3 sunscreens you don’t want to miss from Hint, Murad, and NIA24

Nia24 Sun Damage Prevention, Hint Sunscreen Sprays, Murad City Skin Age Defense

Nia24 Sun Damage Prevention, Hint Sunscreen Sprays, Murad City Skin Age Defense

It’s really truly the season that you can’t go without sun protection. We talk about it all year but many of us are bundled up with our fall and winter clothes so only our faces seem to need protection. But now that it’s summer I won’t let you get away with that. You need to protect yourself everywhere and that’s what this week’s Makeup Wars is all about. You’ll learn from me and the others what our favorites are. I’m thrilled with my trio of sunscreens and hope these become choices of yours too.  —  Marcia

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Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Starting with my face since I never go without sunscreen protection on my face! I’m currently using Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen and truly enjoying it. I started using this Murad SPF the day I received it and haven’t stopped at all. This lightweight, fragrance free sunscreen has a pearlescent look to it that leaves my skin looking dewy.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

I’ve used it with half a dozen foundations and it always plays nicely. No balling up which can be a problem with other sunscreens I’ve used. This has a slightly peachy tone to it that brightens skin if you don’t want to apply foundation over it.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Prior to this I was using Supergoop but I always winced a little with the texture and smell. Not happening with Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen. It’s perfect for my skin and I’m so happy to have discovered it.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen may have a very long name but that’s okay once you learn all the benefits of this one.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

While I’ve used this NIA24 Sunscreen on my face I don’t use it on the days I’m applying foundation. It’s a thick white cream that I need to blend especially well so that it doesn’t appear white on my face. This one is perfect for my grandkid playdates when I’m out and about with them. Even though the SPF is 30 compared to Murad’s 50, it just feels like it’s protecting me especially well.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

What makes the NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen unique is the 5% Niacin it contains. Other key ingredients are 7.5% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 3% Avobenzone, 2.6% Octocrylene, Mango Butter, Ceramides, and Antioxidants.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen active ingredients

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen active ingredients

I love this on my arms too since they finally have become uncovered and need extra protection. I’ve developed some sunspots and feel this is really helping protect me from gaining more.

HINT SUNSCREEN SPRAY is a new product created by the people who make Hint Water. It’s so innovative and smells so delicious!

Hint Sunscreen Spray

Hint Sunscreen Spray

Hint Sunscreen Spray comes in 3 fragrances and are a delight to use. I was sent this in Pineapple and Grapefruit and as soon as these are finished I’ll be ordering the Pear. That’s how great these are. While it can be used on your face by spraying it into your hands and applying it that way, I like it on my body. And then I like to smell my arms all day long.

Hint Sunscreen Spray Pineapple

Hint Sunscreen Spray Pineapple

With broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection and easy 360° spray-on application, our hydrating, skin-quenching sunscreen is water resistant for 80 minutes. Employing Bag-on-Valve (BOV) technology, our innovative spray uses only compressed air, eliminating propellant chemicals, providing uniform coverage, and offering extra-fast drying time. Plus, it’s oxybenzone- and paraben-free—a delicious, radiant glow, delivered with only the good stuff.

Hint Sunscreen Spray Grapefruit

Hint Sunscreen Spray Grapefruit

These are made with the essence of the fragrances. You’ll forget about that “sunscreen smell” that we often complain about. Even your kids won’t complain about the smell of Hint. The fragrance isn’t strong and it’s very true to life plus the spray isn’t sticky in the least. In my experience they haven’t attracted bugs but they do attract people.

I’m so happy to have the chance to share these with you but even more to be using them myself. All are living up to my expectations and I’m sure yours too.


Kypris Pot of Shade- skincare plus protection

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

I’d like to introduce my good friend Phyllis who has volunteered to write some reviews for Beauty Info Zone. Phyllis is one friend who really understands my obsessions. She’s changing all her skincare to natural and organic products and has a new philosophy about what she’s willing to use on her face. Her philosophy of buying lipsticks galore hasn’t changed though and hopefully I can get her to share some of her favorites with us. Today Phyllis is sharing her love of Krypis Pot of Shade so be prepared to fall in love yourself.  –  Marcia

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

As you can see, my pot of Krypis Pot of Shade is very well loved. I’ve been using it non-stop for over a month. I know it’s expensive at $68 but this Krypis cream is a 3-in-1 product. It’s a moisturizer, sunscreen (full spectrum SPF30) and a makeup primer.  Although it’s $68 US, I look at it this way- I’m really spending $23 for each benefit and saving room on my shelf.  Instead of three products, I only need one.

