SPF

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Warm Weather Tool Kit

The arrival of the brighter months brings a welcome influx of warmer weather, and with temperatures rising and longer, sunnier days on the horizon, it may be time to adjust...

28/07/2023

My Favourite SPFs

My Favourite SPFs

Here is the final category of My Favourite Skincare Products, and we are finishing skincare with SPF. Find out what my favourite SPFs of the past year or more here.

28/07/2023

The worst product I have ever tried.

The worst product I have ever tried.

This is, without doubt, the worst formulated product ever to cross my path in 25 years. I bought this Cay Skin Isle Glow Face Lotion SPF 45 from Sephora on...

14/06/2022

Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, 50ml - £46.00 SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Mineral Non-organic vs organic? Inorganic aka mineral. Main SPF active ingredients?...

10/06/2022

Dr. Sam Bunting Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF 50

Dr. Sam Bunting Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF 50

Dr. Sam Bunting Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF 50, 50ml - £29.00 SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Non-organic vs organic? Inorganic aka mineral. Main SPF active ingredients? Zinc oxide and Octinoxate. Full...

09/06/2022

Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50

Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50

Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50, 40ml - £23.00 SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Non-organic vs organic? Hybrid. Main SPF active ingredients? Zinc oxide. Titanium Dioxide. Homosalate. Full inci: Octinoxate 5.0%,...

07/06/2022

My Murad Summer Skin Faves and 30% Off | AD

My Murad Summer Skin Faves and 30% Off | AD

Use code CHFF30 for 30% off sitewide* at murad.co.uk and murad.com As I type, this is the first day where I’m not the only one using aircon in the office,...

30/05/2022

Paula's Choice Sunscreen SPF 50

Paula's Choice Sunscreen SPF 50

Paula's Choice Sunscreen SPF 50, 148ml, £23.00 SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Non-organic vs organic? Organic (traditionally called chemical). Main SPF active ingredients? Avobenzone Homosalate Octisalate Octocrylene Oxybenzone Full inci: Aqua,...

24/05/2022

Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++

Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++

Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++, 73ml - £51.00 SPF 50 PA +++ Broad Spectrum Refillable Non-organic vs organic? Inorganic aka mineral. Main SPF active ingredients? Zinc oxide. Full inci:...

23/05/2022

Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sun Care UVA/UVB 50+

Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sun Care UVA/UVB 50+

Dry Touch Facial Sun Care UVA/UVB 50+, 50ml - £20.00 SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Organic (traditionally called chemical). Main SPF active ingredients UvinulA+, Homosalate, Octyl Salicylate, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb...

22/05/2022

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, 50ml, £23.00 SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Physical SPF Non-organic vs organic? Non-organic. Zinc Oxide. Main SPF active ingredients? Zinc oxide. Full inci: Zinc...

21/05/2022

MY SPF PICKS FROM IBIZA

MY SPF PICKS FROM IBIZA

View this post on Instagram A post shared by CAROLINE HIRONS (@carolinehirons) Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 Perfect for quick touch-ups. Keep in your...

20/05/2022

THIS MORNING - SPF SEGMENT

THIS MORNING - SPF SEGMENT

Pharmaceris EmoTopic 50+ Dermo-Protective Mineral Cream : https://bit.ly/3t6sMmU Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF50: https://bit.ly/3KYr8uH Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50: https://bit.ly/3KZZXjc Ultrasun Transparent Face and Scalp UV Protection...

03/05/2022

Supergoop Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50

Supergoop Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50

Supergoop Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50, 50ml - 34.00 USD What you need to know Broad spectrum, sunscreen, SPF 50 PA++++. Water and sweat resistant for up to...

14/04/2022

BRAND OF THE YEAR 2021 - ULTRA VIOLETTE

BRAND OF THE YEAR 2021 - ULTRA VIOLETTE

Australia have the toughest regulations when it comes to SPF, so you know if an Aussie brand creates SPF, it's usually going to be good. Ultra Violette's packaging literally says...

16/02/2022

The Skin Rocks Pigmentation Box

The Skin Rocks Pigmentation Box

You need this if…You have signs of pigmentation on your skin, and want help in reducing or preventing them. You don’t need this if…You have an even skin tone. The...

07/10/2021

THE SKIN ROCKS RETINOL BOX

THE SKIN ROCKS RETINOL BOX

You need this if… You want a fantastic full retinoid routine. You don’t need this if… You're pregnant. (Congratulations!)

