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We Tried La Roche-Posay’s Wearable UV Detector, Here’s So what happened

I have to admit, I had no idea that a sticker  the size of the thumb can detect my sunscreen exposure and safety levels. So imagine my surprise when my publisher asked if I would like to try  My ULTRAVIOLET Patch from La Roche-Posay . Of course I would, I actually said. I’ ve always been good at applying and reapplying sunscreen, but it would be interesting to know whether my sunscreen-applying skills are up to par with La Roche Posay’ h standards, which should be high considering one of its top sunblocks,   Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Dairy , has been ranked a perfect 100 score by Customer Reports for third year in a line!

Therefore What’ s in the Box

Inside the small silver package  put a blue-and-white, heart-shaped sticker with an ultra-thin texture. The particular directions informed me that I had to install the related My UV Patch app in order for the patch’ h technology to activate. I was able to find and down load it quickly on my smartphone, and over the following three days, I used it to scan the ULTRAVIOLET patch. The patch was strategically placed on my still left hand, which I fully saturated with my  Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk   (a nice, creamy formula that quickly dissolved).  

Once the application was installed, I set up my profile with our skin type and tone, gender, age and sunscreen kind preference. The app automatically factors in your location plus time of day for the most accurate reading. With each check out, a ‘ ’ report card’ ’ was produced by my selected avatar, Helia, who told me possibly ” Good job, keep wearing your sun protection. ” or ” Caution, you are approaching lobster territory. ” Well, not exactly, but it was something in that problematic vein.

Here’ s the Day-to-Day Breakdown

Day 1: Overcast, low-to-mid 60s, slightly drizzling, moderate UV ranges.

I woke up pretty early to get coffee, did a mile-long walk, then proceeded to run errands for a couple hrs. I scanned the patch and noticed it needed me to reapply sunscreen within the first 20 a few minutes, which was surprising considering the gloomy, cool conditions, plus I used to be wearing a long sleeve top. But I also remembered that will UV rays are present  even during great or cloudy days, so  I proceeded to add more sunscreen to my hands and onto the patch. Helia informed me that will my next scan would be in another 30 minutes. I actually scanned again and all was good.

Day 2 : Cloudy, low 60s, low to moderate UV levels. Night thunderstorm.

Seaside yoga in the morning followed by a trip to the farmer’ s marketplace. Today’ s weather was slightly cooler, and the atmosphere more ominous. And by late afternoon, it started serving rain, so naturally that kept me indoors for the rest of overnight time. I checked my notifications and scanned when motivated, and I didn’ t need to reapply for the rest of the night.

Day several : Dark and cloudy, low 60s, mid-high ULTRAVIOLET levels.

To work, so indoors mostly until lunchtime. I loaded the sunscreen in my purse, just in case I needed to reapply. By noon, the sun was out and the temps had been slightly warmer. By the end of my lunch hour, the application instructed me to reapply, which I did. Later that will day, I scanned once more after my hour-long generate home to find that my levels were still very good.

The Verdict

The things i Loved About It : The adorable little avatar, Helia, (who looks like the offspring of the comic superhero) that gave me a like this comment whenever my sunscreen levels were optimum, or a side-eye when I was reaching the danger zone (aka sunburn territory).

The things i Didn’ t Love : The particular app notifications. At times, especially while I was enjoying our outdoor excursions, I felt rather taken out of the moment. Nevertheless , I realize the importance of its feedback and feel that these types of notifications could greatly benefit those who are more prone to sunburns or those who may not be as diligent about applying sunscreen.

Overall Experience : It was a fun experiment and an excellent conversation starter. The app stayed on securely also during showering, which was a relief, and I loved just how easy it was to apply. I learned that my sunscreen procedures are fairly safe and consistent with the recommendations for our skin type. I am definitely someone who applies more protection throughout hotter temps and when spending greater amounts of time outside.

READERS— Want to try Una Roche-Posay’ s My UV Patch? Get this free along with any La Roche-Posay Anthelios purchase!

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Rahimah Herd