The Detox Market says: KYPRIS Beauty is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skincare boasting organic, wildcrafted and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and a beauty-full experience. All formulations are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts, packaged in glass and never tested on animals. KYPRIS delivers a plethora of nourishing phytonutrients and the best of green science for luminous, petal-soft skin to enhance the luscious experience of being you.

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

According to the Kypris website:  Pot of Shade Heliotropic “A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

Here are the benefits of Pot of Shade Heliotropic: Offers gentle, yet effective protection from UVA and UVB * Enhances skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous * Non whitening * Plays well with other KYPRIS skin care and makeup * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin,  Calming, soothing, non-irritating”

There are many natural ingredients that are combined to make this cream stand out.

ZINC Non nano, non-irritating, sustainably sourced zinc for broad spectrum SPF 30 protection against sun damage.

SWEET IRIS STEM CELLS Enhance the skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous.

TAMANU An organic, co-op grown seed oil imparts a beautiful glow.

CHAPARRAL One of Earth’s oldest living plants yields a wildcrafted extract rich in botanical wisdom and lignans that impart an antioxidant-like effect.

SUNFLOWER These local, organic heliotropes deliver a wealth of fatty acids and beta carotene.

PROBIOTICS for deliciously hydrated skin.

SEA ALGAEA burst of soothing hydration for soft, supple skin as you bask in the Beauty of your days…potofshadeKrypis Pot of Shade cream has a gel-like texture that melts smoothly into my skin. I never look greasy or oily after application. It layers beautifully both over serums and under makeup. Its pale blue tint gives me a wonderful luminous and brightening effect and its light scent dissipates after a few seconds. Let’s not forget the importance of a good full spectrum spf30 which is all the protection I really need. I think (and you know we skincare enthusiasts are a fickle bunch) this could be Holy Grail status.

Kudos to Kypris for a Kick-ass Kream.

Krypis is available on their website and at The Detox Market.

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RoC® Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream makes a difference (giveaway alert)

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

A new year means a new beginning and that new beginning should start with your neck. Not enough of us are as careful about protecting our neck and chest from the signs of aging and the damage of the sun. Since it’s the start of January it’s the perfect time to make a change. As a RoC® Ambassador I’m lucky enough to be sent their products to test and one that has helped me is the RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream.

Even though I’ve never been a sun worshipper that doesn’t mean that my neck is any less susceptible to the problems that it can cause. One of the places that can give away your age once you get into middle age is your neck. By protecting your neck with this RoC® Neck Cream you are giving yourself a chance to save yourself some aging woes.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

Why do you want to use RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream? Well for one it’s an anti-aging cream that helps hydrate your chest and neck. Even if you have oily or combination skin you’ll find that your neck is drier and needs extra protection.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream helps to restore elasticity and firmness helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

In the winter I believe we aren’t quite as diligent about sunscreen protection if we live in the cold states. It’s easy to just bring the SPF you are using down your neck to finish up what’s on your hand but that’s really not enough. We need to be dedicated to talking care of our neck and chest all year long.

“The cream is specially formulated to moisturize the chest and neck area with exclusive HEXINOL Technology and Vitamin E. Multi-action HEXINOL® Technology was developed to target the visible signs of aging from a different path than other anti-aging ingredients. It can give visible improvement in as little as 4 weeks by restoring firmness, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the look of discoloration and overall radiance of skin, and hydrating dry skin.”

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

Join me in making this a resolution for 2017 by purchasing this $24.95 cream (at Amazon the price is $17.59) or winning it on Beauty Info Zone.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Thanks to RoC® who will be providing two US winners their own Chest, Neck & Face Cream. The giveaway will be open through January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. As usual you must be an email subscriber of our blog as well as leave a comment. Anything beyond that helps you with extra opportunities to win. If comments close early email me at [email protected] and label it NECK Cream, be sure you press I Commented since only Rafflecopter entries are counted. All entries though are verified.

