As I write this, the big storm of the Century hasn’t occurred, and it looks gloomy outside, but still, the sun shines damaging rays on us 365 days a year. Some kind of SPF protection is in order!
Now that I’ve said this, even though I can recommend some amazing, stand-alone sun screens with SPF for daily use, I love a multi-tasker because adding a sunscreen to my busy day is one more step I don’t want to deal with. ,
That’s why I’m thrilled to pieces with M-A-C Cosmetic’s reformulated Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50 ($30.00 1 fl. oz.) that has a powerhouse of actives: 3& avobenzone; 5% homosalate; 5% octisalate; 2.70% octocrylene, and 3.0 % ocybenzone. This chic, little black tube holds a face primer that shields my skin from the sun’s damaging rays while it does other good things for my skin and keeps my foundation fresher for longer.
Even better news: It is now available in a new formula infused with antioxidants for advanced protection.
The lotion looks a bit white when you first apply it, but it quickly blends into an odorless, colorless primer that has a blend of mineral-rich nutrients, including red and brown algae extracts, iron and potassium, helps cells to retain moisture, absorbing instantly with a comfortable, non-oily finish. Suitable for all skin types, the nourishing formula protects against harmful broad-spectrum UVB and UVA rays, preventing dark spots, discolourations and premature skin aging. For fresh, healthy skin with a soft-focus effect, apply the primer before makeup.
If you are going to be out and about, SPF 30 is about adequate, but M-A-C- Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50 gives you a lot more sun protection plus anti-oxidants so it’s a no-brainer to use, especially since a primer is a step I’ve learned isn’t “extra” but “essential to keep makeup smooth and long lasting (no worries about sun screen bleeding through – the spf is infused and the formula is thin enough so that you can add your foundation on top of it as intended). With this much SPF in it, you might even help to reduce the risk of dark spots.
I am not a M-A-C- ambassador, and I’m not getting paid by the company to promote this product. As you know, rarely do I gush over anything, but this one does so much so easily, I can’t help it. So I feel I have to say: “if you don’t have it yet, it’s definitely a must have!“
M∙A∙C Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50 is available now at www.maccosmetics.com and at all M∙A∙C in the permanent line