Thursday 19 May 2016

UltraSun High 30 SPF Tinted Face

Like pretty much anyone who grew up in Australia, I had it drummed into me from a young age- sunscreen is important. If you don't wear it, you're going to get burnt and that's going to really hurt. If you don't wear it, you'll end up looking like an old leather handbag by the time you're 50. If you don't wear it, you could end up with a skin cancer and that could actually kill you. Sorry to be grim but it's true.
A few weeks ago I attended a lovely breakfast hosted by Ultrasun UK and listened to MD Abi Cleeve chat about all things Ultrasun. As well as introducing us to a fantastic range of products, Abi also revealed a number of sun-related facts and figures.

I'm big on skincare and taking care of my face in general so one of the products that really caught my eye was the Ultrasun High 30 SPF Tinted Face. SPF is an important step in your skincare routine if you're going outside anyway but it's SO IMPORTANT if you are an avid user of acids and acid toning. Because acid toning exfoliates the skin deeply, the 'new' skin is more sensitive and therefore more susceptible to sun damage, so you really do need to keep an eye on the products you're using from day to day. As a person who uses an acid toner of some sort most nights, I have become super diligent about using an SPF when I venture out into the sun so I was really keen to put Ultrasun's tinted offering to the test. I wore this on my face during that super hot weekend we had recently and it certainly served its purpose.

The tinted formula is ultra lightweight (which is unexpected since it is a suncream) and can be used in place of your daily moisturiser. Think of a sheer tinted moisturiser and add a hefty dose of protection from UVA and UVB and that's pretty much it. The sunscreen contains the anti-aging enzyme 'Ectoin' which is ideal for sensitive skin and protects against cell damage caused by UVA. The sunscreen also contains Vitamin E and Superoxide Dismutase (amusingly abbreviated as SOD) which is another enzyme that neutralises free radical activity stimulated by sun exposure. Rounding things off nicely, the tint in the formula is complemented by light reflecting particles which work to create a healthy looking lightly bronzed glow while protecting your face.

As I mentioned earlier, I used this over that crazy hot weekend we had over here a few weeks ago which also happened to be one of the most active weekends I've had in a while. By active I mean I cycled quite a bit, walked quite a bit and was generally outside quite a lot, and you know what? I didn't burn. Applied once in the morning each day, this stuff stayed on my face, did what it was supposed to do and made my complexion look pretty good at the same time. You can't really ask for much more than that.

I was kindly given the Ultrasun High 30 SPF Tinted Face at the breakfast event but you can find it at a range of retailers including QVC for £26. More information about this product and the rest of the Ultrasun range can be found here.

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  1. I have heard great things about this brand of sun cream and reading your review just clarifies why. I may just have to give it ago!

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