Since insanity is commonly defined as, "doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results," I think I need to change my approach. This summer will be the sunscreen hunt that (hopefully) yields a winning product I actually end up using consistently. Instead of buying first Neutrogena product I come across at CVS, I will investigate products more thoroughly. I think it would also be worthwhile to make a trip or two to Sephora or a department store to test some samples for a while before making the big commitment.
I better get a move on since it is already June, so here's my preliminary list of sunscreens that have caught my eye:
DERMAdoctor 'Ain't Misbehavin'™' Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++. This one claims to prevent the aforementioned grease-explosion-effect and contains ingredients to soothe my finicky skin.... sounds promising.
3LAB 'Perfect' Sunscreen SPF 55 PA+++. No oil, PABA, or fragrance and SPF 55-- the reviewer loves it and is in my age bracket, which also makes it interesting. (You know, cuz 65 yr olds typically have different skin needs than spring chickens).
Peter Thomas Roth 'Uber-Dry™' Sunscreen SPF 30. This one also claims to absorb quickly and without greasy after-effects. The reviewer from hot, humid Florida likes it and I am interested in the vague promises of anti-oxidant properties as well.
LANCER™ Skincare Vitamin C Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 30. I am a fan of everything Vitamin C does to my face and I like that is one contains both physical and chemical blockers, but the reviews are not winning me over...
Sometimes I feel like I am the pale nerd sitting in doors while the cool kids bake themselves ;) Any sunscreens you love or that might be worth a try?