Sunscreen for body

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2007, 12:00am

Sunscreen is the best protection against premature ageing. For day-to-day use, opt for an oil-free cream or spray that will provide high-level, full spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. For use in the water, pick a water- or sweat-resistant one.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 with PA++ (HK$89.9/88ml)

This sunscreen glides onto the skin like silk. It's not sticky and stays put even after swimming.

Bioscreen Solaire Intensive Sunblock Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin SPF35 (HK$230/125ml)

The lotion could be a little more runny to make it easier to apply. It also doesn't smell great, but that's because it is designed for sensitive skin so is perfume free.

Bliss The Big Screen SPF 30 Water-Resistant Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Spray for Body (HK$220/250ml)

This sprays on bright white so you can see where it's going, but rubs in easily and streak-free, even on darker skin. It's got a fresh, citrusy smell which is refreshing for a sunscreen.

Clinique Sun-Care UV-Response Body Cream SPF 50 (HK$200/150ml)

The sunblock gives good protection, but it feels a bit lumpy and sticky. It smells a bit weird, too.

Boots Soltan Sun Care 12-Hour Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50 UVA+++++ (HK$200/200ml)

The lotion has an oily texture, but rubs in easily. The skin becomes smooth again after a few seconds. It's great for daily use.