Getting ready for summer with Hawaiian Tropic!

photo credit: ecobeautyeditor.com

photo credit: ecobeautyeditor.com

Sometimes I long for the days when we had no idea what sort of damage the sun does the skin. When I was in my teens and twenties, I spent days and weeks in the sun with no SPF at all…in fact, I would slather myself in a deeply coconut scented no-SPF tanning oil, use reflective tinfoil, and be certain I was in the sun from 11 to 1 when I could catch the best tanning rays. I never, ever thought one time about skin cancer, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. I was blissfully unaware…oh geez I just found a photo of myself at age 31 with my son – taken in Florida at I am sure 12:30 in the afternoon.

I can't even imagine how much skin damage happened on this day...

I can’t even imagine how much skin damage happened on this day…

However, once you know something it is impossible to ‘un’ know it, so I use SPF every day, even if I don’t think I am going outside. Lately all I want is my Hawaiian Tropic, not only because it is great at protecting skin from the sun, but because it brings me right back to those sunny, blissful days at the beach (or on a folding chair in my backyard pretending it’s the beach).                                                                                        PR sampleHawaiian Tropic

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

I make sure to apply broad spectrum SPF every day, and boy do I love the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen ($7.99). It is indeed weightless, a light soft lotion that sinks in immediately.

  • Feels indulgent on the skin – as if it’s barely on
  • Safe and effective broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen
  • Blended with exotic island botanicals
  • Unmistakable Hawaiian Tropic® fragrance will delight your senses
  • Premium airless pump
  • Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes

It really does smell just like it did back in the day. When I have this on I can close my eyes and imagine I am at the beach right that second. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen is just delightful.

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch After Sun Moisturizer

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch After Sun Moisturizer

So the Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch After Sun Moisturizer ($7.99) isn’t sun protection, but it is one terrific body lotion that gives skin a soft glow with a classic Hawaiian Tropic scent.

  • Formulated with shea butter complex and mango fruit extract
  • Unique skin brightening effect – special pigments that reflect light beautifully
  • 8-ounce pump bottle
  • A tropical treat for your senses

I love the beautiful radiance it gives skin…not overly sparkly, just a warm glow that makes skin look amazing. You really need to pick this up for summer!

Hawaiian Tropic products can be found in mass, grocery and drug retailers nationwide as well as online.  Pick some up and they will bring you right back to those carefree summer days!  – Lisa

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Planning a summer escape? Don’t forget the Hawaiian Tropic.

I spend my entire year trying to recapture the smell of summertime…and nothing smells like summer like Hawaiian Tropic does. Who else remembers this?

photo from weheartthis.com

photo from weheartthis.com

I wore my hair just like that, I used to be that thin, and I used Hawaiian Tropic Deep Tanning Oil with no SPF so I could get as tan as physically possible.

Plan your summer escape with Hawaiian Tropic!

Well, times have changed and we no longer look for suntan lotion with NO SPFs, just that fabulous coconutty scent. Hawaiian Tropic has so many options now that there is definitely something for everything. They sent me some sunscreen products to test and these are my personal favorites.

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic ® Island Sport® Lotion Sunscreen is perfect for those who prefer suntan lotions. This is oil-free and non-greasy. It sinks in immediately and is sweat-resistant. In fact, it stays on through sweat and water and fiercely competitive volley ball games with your siblings for up to 80 minutes. Plus, it has UVA and UVB protection. Bring it on!!

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen is the same formula but in a spray bottle. I love this spray – it has a very light mist and leaves skin feeling smooth, not all wet. Like the lotion, it has UVA and UVB protection and up to 80 minutes of water-resistant protection. It’s much easier to get this on the little ones too…you can chase them while spraying. So much easier to accomplish than with the lotion!

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen is a little fancier, a little more girly. This has a clear spray and a blend of guava, papaya and plumeria extracts. One spray of this sunscreen and skin is not only protected from the sun, it’s also super soft with a light sheen.

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen is, I have to admit, my favorite. I am sooo white now that I don’t actually bake myself in the sun anymore, and this not only protects and moisturizes my skin, it also give me an instant touch of color. This is a spray lotion and smells AMAZING!! Buttery coconut….all big umbrellas, cabana boys, and pina coladas. It’s exactly what I am looking for all year long!!

There is plenty of time left for great summer escapes. Just don’t forget your Hawaiian Tropic to make sure every escape is perfect!  – Lisa

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The top 5 sunscreens of summer by Christina of The Makeup Blogger

The lovely Christina from The Makeup Blogger shares her top 5 sunscreens of summer, just in time for the sales that always happen in these last weeks of the season.  If you haven’t already, please check out The Makeup Blogger – Christina is a true beauty expert and an extremely talented makeup artist.  Thanks so much Christina for this fabulous guest post!The Makeup BloggerProtecting your skin from the sun is easier than ever. Just check out your local drugstore and you’ll find shelf after shelf of different sunscreens. While many are great, there are some that truly stand out due to their advanced protection, non-greasy formulas and quick absorption. Don’t head out this summer without applying one of these five great sunscreens.

photo from Neutrogena.com

photo from Neutrogena.com

1.  Neutrogena Age Shield & Ultimate Sport

Keep your face protected for up to 80 minutes with the quick absorbing Age Shield. For the rest of your body, look no further than Ultimate Sport with SPF 70. Both are resistant to sweat, water and wiping for nearly an hour and a half.

photo from hawaiiantropic.com

photo from hawaiiantropic.com

2.  Hawaiian Tropic

Hawaiian Tropic’s Sheer Touch Radiance, Dry Oil and Silk Hydration offer up SPF 30 in a skin-nourishing formula. I love these since they hydrate and protect at the same time. Plus, the Silk Hydration leaves a sexy tropical scent behind.

photo from drugstore.com

photo from drugstore.com

3.  Vanicream Sunscreen Sport

Vanicream provides SPF 35 along with Vitamin E to keep your skin soft and silky. It’s designed for an active outdoor lifestyle. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly so life never has to be put on hold.

photo from coppertone.com

photo from coppertone.com

4.  Coppertone Oil-Free Sunscreen

Coppertone is a classic for a reason. Their oil-free sunscreen provides SPF 30 protection. The fragrance and oil-free formula are ideal for sensitive skin. Since it’s waterproof and long-lasting, it’s perfect for a day at the beach or pool.

photo from eltamd.com

photo from eltamd.com

5.  EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen

EltaMD actually offers several great sunscreens. I love that it’s designed for all skin types and can even be worn under makeup. The calming formula helps soothe redness while providing protection up to SPF 46.

No matter what sunscreen you choose, ensure it has an SPF of 30 or more and protects against UVA and UVB rays. Non-greasy, oil-free formulas are always best to prevent clogged pores so skin looks great all summer long.  – Christina, The Makeup Blogger