Life after Melanoma for me has been an interesting balance of educating myself and others about the dangers of the sun and skin cancer awareness … and finding ways to enjoy my time in the sun without being totally paranoid. Part of that mission has included trying every sunscreen under the sun. I’ve used Aveeno body and face washes in the past, but this was my first time using their sunscreen.
When I think of Aveeno, I think of nourishing, natural formulas. Trying Aveeno’s Protect + Hydrate lotion sunscreen SPF 30, I expected my skin to drink this sunscreen right up … and that it did. With nourishing oats in the formula to help reverse skin dehydration, I felt like I was applying a rich lotion, not a sunscreen. I like that a lot, especially with Aveeno, because I felt like I was smothering my skin in goodness. Aveeno’s Protect + Hydrate lotion sunscreen is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes and leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized without feeling greasy or filmy.
While I think this is overall a nice sunscreen that applies like a thick nourishing lotion, I wouldn’t suggest using this lotion sunscreen on your face if you plan to apply makeup on top. It builds up a little. I would suggest sticking to a regular facial moisturizer with SPF for your face.
I do like the size and shape of the bottle. It’s not awkward and fits perfectly into my purse compartments and it doesn’t take up a lot of space in your busy on-the-go bag. For about $10, it’s a sunscreen worth a try if you like your sunscreen to help your skin to feel nourished while protected. Have you tried it?