I’m recently back from a week-long Paris trip. I had no idea I was flying into a heat wave – I’m talking 100-104 degrees every day! I had some oil-free SPF 30 from Mario Badescu packed – it’s convenient because it comes in a 2oz travel size – but I turned out not to have enough of it left in the bottle given the heat. I ended up buying Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+ at the recommendation of an SA. I wasn’t anywhere near water the whole trip but I was SWEATING like a whore in church! Europeans have not mastered the art of AC. I literally left the Louvre 5-minutes after walking in because it was so unbearably hot and stuffy. Needless to say I wanted something that could withstand water/sweat. This lightweight (even though it’s SPF 50) cream not only withstands sweat, it’s water-activated so it actually becomes more effective when you get wet. It’s oil-free which is important for me since I breakout easily (most SPF products are oil-free but not all so it’s important to always double-check if you’re acne prone). It blends in quickly and I didn’t have any burning in my eyes (though I may have gotten lucky… I haven’t used this while working out yet).
After doing some digging online I found out the product I bought was a reformulation of a previous product and many people seem to not love the reformulation. A lot of women are also complaining about getting breakouts… I’m shocked by this. I’m super prone to breakouts (plus I have all the extra pregnancy hormones) and I used this 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days and had no complaints. Has anyone tried the original? Am curious to know how they compare!