Sun-protection

Are You Wearing Enough SPF?

Do you find that your face often looks red, blotchy, and even itchy after a day out in the sun? This is probably because you’re not wearing enough SPF – even when the sun isn’t shining!

To protect your skin on a daily basis, use a foundation with at least 20+ SPF, or layer one of your favourites under your usual makeup for extra protection.

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Foundations

Dr Jart Gold Label Premium Beauty Balm, $58.41

Featuring medium coverage and an SPF of 45+, this is the perfect BB cream to use on a daily basis. The formula is lightweight, so it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing layers of makeup, and is ideal for all skin types.

If your face is on the oily side, remember to use a translucent setting powder before leaving the house.

Are You Wearing Enough SPF?

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20, $59

If you’re looking for something with a little less coverage for the office, then a tinted moisturiser is the best option. They come in many different colours to suit your skin tone (you can also blend them to create a bespoke shade).

Most tinted moisturisers can also be applied without brushes, so they’re easy to keep in your handbag if you’re on-the-go.

Are You Wearing Enough SPF?

MAC MatchMaster SPF 15 Foundation, $59

For something a little more full coverage, try the reliable MatchMaster by MAC Cosmetics. This is the best product for an outdoor wedding, pool party, or even gathering during the warmer months.

The foundation might feel a little dehydrating for dry skin tones, so make sure to apply a nourishing serum underneath.

Are You Wearing Enough SPF?

La Roche-Pose Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Extreme Fluid, $27.99

One of the best drugstore sunscreens without that terrible white caste has to be Anthelios by La Roche-Posay. Not only does it layer well under your makeup, but it provides your skin with an SPF of 50+ and protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Are You Wearing Enough SPF?

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May 21, 2015

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

Since we are already in the midst of summer, it is more than important to slip-slop-slap before heading out into the hot sun.

While most sunscreens can feel super-greasy and cast a white shadow on both the face and body, there are a few select products which are worth the extra dollars.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Extreme Fluid, $27.99

A lightweight, holy grail formula which has been used for years on movie sets, photo-shoots, and even on a daily basis. Apply a thin layer under your makeup to protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and possible sun damage.

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

Sisley Paris Super Stick Solaire Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $163

While this might seem a little excessive for a sunscreen – you can never be too safe with your skincare! The holly grail formula comes in both a nude and colourless shade for discrete protection during the summer. Apply over the lips, nose, cheekbones, and around the eyes for best results.

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA, $80

A powerful antioxidant-rich formula ideal for men and women who want a grease-free finish which is also waterproof. Apply generously over the face, neck, and entire body to keep your skin safe against potential sun damage.

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

You, Me and Everybody Shady Lady Daily Dace Milk SPF 30, $19.99

Protect your skin from sun damage by applying a pea-sized amount of this product under your makeup. The grease-free formula is perfect for those who already suffer from oily skin, since it won’t interfere with your current routine. Feel free to apply to to your neck, chest, and other areas exposed to the sun.

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25, $36

One of the best sheer, broad-spectrum SPF formulas which is gentle on skin, and won’t clog your pores. Use on the delicate areas of your skin such as the mouth and around the eyes for extra protection against the sun.

Top 5 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

What are some of your favourite non-greasy sunscreen formulas?

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February 1, 2015