Katie Vibes
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The After Sun Round Up

So most of you will know by now that I spent a few weeks of July basking in the beautiful (and hot) country of Croatia. Therefore, in the run up to my trip, I knew that I had to hunt down two things: a good SPF and a good after sun. I've already done a round up of the SPFs I took with me, and today I'll be going through the latter. If you want to hear more about the trip in general, then make sure you check out the fabulous first digital issue of The Peridot Mag as I did a write up for them going over things like what we got up to and where we stayed (there's also lots of sea pics).

Green People Hydrating After Sun*
Green People were kind enough to send me this product to try some time ago and and so I was happy to finally give it a fair trial on our trip. I will say now that this was my favourite of the two I took with me. The cooling mint element was saviour in the super hot heat and although I didn't really burn, I did find myself slathering this on every evening as a calming ritual following a day in the sun. I like that it is a tad thicker than your usual cooling after sun and so it is very moisturising. I also really appreciated the soothing ingredients as I'd actually gone for my first wax a few days before jetting off and my skin was feeling a bit sensitive. My boyfriend also really enjoyed this one and the small-ish lasted well considering we were away for just over ten days.

Organii Everyday Organics After Sun Cream
This after sun actually comes free when you buy the full size Organii SPF 50 (see SPF post). Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as the Green People, I did still really like it. The consistency is a lot thicker and it almost felt like a light balm rather than an after sun. This was especially welcome before my trip, as I'd naughtily managed to burn my neck quite badly while still in the UK. I needed as much hydration as I could get because the patch was quick to peel. The small tube was handy to take in my bag to work and keep on my desk, making it easy to remember reapplication throughout the day. I feel like this thicker formula and consistent application definitely led to quicker healing time for my sunburn. I will say though that I didn't really use this one when in Croatia!

Unfortunately, I don't think I will repurchase the Organii as I cannot see that you can buy this independently to the sun cream. The Green People definitely seems to be more accessible. This is a big factor when it comes to sun care as everywhere seems to suddenly sell out as soon as it hits June!

What SPFs and after suns have you been using this summer?