It is hot, hot, hot in Kansas City! I try to stay inside as much as possible, but I do have to go out to run errands.
Going out means trying to take care of my skin before and after I go out. Here are my current favorite products that are making a real difference in my skin this summer:
Two new sunscreen products by G.M. Collin:
- G.M. Collin SPF 50+ Dry Touch Sun Protection Cream ($34 USD): This broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen helps prevent sunburn on both the face and body. Formulated with chemical filters to leave a light and dry finish without the white residue on the skin. Paraben-free and suitable for all skin types.
- G.M. Collin SPF 60 Mineral Sunscreen Sun Protection Cream ($32 USD) This broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen helps prevent sunburn. Formulated with 100% mineral filters Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, it is designed for daily wear, alone or under makeup. Made for all skin types. And is water-resistant up to 40 minutes. Also suitable for sensitive skin conditions. Ideal for those who don’t like chemical filters.
What I think: Both of these sunscreens are perfect for everyday use! I especially love the Dry Touch one because it leaves skin soft and protected. The mineral sunscreen is great for sensitive skin like mine and it really doesn’t irritate.
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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light ($48 USD) — This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Use it as a fast absorbing daily moisturizer, or to heal and condition everything from cuticles to split ends. Perfect to use on dry skin and dry hair after being in the sun all day.
What I think: I love this version of Josie’s Argan Oil! I have both this and the original, and you can really tell that this one is lighter. It sinks right into my skin and leaves it so soft! I love it after a shower and at night before bed.
Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com
The Organic Pharmacy Tan Accelerator ($69 USD) — Develop a rich deep tan faster with Betacarotene and Kapi Kacchu extract with less sun exposure. The plant extracts stimulate melanin production with a long lasting, deep and natural tan. This light aloe infused formula will bring an instant sun kissed glow to face and body whilst the active plant ingredients activate and increase melanin production, this means less time in the sun to develop a deep golden tan.
What I think: This is a really interesting products. For it to work, apply it before going outside and it will stimulate melanin and give a darker tan faster! Less time in the sun is always a good idea, and I love leaving with a tan and minimal sun damage. And I always use an SPF!
emerginC citrus-kombucha body wash ($36 USD) — A gentle, deep cleaning, fresh-scented brightening body wash, with kombucha, aloe, grape stem cells, spirulina, pinebark extract and white and green teas. Improves skin tone, moisture and radiance.
What I think: This smells amazing, and is so perfect for after a day in the sun. The aloe combines with the other ingredients to sooth skin that has had too much sun and softens skin, too!
Available at http://www.emerginc.com