I am weepy about summer coming to a close because it truly is my favorite time of year. Lazy days, the beach, sipping sangria, lots of maxi dresses, warmth and the gorgeous summer sun. While I adore this season, I am also hyper aware of how potent the sun is during this time of year and how diligent I need to be about protecting my skin with skin loving SPF products. I am really excited about the inspired, active, and innovative products to come down the SPF product pike this summer season. So I thought it would be fitting, to do an end of summer round up post about the sunblock products that I have loved and obsessively used this summer (and plan to continue using this Fall), all in an effort to keep my skin healthy, even toned and radiant (FYI, I just had another fabulous Vi Peel in an effort to even out my skin, so you know that I am dedicated to this protection effort.)
NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++
This is a skin-fortifying, sheer sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that fends off aging and the sun’s burning rays with 4 different types of sunscreens. This potent anti-aging sunscreen contains Pro-Niacin to help strengthen your skin’s barrier, mango butter to moisturize your skin, and antioxidants and ceramides to promote healthy skin and protect from environmental damage. What do I love about this sunscreen? It absorbs instantly, smells light and slightly floral, offers excellent multi-faceted sun protection, and most importantly I love that this is an active anti-aging product that noticeably changes my skin. After continued use of this product, I have noticed that my skin is more luminous and smooth.
StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30/PA+++–
This is a daily treatment moisturizer that delivers a patented wrinkle fighting ingredient plus broad spectrum protection from the sun’s UVB and UVA rays. This sunscreen also contains Niacin which rebuilds your skin’s protective barrier, multiple UVA/UVB shields, botanical antioxidants like blueberry and goji berry to protect against free radicals, and vitamins B5 and E to revitalize your skin. What do I love about this sunscreen? The fresh clean smell, the sheer non-whitening formula and that it is a results oriented multi-use product which both prevents sun damage and works to undo prior sun damage.
Kerstin Florian Multi-Vitamin Day Creme SPF 30
This is a multi-benefit day creme that contains broad spectrum sun filters, antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals to soothe and support your skin’s structure. It is a lightweight, hydrating and nourishing moisturizer that protects against premature aging and loss of moisture in your skin. What do I love about this creme? Well first, I totally adore Kerstin Florian products because they are high quality, beautifully made with the best ingredients from nature and science and my skin responds wonderfully to this line. Secondly, this is a yummy daily moisturizer that my skin drinks up because it offers the perfect amount of hydration, sun protection and skincare benefits. Definitely a new fav!
Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Powder Sun Protection SPF 30
This is a lightweight mineral powder in a self-dispensing brush that delivers lovely sheer coverage and UVA/UVB sun protection. Sunforgettable’s minerals provide a wonderful combination of sun protection and coverage all in one product. What do I love about this product? That it is a two-for-one product (makeup and sunscreen) that delivers a nice subtle amount of coverage and color, and I adore the brilliant portable dispenser that you can take with you and reapply throughout the day.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25/PA++ & Dr. Jart+ Premium BB SPF 45/PA+++
These are all-in-one skin perfecting balms that moisturize, provide sun protection, and a treatment serum in one innovative product. Beauty Balms are all the rage in Asia right now (known as BB creams) because they quickly hide skin imperfections, minimize the need for foundation and protect your skin from environmental stessors. The Water Fuse BB is made with 50 percent water which delivers excellent moisture and gives your skin a fresh dewy look. The Premium BB contains advanced brightening properties which help hide imperfections as well as antioxidant bio-peptides which help restore firmness and elasticity. What do I love about these BB Creams? One-stop-shop products that do it all-I really like the flaw minimizing coverage and the way the it makes my skin look and feel. I also prefer the lightweight Water Fuse formula for summer and the slightly heavier more active Premium BB for the the Fall and Winter months. I am definitely addicted to these products!
Aveeno Hydrosport Sunblock Spray SPF 85
This is a lightweight, non-greasy UVA/UVB sunblock spray that contains a Natural Lotus Complex that repels water and clings to your skin even when it’s wet. What do I love about this sunblock? The fresh floral lotus scent, lightweight formula, even spray, and that it is the best of the new ‘apply when wet’ sunscreens that came out this summer. It has been my go-to all over body sunscreen this whole summer.
Eminence Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day Cream SPF 32This is a yummy smelling lightweight moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It contains persimmon, cantaloupe and aloe vera juice, zinc oxide, and a proprietary firming ingredient all which deliver antioxidants, vitamins, hydration, healing and firming. What do I love about this cream ? Eminence products smell so good you want to eat them (but don’t!) and they contain mostly all natural ingredients to treat and protect the skin. This day cream feels great on my skin and the divine smell makes me smile whenever I use it.
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I really enjoy the thoughtful way you review a product, this roundup is important because as summer fades people forget about SPF. This list will come in handy as we prepare for tropical vacations over the cooler months!