California sunshine has its perks, but sunburn is not one of them. I pretty much spend my days hiding from the sun, which is quite difficult to master in sun-soaked Southern Cali.
The alternative to this exhausting game of hide and seek, however, is sunscreen.
To be perfectly honest, I am not a fan of the stuff. I don’t enjoy replacing my Philosophy Amazing Grace body lotion with a chalky white substance with a smell that evokes memories of crying children at a public pool.
Unfortunately, the inevitable sun exposure I constantly face has begun to take its toll on my porcelain skin.
So, I set out to find my perfect sunscreen. My requirements for sun protection are as follows:
After a brief and unrelated detour at Dash–no, I did not see Khloe, Kim, or Kourtney–I took my hunt for the perfect sunscreen over to The Beauty Collection.
I spent 45 minutes of slathering every lotion imaginable onto my arms, decolletage, ears, and any other spot not covered by clothing.As soon as I reached the Rilastil display, my search was over. Everything about their sun creme was right: The texture was not greasy, too thick or too thin; the scent is a light, delicate floral essence of something familiar to me that I can’t quite place; and the sun protection factor goes as high as SPF 50+ and are available in lotion or cream form.
Since I sensed that my full-body slathering of Rilastil with the beauty supply store’s tester was not fully appreciated, I decided to go online to do a little research on the Italian skincare line. As it turns out, Rilastil, which was created in 1930 at a pharmacy in Milan, has grown into one of the most popular product lines in Europe. Die-hard fans of this brand include Padma Lakshmi, the uberchic design duo Dolce and Gabbana…and now me.
I am officially lusting after the following Rilastil products:
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