Apr 11, 2013

Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (available here) - $9.99

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Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 combines Enviroguard Technology and Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthier than before you went in the sun. For use on face and body, this exclusive formula is fast absorbing, oil free, noncomedogenic, and sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes.

Aveeno active naturals protect hydrate broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen lotion indian makeup beauty blog reviews ingredients
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I have had a love-hate relationship with sunscreens, mostly hate really, for as long as I can remember.  I have an oily-combination skin type, and I quite welcome the dry/mattifying texture of a lot of the sunscreens.  Unfortunately, a lot of them also leave my skin looking quite ashy or in case of the creamier ones I get a healthy smattering of breakouts with about 2-3 uses.  I have been mostly depending on my tinted moisturizer and foundation to provide some degree of sun protection, though for my hands and legs I use whatever sunscreen I have lying around the house.  A few weeks backs when I got a sample of the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen lotion to try out, that's exactly what I thought - well, if doesn't work out I can always use it on my hands and legs!  Turns out, I have been using it quite a bit, and a lot of it is on my face :P

Aveeno active naturals protect hydrate broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen lotion indian makeup beauty blog reviews ingredients
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection
Sweat and water resistant for about 80 minutes
Aveeno active naturals protect hydrate broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen lotion indian makeup beauty blog reviews ingredients
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Active Ingredients
Avobenzone (3% ) (Sunscreen), Homosalate (8%) (Sunscreen), Octisalate (4%) (Sunscreen), Octocrylene (4%) (Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (5%) (Sunscreen)
Aveeno active naturals protect hydrate broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen lotion indian makeup beauty blog reviews ingredients
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Packaging
Aveeno active naturals protect hydrate broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen lotion indian makeup beauty blog reviews ingredients
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The lotion feels quite creamy and does leave a sheen on the skin - looks like a healthy sheen on dry/normal skin but not sure how this would translate on oilier skin types.

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen lotion is a sweat and water resistant sunscreen that claims to provide UVA/UVB protection while at the same time keeping the skin moisturized.  The active (sun protection) ingredients are Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, and Oxybenzone.  I have linked each of the ingredients to the Wikipedia page, so you can get a little more information on each of these ingredients.  I like that this product provides a broad-spectrum sun protection, and I like the creamy formulation which makes it quite easy to apply.  I use this instead of a moisturizer, and this provides enough hydration without giving any visible whitish cast to my skin.  My makeup goes on perfectly over this without any patchiness either.  I do think, though, that this might be a little heavy for anyone with already oily skin.  I have been able to use it because my skin is a little on the drier side currently.  Obviously, I haven't done any scientific studies on the efficacy of this sunscreen, but I like that it is easy to use, has not caused any breakouts so far, and I don't look ashy faced while wearing this.  All big plus points for me in any sunscreen - definitely a winner for me :)

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen lotion is also available in SPF 50 and SPF 70, though I haven't tried those versions yet.


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