Sunday, June 21, 2015

Garnier Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 30 & SPF 60 Face Sunscreen: Review

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Garnier Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 30 & SPF 60 Sunscreen: Review
Earlier this month, team Garnier Canada visited Vancouver to celebrate Ombrelle's 25th anniversary. I was treated to a lovely cruise along the harbor and was taught all about the Ombrelle sunscreens. Before this month, I had never tried Ombrelle products but after test-driving the Ultra Fluid Face Lotion Sunscreen, I dearly wish I had discovered the brand earlier! Available in both SPF 30 and SPF 60, the Ultra-Fluid Face Lotions ($17.99) feature a lightweight, non-greasy formula that I've been long searching for. To read more about them, click......

Packaging:
The Ultra-Fluid Lotions come in very compact 50ml plastic squeeze bottles. Because the formulation is super runny, these bottles come equipped with an elongated spout, which helps control how much product comes out.
I like the small, travel-friendly size of these, but I have a big problem with the leaky caps. For my SPF 30 bottle, I have to make sure it's completely shut or it will leak. With the SPF 60 bottle, no matter how I close it, the product seeps around the cap, which is quite annoying because I always want to bring this one in my bag when I go out. I think the general issue is that the seal between the inside of the cap and the pointed spout opening is just not tight enough. For a sunscreen this runny, an extra tight seal is imperative.

Formulation:
As I've mentioned above, these Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion face sunscreens are super runny, with the SPF 60 one being a bit more viscous than the SPF 30. What sets this face sunscreen apart for me is that the formulation sets super quickly, leaving behind a lightweight matte texture. We aren't talking about oil-control primer matte, but the non-greasy finish is impressive!
Garnier Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 30 & SPF 60 Sunscreen: Review
Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion Face SPF 30
These Garnier Ombrelle sunscreens use two UVA filters that work in synergy, which means that the sunscreen is resistant to both oil and water. The UVA filters protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays so you will be well protected (for about three hours).
Also, the Ultra-Fluid face sunscreens are infused with vitamins so they not only protect but also nourish the skin.
Garnier Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 30 & SPF 60 Sunscreen: Review
Ombrelle Ultra-Fluid Lotion Face SPF 60
In addition to being lightweight and comfy, these sunscreens come off very easily with warm water and a simple face cleanser. I had no problems with greasy, stubborn residues.
Ombrelle has made a sun fact website which features some really informative and useful sun facts, check it out here if you are interested.

Availability:
Garnier Ombrelle is available in drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada.
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