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#ITsAtSephora and we’re so excited

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

IT Cosmetics has arrived at our favorite cosmetic store – Sephora. There’s been a long journey for Jamie Kern Lima, the magician behind IT Cosmetics. I remember buying my first product from them and realizing that this was a line that I could get excited about. Now, years and years later, that realization has come true and I’m a big fan of the line.                               press sample

Lisa and I were each sent a box with the products that are exclusive to Sephora. We’re excited to teach you about them and have a giveaway in Lisa’s article. I told her to pick what she wanted to write about and I’d do the rest. Well I think she gave me a hint about what she thinks of me since everything she told me to review are anti-aging products. How dare she?? I’m actually so grateful since I put 4 items to work and my initial experiences with them are worth any insult she might have made.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

BYE BYE LINES SERUM  aka Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate ($58 for 1 fl oz/30 ml) is terrific for me. I’m all about two things, serums and eye creams, so this new product from IT Cosmetics is what I’d choose in a second. This is a powerful serum though it feels gentle on my skin. It’s absolutely loaded with goodies: anti-aging peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, caviar extract, sea water, argan oil, babassu oil and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B5, B7, B9 and CoQ10. Wow, talk about hydration and improving the skin barrier. Clinical studies are off the wall with how great testers found this serum and I’m right there with them. Use it morning, night, or both for incredible moisturization. It has the most luscious orange fragrance to top it off and anything that will help prevent and blur my fine lines is on my A-list.

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour

At my age I love that I can use a product with the word armour in it. IT COSMETICS ANTI-AGING ARMOUR “Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid” ($38 1 fl oz) asked for me to pick it. This beauty fluid contains SPF50+. It is a hydrating sunscreen that brightens, protects, and repairs. It has color-correcting pigments to even out the appearance of skin tones. Shake the bottle first to mix ingredients and you’ll find a light beige fluid. I’m very fair so it does do color correcting for me but if I had darker than medium skin I’d want to check it out at Sephora personally to make sure the color worked. I’ve mixed it with a foundation that is too light for me and it upped the color level. Anti-aging Armour has everything I want within: peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. What more could this “old” lady want?

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

And here we are – another love of mine. The fact that IT Cosmetics at last has an eye cream has convinced me that I will for sure be a customer for life. BYE BYE UNDER EYE EYE CREAM ($48 0.5 fl oz/15 ml) – this phenomenon is made to Smooth, Brighten and Depuff. It contains ingredients to help it do that: anti-aging copper, blue algae, caffeine, vitamin C, collagen, cucumber extract, and peptides. The caffeine makes an instant difference with my puffiness and dark circles. My undereye area feels very soft and hydrated. The eye cream even looks refreshing with its light blue shade. It doesn’t interfere with my concealer so it’s a go day and night.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #7-2

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

IT Cosmetics has always been known for their incredible brushes. This cruelty-free company creates amazing brushes that will make you want to toss others. Along comes this HEAVENLY SKIN CC+ SKIN-PERFECTING BRUSH, No. 702 ($48) to blow me out of the water. While this looks like another fabulous brush from IT, it’s actually a groundbreaker. It has skincare infused brush hair.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

The fibers on this brush are infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin, and antioxidants. This is so unique. It’s a perfect brush for skincare and color products. Can’t you almost feel the softness of the brush? It’s been created to optically blur and perfect skin by erasing the appearance of lines, pores and imperfections instantly. I’m using this for my skincare but I want another for my cosmetics now.

As you can see, I’m very impressed with the new inroads that IT COSMETICS has made. I’m kidding about the anti-aging part because I really believe that the sooner you start with anti-aging products of this quality, the better off you’ll be for it in the future. All 4 of these products are exclusive to Sephora so I’m recommending that if you don’t buy now that you put these on your wishlist for the holidays or when Sephora has their yearly discount. Which one tops your list?  —  Marcia

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Thanks to Lisa for taking all these pictures for our two posts

I insist you use these 2 products from G.M. Collin and Scalisi. I’m making it easier with a giveaway

G.M. Collin Sunscreens and Scalisi Eye Cream

G.M. Collin Sunscreens and Scalisi Eye Cream

With age comes wisdom and sadly this wisdom came to me after a long life of errors. In my opinion the most important products for you to use are sunscreen and eye cream. I reiterate this over and over because I didn’t know the benefits until I was older and I want you to learn from my mistakes. Two of the products that I received for review are ones I think you should consider for your life: G.M. COLLIN sunscreen and SCALISI eye cream.

