Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunblock Army!

Ready to defend from the sun at a moment's notice! Well, give or take 15-30 minutes to absorb.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+, Beach Hut Max 100, Beach Hut Face SPF 65

Before you freak out at the wastage, this is for a party of six, so they're all bound to get some use. My sister has agreed to adopt a couple of bottles so that I won't be left trying to finish all these before 2013, which is when they expire. I still have a hard time convincing most of the family to use sunblock everyday, even if some of them have gradient upper arms from weekly CAT.

I forgot to include pictures of Leyende Place In The Sun, but I'm not sure if it's water-resistant so I'm not sure either if I'll be bringing it with me. I also planned to bring Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture, but my dad stole it when we were going to Bulacan. That is, I showed him all the sunblock in the picture, but he doubted the neon orange packaging of Beach Hut, and went for my personal stash instead. I could only mumble in protest.

These are real dark horses, though. I doubted them at first because I love my Neutrogena (and I've recommended them to friends, hi I know you're reading!), but an initial patch test revealed a light texture that's easily absorbed, if a bit sticky at first. The scent is okay too, not sunblock-y but still reminds me of being at the beach. I like Neutrogena's better, but it's a personal preference.

Has anyone tried these? How well do they work for you? I'll be testing these out over the weekend and I really hope they save my skin, because I don't want have to purchase another, darker foundation. Will keep you posted. :)


  1. haven't tried the neutrogena yet but I've tried beach hut two years ago. It was really greasy for my combination skin, I guess dry skinned gals will benefit from that. I'm currently using Nivea with spf50. :)

  2. have fun at the beach! i'm looking forward to your review of these :)

  3. I look forward to the review! I need a sunscreen :)

  4. I am a fan of Beach Hut! I used the spray on last year and am currently using the SPF 65 variant for the body. I alternate this with my fave Dermplus SPF 35 Kids Sunscreen (smells like watermelon!). I have Leyende too but it's not waterproof. I solely use VMV Armada for the face :D

    Where are you guys headed? Or is this stash for everyday use?

  5. Iya really? I guess I'll have to see, I'm dry-skinned but I hope it's not too sticky! New formulation din naman 'to. I heard Nivea's good also :)

    Voodoo girl, hindi na beach :( But will use these anyway! The daily wear is a better test I think.

    Vintage, are these available there? :)

    Kira, ayun, not waterproof means not for beach. I've yet to try any VMV product. We were supposed to head to Palawan but because of Chedeng, we'll go Quezon instead after the storm blows out. Shorter vacation but still a vacation :) Hope to use these still after the trip.


Always glad to get feedback. Thanks for your comments. :)