Facial Sunscreen is extremely important to wear everyday. Typically makeup and daytime facial lotions come equipped with SPF 15 or 30.
These products can help prevent skin damage and wrinkles, however, most dermatologists will recommend that you use a separate skin sunscreen that has a higher SPF.
It is also recommended that those with sensitive skin should rely on one moisturizer for day and night to keep their facial routine consistent. In this case it is very important to apply sunscreen in the morning before your moisturizer.
Below are list of three facial sunscreens ranging from affordable to luxury:
Inexpensive: Vanicream SPF 60 (picture above). Vanicream is a great brand that works great for senstive skin.
Vanicream is free from dyes, fragrances, parabens, and other common chemical irritants. You can grab a 4oz tube at your local pharmasist for about $15.
Moderate: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. La Roche Posay provides a facial sunscreen that eliminates shine with a matte finish.
This sunscreen is also made with Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract which La Roche-Posay claims to be a powerful skin antioxidant. A 1.7oz bottle is $27.50.
Expensive: Chanel UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti-Pollution SPF 30+. Percision by Chanel provides a facial sunscreen with mineral and plant based ingredients such as licorice extract which Chanel claims help to erase evidence of sun damage. A one ounce tube is $48.
Okay, so I admit that I am obsessed with Sephora by OPI Nail Polish Shades. I love them, I love them, I love them! Here are four great nail polish shades from Sephora by OPI that I plan to wear this fall:
1.Dark Room: a smokey deep evergreen (shown above). This shade is a new addition to the Sephora by OPI and I think it is a great fall color. Dark Room will complement a ton of outfits. Wear it with blue jeans or pair it with an opposite color like bright orange. It’s going to look great!
2. 212-Sephora: a smokey black irredescent with flecks of gold and copper glitter. This nail shade is a really great fall shade because it combines dark and gloomy with fun and girly. A perfect glam combo. 212-Sephora nail shade just begs to worn out to a flashy New York night club!
3. Madame President: primary red…of course. Take charge of your life this fall and go bright. Lighten up those dark fall colors with a nice presidental punch of red.
4. Caffeine Fix: dark plum coffee. I am still quite obsessed with finding that perfect royal purple. This one is deep, dark and sleek. Wear it with something light and neutral like nude to really make the color pop.
Two celebrities that are bringing you safe, non-toxic beauty products are Josie Maran and Stella McCartney.
Josie Maran, former supermodel, has created a makeup line which embodies green beauty. She uses organic botanical ingredients like Vitamin E, Coconut Oil and Aloe. Natural ingredients along with eco-friendly packaging create the perfect line of beauty products. You can find Josie Maran’s green makeup line at department stores and Sephora. Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer shown above.
Care, an organic skin care line from Stella McCartney, is an environmentally friendly approach to skincare. Stella McCartney keeps the environment at the forefront by combining a natural skin care line and a recycle program. Her green beauty products are free from chemical preservatives and parabens without sacrificing luxury. Stella’s Care line includes a three step program to cleanse, tone and rescue & revitalize using ingredients like Grape Seed Oil, Vitamin C, and Green Tea. You will be able to find Stella McCartney Care at Sephora.
Five Benefits Moisturizing Cream by Care by Stella McCartney shown above.