The weather in London has been gorgeous lately; proper sunshine – the kind that makes you wish you didn’t have a 9-6 job.
Naturally, all I’ve wanted to do is go for evening walks, visit cute little beer gardens, and lounge at roof top bars with a glass of wine. It would have usually been a bit of a struggle, with my fella being the world’s palest human (the kind that burns on a cloudy day. In Cornwall), and me having Mediterranean genes that pretty much mean I never burn. Between us, we’ve had to spend a fortune on varying SPFs and varying levels of after sun. It’s made me question our entire relationship, to be honest.
That’s when I found out about That’s So ‘Pure Sun’ All in One SPF & After Sun (*). The premise of the SPF is that one bottle will provide you with anywhere between 20 and 50 SPF; simply spray one layer for 20 SPF, wait 3 minutes, spray a second layer for 30 SPF, then wait another 3 minutes and spray again for 50 SPF protection. Sounds too good to be true, right? But here’s the thing: it works. I sprayed my fella with three layers, and did one myself, and it was perfect. I caught a nice summer glow, he stayed Caspar-pale. We were impressed.
It’s a dry oil spray, which means it wasn’t sticky, and it didn’t leave any suspicious-looking stains on our clothes. It goes on pretty much transparent, too, which is exactly what I look for in my SPF, personally.
My favourite out of the two products, however, has to be the after sun – I’m really picky about my after sun skincare, because I hate peeling (who doesn’t), and get so overheated if I use anything too thick. The ‘That’s So’ after sun, however, is cooling, sprays on in a thin layer, and feels so incredibly moisturising. It contains Aloe Vera, as well as Inhiphase, which are both anti-inflammatory and soothing, and honestly, I couldn’t recommend it more.
The price points are a little steep, for me, so I might not repurchase the sun cream, depending on what the London weather does, but the aftersun is safely in my online basket, awaiting payday.
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