Which of These Unique Sunblocks Will Save Your Precious Skin This Summer?
by advicesisters.com staff
Every year The Advice Sisters Beauty and Style write review after review of great sun protection products, but do you really use them or use them properly?
We love our readers, but most people still don’t use sunblock properly, or enough!
So this isn’t just another SPF sun protection story. This is a feature about wonderful solutions for those who can’t won’t and don’t use sunblocks.
Bring on the sunny days ahead!
Easiest, Travel-Friendly Sunblock!
ColorScience “Sunforgettable” Mineral Makeup ($64) lets you “brush off” the sun’s harmful rays.
We don’t mean literally ignore sun protection.
We mean that you can literally brush on protection with a mess-free loose powder physical sunblock of SPF 50 and actives of 23.9% Titanium Dioxide and 24.1% Zinc Oxide.
Use small, circular strokes and the unscented powder appears through the brush tip in a sheer tint of fair, medium, tan, or deep.
The powder gives your skin a matte finish and is so pleasant to use, you will forget you are wearing it (but don’t forget to re-apply it every two hours)!
This is one of our new favorites! Visit https://www.colorescience.com/
Multi-Tasking Luxury Sun Protector
Not all products that offer sun protection are merely sunblocks.This marvelous multi-tasker does so much in one pump tube we had to include it!
A good case in point is Glytone’s triple Defense Brightening Complex with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($85 1.7 fl. oz.). This marvelous multi-tasker does so much in one pump tube we had to include it! The anti-aging formula moisturizes. It gives you skin a matte finish. It helps protect against environment saboteurs while it
The anti-aging formula moisturizes. It gives you skin a matte finish. It helps protect against environment saboteurs while it protects against the sun’s damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 30 (actives are 10%Octoxrylene, 10% Homosalate, 3% Avobenzone and 5% Octisalate).
This product also brightens skin and evens out skin tone while dealing with dark spots.
Some of the unique ingredients include Sepiwhite™(brightening); Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) (radiance and moisture); Marine Algae Complex (brightening); Mineral Complex (anti-pollutant protection); Red Algae (smooth texture) and Aquaxyl™ (plumping, smoothing & hydrating).
Not merely a sunblock, considering all that it can do for your skin in one travel-friendly tube, with a fragrance and paraben-free formula that amazingly, is also hypoallergenic and won’t close pores, we’re gobsmacked!
So Pleasant So You’ll Use Them Sunblocks
Thel sunscreen is remarkably lightweight, fragrance-free and feels more like a light daily moisturizer, so it won’t make you cringe when you have to apply it.
Actives are Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 7%, Octisalate 4%, Octocrylene 1.7%. and it’s water resistant up to 40 minutes.
This lovely sunblock also doubles as a beauty treatment, not only defending against harmful UVA and UMB rays but also featuring Vitamins C and E.
Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the two Stanford-trained dermatologists who created these summer essential offerings also added Dimethicone to help maintain your skin’s delicate moisture barrier, as well as emollients to help condition your skin and protect against environmental saboteurs.
Your lips are one of the most vulnerable and quick-to-burn areas of your face, and it’s often ignored.
The Rodan + Fields Lip Shield is truly pleasing, colorless and silky with actives of Avobenzone 2.5%, Homosalate 8%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.2%
The luxurious combination of lipid molecules and peptides for a smooth lip texture; an exclusive complex of Avobenzone and colorless carotenoids to block UVA rays; as well as shea butter, avocado and sunflower seed oils for their moisturizing properties is a bargain for smooth, safe, healthy-looking lips all season long.
We are showing a photo of more of the “sun-friendly” Essentials collection, Visit https://www.rodanandfields.com
The Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ ($40) comes in a jewel-box compact of gold and white so beautiful, you’ll want to take it out and re-apply. Actives are 9.8% Zinc Oxide 4.15% Titanium Dioxide and 7% Octinoxate.
