Sweet summertime is finally here and like most people, the Certified Fabulous team is ready to get outside and enjoy the every bit of the beautiful weather that we can. Protecting your skin from the sun is very important as it may prevent dark spots, premature aging, and more importantly skin cancer. Because of this, we have been very busy putting many SPF products to the test to find out which ones meet all of our standards and would make a great go-to option for our readers. After much research, testing, and a lot of sunbathing, we have narrowed it down to a few different products that we all agree are our favorites.
Olay Total Effects Feather Weight Moisturizer $17.99
& Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening & Protecting Lotion with SPF 15 $25.99
Olay Total Effects entire line is wonderful, but the Feather Weight Moisturizer SPF 15 is an essential for everyday skin care. This moisturizer makes a great lightweight primer for your face and can be applied alone or worn under makeup. It applies smoothly and feels hydrating immediately but also absorbs quickly leaving your skin moisturized and healthy without leaving a greasy residue. The Feather Weight Moisturizer provides seven benefits to your face, including plumping wrinkles and fine lines, brightening as well as evening skin tone, diminishing the appearance of pores, lightening dark spots, enhancing skins elasticity, and restoring moisture. If used as part of your daily routine, not only are you protecting your skin from aging and further sun damage, you are also helping to heal prior damage that may have already happened. If you already have some dark spots the Olay Regenerist Luminous brightening & protecting lotion with sunscreen is a wonderful moisturizer to use with the added protection of SPF 15 which provides UVA and UVB protection to help prevent early aging. This moisturizer is designed to visibly fade the look of dark spots for a more even skin tone.
Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector SPF 15 $41.00
& Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen $53.50
Another product that stood out to many of us is the Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector and FaceScreen SPF 50. These sunscreens are both designed to protect from both UVA and UVB rays to give skin full protection from harmful rays. With the higher SPF in the FaceScreen, it is an ideal option if you are spending time outside and want to keep your face protected and healthy. "After applying this moisturizer and then sitting in the sun all day, my skin was left looking glowing and tanned, without any redness or tenderness" – Certified Fabulous Team member Heather. Keep in mind that it is always good to reapply SPF throughout the day.
HydroPeptide Solar Defense SPF 30 $44.00
HydroPeptide Solar Defense SPF 30 is a skin tone adjusting, moisturizing, facial sunscreen. Made with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, HydroPeptide is a physical barrier sunscreen, meaning that the formula actually creates a physical barrier between sun rays and your skin to protect from burning as well as keeping the heat out of the skin. This is another great option if you have any sort of skin sensitivity or inflammation. Ingredients such as acai, green tea, and aloe make-up this nutrient rich sun block helping to seal moisture into your face leaving a matte finish without any oily residue. The combination of ingredients give the lotion a nice scent and doesn't smell like the typical chemical filled sunblock, it is actually pleasant smelling. One of our favorite benefits of the HydroPeptide is that when applied to your face, it "self-adjusts" to the color of your skin tone. This Solor Defense will also reduce the look of blotchy redness and can take the place of wearing a foundation. The blend of ingredients helps to fight off acne and minimize the premature signs of aging all while protecting your skin from the harmful sun rays.
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