When I went to the beach early this year, I made sure to pack SPF along with my beach attire. I wouldn't want to risk looking like a lobster with red, sunburned skin and the zombie-like peeling that follows. Never. This time, I brought along this Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunsceen Lotion SPF 80 PA+++, which I used only for my body as I had a separate face sunscreen. I think 80 is a pretty safe number, any more higher than that would mean loads more of unnecessary chemicals sticking to my skin.
Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunsceen Lotion SPF 80 PA+++ (P399.00)
Banana Boat Sunscreen Ultra Protect Lotion provides photostable, long lasting, high UVA and UVB protection that helps protect skin from sunburn and premature aging. This water resistant, quick absorbing formula contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, so skin stays hydrated while protecting it from the sun.
While I love going to the beach, I don't really like getting dark. I don't like to risk severe sun damage and wrinkly skin when I'm old, so I'm just being careful. It turns out, this one's the best sunscreen lotion I've tried (so far). Sure, I did get just a bit sun-kissed from 3 sunny days on the beach, but I didn't tan with this one.
- It comes in a squeeze-type tube container for easy dispensing.
- This sunscreen lotion contains SPF 80 PA+++, higher than most suncreen lotions in the market.
- It smells actually good for a sunscreen lotion. It's fresh with hints of aloe.
- It contains aloe vera, known to soothe sunburned skin.
- It doesn't feel too sticky or oily, and is easily absorbed.
- It kept me sunburn-free. If I didn't tell you that I went to the beach, then you wouldn't have noticed my skin getting darker. The same goes for my group of friends who used this same sunscreen.
- It doesn't get easily washed off in the water, but still you'd have to reapply.
- Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure to give it ample time to be absorbed, or else it will all be just washed off.
- Reapply throughout the day, especially after swimming and towel-drying.
- Avoid contact with eyes and fabric.
Would I repurchase? Yes, but only for my next beach trip.
Available in leading department stores.
I'm curious. In the sweltering Manila heat, do you still use sunblock on your body on a regular basis? (I don't, and I'm guilty!) I can't bear putting any form of lotion on my body during daytime, but it's during the night when I spoil my skin with super moisturizing body oils, lotions, and butters. For daytime, I just use my umbrella! :D