07/10/2021

AD | My Kate Somerville Favourites

AD | My Kate Somerville Favourites

As you will probably know by now, Kate Somerville is a holy grail brand for me. It was a struggle to pick out my favourites, but here are my desert-island...

31/08/2021

BONDI SANDS SPF 50 + LIP BALMS | AD

BONDI SANDS SPF 50 + LIP BALMS | AD

Bondi Sands make daily SPF use a breeze with their non-greasy, fragrance free formulas that leave no white cast. More importantly, their Aussie approved formulas (Australia, followed by Europe, have...

15/07/2021

SPF, GWYNETH PALTROW, VOGUE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSCIOUSLY USING YOUR PLATFORM

SPF, GWYNETH PALTROW, VOGUE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSCIOUSLY USING YOUR PLATFORM

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for a week (lucky you), you cannot have missed the ever present-consciously-around Gwyneth Paltrow showcasing her 'morning routine' for US Vogue. If you...

07/04/2021

TOP 20 SKINCARE QUESTIONS OF 2020: HOW TO BUILD A SKINCARE ROUTINE?

TOP 20 SKINCARE QUESTIONS OF 2020: HOW TO BUILD A SKINCARE ROUTINE?

Older routines: Just a reminder that I am always trialling products and that a picture of something does not necessarily mean an endorsement. Well this one is easy! I've been...

03/01/2021

LANCASTER BEAUTY SUNCARE & GOLDEN TAN MAXIMIZER | AD

LANCASTER BEAUTY SUNCARE & GOLDEN TAN MAXIMIZER | AD

I can't believe that it was only in doing the research for this post that I learned about Lancaster's connection to Princess Grace of Monaco. What does that have to...

31/07/2020

BONDI SANDS SPF 50+ LOTIONS | AD

BONDI SANDS SPF 50+ LOTIONS | AD

OK SPF TIME FOLKS. With the hope that we haven't seen the best of our summer in the UK, and as we are allowed more and more to get out...

23/07/2020

THIS MORNING - SUMMER SKIN CLINIC 24TH JUNE

THIS MORNING - SUMMER SKIN CLINIC 24TH JUNE

We’re about to go into another heatwave, which means some of us are going to see some changes to our skin. Changes we don’t really want. You might have started...

24/06/2020

INSTA LIVE NO.6: SPF

INSTA LIVE NO.6: SPF

TOP SPFs There are SO many, but as of March 2020 these are great. To be honest most of the ones listed underneath and discussed in the video are great....

04/04/2020

THE BODY SHOP SKIN DEFENCE MULTI-PROTECTION LOTION SPF 50+ PA++++ | AD

THE BODY SHOP SKIN DEFENCE MULTI-PROTECTION LOTION SPF 50+ PA++++ | AD

What is it? The new and improved Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ from The Body Shop. Why? You may remember back in April 2019, on my very first appearance on...

03/04/2020

SPF BASICS/QUICK AFFORDABLE SPF ROUND-UP

SPF BASICS/QUICK AFFORDABLE SPF ROUND-UP

Last week I was scheduled to do my usual slot on telly to talk all things SPF before the real 'heat' hit us hard. Unfortunately on the same day, we...

29/07/2019

CHANEL UV ESSENTIAL SPF50

CHANEL UV ESSENTIAL SPF50

Always apply SPF at least 20 minutes before going outside unless otherwise stated. Always apply last after moisturiser, before makeup - unless otherwise stated. Reapply every two hours if in...

23/07/2019

SPF: MOST-USED IN 2018 AND 'MEH'

SPF: MOST-USED IN 2018 AND 'MEH'

HI ALL! Sorry it came so late in the year – but may prove helpful for those of you in the southern hemisphere? :) Sources mentioned for further reading should...

23/09/2018

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SPF & HOLIDAY SKINCARE

Hi Everyone! Featured/mentioned in this video: Trinny's Holiday Video - https://youtu.be/DAK6NCzxDps SPF videos with Dr Marko Lens - https://youtu.be/fIxMaRj9z6U Part 2 - https://youtu.be/LEhRhDt1Pco SPF Cheat Sheet - https://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/0... Clarins Sun...

06/09/2017

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF35

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF35

Always apply SPF at least 20 minutes before going outside unless otherwise stated. Always apply last after moisturiser, before makeup - unless otherwise stated. Reapply after swimming or excessive sweating....

