For the first few days I wanted to go for a factor 50+ as I hardly had any base tan and was going to be out in a really hot, sunny place. My only previous experiences of an SPF this high have been thick, opaque, gloopy and not at all nice. Well, Garnier Amber Solaire Clear Protect is a REVELATION!
It is a clear spray that spritzes cooly on to the skin. As it contains alcohol, you have to rub it quickly because it evaporates before you can say 'SPF'. But once you are done, it leaves virtually no trace of product. It is completely non-greasy and non-visible which means it is absolutely perfect on my skin. However, if you have dry skin, you may miss the moisturizing element of a cream or oil.
The spray claims to be 'very water resistant' which means a little splash is fine, but it still recommends re-applying after swimming.
One tip though - this probably shouldn't be used on the face. I don't know if I am blaming it unfairly, as I have used loads of new products on my skin recently, but I have had quite bad breakouts since first using this. I didn't plan to use this on my face but got scared that my facial SPF 35 wouldn't be high enough for the start of the holiday so I used it anyway. My fault I suppose!
I will only give 5 stars to an SPF when it is this good and lasts all day even when swimming!
Have you tried this SPF?
Can you recommend a facial SPF 50+ that is not greasy or thick?