This post will be short and sweet. But also semi depressing.
After another incredible week in London, I am still not over Boots (a similar chain but nothing like Walgreens or Duane Reade here in NY). As I’m stalking the shelves for last minute purchases prior to takeoff, I spot No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED s u n c a r e. No matter that security had me combine my four carry ons into two (which I managed to do but they already weigh a ton) and that I am also lugging a bag of books and magazines from WHSmith (so much better than our Hudson News) and a massive duty-free haul (so. much. tea.). I stop and zoom in on the 2 for £20 sign. What’s one more bag, right? Best decision I ever made.
It has been exactly a week since the encounter at Boots Heathrow and my daily game of tinted SPF has officially changed. The No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced BB Facial Sun Protection SPF 30 in Medium is a mouthful. And my jam. It’s my best drugstore find to date, but not available in the States. Welcome home, much?
If there is a Boots by you (SEND ME A TRUCKLOAD OF THIS STUFF), most definitely give this sunscreen a try. While technically a makeup skincare hybrid, it is the most subtle tinted moisturizer and contains stellar sunscreen properties. This is in addition to the brand’s proprietary antioxidant complex, which makes every Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED formula an anti-aging hero. Powered by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, one of my all time favorite peptide compounds that mimics the appearance and replaces broken down collagen, it legitimately delivers plumper, firmer, and a visibly younger looking complexion when used consistently.
Back to the genius BB launch. Available in two shade variations (fair or medium) and three SPF strengths (15, 30 or 50), these broad spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays with an ethereal color payoff for an even and radiant finish. Somewhere between matte and dewy, these shimmer free formulas blend in beautifully and have impressive staying power without oxidizing the skin (won’t turn you a weird shade or orange). Whipped and creamy, the breathable, water based treatment feels weightless over any serum or moisturizer.
The No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED BB Facial Sun Protection SPF 30 is easily my new go to for everyday use after having tried countless tinted sunscreens and favored dozens over the years. The hint of color is exquisite and provides sheer to light coverage for a perfectly natural look. Daily application of broad spectrum sunscreen is as important as brushing your teeth, so, why not use one that makes you look polished and put together at the same time? Major props for its light non-sunblock scent.
Lastly, WHYYYYYYY isn’t this available in the States? Some SPF or FDA regulations, right?
Feast your eyes at boots.com. The BB Facial Sun Protection formulas retail for £14.50 or 2 for £20 right now.