on Apr 17, 2010 @ 05:30 pm

Is it safe to apply a bit of sunscreen around the eyes or do I have to purchase one with SPF in my eye cream...?

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great question! on Apr 18, 2010 @ 04:04 pm

I have always used whatever sunscreen around my eyes, though I'm careful to pick something waterproof so it doesn't run into them. I have also tried to use sunscreens specially formulated for eyes, and I know that certain makeup, particularly mineral makeup (and that comes in foundations, shadows, etc), has a small SPF value as well. What I'm currently loving is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch (which I have in SPF 55, but it also comes in 80-something) because it goes on so smoothly and doesn't have any greasy or white residue - you can apply your makeup over it normally.

However, I would be very curious from the 'health & safety' standpoint if a special sunscreen should be used around the eyes instead of the usual facial or even body care versions. Anyone know?

neutrogena face lotion on Apr 19, 2010 @ 10:59 am

I also love the sunscreen from Neutrogena that mamaluv mentioned. Everything she said about it is true. Its also non-comodogenic, so if you use it on your face it is not apt to clog your pores. I also like Neutrogena facial moisturizers that contain spf 15. That lotion is designed for face skin and very like up near eyes (though I don't know for sure). Its only spf 15, but that's better than 0.

Total effects moisturizer on Apr 20, 2010 @ 01:00 pm

I use the Olay Total Effects moisturizer with SPF 15. I use the 'Touch of Foundation' kinda that leaves a hint of foundation on your face. I apply it onto my whole face even around my eyes and it doesn't leave an oily residue nor does it run. It leaves my face hydrated for the whole day. I wrote a review about it a while ago. I loveee anti-aging products and it's been working so well on my skin I'm afraid of using other products!

You can click here to read my review on this product. Hope it helps!

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