Beauty Review: La Mer The Reparative SkinTint SPF 30

If there’s one piece of advice I follow is that I wear sunscreen. I can’t bring myself to wear the sporty one that smells like the beach though so fancy makeup brands are the only way I can bring myself to apply sunscreen. I think it’s because I associate it with gritty sand in weird places.

For awhile I was using Olay 7 Effects. I actually really liked it and the way it felt on my skin. It is also available at Costco and that’s a huge plus in my book. Alas, it isn’t tinted and it is only spf 15.

The Melanoma Foundation recommends at least a SPF 30 which blocks out 97% of rays. So, I found La Mer’s The Reparative SkinTint.

After a 15 min explanation about “the miracle broth” inside the product and how it was developed by an astronaut I decided to give it a try.

The only problem is that it’s 90 bucks!

All the reviews online were great though and I love that it’s also a bb cream so when I apply it, it is slightly tinted. It’s nice for my lifestyle where I don’t have time or the luxury to do much in the makeup department. The only step is to lather on the cream really fast.

That being said, I don’t know if I love La Mer. I would if it were 50 dollars or less. But 90? I feel like I can shop around for something less but just as good.

Would I recommend it to a friend? Perhaps to splurge because it does what it advertises; It’s very lightweight¬† and doesn’t seem to sweat off or clump up throughout the day. I don’t need to always check myself out in passing mirrors because I know the product is staying how I applied it.

That price tag though will have me looking elsewhere.

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