Saturday, 14 May 2011
Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair cream normal to strong sun
I'm intrigued by this line as it has had some positive reviews. It is also meant to be good for skin that becomes uncomfortable in sunlight. On the basis that it's all good for blog research, I bought a tube of the Bronz Repair Cream for normal to strong sun, which the SpaceNK assistant said was more than adequate for UK sun, even in high summer.
These products do contain traditional sunscreen ingredients. I used the BASF sunscreen simulator to calculate the spf and UVA protection of the Bronz Repair normal to strong sun based on the active ingredients (the % and name of active ingredients are on the back of the tube), and it gives an SPF rating of 15 and PPD protection of 7.4 (UVA 3 stars or Good, or PA++). The moderate UVA protection means that you will almost certainly notice some tanning with this product, and I wouldn't personally use it for prolonged exposure in the middle of a hot summer day, even in the UK.
Blogger ate this post during its tantrum, so I'm re-publishing it. Apologies to Klara and Mq, Cb whose comments were lost - I will be sure to write an update after using it for a while.