Let’s Talk Sunscreen: John Masters SPF 30

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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.

Get it: You can find John Masters at your local Whole Foods, and at places like Saffron Rouge and Amazon.com

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4 Responses to “Let’s Talk Sunscreen: John Masters SPF 30”

  1. Tiffany on May 4th, 2011 9:31 am

    Ugh, I’m the same way. I need to wear sunscreen every day but I just don’t. I will try the John Master’s, thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Lindsay on May 4th, 2011 12:07 pm

    I’m 35 too and seem to have just developed age spots on my face. I, like you, only wear sunscreen for long stints in the sun; however, I will try out the JM. In Canada, they sell it at Whole Foods but also sell some JM products at Body Sense in Dundas, Ontario. By the way, those of you looking for a great spa that uses safer skin products, check out Body Sense for all your spa needs. I went for a pedicure when I was pregnant :)

  3. Angela on May 19th, 2011 8:50 pm

    Do you know if this goes well under makeup..

  4. Kate on June 28th, 2011 12:42 pm

    I have been looking for a new lotion with sunscreen and I am going to try this! I was shocked (and a little sad) that the Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum has Retinyl Palmitate in it!? Just goes to show that you can’t just trust a BRAND, you have to look at EVERY product they offer. I am looking for a night/fine lines cream — have you had much luck with the Rose & Apricot Antioxidant? Who knew finding face lotion could be a part time job?

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