Sunday, 17 June 2018

12 months of Sun Protection πŸ—“

Do you check your cosmetic labels?

I expect you are pretty good at checking the Best Before/Use by Dates on food but do you know that your cosmetics can expire too and many products have a label telling you when by?

Period After Opening (PAO)

That's what the symbol is called that you may find on many of your cosmetics products.

If there, the symbol will contain a number and the letter 'M' which stands for month.  Therefore 12M equals 12 months.  Which actually means once opened the product is good for 12 months and after that, you should, ideally, stop using it...
12 months PAO label

For this to work of course you have to remember when you first opened the product!  For me sun-tan lotion is pretty easy to remember - it was last year.

Which leads me to always buy a new tube of sun-tan lotion annually.  And for Summer 2018 it has been Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50.

But you don't sunbathe?

I always protect my face every day with SPF 50 and I don't go on holiday wanting or aiming to get a tan, but I also don't want to avoid the sun, and definitely never want to burn.  Hence I do buy and apply sun-tan lotion.

Vichy Ideal Soleil

Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50
Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50
This is a big tube, 300ml, and I doubt I will use it all (PAO label is 12m).  I purchased it because:

  • it was on offer (£14 rrp £19);
  • it is a good brand;
  • it is SPF50, UVA and UVB;
  • it says 'Fresh Hydrating Milk' on the label.

Reading the ingredients also told me it contains titanium dioxide which means it is a mineral rather than a chemical suncream.

It is a good product and it does the job - been on holiday came back the same colour as when I left πŸ‘.  But I am disappointed by the description on the label calling it "milk"...

It isn't a milky texture, it's a cream.  It is easily absorbed and doesn't feel too greasy, however, it does make my skin feel just a tad sticky which wasn't what I hoped for.
Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50

I will carry on using it for this year but I wouldn't buy it again, due to its lack of promise on its consistency.  It will be thrown away (in the recycling) at the end of its 12 month period, just as the label dictates.

If you want to know more about PAO labels click HERE.



Monday, 11 June 2018

Happy Birthday 2 me πŸŽ‚

I'm Two!

I started my blog in 2016 and here I am happily still reviewing products, taking photographs and posting weekly - time flies. (To read my Happy 1st Birthday post, please click here)
When I started blogging I had just the idea of a 'Beauty Blog' - which is a pretty vast subject.

Whilst I do describe myself as a Beauty Blogger I feel that BeautyBoo44 has morphed and found it's 'niche' as a skincare blog, aimed at preventative skin care and ageing well.

In case you don't already know my skincare pet subjects are:
  • Collagen
  • Sun Protection
You will find plenty of posts about these all over the blog - you can use the labels in the side bar to find them.

What to blog about?

Someone recently asked me - "How do I know what to write about?"
An easy to answer quesion.  I blog about what I'm currently interested in or super excited about. Which is why for example recent posts have started to appear about 'Hormonal Skincare' 😜 (it's my age)!

Non Beauty posts

A significant change for me in the last 12 months is I have 'cleaned up' my diet - and in doing so lost... around 30lbs.

Whilst I can't say I am a fully fledged member of the Clean Eating movment I am eating soooo much less processed food and more or less cut out refined sugars - yep, that's sweets, chocolate and even birthday cake!

Therefore you will find the occasional healthy receipe cropping up under Lifestyle.

All Posts

Whatever my posts are about they are always going to be beauty related, written by me and giving my personal opinon.  I will also continue to take the photos and provide the props!

So it's "Happy Birthday to me" and "Thank You" for reading.

I plan to continue to post every Monday and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading.
Thank you πŸ™

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