“ Brand: Banana Boat / Type: Sun Protection / Suitable for: Face / UV Protection Factor: SPF 23 „
I bought this sunblock at an airport last year as I spotted it a reduced price and I hate the way that ordinary sunscreens make my face feel and look oily and greasy. I have very pale skin though so going without sunscreen on my face is sadly not an option.
I've been very happy with Faces. You only need a fairly small amount to cover your whole face so the 120ml tube lasts a while. It lasted all through last summer and I expect it will run out towards the end of this summer, I wear sunscreen both abroad and on sunny days her in the UK so its had a lot of use in those two simmers.
The sunscreen really does feel different to others, it glides onto your skin and spreads and rubs in easily. It doesn't have the thick slimey feel that others do and actually feels more like putting a nice moisturiser on your face. It has a slight fragrance to it which is pleasant and fresh but not too strong so you don't mind having it close to your nose!
Faces, is SPF23, which is adequate for most situations but I recommend reapplying every hour or two on very sunny days depending on your skin. I've never suffered any sunburn or red skin while using this product, but you do need to be careful to apply it to all the exposed skin. Its really easy to miss the bit under your eyebrows, your hairline or the tops of your ears and then you'l have very interesting tan lines!
The best thing about Faces is that it doesn't give you that shiny, oily look that so many sunscreens do, and that makes me dread holiday photos! It soaks into your skin very quickly and then you wouldn't know it was there. Its also waterproof which is useful if you plan to go swimming or if its very warm as you can't sweat it off (sorry, not a pleasant image!)