The “cushion” compact with anti-microbial puff provides a sheer, hydrating sunscreen with plum extract to protect against heat-aging. purslane extract for antioxidant protection and to reduce skin irritation from environmental aggressors, and bamboo sap, rich in minerals and amino acids, hydrates for long-lasting suppleness.
The product is weightless, and totally non sticky –you won’t remember you have it on.
SO gorgeous, a travel-friendly must-have and actually, a bit of a bargain!
Not to be overshadowed (no pun intended) is the equally luxurious Amore Pacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($75 6.76 fl. oz.). A creamy ivory plastic spray bottle with
A creamy ivory plastic spray bottle with golden top is capped with a frosted plastic and gold topper.
Inside is sunblock with actives of 14% Homosalate, 9% Octocrylene, 4.5% Ethyl salicylate, and 3% Avobenzone. As with the Cushion Compact version, there’s bamboo sap, purslane extract and Plum Extract, bit the sheer almost
As with the Cushion Compact version, the sunblock is nearly weightless and unscented featuring bamboo sap, purslane extract and Plum Extract.
A sheer almost undetectable mist also soothes skin with Matsutake mushroom that helps to cool and hydrate skin that’s exposed to the sun.
It’s a splurge, but a unique Polymer Network Technology uniformly disperses sunscreen, intensifying protection. For all of us, that’s priceless! Visit http://us.amorepacific.com/
Vegan Natural Sunblock
But they are really loved by fans for their cruelty-free and vegan products with no GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors.
We tried the new MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 50 ($22.50 1 fl. oz.) which is available in “Nude” (we tried this) and Natural Tan”
Sun Shield is a beautifying multi-tasking oil-free protector of 100% minerals with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and an active ingredient of 16/1% Zinc Oxide.
Before using this, shake pump bottle and it dispenses a light liquid that blurs imperfections and helps reduce photo-aging.
Bentonite absorbs excess oil and impurities from pores so it is a bonus in the heat and humidity of Summer.
It’s not a full coverage foundation, but it’s fine for casual days, under makeup any other time. Oh, it’s also good for all skin types!
The Powerhouse Beautifying Sunblock
When it comes to sun protection, not everyone can tolerate chemical sunblocks. Avene’s new Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50 ($36 1.35 fl. oz.) is a 100% mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen that blurs imperfections with medium to full coverage.
This lovely sunblock comes in three shades (Light, Medium, and Dark). The light will work for fair to fair/medium skin tones, and you can see the colors in the photo above. Soft
As a beautifier, soft focus microspheres blur imperfections, reduce the look of redness and uneven skin tone, and even help deal with large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
For skin benefits, Vitamins C and E provide antioxidant protection and for sun protection the actives are 13.2% Titanium Dioxide + 15.6%Zinc Oxide.
The rich cream blends beautifully and leaves a slight sheen while it hydrates including Avene’s signature hydrating Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and calm skin.
This is such a luxurious sunblock at a reasonable price. This is why we’re including it — it isn’t just “another” sunblock. it’s a stellar multi-tasker!
AllGlamR products are made in the USA, paraben-free and without harmful additives or irritants, plus they are cruelty-free.
One that we tried is the Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 ($38 2 fl. oz.) in a flip top tube with actives of 7% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate.
This broad spectrum sunscreen is tinted in in light or medium (we tried Light). The product is very
The product is very liquid-y and almost completely sheer, you can’t go too far wrong choosing either shade, both of which will dry quickly, and give you skin a bit of a sheen. The coverage is light, but the protection of SPF 30 is adequate for daily use. The product is good for all skin types,
SPF 30 is adequate for daily use and all skin types can use nonirritating and non-allergenic product., it dries quickly and feels weightless. plus it hydrates
Moreover, it dries quickly and feels weightless. and hydrates your skin with natural oils and antioxidants.
The short, squat tube is travel-friendly, easy to put in a tote or purse.
For all these reasons, we’re liking this one a lot. Visit: http://www.allglamr.com