I can’t believe it’s already Labour Day Weekend! Where did time go? And don’t tell me that summer is over – it’s not – we still have until September 21st – ok? Why is it that we only think of sun care in the summer anyway? I don’t know about you, but in my 30s, my skin is changing constantly (dark spots anyone?). Add on to it a pregnancy and I don’t know what the heck is going on! I’ve been testing out a variety of sun care essentials (and some self-tanners), and I’ve rounded up my faves! With all these changes happening to my skin, its even more important that I have these within arms reach ALL YEAR AROUND!
My Sun Care Must Haves
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense spf 50
A groundbreaking, weightless broad spectrum sunscreen featuring color-infused sunscreen technology that provides a universal tint and boosts daily radiance.
CoverFX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
An ultra-lightweight sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30 coverage that is invisible on all skintones.
it Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour
This SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen is also a really nice daily facial moisturizer. It’s lightweight and slightly tinted to work on all skin tones, helping to blur away discolourations.
Bioderma Photoderm Compact Spf 50+
I’m in love with this mineral photoprotection in a compact. It’s perfect for sensitive and intolerant skin and comes in 2 shades (light and golden). It’s soft and easy to apply and gives a nice powdery finish. I use this to touch up throughout the day as it covers the shininess that seems to appear constantly!
Bioderma Photoderm Whole Body Self-Tanner
Ok so this isn’t actually a protective sunscreen item – BUT – I love this self tanner and use it all year round. I mainly use it on my legs because it’s so easy to apply (it’s a practical spray) and it dries instantly! I usually apply once a day for 3 days and then it seems to last for about 3 days in between sprays.
St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil
Another product I like to use all year around is this luxurious oil. If I’m feeling a little too pale, I take a few drops and mix it in with my daily moisturizer. It feels (and smells) amazing!
Vichy Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion
I love this for a facial sunscreen when I’m not wearing makeup. It’s ultra lightweight and a great a product to bring on vacation (fits in carry on).
it Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact
Probably my fave new product of the moment, I’m obsessed with this full coverage compact. Honestly, it transforms your complextion and BONUS – it contains SPF 50. It’s so smooth and not cakey, essential for a full coverage foundation.
MyChelle Sun Shield SFF 28
This sunscreen is unique in that it is mineral based. If you hate the smell of sunscreen then this will be up your alley as it is unscented.
Jouviance SPF 30 Lotion
This sunscreen is also a beautiful mineral-based product, meaning that it is chemical free and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. You can apply this lotion over your daily moisturizer all year around for protection!