We are in the first month of summer and already I am noticing quite a lot of people with nasty sunburn – including a friend of mine who got so badly burnt that her skin blistered. You may laugh this off as being something that just happens sometimes, no biggie, right? Wrong! It’s actually quite serious *imagine me looking very serious here*
According to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in New Zealand, with our skin cancer rates being among the highest in the world. Over 90% of skin cancer cases are due to excess sun exposure. See, really serious stuff!
Throughout the year, and especially in summer, you need to make sure you slip, slop, slap and wrap! To get you on your way to skin protection, some of nzgirl’s awesome beauty bloggers have reviewed some great sunscreens to bring you nzgirl’s five of the best: sunscreen! I reviewed Skinnies SPF30 Sungel and thought it was so fabulous that I had to dedicate a whole blog post to it!
Skinnies SPF30 Sungel is by far the nicest sunscreen that I’ve ever used. It smells delicious, feels really nice on your skin, and doesn’t leave any nasty residue. It’s really easy to apply, and a little goes a long way. You can wear it under makeup straight away, which means that it’s perfect for everyday protection.
What makes this different from your average sunscreen in that it doesn’t contain water – most contain 50-70% water, meaning that they take 20 minutes to dry (while the water evaporates), and when you sweat or swim the sunscreen washes off, which is why you need to reapply every 2 hours. Not with Skinnies! Skinnies dries in 2 minutes, isn’t greasy or white and you only need to apply a small amount for super long lasting protection.
There are no parabens, preservatives, fragrances, colours or perfumes in Skinnies and it DOES contain vitamin E that moisturises your skin while the other ingredients are protecting it. Skinnies Sungel is made in New Zealand (tick), and isn’t tested on animals (double tick).
Want some? It’s $34.95 at selected stockists, or you can buy it online.