Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Garnier Ambre Solaire - Summer 2014 Sorted

So the sun has come out and then it seems to scurry away back under a large cloud, for me that makes me think about going on holidays and for holidays I need sun protection.  Us Irish skinned peeps have to be very careful in the sun, while personally I don't burn very easily I am always aware that I am 50% ginger so that means even if it looks like the sun is not doing any damage there can be lifelong damage under the surface of the skin. 

While I was talking to my dad (the aforementioned 50% ginger) he mentioned that Ambre Solaire had simply the best sun creams on the market.  He went off on a magical story about how he used to tan himself on the roofs of Dublin back in the day using Ambre Solaire (I realise that he is making the rooftops of Dublin sound like the skyscrapers of New York and not possibly being on the roof of a 2 story building).  The main things he loves about Ambre Solaire are the smell and the fact that he NEVER burned using Ambre Solaire. 

Can we go back to the fact that he is very very ginger, so the fact that he never burned using Ambre Solaire is pretty dam impressive - we also need to note that being so fair he really has no right to be such a sun worshiper, stay sun safe people).  

This summer Ambre Solaire have all the family covered from the very little to the active amongst us, first up hey have created Baby in the Shade* (€10.79) which is a fragrance free, paraben free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic lotion with SPF 50+.  Obviously this is designed to protect babies (not that babies should be sitting in the sun relaxing with their sunglasses).  While I gest that babies should not be sunbathing (who else has an image of a baby on a sun lounger) they can be exposed to sun rays even from reflective surfaces like the water and sand.  As Baby in the Shade is hypoallergenic it can be used on the most sensitive skins - a lot of babies skins can react to sun protection -. 
Ambre Solaire Dry Mist* (€22.99) is kinda awesome you shake and spray and and the skin is covered with a (dry) mist of lotion, you cant feel it on your skin.  Himself is a bit of a bratty child when it comes to sun protection, he thinks it feels oily and greasy on his skin and like most Irish Men he thinks he is invincible and wont burn.  Last year when we were on holiday in Florida he ignored my offerings until a man walked up to him waving a bottle of sun protection and said "Dude your really red".  Morto for the big ejit.  Was I red (even though the force of being ginger is strong in me)? no, cause I used sun protection.  Ambre Solaire Dry Mist is brilliant cause I can just spritz this on himself without him even noticing, it takes seconds and sun safe.  Dry Mist comes in SPF 20, 30 and 50. 
While I love to relax for a bit in the sun I also like to snorkel and jump in the sea so for us types Ambre Solaire have created Wet Skin* (€21.99) which can be applied to wet skin, its formula means that even when applied to wet skin you still have full UVA and UVB protection.  I can snorkel to my hearts content.  Wet Skin comes in SPF 10, 20 and 30.

Said red headed Dad - told you he had no right being a lover of the sun. Pin It
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