For as far as I can remember, I’ve had pretty sensitive skin. On a day to day basis, it’s not a big deal, I just need to be careful with the products I use, but it gets a bit trickier in the summer when I need to introduce a sunscreen into my skincare regime. In the past I’ve not had the best experience with even the gentlest of sunscreens – I’ve had rashes, burning sensations and breakouts. Thankfully though, Sisley have come to the rescue with their incredible Super Stick Solaire SPF30.
Since I know I can (and do) rely on Sisley for a tonne of my skincare needs (I adore their Botanical Restorative cream) I thought I would give their sunscreen a whirl. I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! Sisley Super Stick Solaire comes in either tinted or colourless options, and since it was my first foray I opted for the latter. As if providing gentle protection wasn’t enough, the sunscreen’s formula contains Vitamin E to protects against free radicals and reinforces the skin’s natural defences whilst Camelia oil, Shea and Mango butters hydrate and nourish.
Packaged in a chic and easy to use screw up tube, the Super Stick Solaire feels a little like an overgrown lip balm. To apply, I simply slick the formula over my cheekbones, nose and forehead and blend in. I love the soft texture of the sunscreen, and it disappears immediately – there is no ghostly white cast, and it doesn’t feel heavy or tacky to the touch. Instead it leaves my skin feeling soft, with a flattering matte finish. The stick applicator means that reapplying the sunscreen is a cinch, and I can easily pop it in my beach bag!