Saving Face: Everyday SPF Favorites

 Meaningful Beauty Environmental Protecting Moisturizer SPF 30Korres Suncare Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF 30Julep No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen GelColorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal SPF 35Supergoop Setting Mist SPF 50

It’s a crazy, crazy thought, but it hit me yesterday while I was going around the house opening windows to let in some spring breeze: summertime is right around the corner.  After the winter (well, SoCal winter) that just wouldn’t end, I’m looking forward to warmer days ahead.  And with the warmer days comes more time outside – Is your skincare routine ready?

We all know by now that we should be wearing SPF every single day, but how many of us can say that we actually do it?  Obviously, I would always remember the sunscreen when headed to the beach or a pool, but how many times have I made it to an outdoor brunch, had to sit in the sun, and thought, well, here goes nothing?  And I’ve been more than guilty of taking the pup for long walks without thinking about sunscreen.  It really was something that had to become a normal, everyday part of my morning routine, and luckily these days, the SPF options are so good.

My everyday makeup routine includes a couple of items with SPF (still using and loving numbers three and five from this list), but in the name of saving face (and trying anything possible to keep my skin looking young-ish), I’m all about adding a little more protection.  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite everyday SPF products that I use on my face.

Meaningful Beauty Environmental Protecting Moisturizer SPF 30 – I recently scored this one from Cindy Crawford’s line, and if it’s good enough for Cindy, it’s good enough for me.  It’s a medium-ish consistency (not too thick, not too thin) that disappears easily into skin and doesn’t make me oily.  My one and only little complaint about this one is that I don’t love the smell at first, but it quickly goes away.

Korres Suncare Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF 30 – I’ve been using and loving a cleanser from Korres for a few weeks now, so when I saw their suncare, I figured it was worth a try.  This one is definitely a thinner consistency but still blends in easily and doesn’t cause makeup to flake.  (Anyone else have that problem with some moisturizers and sunscreens?  My pet peeve.)

Julep No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen Gel – I think if I were going to buy just one product, this one would be it.  I’ve used this product since discovering it at a Julep event last year and have reordered it a few times.  The gel is cooling and completely grease-free.  I keep this one in my makeup bag at all times and think the name of this one pretty much sums it up – there really are no excuses not to wear your sunscreen.

Colorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal SPF 35 – If you saw this post, then you know that I’m obsessed with all things for the under eye area, so why not add a little extra SPF into the mix?  This one is tinted so it goes on like an under eye concealer, and a little tiny bit goes a long way.  I’ve been using it for a couple of months now (and actually just love it as a concealer) and will be really happy to have it for beach days ahead.

Supergoop Setting Mist SPF 50 – When it comes to suncare, Supergoop definitely makes some of my favorite products.  This SPF 50 oil is my favorite body sunscreen, and this one with a built-in lip saver is pretty great to have on hand.  I also love their CC Cream for a “no makeup” sort of makeup on those lazy summer days, but by far, I think the most genius product is their Setting Mist with SPF 50.  It’s so great for those days when you want to reapply SPF, but you don’t really want to rub sunscreen all over your makeup.  This one is a cool, refreshing mist that doesn’t make me oily and keeps me covered with SPF 50, and the mini versions are great for keeping in your purse, beach bag or car.  So, so smart.


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