Sunday, 20 April 2014

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+ - £15

A little bit of sun has finally arrived in our fair country and that means it's time to crack out the sun protection products. As a devotee of acids & retinoids, I use SPF products all year round. I'm ridiculously pale so SPF 50 is the one for me. For the past couple of years I've relied on the Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50. It's a fantastic moisturiser & high SPF in one product. One of the main reasons I loved using the Alpha-H moisturiser is because it lacks many of the pitfalls that you would normally associate with sun protection creams. There was no stickiness, greasiness, bad smell, white cast or breakouts. I recently ran out of it but rather than ordering a new bottle straight away I looked through my skincare collection & realised that I had a hell of a lot of non-SPF day moisturisers laying around. In an attempt to use some of them up, this year I decided to try using a separate SPF 50 product again. Finding a good facial SPF product is a lot harder than you would think. I've tried loads & none of them agreed with my skin type. At long last I have found a good SPF 50 lotion that makes my face happy & doesn't cost the earth. Plus it was on special offer when I bought it so it only cost me a tenner! If you're guilty of leaving sun protection out of your skincare routine then this fabulous new product from Soap & Glory merits a place in your next Boots haul. Say hello to the Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+.

This incredibly lightweight fluid is the ideal product to smooth over your regular moisturiser this Summer. It's a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both UVA & UVB rays. The packaging is cute yet practical & reminds me of the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua bottle. You have to shake up the product in a similar manner too. The consistency of the liquid is very runny & thin. I find that it absorbs into my skin really quickly so I can get on with applying my makeup right away. It has a light yellow tint which doesn't add any extra coverage but it does stop the product from giving your skin a white cast. It feels very comfortable on the skin, not greasy or sticky at all. Most SPF products turn me into an oil slick after a couple of hours & feel really heavy on my face. Using Sunshield Superfluid is like a breath of fresh air, it's completely weightless! This sunscreen features micro oil-absorbing powders which help to mattify the skin. I wouldn't say it gives as matte a finish as the Alpha-H moisturiser does, it's more of a satin sheen. It's exactly the kind of finish you'd want during the Summer - glowy & fresh. My forehead does get a little shiny by the end of the day but it's nothing a quick powdering won't sort out.

The lotion has a very sweet fruity scent which I really like. It probably won't be to everyone's taste but I think it's lovely, much better than the horrible smell sunscreens usually have anyway. My skin hasn't had any issues with the fragrance either. I've had a lot of trouble with sunscreens making me breakout in the past. I double cleanse twice a day so it's not that I wasn't taking them off properly, my skin simply didn't like them. Thankfully I've had no such problem with the Sunshield Superfluid. I've been using it for about a month now & my skin is still behaving itself. I'm incredibly happy with this product. It just ticks every single box. Sunshield Superfluid really is the perfect SPF 50 product if you're looking for something inexpensive & readily available that also feels wonderful on the skin.

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  1. I love the sound of this! I need a SPF50 on my face in summer too but never find a budget one that I like, so this sounds great! I'll be picking it up when it's on offer x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. I really hope this is brought to Australia it looks amazing, if any country needed more choices when it comes to sunscreen its us :)

  3. Thank you for this review lovely! I've been wanting to pick this up since the release! I'm glad it's worked wonderfully for you! I will definitely be purchasing!
    Rosie x
    Rosie alexandra

  4. This sure sounds really lovely, I'm thinking of picking this up soon to try as I need an SPF as my current moisturiser contains no sun protection.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  5. This does sound really lovely and really impressive with the SPF50 x

  6. It sounds lovely I really need a good SPF for summer! x


  7. I love this but I would rather continue to buy the KIKO one.


  8. Sounds good :)
    L x

  9. I just picked this up the other day and am really looking forward to trying it out, it looks good so far from trying a little on the back of my hand. The only thing I was slightly annoyed about was that it came off offer the day before I went in to get it, so I had to pay £15. But I did have a 300 extra points coupon for Soap & Glory products so that softened the blow a little :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  10. This sounds so good, I was checking this out recently but was unsure I have to be so careful having darker skin tone as the majority leave my skin with that weird purple tint haha x