It’s indeed a good sign that my posts on sunscreen are so popular. We all know now that we have to protect our skin. This morning I did a segment on CTV Ottawa and mentioned some terrific sunscreen options. Here is a link to the segment:
And here are the products I mentioned:
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Jane Iredale: I adore the Jane Iredale line of beauty, the “skincare cosmetics”. Above I have the Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen in Translucent, Golden and Tanned, a dry sunscreen powder that is chemical free, and soothing on skin. I also featured my absolute favourite lip balm with sunscreen, the Jane Iredale Lip Drink, which comes in a clear version (great for guys too!) as well as some gorgeous tinted ones- the YLBB* shade, Buff, and a terrific wine shade, Crush. Jane Iredale is sold at select salons and spas.
Eminence Organics: The Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals powder brush is another powder sunscreen with a brush. It is also available in a translucent formula, as well as five other complimentary shades. There is no wonder that this is a cult favourite. I keep it in my purse – not only does it keep shine at bay, but it protects the skin without clogging pores. It also nourishes the skin with vitamins A & E. Yeah, baby! If you want moisturized skin that is also protected, then you must try Eminence Tropical Vanilla Body SPF 32. This sunscreen not only smells wonderful (vanilla is known to be calming as well!), but has a shea butter base to condition and moisturize your skin, while protecting it with zinc oxide. Eminence Organics is sold at select salons and spas.
Consonant: Well, they don’t call Consonant SPF 50 The Perfect Sunscreen for nothing! This multi-tasker protects skin while adding a lovely glow and evening out skin tone with a soft mica tint.When paired with a good antioxidant serum, the skin is further protected from UV induced inflammation and stress**. The two products complement each other, resulting in superior photoprotection. Consonant products are sold at their flagship store and boutique in Toronto, and other retailers noted here.
Vichy: The Vichy Idéal Soleil line is brilliant, and a staple in my summer skincare arsenal. The Vichy Invisible Mist SPF 30 & 50 are gentle, soothing and effective. They never irritate my skin, they feel great and I have never ever burnt while using them. Their facial sunscreens are fantastic. The Ultra Fluide SPF 30 is super light and fast drying, and the Ultra-Light Lotion SPF 50 is just as light and perfect for oily and/or sensitive skin. It’s almost invisible on the skin and make perfect bases for makeup, so you can wear them all day, any day, not just at the beach. The SPF 60 Ultra-Protective Stick is perfect for the outdoor athlete. It’s great for sensitive and delicate skin like noses, around the eyes, lips and on ears. My husband keeps one in his golf bag at all times….now if only I could be sure he uses it. Vichy products are available at drugstores.
*YLBB – Your Lips But Better