G.M. COLLIN Sunscreens

G.M. COLLIN Sunscreens

G.M. COLLIN has two new launches this summer with their SPF 50+ Dry Touch Sun Protection Cream and SPF 60 Mineral Sunscreen Sun Protection Cream. These sunscreens are different because the SPF 50+ Dry Touch contains chemical filters while SPF 60 is a Mineral Sunscreen without any chemicals. I had a very hard time deciding which to keep and which to give to one of our readers but the deciding factor for me is that the SPF 60 Mineral Sunscreen Sun Protection Cream is labeled as fragrance free. Therefore one lucky winner will be able to try out the G.M. COLLIN SPR 50+ DRY TOUCH SUN PROTECTION CREAM for themselves.

G.M. Collin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

G.M. Collin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

I’ve been using G.M. Collin Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60  ($32) for several weeks now. I’m not the ideal candidate to test a sunscreen since I try not to be in direct sunlight often but that doesn’t mean I don’t need protection, especially for my face. This is a very lightweight sunscreen that doesn’t ball up under my foundation. It’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes before you have to reapply. This is also PABA-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free and color-free formula. It contains 100% natural Titanium Dioxide (4.9%) and Zinc Oxide (4.7%) mineral sunscreens.

G.M. Collin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

G.M. Collin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

Other reasons I’m enjoying this is that it’s meant for people who are ultra sensitive to the sun. While I don’t mind my freckles, I do mind my sunspots from years of inadvertently going without protection. Having both UVA and UVB protection is great plus it’s safe for children so I keep it in my bag when I’m with the cutie pies.

G.M. Collin Dry Touch Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

G.M. Collin Dry Touch Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Today’s giveaway is for the G.M. Collin Dry Touch Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($34). This too has broad spectrum protection with both UVA and UVB. According to the brand it’s easy to apply, has a light and dry finish, there’s no white residue, and it’s paraben-free. G.M. Collin Dry Touch is water resistant up to $80 minutes so it’s great for more outdoorsy people than I am. The sunscreen ingredients are Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 15.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, and Octocrylene 10.0% which are chemical filters.

Both of these sunscreens, along with other G.M. Collin products are available at Skin1.com and Beauty Bridge which currently have 20% off.

Scalisi Eye Cream

Scalisi Eye Cream

I’ve reviewed Scalisi before so I was more than happy to review their eye cream. As a certified eye cream fanatic I rue the years I ignored it. Now I don’t go a day without. I have no desire to let my eyes show my age and neither should you. Therefore you need a great eye cream and Scalisi Eye Cream is one you should consider.

Scalisi Eye Cream

Scalisi Eye Cream

This pump top container is long and slim. It can fit in a cosmetic bag, barely taking up any room, so that you can refresh during the day if you want. Here’s what Scalisi tells us about this:

  1. Diminishes the look of fine lines and crows feet
  2. Reduces the look of under eye puffiness
  3. Creates a brighter appearance for beautiful skin.  No Retinol – great for sensitive skin
  4. Moisturizes and Hydrates
  5. Paraben free
Scalisi Eye Cream swatch

Scalisi Eye Cream swatch

I love that this is fragrance free since not all brands are. It glides on and never irritates my sensitive skin. It’s very soft and that’s how it leaves my undereye area. My only complaint at first was that I got more out of the pump than I needed for both eyes. BUT now I know to massage this over my top lip. Scalisi Eye Cream helps with fine lines and wrinkles and I have those there too. Double score!

Key ingredients include

  • Jojoba, Macadamia, Hazelnut & Squalane: to hydrate
  • White Tea Extract for skin rejuvenation for a radiant, fresh and youthful appearance
  • Soy Proteins: rich in essential amino acids to regenerate
  • Ash Tree Bark Extract: reduces the appearance of under eye puffiness
  • Ubiquinone: antioxidant to fight environmental aggressors
  • Yeast Polysaccharides: strengthens skin’s immune system, provides natural anti-irritants
  • Peptide Pal-GHK and Peptide Pal-GQPR: combined helps to make skin appear firmer, more plump and tone.
  • Perfection Peptide P3: for a brighter, smoother, radiant skin

Scalisi Eye Cream is also available on Amazon for $53.35 and free Prime shipping.

