My one weapon when it comes to going to the beach is my sun protection army from Neutrogena. I have been using their stuff for years and love taking their spray on sun screen to the beach because I am to lazy for the lotion. I also need a quick fix and if I'm by myself it's less of a logistical problem to get my back done. I was therfore thrilled to learn that a new Beach Defence range had been released with SPF50 and in pretty yellow packaging. So far so good!
|My chevron bikini is from H&M & the beach dress is from Mambo.|
There are two versions when it comes to Beach Defence, the water + sun barrier spray and the water + sun barrier lotion. I like having both in my beach bag because the lotion is great to use on my hands and decolletage, and it's also suitable for travelling with hand luggage only since aerosol cans have been banned at Aussie domestic airports. The spray and the lotion both offer four hours of water protection, they are oil and paraben free and they have the Helioplex technology like other Neutrogena sunscreens do. They also protect against harmful UVA (the ageing rays) + UVB (the burning rays).
Even though the new sunscreens have been released with SPF50, it doesn't mean that you're getting almost twice as strong and long protection from the sun. Yes, the level of protection is slightly higher, but vigilant re-application is still important after a swim or a run, and throughout the day. I apply sunscreen every day because it's the most valuable and easy anti-ageing tool out there, but I still make sure to get my Vitamin D's by going for a walk in the morning just as the sun is waking up.
I mentioned before that I love the packaging of the Beach Defence range. One of my favourtie things is that the cap on the barrier spray is a twist and turn, it's not removable like the can of UltraSheer Body Mist SPF 30+ used to have. This means that I'm highly unlikely to lose the cap like I usually do. Both the lotion and the spray have a delicious scent and they smell nothing like what sunscreen usually smells like. This is indeed a good thing. The Beach Defence warriors are available at all good pharmacies and grocery stores and retail for $16.99 each.
|With the October Issue of Vogue there is a special pink Vogue Nail Polish from |
Mecca Cosmetica as a GWP. It's a beautiful colour!
Are you a beach bunny? What's your favourite sunscreen?
The Neutrogena products were kindly gifted to me for consideration. It has not affected my opinion, as this is a brand I purchase regularly. Please see my disclosure policy here.