Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Clinique’s newly revamped Suncare line is definitely a product that’s going to make it into my beach bag this summer. The line includes a SPF 30 Face Cream ($17.50), SPF 50 Face Cream ($17.50), SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick ($17.50), SPF 15 Face/Body Cream ($20.00), SPF 30 Body Cream ($20.00), SPF 50 Body Cream ($20.00), After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe ($20.00), and SPF 25 Body Spray ($20.00).

I absolutely love the new packaging Clinique went with for their suncare line, because it stands out, is definitely “sunny,” and it’s fun. All of the new Sun products use avobenzone, ethylhexylsalicylate, homosalate, oxybenzone, and octocrylene as ingredients for UVA/UVB protection and stabilization. For those curious, these are chemical sunscreens, not natural ones, so if you’re allergic, you’ll have to opt for another line.

The SPF 30 Face Cream ($17.50) is fairly thick, comes out white, and it does have a bit of the sunscreen scent. The scent fades after application, as does the whitish cast once you’ve blended the product in. I find it dries down quite a bit leaving a non-greasy finish. I actually find myself still reaching for a moisturizer (a lightweight one) most of the time. I find the SPF 30 Body Cream is very similar to the Face Cream, perhaps it is a bit thicker, though. I love the SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick ($17.50) for quick touch-ups, additional coverage (like on nose, ears, etc.), and just having something that’s extremely portable and travel friendly.

I can’t say I’ve truly road-tested the After Sun Rescue Balm ($20.00) yet, because the face and body creams are keeping me so well protected, I’m not burning whatsoever. (Plus, I’ve been lucky in that I’ve never burned before.) However, I did slather it on my boyfriend’s neck, because he plays tennis regularly so the sun would beat down on the back of his neck. He said it felt soothing, a bit cooling, and just overall made it feel less burnt.

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12 thoughts on “Clinique’s New Suncare Line-up for Summer Beach Bags

  1. Mikki

    Hmmm… I’m thinking of getting the face cream.

  2. I so far have been loving the spf30 face cream! I have been using it for about 1 week now and so far no breakouts either. It can make me feel a bit greasy……but I guess that’s what powders and blotting papers are for lol

  3. Tekoa

    The body spray for me!

  4. Irene

    Do your bottles list the ingredients? I want to figure out if it’s stable and what the PPD is.

  5. i was a big fan of clinique foundation with all the SPF. then i discovered the beauty of Cancer Council Australia Sunscreen. i use the Ultra version. so i haven’t looked else where since.

    however, these Clinique products look very interesting. i have read about them a lot and i’d like to try them out too.

    thanks again for a great post. it’s difficult to catch with your speed but i like whatever i have caught up with so far. :) keep up the great work. i love your blog.

  6. Sue J

    I’ve been using Clinique Sun Protection for years now, as it’s the only product I’ve found that helps prevent my prickly heat. Anyone know whether this new range is basically the same as the old, but with a few added extras?? I’ll be really bummed if I have to go searching for a new product :-(