Summer is well and truly here. We all love summer and all that the season brings. Bbqs with family, long days at the beach with friends and fun road trips. However we often seem to forget some of the not so fun parts of summer. With summer comes mosquitoes, hot nights trying to sleep and the worst of them all….sunburn. Nothing is worse than the stinging pain from sunburn. After that you peel and are left with terrible tan lines. But forget the superficial negatives of sunburn. The truth is that burning your skin can have devastating consequences.
Did you know that 2 out of 3 New Zealanders will get skin cancer?
If you were to ask the average person (myself included) the main reason they don’t use sun protection most of them would say that simply put…sunblock is a pain in the butt. Nothing is worse than standing on a hot beach trying to lather thick, smelly white cream all over your body. It leaves your skin feeling sticky, greasy and it never ever fully blends in. So we all sit there looking weirdly white and shiny while thinking there must be something better? Well…there really is.
I was recently sent the The La Roche-Posay Anthelios range of sun care products to try and I am never going back. La Roche-Posay is a name I heard talked about a lot in the beauty industry and I can see why. The La Roche-Posay Anthelios range has the highest* UVA/UVB protection for even the most sensitive skin. It is non-greasy, fragrance-free, paraben-free and water resistant with a UVA/UVB SPF of 50+. The range is proudly sponsoring the research conducted by the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia.
I was given the ANTHELIOS INVISIBLE SUN PROTECTION PACK to try and it includes the
-Anthelios XL Ultra Light 50mL for your face
-Anthelios Ultra-light Spray 200ml for your body
-And the UV MONITOR: MyUVPatch
The UV MONITOR: MyUVPatch is really the most exciting thing I have seen in the sun protection industry in a long time.
What is it? The 1st flexible ultra-thin and connected UV sensor designed to measure sun exposure.
Receive measurement fo daily sun stock, evaluation of level of risk and personalised recommendations through the MyUVPatch app.A SECOND SKIN:
- Flexible technology
- Ultra-thin and transparent
- Adhesive, lasts up to 5 days
- Highly water resistant
- Suitable for sensitive skin and children
My UV patch is ultra-thin and ultra-water resistant wearable providing sun exposure monitoring in real time via the App. So you can wear the patch or apply it onto your child and have a real time reading on the app of how well protected your skin is from the sun. This is a game changer for mothers who are constantly worried about their kids getting burned.
For me personally I have never used such beautiful sunblock before. The Anthelios XL Ultra Light face block applies and feels like face cream. It has the most lovely light scent and my skin actually feels really soft and hydrated after using it. The same goes for the Anthelios Ultra-light body Spray. It glides on and lasts for ages. There is no white streaky residue and is also smells incredible. I have given both to my husband to try. He is a builder and he works long days in the sun and now he happily applies sunblock everyday and never complains about it running into his eyes from sweating in the heat. This range will change the way you use and apply sunblock.
Available at selected Life & Unichem pharmacies – stockists on www.larocheposay.co.nz
Give them a follow @larocheposayaunz #MyUVPatch #LaRochePosay