As most will know I live in Glasgow and rather happily too.
Although my fair city doesn't see much sun I do wear an SPF everyday, all year round as UVA and UVB rays are present daily and can be rather damaging to the skin. Premature ageing? No thanks.
Like most I find the majority of facial SPF's to be too thick and greasy for layering make-up on, well all that is about to change thanks to Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45.
"Helps prevent the UVA/UVB damage that triggers dark spots. Patent-pending Invisible Screen™ technology looks and feels 'barely there' and looks natural on all skin tones. 100% non-chemical sunscreen. Instantly brightens skin and wears well under make up."
Let's not beat around the bush we all should be wearing some form of SPF daily but I know many are put off from the get go as some facial SPF's are thick, greasy and can leave the face looking oily which is less than ideal and that's not even mentioning white casts. Honestly Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 is different and I mean it. It is so light that once applied to the skin you can not see it or feel it. Yes Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 does have a slight tint but once on the skin it disappears in colour but helps to brighten the skin.
In the past I have experienced break outs which I accredit to SPF usage, large almost cystic under the skin spots which took forever and a day to heal so it is with caution that I approach any new facial product. As this is by Clinique who are renowned for their testing standards and lack of perfume I knew I would be good in hands. Two weeks of continuous use and guess what not a break out in sight! Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 is super gentle, quickly absorbed into the skin, is in no way heavy or greasy and best of all it doesn't interfere with the wear of make-up. In a word? Wonderful.
Now for a little science which I will admit is not my strongest point, as you may know this SPF is chemical free and here is how it protects the skin! "Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 provides high-level UVA / UVB protection while appearing virtually invisible on the skin with the help of Invisible Screen™. This innovative technology uses a medical-grade film barrier former that is sprayed onto the finely milled titanium dioxide. This slow-speed process promotes adhesion of the film to the UV, thus yielding a breathable, light-as-air mesh that glides onto skin for a virtually invisible protective shield against harmful UVA / UVB rays. As a result of the ground breaking technology of Invisible Screen™, this formula is non-chalky and sheer upon application, making it suitable for women of all skin tones." Clever huh?
At £26/30ml it isn't the cheapest option but it is superior to many facial SPF's out there so if you struggle with the texture or finish of any others I do suggest trying this next.You can find Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 via Clinique - link.
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