy, active girls should love the stuff because it resists sweat and water like a champ. I’ve been applying it before going outside for runs lately, and it doesn’t sting my eyes as sweat trickles down from my forehead.
Unfortunately, it’s Clinique, so it’s not the cheapest sunscreen around…
But it’s not the most expensive one around either. It’s a tad less expensive per ounce than Shiseido 55. A 3.3-oz bottle of that goes for $38.
Clinique Sun SPF 30 Face Cream
Price: $17.50 for a 1.7-oz tube
Use: A lightly scented, waterproof facial sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
I’ve been a Shiseido 55 devotee for about a year now, but I think I prefer Sun Face Cream. Not only is the formula oil-free, but it feels more hydrating, absorbs quicker and doesn’t have the strong sunscreen scent.
And if you need more sun protection, Clinique even makes it in SPF 50.
You might like Clinique SPF 30 Face Cream if…
- …you have sensitive skin,
- …you prefer sunscreens without a strong scent,
- …you need a moisturizing product,
- …you like non-greasy sunscreens with a matte finish,
- …you don’t mind paying a premium.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,