You know Fan Bingbing, the Chinese actress who will play Blink in the upcoming X-men movie? Yep, she’s the one they ranked first on the “50 Most Beautiful People in China” at one time. I’ve seen some of her movies and must admit that she is gorgeous. But I had no idea nor interest on how she maintains her skin until I read her interview with CNNgo.
Since some time last year, I began to notice BB creams being introduced by some of the natural brands. I was curious as to how they’ll measure up against the conventional brands and secretly desired to try them out. But given that I had my reservations especially since reviews on them weren’t stellar, I decided to hold off my purchase. Then a few weeks ago, I came across Andalou Naturals Beauty Balm and the reviews seem positive and so I got a tube to try. Having used it for awhile now, I’ll say I like the product but not the way the product is being positioned.
I was planning to repurchase the Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion and had it parked in my shopping cart. Alas. When I finally came down to ordering about a week later, the item was no longer available at iHerb. So in the end, I ordered the Badger Aloe Vera SPF16 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion instead. I figured that since I only wanted a sunscreen mainly for my neck and arms, I can do with a lower SPF for the time being.
I think I’ve mentioned a few times in the past that I don’t mind using chemical sunscreens. In fact, I recall writing that I use chemical sunscreens for sports. However, I realized that this is no longer true. Over these past two years, I’ve grown leery of chemical sunscreens. Maybe I’m finally sold to all the theories propounded by the scaremongers (or scare mongrels I like to call them). The truth is, I’ve been making some observations and am increasingly concerned about the harm some of them can potentially do to our skin and I’ll tell you why in a bit. But first, let me share what happened to a reader who wrote to me just a few days ago about her sunscreen.