“ Brand: Garnier / Type: Sun Oil / Subcategory: Spray / UV Protection Factor: SPF 30 / What it does: Protects, Nourishes / Contents/Size: 150ml „
Another of the products I relied on last summer when we did have a bit of sunshine was this Golden Protect Protective Oil from Garnier. I had ran out of my usual sun protection and nipped out to get some more however they didn't have my usual branded one in and I remember not being impressed as this cost me close to £15.00 when my favoured one only usually cost about £10.00! However I liked the look of the bottle and it offered a high protection for my skin and I thought being an oil it may actually nourish it rather well at the same time as protecting me from rays and burning.
The bottle of this is rather nice to look at and looks quality. Its a see through brown plastic bottle that holds 150ml of the oil and it has a golden coloured plastic push down to use style dispenser with a small see through plastic cap that fits securely over that and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is enriched with Shea Butter and is 'Satin touch, water resistant and has a none greasy feel' and that it is Dermatologically tested and meets European recommendations. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, cautions are listed as is the size of it, the ingredients are given and contact details for the manufacturer are also given. What I like about this one is that once opened this lasts 12 months without going funny or off and the one I usually use only lasts 6 months so I was and still am impressed with that!
All you do with this is spray it to the skin you are having displayed under the sun to protect it from rays but also to stop it burning. It comes out quite a thick oil and a sort of transparent bronze colour and you really do need to rub this one in as I find it really rather oily and it does leave a greasy look to my skin and it does transfer quite a bit onto clothing if your not very careful indeed. It has a sort of leafy fragrance that is very light to it this one that isn't awful and that fragrance fades fast anyway.
This is kind and moisturising to my skin however I don't like the greasy residue on my skin one bit. It does protect me from getting burnt though and I don't feel the need to keep reapplying it though you do need to if you get wet which is standard with any sun protection products really.
The negative of this is the greasy feeling and look it gives to my skin though I can't fault it that it doesn't work I just don't like oil on my clothes and find it a faff to apply it so for that reason I won't be rebuying this in the future sadly but it you don't mind oily/greasy products then you are bound to like this one to be fair!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists.
Formula 100% conforms to European recommendations for protection against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays / With the patented filtration system containing Mexoryl XL, it protects against UVA and UVB rays: Enriched with nourishing shea butter for a satin-touch finish, the golden oil helps to protect your tan / Rich and pleasurable Monoi fragrance / Light and easy to apply thanks to the spray format / High protection / tanned fair skin /