INSTITUT ESTHEDERM SUN INTOLERANCE, STRONGER SKIN AND NICER SUN
It turns out Scotland is pretty sunny, in fact most of the days have that blue sky/bright sun/chilly weather combination which I’ve only found in the mountain whilst in France. It is lovely, but it also means that I’m more aware of the sun exposure my face is enduring -not that a bad weather means no sun exposure- and the small sun damages it has started to show. And, instead of buying another SPF, I’ve been won over by the peculiarity of the Institut Esthederm Sun Intolerance Protective Face Care.
Because Institut Esthederm sits amongst the most raved about sun protection brands, I thought it will be interesting to try something different, perhaps less traditional: the Sun Intolerance Protectrice Face Care is an SPF without being one. Instead of using filters, it will give the skin the strength to protect herself against the sun.
That being said, it has the scent, texture and colour of an SPF, a great, not too sticky and white one but still, using it in the evening gives the impression that I’m doing something wrong. I’m not, however, because the Sun Intolerance Protective Face Care can be used morning -great underneath makeup- and evening, as a sun protection, aftersun or as a two-weeks cure before a strong, intense sun exposure. Introducing it slowly but surely to my -most of the time evening- skincare routine and using it in addition to my SPF is what I’ve been doing and what has been working for me. I have also been using it on my hands as I tend to forget to put SPF on them in the morning or/and during the day.
Whilst it’s always hard to know if a sun protection is effective -trusty brands, great textures and no redness at the end of the day are my only requirements- and I am perfectly aware that the sensation of using the right product at the right moment can sometimes trick our mind into thinking that the latter is highly efficient, my -very annoying because on the top of my nose- sun spot seems to be a little bit less red at the end of the day -something I used to blame on the cleansing routine-. I don’t believe the Sun Intolerance Protective Face Care would ever replace a proper SPF, but I like to think it represents an extra help for the most vulnerable and sensitive skins.