Thursday, March 29, 2012

Summer Beauty Prep: Tinted Sunscreen

I have exceptionally fair skin and freckles as well as a family history of skin cancer. I'm not complaining, I absolutely love my freckles but it does mean that from the first day of spring until mid-fall a good portion of my time is spent making sure I'm properly covered with the right SPF. Thankfully science and the cosmetics industry have advanced by leaps and bounds since I was a kid and greasy Coppertone is a thing of the past. This summer I'll be focusing on mineral sunscreens that do double duty with a nice tint (so I don't have to wear extra makeup) or with a supremely easy powder application. With these and a giant hat, I think I'll be all set.

MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Gel Sunscreen, $24, MDSolarSciences.com
Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Pro Mineral Sun Protection Powder, $50, Dermstore.com

2 comments:

Nomadic D. said...

I'm addicted to my Khiel's sunscreen, especially now that the sun is starting to really do its thing:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com.es/2011/07/protection.html

But I also love Peter Thomas Roth sunscreen powder, it comes in a brush similar to the colorscience one you've listed here. I think they may even have a tinted version, but I like it colorless so I can just keep reapplying throughout the day as needed.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth M. said...

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely check out Peter Thomas Roth's version.