Review | Ambre Solaire Spray SPF 30 sunscreen

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I have the hardest time with sunscreen. Because I'm so pale, I have to be absolutely meticulous about applying it, and I also have to go for a high factor. The problem with that, though? Well, high factor sunscreens tend to be really thick, white and gloopy. They're hard to apply, take ages to soak into your skin, ruin your clothes (I always buy a selection of really cheap tanks and t-shirts to take on holiday with me because they always get ruined with sunscreen) and, in some cases, leave a white film on your skin which makes you look even paler than you started.

This is why I love Ambre Solaire so much. Their spray sunscreen comes in SPF 30, and is CLEAR. It dries instantly, is super-quick to apply, and has yet to ruin any of my clothes. I've never been sunburned when I'm wearing it either, although, admittedly, I will generally wear an SPF 50 if I'm going to be in the sun for a while, and I always wear SPF on my face.

The only drawback I can see to this is that it has a very distinctive smell: it's not unpleasant, though, and every time I smell it now I think of holidays and fun times, so it has some happy associations for me.

It's £13.97 per bottle, and you can buy it at Boots.

1 Comment

  • Reply April 24, 2009

    Amy

    I loved this stuff, I’ve bought if in Europe. Unfortunately I haven’t seen it in the US. Maybe I’ll start searching online!

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