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SPF Would Be Our Choice If We Had To Pick 1 Product!

If we were stranded on in a skin care desert and could only have a single product to use, we would 100% pick SPF.  It’s also our suggestion to anyone who is in their teens and 20’s.  SPF is your jam! It’s what you need!  Also, don’t get it twisted – we get that some people will have skin issues, we’re not idiots.  Obvi if there’s acne, eczema, or any host of other issues, this wouldn’t apply, but in many cases, sunscreen would be the product we’d choose if we could only choose one. Let’s start with kids today.  Face it, anyone in their 20’s has it made – well at least their skin does. The body does everything it for the skin.  Collagen is being produced, Hyaluronic acid is being produced and stem cells are abundant!  In most cases, systems are functioning to optimal levels.  If a person in this situation just used SPF daily will help to protect against any environmental damage that we work to correct in the 30’s and beyond.

Jenni’s 5 Favorite SPFs 

When it comes to SPF, you know this girl loves a little tint!  Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to try so many SPFs and I am obsessed with these 5.  Take my word for it, they will give you protection and a gorgeous glow at the same time!

1. Solar Defense Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 - HydroPeptide

The perfect consistency and color EVERY time! Have fun in the sun with a tinted moisturizer with SPF that provides broad spectrum protection and radiant, even-looking skin. Not only does it protect skin from UVA, UVB and infrared rays, its lightweight coverage allows your pretty skin to shine through, leaving you with a gorgeous healthy glow you’ll love. It’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients, including hyaluronic acid to lock moisture in, and a blend of calendula, cucumber and acai extracts to guard against free radicals. This product is vegan and cruelty free and does not contain any gluten, parabens, phthalates, soy, or sulfates. More…

2. Photo Guard SPF 50 Self-Adjusting Foundation Serum - M.A.D. Skincare

On the days I’m looking for a bit more coverage (aka ZOOM meeting days!), I’ll grab this formular.  A non-greasy yet moisturizing liquid SPF 50 foundation goes on white and instantly adjust to match your skin tone and naturally adjust. Available in 2 shades, the Light is ideal for fair to neutral skin tones (this is the one I use) and the Medium is perfect for beige to tan skin tones. It can be used daily for an illuminating silky finish. The fragrance-free formula is lightweight and quickly absorbed with no dryness and is suitable for all skin types. More…

3. Tinted Minder SPF 35 - BiON Research Skincare

This glow is unreal! Barry has even commented (via ZOOM) on how radiant my skin looks when I have this formula on! This award winning product protects, moisturizes and provides a sheer coverage to maintain your skin’s youth and beauty. It includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for excellent physical protection against UVA and UVB rays. It also provides antioxidants and can be used as a daily moisturizer by all skin types. Acneic skin and sensitive skin respond well to Tinted Mineral SPF 35 and it is excellent for the finishing touch at the end of a facial.

The minerals used for coloring contain additional titanium dioxide with a blend of 4 FDA approved mineral pigments to provide superior purity of color and saturation. The creamy consistency goes on smoothly and is non-irritating to the eyes. Moisture, color and protection are in one quick step! Available in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark.  More…

  • SPF 35 with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • A physical sun protection with maximum antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic benefits
  • Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are highly micronized to cover evenly
  • Non-greasy formula without leaving a white cast to the skin
4. daily eclipse® tinted sunscreen - dmSkincare

Available in tinted and non-tinted, this formula never burns or irritates my eyes, and provides a light, sheer coverage.  The only proven cosmetic measure against premature aging is the use of SPF. Daily eclipse tinted sunscreen is an SPF 30 broad spectrum UVA-UVB mineral sunscreen, in a silky smooth formula that helps protect skin from photo aging caused by environmental damage. This unique formulation uses no chemical sunscreen ingredients, but rather features micronized titanium dioxide, and zinc in a silky smooth, oil-free formulation. A sheer hint of color to even skin tone. Mild formulation offers non-irritating SPF and free radical protection. More…

5. Soy Doctor® Ultra Light Moisture Screen SPF 30 - Nature Pure Labs

When I’m planning a longer day outside, or even a drive to Philly, this is my go-to formula.  You do not need a lot; in fact, less is more! A non-greasy, highly effective sunblock lotion containing rich and excellent moisturizing – nourishing complex of Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, DL-Panthenol, Soy Isoflavones and Hippophae Oil. This lotion provides up to 30 times your natural skin protection against UV and sun damage and helps prevent aging, skin cancer, and skin discoloration caused by overexposure to the sun.  To Use: Apply as need to face and neck with fingertips. Perfect for use under makeup. Provides skin protection, moisturizing and a silky smooth feel. More…

Barry’s 5 Favorite SPFs 

In the early 2000’s my only introduction to SPF was by Skinceuticals, and honestly – I hated their SPF.  It was like toothpaste! Thick and chalky and just gross.  Thank God over the years SPF technology has improved.  You’ll see my 5 favorites here!

1. DMK Sunscreen SPF 30
I love this physical block.  It’s literally a pleasure to wear!  Glides on easily, not thick or heavy, and no gross fragrance. DMK’s signature sunscreen protects skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays that contribute to premature aging and pigmentation. DMK Sunscreen is formulated with a water-resistant base that is light, non-greasy and is perfect for acne, oily skin as well as dry, dehydrated, mature skin. It can be used over all DMK products and effectively under make-up. More…
2. Light Day Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF-37 - Circadia

If you’re open to a chemical SPF, this is yummy!  Glides on, not sticky or tacky on the skin and has a really lovely fragrance. Our environment requires daily protection with new levels of performance. Award winning photo stabilizer Solastay® S1 reduces sensitivity issues often associated with UV absorbers. New age antioxidants Lipochroman-6 (TM) and Preventhelia (TM) prevent damage to DNA proteins caused by UV exposure. This light lotion contains grape stem cell culture extract to enhance photo protection and delay cell senescence. Fast absorbing with an elegant feel, this is designed for daily use. More…

3. Photo-Age Environmental Protection Gel 15 - Glymed Plus
I first was told about this product in a podcast by Chelsea Ausland.  I pulled it out of our Glymed product collection and used it for a few weeks and fell in love.  Physical block and great fragrance.  Warning:  Use a pea sized portion a little of this spreads beautifully all over your skin!  Protect and moisturize your skin with this FDA tested and approved, ultra light, water-based UVA/UVB broad spectrum formula. This SPF 15 integrates the power of professional grade ingredients to immediately deliver antioxidants providing anti-aging benefits to protect skin from free radical damage. Recommended in every treatment, every time. More…
4. Mineral Face Shield® - Repêchage
Technically, this isn’t an SPF – but it’s Titanium and Zinc and it glides on the skin! This mineral-based water free formula glides on sheer to the skin instantly creating an even-matte finish. Mineral Face Shield® is a skin- friendly formula that is gentle even on the most sensitive skin types. The perfect pre-makeup prep, leaves skin smooth and soft, never greasy.  More…
5. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Hale & Hush
This is a delicious SPF – it has a very slight, earthy fragrance.  It’s not added fragrance, it’s just the ingredients.  Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is the perfect combination of sun, sensitivity and age defense.  Natural Zinc Oxide provides chemical-free broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection at the surface while a specialized amino acid and algae blend provides UV protection at the cellular level.  Skin will be moisturized, calmer and better equipped at resisting premature aging. More…

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