Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter SPF

I have combination skin, so while I have an oily t-zone the rest of my face can get pretty dry and tight in the frigid winter months. 

During those times I need to up the ante when it comes to moisturizer. However, it also can't be too greasy.  

Enter Reviva Labs Sun Protective Light Cream Moisturizer. It has a light, whipped quality, and sinks into skin without leaving an oily residue. It's too rich for me in warmer weather, but for those with dry or combination skin it should be ideal. It claims it is for all skin types, so those with oily skin can give it a try, too. 
SPF in winter is very necessary - the sun is just as potent, so be sure to wear sunglasses and shmear up the skin.

12 comments:

jewishwhiteguy said...

Do these companies send you free trials/samples?

I know another blogger that gets them if they place reviews on their blog.

Princess Lea said...

No, they don't. I have used this and I love it so I want to share my experiences so people will put on SPF and not prematurely age.

Rachel said...

Where did you purchase this from? I'm always a little hesitant to get moisturizers that have an SPF because that just means that you get additional chemicals (as in the sunscreen chemicals . . .)

Princess Lea said...

I get my products mostly from Vitacost.com - the link in the post takes you there.

Many of the products claim to have less questionable ingredients, but one still has to go through the ingredient list to make sure.

SPF is a must, every dermatologist (currently) agrees. If you are concerned about SPF in moisturizers, have you tried mineral makeup? There are much less chemicals in that.

Rachel said...

Oh, I wear sunscreen from Elta MD (before that it was Shishiedo, which is totally transparent but leaves your skin feeling like paper mache).

My point was that because I already wear sunscreen, when it comes to moisturizers that I wear at night to sleep, I don't like the idea of those products also having the SPF chemicals that regular sunscreens have . . .

Princess Lea said...

Oh, no no no! Not to sleep in!

Firstly, isn't Elta MD AMAZING? I just discovered it this summer and I am in LOVE!

Secondly, in the winters simple sunscreen isn't enough; I need moisture. For the day, I wear a moisturizer with SPF; at night, I wear other anti-aging creams, but not with SPF.

I'll have to post my favorite nighttime creams soon.

Rachel said...

I know!! Elta MD is really good. And I should know . . . I've been through practically every sunscreen in the Whole Foods beauty aisle, including Target. The other good one (I think) is one from Perricone MD. But it's even more expensive. I think it might go on slightly sheerer (but it has a beige tint).

Anyhoo, I'm still looking for a good moisturizer becuase regardless of how good Elta MD is it still drys my skin out. I have the moisturizer from CeraVe (which I use at night) and the oil-free one from Kiehl's. Have you tried either one?

So what you're saying is that in the winter you use a moisturizer with SPF in lieu of the Elta MD sunscreen?

Princess Lea said...

Yeah! I use Elta MD in the summers, when my skin produces so much oil I don't need any moisturizer. Winters I do; I like tinted moisturizers but they haven't been behaving lately.

I haven't tried either yet; I'm currently using a Cetaphil moisturizer. Do you like the Kiehl's? I'll give that a whirl next.

I just spent my day agonizingly trying to find a new foundation (ripping hair out).

Rachel said...

tIf you have oily skin, then buy the Kiehl's oil-free restorative gel. I think that's the name. It comes in a small blue, glass container. What I love about it, is that after you put it on you get this glow. But should you or someone else touch your face, your skin will feel slightly sticky. Also . . . In my opinion, you don't necessarily notice the effect of the moisturizer until the end of the day. By then, the stickiness has worn away and you get soft skin.

You know, Elta MD also has a really good moisturizer. I have dry skin so for me it never really did much. But it's the type that comes out as a sort of gel/cream and when you put in on your face it immediately gets absorbed into your skin. I can find the name of the product if you like. As for foundation . . . I don't use it so I wouldn't know. Sorry.

Princess Lea said...

On the Elta MD website there are a few moisturizers; one for AM, one for PM, and intense moisturizer. Is it one of those?

Rachel said...

yeah. I believe I had the AM one. Just don't buy the intense moisturizer. That comes with a vaseline-like consistency and may cause you to break out.

Princess Lea said...

Thanks for the info!