Things I Love Today: Super Sunblock

Things I Love Today: Super Sunblock

When I first bought Lancome’s UV Expert sunblock, I didn’t like it very much. It was super thick and sort of left a white residue on my already extremely pale skin.

But then I realized that it contained that fancy, just approved from Canada, mentioned repeatedly in Vogue, Mexoryl UVA ray block mojo. And decided to continue giving it a chance.

Two weeks and about 30 hours in the sun (I walk to and from work) later, I’m a convert. My skin has improved a lot and I’ve gotten over the residue issue. As a serious sunblock conessouir, I would glad continue paying the semi-outrageous $35 price tag for this super block. Think of the money it will save you on skin cancer zapping later down the road.

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  1. Catherine Nash at 5:07 am

    This stuff is the bomb. My dermatologist used to smuggle it in from Canada. Have you found it anywhere locally, or just online?

  2. love.boxes at 1:41 pm

    I am practically the color of a piece of white paper and burn in seconds.. sounds good.

  3. meghann at 1:51 pm

    Anthelios is another sunscreen (similarly pricey) that is available in the states, I got mine at CVS, contains mexoryl and it produced by La Roche-Posay (also owned by Lancome). I have been using it for weeks and LOVE it, no residue at all and doubles as a wonderful lightweight moisturizer.

  4. Katie at 2:38 pm

    My co-worker just introduced me to this active ingredient, and I am SO excited to use it!

  5. Anonymous at 2:58 pm

    Residue, huh?

    Do you think it might work for super sensitive, acne-prone skin?


  6. mrsem Author at 3:58 pm

    Residue maybe isn’t the right word…more like a “tint.” I think it could work for sensitive skin.