First and foremost, foremost, BzzAgent is a really fun site where being a member gives you the opportunity to occasionally try out new products for free. All they ask in return is for some honest feedback using social media, blogs, word of mouth…otherwise, buzz!
My most recent campaign was for the Coppertone Clearly Sheer line of sunscreens, and my pasty self was of course happy to give this a try! My “kit” came with a full size lotion, three sample size bottles, and two spray bottles. The lotions were both the Clearly Sheer line for sunny days with SPF 30, but for whatever reason, the spray bottles were a non clearly sheer formula (which was a bit of a bummer!) with SPF 50.
First up is the lotion, which I absolutely love. I’ll back up and say I really have a love/hate relationship with sunscreen. I need it, otherwise I fry, but I hate the way it feels and the way it smells. So I typically opt for lotions with SPF for daily use if I can help it–though come outdoor summer activities usually call for something a bit more dedicated; and that’s where sunscreen comes in.
The formula was super lightweight and blended in really quickly with almost no effort. This is huge because I tend to just go for it, and next thing you know you’ve got white streaks of lotion everywhere–especially if you are in a hurry! Unlike other lotions, because it was so lightweight feeling, it wasn’t greasy or oily feeling, yet my skin still felt hydrated. What else is nice? I don’t smell like I’m wearing it. When you walk in a room and someone is wearing sunscreen, it’s usually obvious. This stuff was super light scented and I barely noticed it. In fact, it was rather pleasant and not offensive at all!
Some other highlights that I hadn’t tested personally:
- Won’t clog pores or cause breakouts (it’s clinically tested on acne-prone skin!)
- Matte finish which makes it perfect for use under makeup
I plan to set aside my normal facial lotion with SPF this weekend and give it a try, though! This is always one place I’m leery about putting regular sunscreen on because it makes my face oily looking and it feels like I’ve put an impenetrable mask of pore clogging badness on. It’s been great on the rest of my body, so I plan to bite the bullet and give it a go.
OH, and sun protection was A-OKAY. I was outside pretty much the entire Memorial Weekend, and no burns (well, except the top of my right foot–totally missed a spot!)
I’ll be spending the weekend outside safe from the suns harmful rays. How about you?
I’m putting this as a little bit of an aside. The sprays were NOT Clearly Sheen, which really bummed me out. Application with a spray is a dream compared to a lotion. The product, however, was definitely not my favorite! It was sticky, and it looked like I had a film on my skin for long after. Almost like that bug spray feeling. I’d definitely like to pick up the clearly sheen version of the spray to try out in hopes that it has the best of both worlds!
*I received this product for free from BzzAgent for my open and honest review. All views expressed here are my own.*