Friday, June 22, 2012

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion N

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4.5 stars

COST: $39 for 3.3 fl. oz.

THE SKINNY: Much like it's sibling, Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector, this is an extremely lightweight sunscreen that is awesome. Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion N boasts SPF 60 (wow!), plus it's anti-aging, water- and sweat-resistant and, for those of you heading to the beach this summer, sand-proof.

I've tried dozens of facial sunscreens over the years, and it really doesn't get much better than this. Shiseido describes this lotion as: "A highly nourishing sunscreen lotion for the face and body that defends against powerful UVA/UVB rays that cause sunburn, cell damage and premature signs of aging."

Be sure to shake up this product, as it has a tendency to separate in the bottle. But that's my only complaint. It's not sticky, smelly or in any way icky.

I wore this sunscreen on my face (it's a small sample) during a long day of yard work in sunny, hot and humid conditions. It stayed put, didn't sting my eyes and allowed only the slightest tan on my face. I also wore it during an afternoon on the tennis court. Same result.

The lotion didn't irritate my skin or cause any blemishes.

It's a little expensive, but this lotion is runny. That means little bit goes a long way.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep, and I will definitely be investing in this product.

CHECK IT OUT: Find other products in Shiseido's Ultimate Sun Protection line online.

-- Tested by Shay