Summer Sunscreen Scoop
May is Melanoma Month and the summer sun is about to heat up. Since June 2012, the FDA requires that beauty brands incorporating SPF into their products (specifically sun protectors) must comply with the new labeling regulations, which tell consumers on the back of the product that sunscreens labeled as both “Broad Spectrum” and “SPF 15” (or higher), not only protect against sunburn, but, if used as directed with other sun protection measures, can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Having said that, choosing a sunscreen that has all the bells and whistles is not always as easy as it seems. The Beauty Grls have tried them all, and, we’ve got you covered when it comes to protecting your skin.
Triple Duty Sunscreen SPF 45 ($49.50): Created by husband and wife team, Doctors Rick and Arlene Noodleman, the Triple Duty Sunscreen is a cosmetically elegant SPF 45 formulation with a sheer tint and peptide-powered anti-aging ingredients. It effectively protects against sun damage and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – with just enough coverage to even skin tone. Revercel’s Anti-Aging Complex helps repair DNA damage, stimulate collagen production and control the balance of cytokines (small proteins that regulate immunity and inflammation) to help delay the effects of premature aging. Anti-aging botanicals improve tone, texture.
Kiehl’s – Since 1851 Activated Sun Protector For Face SPF50 ($29): This ultra-lightweight SPF 50 sunscreen is a non-greasy, non-pore clogging formulation for your face that provides all day hydration. With Vitamin E and a propriety blend of Sun Filters, this formula provides uniform broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA & UVB rays and increased protection from free radicals.
AETHIC Sôvée sunscreen SPF 40 ($76): Protecting both your skin and the ocean, Aethic Sôvée sunscreen SPF 40 is formulated with organic moisturizers and is safer and softer for your skin. Tested in both Tropical and Mediterranean waters by the leading Marine Scientist from a major Italian university, Aethic Sôvée has been proven 100% eco-compatible and is the world’s first sunscreen to be certified Marine Positive.
Easy & On-The-Go
Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30 Matte – Fair-All Clear ($50): Sunscreen that is easily applied and fits perfectly into your purse is what this product is all about! This brush-on mineral sunscreen powder, perfect for all skin types, is an incredible clear, weightless powder that provides long-lasting SPF 30 sun protection. The brush-on mineral formula is free of dyes, chemicals, colorants and odors, making it ideal for anyone and everyone — men, women, children, even people with rosacea or eczema. Sunforgettable has now received the FDA seal of approval and the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation of America.
Sisley‘s colourless Super Stick Solaire SPF 30 ($102): We love the convenience of the Super Stick! Providing protection from photo-ageing and the harmful effects of the sun, the Super Stick doesn’t interfere with your plans for a sun-kissed glow. It’s aim is to protect skin while encouraging the best photo-protection naturally available to skin – tanning.
Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation SPF 22 ($59): Give your skin a red carpet glow and feel good about your purchase – 10% of Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation’s sales will be donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance during May. At the heart of the formula, an exceptional liquid-gel technology minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, yet creates a weightless veil of luminous coverage. Sheer Genius is enriched with active ingredients that boost skin elasticity and moisture. Skin appears polished and perfected, even under the most intense high-definition camera lenses.
Shedrain 2237 Auto Open Compact Fashion Umbrella ($41): Even with sunscreen, some of us more fair-weather-skinned girls need a little extra protection from the sun. Don’t ban yourself to indoor activities only this summer – cast a protective shadow over you with this auto open compact umbrella. Fitting perfectly into your summer tote, the sleek white piano finish handle is chic and functional and the Teflon canopy will repel summer rain, both drops big and small.
Eugenia Kim Bunny 1 sunhat ($305): Perfect for a summer garden party or while sipping champagne on your beau’s yacht, this ivory and black wide-striped hemp sunhat features a vibrant red cord with gold bolo ends.