Well. The folks at Bioderma are clever little cookies indeed.
SPF as we know it has been changing in recent years - gone are those almost plastic-feeling SPFs your mum would smother you in on the beach, that took about three million years to soak in to your skin, and left you as a magnet for sand/dust/any airborne particle within ten feet. Ah, those were the days. Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30 changes all of that.
Bioderma have continued in their usual innovative vein and managed to suspend an SPF30 in a water-based solution. Clever. Due to this watery formulation, it's possible to top-up throughout the day without any greasy feeling at all on the skin - somewhat of a revelation. It is designed to be used over makeup, which is brilliant - and I can vouch for this having no negative effect on your base whatsoever. The spray is extremely fine, and it is a welcome, cooling spray on a hot day - and nice to know you're actually topping up any sweated-off SPF. In a nifty 50ml bottle, it's just the right size for a handbag or holiday beach bag.
Personally, I wouldn't use this as my only source of SPF protection for the day - more as a top-up, if I was caught out on a suddenly roasting-hot afternoon (not common in the UK, but it does happen!), or instead of a simple cooling spray on the hottest/most humid days abroad. I think that for quick top-ups, this little bottle is really ingenious.
I recently had this at-the-ready for my very fair-skinned friend at her wedding, in case of sudden major sun (as most of the reception was outside) and for this purpose, it was just brilliant! I'm really hoping that with time, more SPF formulations become as user-friendly as this one!
Have you tried this Bioderma wonder?
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