01/08/2017

Holiday Empties we left behind..

Holiday Empties we left behind..

You may have noticed the radio silence on here while we were on holiday with the small people over Easter. I definitely lost my blogging mojo so apologise to those...

27/04/2017

SPF: the post-holiday breakdown

SPF: the post-holiday breakdown

After the recent City SPF video I had quite a few questions about what products I would use to actually sit on a beach/go on a sunny holiday, so just...

24/08/2016

FAQs from the Fave Fives

FAQs from the Fave Fives

If you're a regular reader you will know that I am currently stopping my kids from killing each other daily on a really peaceful holiday in Greece and so haven't...

17/08/2016

Fave Fives: City SPFs - August 2016

Fave Fives: City SPFs - August 2016

Hi Everyone! Some city SPFs for you. All my previous SPF videos/blog posts are here: SPF with Dr Marko Lens Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIxMaRj9z6U SPF with Dr Marko Lens Part 2:...

14/08/2016

Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defender

Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defender

  I've covered SPF extensively in the last few years so this year I'm going to focus primarily on light facial SPFs, suitable for daily use as well as holiday...

07/05/2016

The Body Shop Skin Defence

The Body Shop Skin Defence

When The Body Shop released the Vitamin E SPF this week, I did an audible 'about TIME'. Well they've already brought another one out, and it's only Friday. :) This...

29/04/2016

Goldfaden MD response

Goldfaden MD response

Last Saturday I posted this review about Goldfaden MD's Sun Visor product. Understandably a lot of their customers that read the blog were concerned and I started receiving worried messages...

14/08/2015

SPF - BEACH/CITY - FACE - La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid and Creme

SPF - BEACH/CITY - FACE - La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid and Creme

Broad Spectrum? UVA symbol (in EU)? Yes - symbol and 'Very High Protection' on both. Physical or chemical? Both La Roche-Posay also state that all Anthelios products scored a high...

11/08/2015

Favourite Facial City SPFs

Favourite Facial City SPFs

By the time you read this I will be in Rome putting a few of these to the real test. With average temperatures of 37 degrees C/98 Fahrenheit I am...

10/08/2015

SPF BODY Recommendations Round-up

SPF BODY Recommendations Round-up

I've had some urgent requests on social media and in the comments section from people going away on holiday imminently that want SPF recommendations 'NOW'. LOL So let's make like...

09/08/2015

SPF - FACE - CITY - Goldfaden MD Sun Visor SPF30 Mist

SPF - FACE - CITY - Goldfaden MD Sun Visor SPF30 Mist

15.08.15 N.B. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED AND A RESPONSE FROM GOLDFADEN IS AVAILABLE HERE: www.carolinehirons.com/goldfaden-md-response Broad Spectrum? UVA symbol (in EU)? Not clear. It says UVA/UVB protection but does...

08/08/2015

SPF - CITY - FACE - Clinique Super City Block 40SPF Ultra Protection

SPF - CITY - FACE - Clinique Super City Block 40SPF Ultra Protection

N.B. - The front of the EU version says '40 SPF Ultra Protection' Broad Spectrum? UVA symbol (in EU)? Yes Physical or chemical? Both SPF active ingredients (in order of...

07/08/2015

Jessica Alba's Honest SPF30

Jessica Alba's Honest SPF30

Jessica Alba's Honest company is under fire from customers who say that they and their children were badly burned after using the company's SPF products. The billion dollar company started...

06/08/2015

SPF - BEACH - FACE - Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face SPF 15/30/50

SPF - BEACH - FACE - Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face SPF 15/30/50

Why make life easy for myself? Typically, I'm starting with three products. As they all belong to the same family tree I thought it would be easier to group them....

05/08/2015

SPF - the prep post

SPF - the prep post

I thought I’d round up the SPF posts into groups – by brands – otherwise it will be wayyyyy too long a post. With the best will in the world...

04/08/2015

Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF30 - Triple Giveaway

Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF30 - Triple Giveaway

If you watched the first video of the 'In the Bathroom' Series that I filmed with Sali Hughes, you will have seen Sali pull this out of my stash. Emma...

23/07/2015

Cheat Sheet - SPF UPDATED

Cheat Sheet - SPF UPDATED

When purchasing SPF the main questions to ask are: What is the SPF? Is it a Broad Spectrum product? There are two main concerns from being in the sun: Skin-ageing...

10/07/2015