This weekend we’ve seen the first sun of the year so it’s about time we started thinking about sun protection too. It may seem a little bit excessive, knowing that this time next week we’ll inevitably be back to donning our jumpers and carrying umbrellas (thanks British weather) but at least think about investing in some protection for when it creeps up on you again. As a fair skinned individual it’s paramount that I wear a high factor or I end up looking like a character out of Benidorm. The downside though it that factor 50 normally comes hand in hand with thick, gloopy, white formulas that end up making me sticky and uncomfortable – a sure way to make me question whether I skip applying it all together. Piz Buin have come to the rescue though with their new lightweight spray which is going to be a staple in my Summer holiday wardrobe… it’s not all about the flip flops.
The ‘In Sun Ultra Light Sun Spray’ (catchy eh?) comes in a really light formula that is non-greasy, non-sticky and absorbs really well into the skin, even in factor 50. It’s so light that it comes in a spray so you don’t even have to mess up the bottle attempting to squeeze out the formula, getting muck all over the outside. The nozzle at the top twists around and turns into a pump that squirts out a small blob onto the skin – although this is slightly tough to get going and you do end up with excess that needs to be wiped off or you’ll have a crusty bottle. That’s a small price to pay though for an all-round pretty ace formula.
I sprayed this onto my skin quite a few times to test it and you can see that it really does absorb into the skin easily and quickly – the picture below was taken after a really quick, swift massage into the skin and you can see how well it absorbs, leaving no nasty white marks. It’s got a really lovely delicate fragrance which makes me want to go to the beach, but that’s not going to happen… I’m going to have to settle for Clapham Common instead. The 50+ variant retails around £16.00 and the lower factors (30 and 15) are slightly cheaper, so for this you get a really good lotion that won’t stop you enjoying your Summer days but will stop you having burnt and painful Summer nights.