Posted by Statia on Tuesday, May 3, 2011
For as long as LovelyMama has been around, people have been asking us for a safer facial moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. And at the time, the most of the recommendations were to wear an SPF of 15. Well, John Masters Organics realizes that just isn’t enough (something all of us realized a long time ago). I have been having some laser treatments on my face for age spots. And people, I’m only 35. So while I totally am in the age gracefully camp, I’m not going down that early. Not without a fight. Because of the costly procedures, my esthetician has been badgering me that I now have to wear an SPF of at least 30, on my face, every single day. At first, I was like, yeah yeah. I’ve long gone on about not being in the sunscreen camp, for daily use, as to not block absorption of vitamin D. If I’m going to spend all day outside, I will apply apply it until the sun has set. But if I’m going to spend an hour in the sun playing with my kids, I generally didn’t wear the sunscreen. But then it dawned on me: An hour here, an hour there. We spend A LOT of time outside in the summer and all that time adds up. So I accepted my fate and invested in one of my favorite brands: John Masters.
This is by no means cheap. A 2 ounce bottle is about $32. Ouch, but it is wonderful. It coats evenly, leaves absolutely no white, or ghost looking mask to it. It moisturizes perfectly. My face feels soft and not at all greasy or heavy. A big plus in my sunscreen must haves.
I realize that not everyone wants to spend as much on a sunscreen, and there are cheaper alternatives out there. I’ve used Badger on my face, and it works well but it is a little heavy and greasy. It was fine when we went on vacation, and I do use it on my body. It’s our go-to sunscreen for the summer. But for every day facial use, the heaviness of it on my face would drive me nuts.