I have been getting ready for the upcoming sunny seasons by making sure I am stocked up with SPF — in my facial care, lip care and body care. I am even stockpiling products that help after a day in the sun. Here are my new faves:
Coola is one of my favorite sunscreen brands. If you like scented sunscreen, the scents are amazing, but if you need unscented products they have them as well. The three products above are amazing! The Liplux SPF 15 Vanilla Peppermint ($12 USD) is really refreshing and protects lips from the sun. With the unscented Sport spray ($36 USD) I can run around all day and not worry about burning, plus it has skincare benefits. The Environmental Repair Plus Eye Gel will soothe burnt eyelids and repair, too! Available at http://www.coolasuncare.com
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Range is very affordable and effective. Renowned for its Cocoa Butter chops for decades, Palmer’s has harnessed all of the incredible skin care benefits of this super ingredient (in prime-pressed, unrefined form) into a five-piece collection of suncare products that effectively protects skin, keeping it free from discoloration and spots associated with UV exposure. All of the products are formulated with Palmer’s proprietary Cocoaplex™ Technology, which optimizes the skin-friendly properties of Cocoa Butter all while enhancing the sunscreen emulsification. The products are:
- SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion – Retails for $7
- SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen Spray – Retails for $9
- SPF 15 Moisturizing Sunscreen Balm – Retails for $6
- SPF 45 Moisturizing Sunscreen for Face – Retails for $7
- SPF 50 Sunscreen Stick – Retails for $4
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Range is Available Exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide.
NO-AD Sport Body & Face Sunscreen Stick ($6.99 USD) — Convenient wide-format stick keeps hands clean and ready for any sport or outdoor activity. Ultra-lightweight formula goes on clear with no white mess. Great for the body, yet gentle and light enough for the face. Fragrance-free, nonirritating formula is great for sensitive skin. Same quantity as national brands for a value price. This is a clear, light balm that is easy to apply and contains SPF 50. I light to use a spray sunscreen, then layer this on the areas that burn easily like my shoulders, tops of legs and nose. Available at Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Publix, Winn-Dixie, HEB, BI-LO, www.wal-mart.com, www.drugstore.com, and other retail and online stores throughout the USA.
Safe Harbor Sunscreen ($9.99 USD): An advanced range of sun care products for adults and children complete with a mineral zinc oxide-based formula that naturally protects skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. With a focus on providing the most natural, effective and chemical-free suncare, the products also include titanium dioxide for an additional level of sun protection and a rich blend of ingredients such as red algae, green tea, sea buckthorn, and jojoba for added antioxidant benefits.
I tested the 30 Mineral SPF Sensitive Lotion. As I applied it, I noticed that it feels like a luxe skincare lotion, not SPF. It applies clear and absorbs instantly. I do have sensitive skin and it did not irritate my skin at all.
Purchase at Walmart stores.
Don’t forget the facial sunscreen! Avon ANEW combines SPF and skincare Vitale Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($28 USD) — Introducing Anew Vitale, powered by VitaToneComplex. Revive tired-looking skin after just one use. Now you can visibly reduce dullness, improve clarity and restore the well-rested look of a full-night’s sleep. I like that it is not greasy and that it instantly smooths the skin and gives an even skin tone. The SPF 25 protects while the cream treats tired skin. Available at http://www.avon.com Readers, please leave a comment and let me know what sunscreens you are using.