Saturday, May 24th, 2008

If you’ve been reading Temptalia for a little while, you’ll know that we are strong advocates of preventing aging by using sunscreen everyday and everywhere. And not every sunscreen is made equal. Make sure you get introduced to sunscreen and learning about what ingredients and things to look for in your ideal sunscreen. You can also check out our Sunscreen 101 series.

Renee Rouleau’s Daily Protection SPF30 ($30.50) is a lightweight sunscreen that boasts 7.5% octinoxate and 7% micronized zinc oxide. The best part about this sunscreen is that it is designed to be your daily moisturizer as well as your daily sunscreen. If you’re like me, you are all about products that can multi-task so that you can save a few minutes in the morning. SPF30 is a good level of protection, and I’ve found that an overwhelming amount of daily moisturizers have no SPF or only SPF15, so it is great to see a product that has a higher level of protection.

I am a huge fan of Renee Rouleau products, so it’s no doubt that I enjoyed using this product. It’s a gentle moisturizer that helps me achieve the sun protection I need throughout the day. I would say in winter, I’d probably just use a moisturizer with SPF 15 and save this for spring and summer, since I’m not outdoors much when it gets cold! Renee Rouleau as a brand avoids using harsh ingredients, including mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic fragrancse and dyes. They concentrate on making quality products, rather than fancy packaging. Personally, their packaging is clean, sleek, and all I need in a product.

My only concern with this product is that you only get two ounces of the stuff for $30.50, which makes this a bit pricier than I’d like–of course, you don’t need too much, but when it comes to sunscreen, you don’t want to attempt to stretch the product in an effort to stretch your dollar.  You want a sunscreen you can use liberally enough that you don’t under-cover your face.

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2 thoughts on “Sunscreen 101: Renee Rouleau’s Daily Protection SPF 30

  1. Paige

    I’ve used a spf moisterizer on my skin since my mid-20′s (better late than never). My current moisterizer is Olay Spf 15 but I’d like to find one at a 30 that is in the similar price range. You’re right that you don’t want to skimp on this…you would need to apply it liberally…to your neck and exposed chest area. I can’t see how this would even last me more than a month and at that price I would need to pass:( I’ll keep looking. Thanks so much for this post because it’s important to put on a sun screen everyday.

    • Hi Paige! Yep, it’s such a good idea to pick a sunscreen that’s in your price range so you can apply it as often and as much as you need to!