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Posted by 06.01.11



PRODUCT: Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40

Sunscreen is a necessary part of my summer beauty regime. I slather it on my body everyday from May until September before I set out onto the buzzing but hot and sunny streets of New York City. Needless to say, I’m always looking for the perfect formula and texture to turn my routine into a treat. I’m happy to report I have found a winning product with the new Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40 ($8.99).

Not only does Shimmer Effect SPF 40 protect my skin, but it adds a subtle glow – a nice compensation for not turning a golden brown. Mica minerals in the formulation add a hint of shimmer to enhance and highlight skin tone. At the same time the sun protection ingredients provide full spectrum protection with SPF 40 and UVA “SunSure Protection.” I always look for full spectrum protection because while UVB rays are responsible for sun burns, UVA rays actually cause the sort of damage that ages the skin and more importantly causes skin cancer. Reportedly, Shimmer Effect SPF 40’s UVA and UVB protection won’t break down in the sun. And even better it smoothes on easily and gets absorbed quickly. It’s a great formulation at a great price point.

Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40 is part of a launch lineup that includes an SPF 20 version as well as Shimmer Effect After Sun Lotion ($7.99). The lotion also contains shimmering mica minerals, as well as antioxidants and moisturizers. It’s a lovely soothing,, shimmering way to finish a fun day in the sun

FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It)

BY WAY OF: GIFTED

Would you buy it again? YES

Would you recommend it to a friend? YES

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