I’ve been a fan of Swiss-made Ultrasun products for a few years now. I’m very particular about sun protection as I’ve had it drilled into me from a very young age.
After using Ultrasun body products for quite some time, I ventured further into the brand and tried their face products. At the time, there was a more limited range available, but it has grown a lot over time.
Face – SPF 50+
Initially I went with the Face – 50+. This really is a fantastic product which I still reach for to this day, just on a lesser scale.
The description is ‘Anti-ageing & anti-pigmentation sun protection for very sensitive skin’, providing protection against UVA and UVB rays.
The high level of protection is exactly what I’m looking for, and it only has to be applied once a day – a massive benefit for us makeup junkies.
The downside to this one is that it has a slightly more greasy, sticky consistency to a lot of those available these days. It also has a bit of a white cast at first. However, for me the benefits outweigh the negatives with this one, so I’m happy to wear it anyway (just usually on those days where it’s too hot to wear any makeup and have wilted in the heat, thus not caring about my appearance too much!).
Face fluid – SPF 50+
Next up is the facial fluid. I had my eye on this one for quite some time, as it allegedly is less greasy and better for wearing with makeup. I can attest to this!
The description is Brightening, Anti-Spot and Anti-Pollution, so it’s perfect for daily use in an urban environment. It also incorporates moisturising properties and suitable for sensitive skin, so what’s not to love?
A little goes a long way, and if you’re a bit overzealous at times like I am, then you might find yourself with a bit of a white cast initially while the excess product sorts itself out. Just don’t overdo it.
It really is less greasy for me as it’s fast-absorbing, and forms a great base for wearing makeup. This has been tried and tested by me in the sun when I didn’t apply it to a big enough area on my chest (I didn’t have any body SPF on me at the time…). Let’s just say I had peculiar tan lines after I got tanned around the area this was applied to, so I know it definitely does what I want it to do!
As well as the SPF 50+ UVA + UVB protection, it also protects against Infrared-A. Clearly there’s a lot of power packed into the small bottle! It’s also water-resistant so you can be confident that it will last.
There aren’t really any negatives a can think of with this, except perhaps the price as it might be a bit pricey for some.
SPF 50+ Transparent Face Spray
Last but by no means least, the SPF spray.
I saw the Garnier spray and wanted to try that, but of course when I saw that Ultrasun did their own I had to opt for that one above all others.
This is absolutely perfect for bringing in a handbag and topping up throughout the day. The key benefit of this one is that you can use it over makeup without disrupting your look. It also provides UVA and UVB protection, as well as Infrared-A and Blue Light. Blue light is especially something we don’t really think to protect our skin against, but there are products out there – like this one – that can help against the effects of it.
Although it’s a spray, it is alcohol-free, suitable for sensitive skin and non-comedogenic. As with one the above, this is also water-resistant, although there is a reminder on the back of the can to top-up after excessive sweating, swimming or towel-drying. It doesn’t feel remotely sticky, or as though there’s a layer on the skin which I really love.
However, there is a downside for me: I just don’t like facial sprays too much. I tolerate them, especially when they provide convenience and benefits like this one. I guess they just feel a bit invasive, and especially where this has the stereotypical sunscreen smell, it can be a bit overpowering. But the key is to hold your breath – and of course there is a warning of the can to not intentionally inhale.
If you haven’t tried the brand and don’t mind spending a few quid on SPF, it’s definitely worth giving it a go. I’ve only had good experiences with it so far!
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