After ages of online searches, I discover that Lancaster is not a French brand, but a brand from Monaco. Never mind, Monaco is almost France, si let’s say we will talk today about a French product!
The majority of French people uses drugstore sun care products, as this Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Lotion from Garnier (£14 at Boots and currently at 50% off…).
It’s not a bad idea to use cheap sun cream, because we tend to not use enough product when it’s too expensive. And we need a lot of it to be really protected from the UVA and UVB of the sun. There is no excuse to skip the sun cream application, as it does not protect us from being tanned!
(Let’s use this article to revise our basics with sun cream: we need to apply it on dry and proper skin, every two hours and everytime we leave the pool / the sea. We should keep the cream away from the sun and should throw the tube away after 6 months.)
I bought this Garnier Lotion because it was one of the less expensive one with SPF30 when I was in Spain. I had no idea that the “golden” part of its name refers to shimmer incorporated in the composition. But when I realised that, I did no mind, as I was in holiday.
This sun Golden Protect lotion is very good. It smells like holiday for me because of its “sun cream” smell meeting monoi oil. It is easy to apply, it does not leave the skin sticky or white-ish. My skin was very soft after using it, I wanted to fondle myself!
This 200mL bottle is perfect for family. I used it every two hours every day with my mom in Andalousia for a little bit less than 2 weeks, and we did not finish it. Neither me or my mom had a sun burn, and we were definitely tanned by the end of the holiday. This product is not perfect anyway because it does not prevent us from being allergic to the sun, so I do recommend you to use sun-preparing capsules as my Phytobronz.
My review: (5 / 5)
Buy this product on Amazon* : Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Milk SPF30 200ml
I come from the South of France, a region where the sun is shining almost all of the time during spring and summer. It’s not difficult to get tanned there. With my fair skin type and my sun allergy, I am careful and I take these sun-preparing capsules Phytobronz from Arkopharma!
I use sun-preparing capsules mostly because of my sun allergy. They prevent me from having rashes, also called polymorphic light eruptions. Thanks to them, I can show my skin in public and I do not scratch it. Bonus point, because it takes ages for me to get tanned, I can gain colours (not red!) faster. I am not tempted to skip a sun cream application. This last point makes me say that sun-preparing capsules are the best for everybody, for our health and our beauty.
I am pretty convinced by these Arkopharma Phytobronz capsules. They are not too big so it’s easy to swallow them with a glass of water (personally, I take them with yogurt during my diner). They contain a lot of great things as wheat, sunflower and borage oils, carotenoids,… Thanks to the addition of tocopherol and grape extract, they provide us enough vitamin E and antioxidants to protect ourselves from sun damages (in normal condition). Careful, they are not suitable for vegetarians as they contain fish gelatine.
As I told you, these capsules help my skin to get tanned a bit. With a SPF 50 sun cream, my skin was able to become a bit golden for the first time in my life!
One capsule has to be taken every day. When I purchase it for the first time (2010), the box of 30 caps was 20 euros, but I found today on Amazon UK two boxes for less than 20 pounds: that’s amazing! Don’t forget to start your regimen 15 days before going in holiday and to make it last until 15 days after too!
One last tip: did you know that most of the contraceptive pills makes you photosensitive? That’s why they advise us to not take them during day light.
My review: (4 / 5)
Buy this product on Amazon* : Arkopharma Phytobronz Sun Protect – Pack of 30 Capsules
Even if AnneMarie sounds like a French first name, the brand we are talking about today is not French but German. For summer, AnneMarie Börlind provides us with its great lip balm: Sun Care.