I've been waiting for a sustained amount of sun before posting this, but if I hold off any longer it will be autumn, so here we go.....
I've been on the hunt for a replacement sunscreen since my beloved
Everyday SPF15 from Snowberry was no longer an option as the brand
left the UK. Enter a great review from Danny of Holistic Green Beauty for Organic Pharmacy and I had to try it.
The Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF50 sunscreen (£33.95 for
100ml) provides UVA and UVB protection with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. An added bonus, depending on your view point, is that it contains no nano particles. From what
I have read there is a bit of hoopla over nanoparticles as to
whether they are safe and how much they’re absorbed into the skin,
at any rate I guess I go for the "when in doubt leave it out" view.
The texture is quite rich, however I don't find it that moisturising for
my dry skin. Its best to apply a little at a time as it doesn't blend
in that well and like the majority of sunscreens it does leave a tacky
feel, which is not the most workable to apply makeup over. There are
however many qualities to this product, I don't get a white residue, it
doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and it provides a very high
protection, it also contains a lot of skin benefiting ingredients such
as antioxidants and hydrating oils.
Had I not tried Snowberry I
would have re-bought this as its most definitely one of the
better sunscreens out there, however what I loved about Snowberry is
that it didn't apply/feel like your
traditional sunscreen but instead like a moisturiser. Organic Pharmacy is a very good option, but for me its not a substitute for my Snowberry.
I bought this from theorganicpharmacy.com