Review: Estee Lauder Day Wear SPF 50 Sunscreen

Alright…time for another product review. This one is summer-appropriate! Check out my first one on the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream here.

estee lauder sunscreen

I talked a little bit about this sunscreen in Part II of my summer haul posts here.

What it promises (from the Sears website):

~ visibly reduces the first signs of aging, dullness, dry skin, fine lines
~ helps bring out the healthy radiance of youthful skin
~ super antioxidant complex protects skin against free radicals and other environmental aggressors
~ SPF 50 sunscreen helps safeguard against UVA/UVB rays
~ no white cast (as recommended by a Sephora customer representative)

What it delivers: I can’t comment on the visible reduction of aging signs since I don’t have many on my face at the age of 25 (some fine wrinkles around the eyes). I will say that the texture of the product is really thick and a little bit difficult to spread sometimes. It does look a little bit greasy upon application. The plus side is that there is no white cast, it has high SPF and smells like cucumbers! I feel protected when I go out in the sun with this cream on my face.

I used this product on my arms once and noticed later that my arms were glittering?! I am unsure if this product has glitter particles in it but the glittery aspect of it is not present when the product is on my face.

Price point: at CAD$50 for 1 oz, this is definitely a luxury brand of sunscreen. However, considering that it doesn’t cast a white sheen on my olive face, the high SPF factor and that it smells great, I would say it is worth it. Plus, I’ve been using it almost every day for 2 months and it’s still not finished.

Overall rating (out of 5) : 3.5/5

Thoughts: I am giving this product a 3.5 because of the hard-to-blend texture and the somewhat greasy aftereffect. The price point is also a little bit too high for my liking. Otherwise, it’s a product worth checking out.

Do you have any favorite facial sunscreens?


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