One gal's mission to find her Ultra Violette BFF One gal's mission to find her Ultra Violette BFF

One gal's mission to find her Ultra Violette BFF

By Chloe De Highden

One gal's mission to find her Ultra Violette BFF One gal's mission to find her Ultra Violette BFF

How I finally found THE ONE...

Becca Holdorf

"Over the past few weeks I have purchased and tested all three of Ultra Violette's fabulous skinscreens, and thought it might be handy to share some of my thoughts and experiences! I have combo/sensitive skin, and have a very basic skincare routine that works well for me, after having very bad acne from PCOS. In all the photos I have just the sunscreen on and a bit of bronzer, no tinted moisturiser or foundations at all.

First up, SUPREME SCREEN! This was the first one I tried as it seemed to be the best option for a combo skin gal. The first time I tried it, I did my usual morning cleanse, niacinamide, and moringa oil, then popped this baby over the top. It was HELLA HYDRATING! I am not very used to such a glow and it was probably a bit much. It also made my skin a bit stingy for the first few days, but this died down... I learned to love the glow, and I ended up finding I could just use this in the mornings straight after my serum and I was good to go, which makes things super easy.  I like how it gives my face a bit of a filtered effect, but it irritates my eyes the most out of the three. I think this one will get a lot more use for me in winter when my skin is dryer, and I think it would be amazing for all you dry skinned folks out there!

Second in line, QUEEN SCREEN! I was super excited to try this because, well, the bottle is just so pleasing to the eye and I feel super fancy using a dropper bottle to get my sunscreen lol. After my over-glowy experience with using Supreme over my face oil, I cut back the hydration under Queenie to let her shine on her own. First of all, the scent is amazing. Personally, I love roses, and getting whiffs of that smell all day was amazing. Also, even though she was super glowy when I first applied her, she dried down A LOT, more than Supreme, and ended up giving me what I felt was the perfect amount of glow. Also, she has little luminescent bits in her, which obviously makes me feel like a Disney princess. My skin and eyes were definitely not as reactive which was really nice. Honestly, I think this might be my favourite out of the bunch for my skin type, because it's not as hydrating as Supreme, but still packs a punch.

Ok, last but not least, CLEAN SCREEN! My first experience of UV was their original Clean formula, so I was excited to try their new updated version. And WOAH! So different. First of all, it literally has no smell. Which kind of freaks me out, but in a good way? Also, the texture is like nothing I've experienced. It's like water.  I first tried it with my usual niacinamide and only a few drops of face oil...and this was definitely not enough hydration for my skin. Halfway through the day I had to re-moisturise before re-applying my skinscreen. To be fair, I think it possibly was the coldest day that Brisbane has maybe experienced ever, so I should have thought that through better. Anyway, after fixing that mistake and adding more hydration under the screen, this baby went on much better. It takes a little bit more working onto the skin before it settles, and, there is still a slight white cast. It gives this incredible blurred mattifying effect whilst still maintaining some awesome glow which blows my mind, and I love that about it. Also, I've absolutely no irritation at all. Hurrah! I think this one will probably get used more in summer when my skin is naturally a little more hydrated. But I do like how weightless it feels on my skin, and that I feel like a barbie doll wearing it.

So, there you have it folks, if you made it all the way through my crazy rambles, I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me share my love of Ultra Violette and sunscreen wearing."

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