Sun & Skin Safe: Our Fave Natural Sunscreens for Face & Body
Scary fact: Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, which is why it’s time to be more serious about sun safety. Many of us only think of wearing sunscreen during the warmer seasons and while May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, skin cancers like melanoma are diagnosed all year round, meaning SPF should be a 365 day habit. Since what we put on our skin’s surface gets absorbed into our bodies it’s important to make smart choices when selecting an SPF to wear every day. We’ve rounded up our current favorites for face and body below!
Blending suncare, skincare, and color, Colorescience has become a fast favorite for protecting our faces from the harmful effects of the sun. The collection, which contains 100 percent healthy minerals, pigments, and ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, also contains a natural and breathable zinc and titanium dioxide – allowing it to not only protect your skin but make it look better over time! Unlike many other mineral makeup brands, Colorescience contains no talc, dyes, or fillers – allowing the natural product to sit on top of your skin, instead of seeping into your pores and fine lines, Colorescience’s Sunforgettable products are able to lock in hydration and moisture while offering superior and natural protection. The Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush ($57) is a must-have and slips easily into your purse for easy, non-greasy reapplication all day long whether you’re out on a hike, sitting by the pool, or are just running errands around town! The self-dispensing powder brush can be purchased in one of four shades and when applied over the Sunforgettable Face Primer ($54) you get a wonderful light coverage with heavy protection.
For years COOLA has been a mainstay in our year-round sun protection arsenal but when the warmer weather finally arrives we break out the summer scents! The Hurray for Spray!® Sport SPF 30 Piña Colada Sunscreen Spray ($32) is perfect for those days on the beach and those off it! The spray contains over 70 percent certified organic ingredients that nourish the skin while providing all-natural protection from the sun and a stellar scent for summer! A new COOLA product that has us super excited is the Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray ($36). The 70 percent + certified organic mist delivers a matte finish to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, while locking in hydration thanks to a blend of cucumber, aloe vera extract, and hyaluronic acid.
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