As a trade writer, it is my job to be selective — really selective. While hundreds of product samples cross my office every month, there are very few that leave me completely amazed, without any complaints or criticism. Especially when it comes to skin care and makeup products, I can only think of a handful of perfectly shaped, that would not change anything that has really torn my socks. Most are fine, but only rare * TikTok voice *, perfect, perfect, perfect.
I include the new broad-spectrum Summer Friday sun serum in the list of perfect products, because it has completely impressed me. ShadeDrops SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen Serum ($ 36) is a milky miracle for the skin and is now the only sunscreen that I will use.
Mineral sunscreens are usually badly beaten or lost. Until recently, most people left behind a white, chalk plaster, which turned into a strange purple hue when the skin was wet, especially in black and brown tones. Despite the steps in sunny innovations, it can still be Really hard to find a mineral sunscreen that actually continues invisibly, leaving no trace of sticky or sticky behind.
The invisible-cool finish of ShadeDrops immediately won my heart the moment I went through it. The is a mineral sunscreen, only formulated as a silky serum that glides effortlessly on and into the skin, despite its delicate, milky hue, fresh from the bottle. There is no white plaster or sticky texture – in fact, my skin feels healthier and more hydrated a few minutes after I rub it, something that few SPF products rarely do.
This instant glow probably comes from the additional hydrating and anti-aging ingredients in each bottle that allow it to protect and nourish in one go. Its light composition is enriched with essential vitamins and minerals, all of which are pure, vegan and reef-friendly, BTW. These include a plant-derived squalane that delivers instant moisture * literally * when squeezed out of the bottle, antioxidants that prevent annoying free radicals, and soothing chamomile that gives your skin a sigh of relief. (Especially when after a day of intense sunshine.) And it does not take much – the instructions require a “nickel-sized amount”, which is more than enough to give your skin a rich, thick finish that you would not even recognize as sunscreen. .
According to a recent, neighborly Instagram post, Summer Fridays ShadeDrops is one of the brand’s “highest-end products ever” and, in my humble opinion, they have succeeded. It’s what I ever wanted in a sunscreen, as well as many more: it is moisturizing, has no white plaster, does not fade under makeup and gives you an ethereal glow the moment you wear it. My only complaint? May it fit into a bigger bottle, because I want to immerse myself in these things. The same goes for the hundreds of happy customers on the Summer Fridays website, who call it “By far the best new SPF” and one “summer must have”.
Take it from someone who rarely blows: I’m bloated. Summer Fridays ShadeDrops are worth every penny and if I were you, I would throw one in every beach bag.
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