Don’t you want all that? I sure do and Scalisi is giving me hydrated skin and saving the truth of my age coming out. — Marcia

Now for the GIVEAWAY. This is open for US and Canada through 8/22 @11:59 p.m. ET. We wish we could do more international giveaways but we pay for the postage ourselves. The winner will receive G.M. COLLIN Dry Touch SPF 50+ Sun Protection Cream. The sunscreen expires 5/19 so you’ll have plenty of time to use it. As usual you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. We do have a problem with comments closing before  the giveaways are over but that’s easy to overcome. Just email me at [email protected] and label your message either GM Collin or Sunscreen. Give your comment in the email, click Enter, and continue on.

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Primer and sun protection with Equitance Sunscreen SPF 36

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

I think I might be a little nutty regarding this multi-tasking thing, but any beauty hack that might save me time is always way up on my list of items to test. Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36 ($30.00 (.98 fl. oz); available at equitance-us.com) does the job of two essential skin care products – broad spectrum sun protection and makeup primer – all in one super cute squeeze bottle.

Before I talk about the actual product, I definitely want to address the packaging. I love this bottle!  I don’t even really understand why I am so enamored with it.  It is adorable, so easy to use, and just so…so…cute!

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Ok, I love the packaging but what about the performance as a sunscreen? It has a liquidy consistency so be sure to shake it well before squeezing any out. It was so thin that I was surprised…broad spectrum sunscreen tends to be thick. But this doesn’t leave white streaks. In fact, it’s very lightweight and doesn’t instantly change my complexion color three shades whiter.

What it does do is filter out the UV rays that cause hyperpigmentation and photoaging, as well as safeguard against free radicals.  Here are the ingredients:

  • Linoleic Acid is extracted from safflower seed oil and purified. We found that linoleic acid’s primary effect helps to significantly minimize the appearance of dark spots. It also promotes the exfoliation of the stored melanin that form dark spots.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative with skin-brightening powers. In liquid topical skin care formulas, vitamin C derivative is more stable, maximizing its beneficial function better than vitamin C itself.
  • Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, made from licorice, possesses soothing properties.
  • Cherry Blossom Leaf Extract is culled from the Japanese sakura tree and possesses properties that sooth and soften rough skin.
  • Shell Ginger Extract is derived from the Japanese alpinia speciosa leaf. Its intense moisturizing properties help brighten the skin.

I like that this sunscreen doesn’t smell bad. It has a very light, pleasant floral fragrance. I like that it provides broad spectrum coverage and a zinc oxide formula. As a sunscreen, I think this is a home run.

As a primer, I have mixed results. It does brighten the complexion and dries very quickly. I think this would work for most people except those with extremely absorbent skin (my issue for sure) or those with very oily skin. It doesn’t prevent the dreaded shiny nose syndrome and it’s not as tenacious as other primers in terms of giving makeup a lot more longevity. It does, however, smooth skin into a better canvas for makeup.

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Overall, I love the packaging and the sunscreen. It doesn’t really work as a primer for me so it’s not my perfect multi-tasker, but I have such absorbent skin that I always need super strength primers.

Interested in Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36?  Click THIS LINK for 20% off, a special link for Beauty Info Zone readers!  – Lisa

*sample

What would summer be without Aveeno?

aveeno summer

Thanks to Aveeno for providing all these products to help my family and me enjoy the summer.

Check my house for sunscreen and you’ll find plenty. Thanks to AVEENO® not only are my husband and I protected but so are my sweet grandchildren. I’d be inside most of the time if not for them, but the sun and fun beckon when you are 2 and 5. Splashpads are the hit of the day, going for a boat ride is the hit of the month, and running through the sprinklers while squirting the dog and grandparents i always the best. That means we all have to be protected and AVEENO® saves the day.

Aveeno sun protection and relief

Aveeno sun protection and relief

AVEENO® Protect + Hydrate is available in different strengths of sun protection (SPF 30 and 50). I have the 30 which is perfect for me since I am comfortable using it on both my face and body.

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 combines ENVIROGUARD™ Technology and ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthier than before you went in the sun. For use on face and body, this exclusive formula is fast absorbing, oil free, noncomedogenic, and sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes.

My grandchildren have been brought up right and never fight us when we have to put on sunscreen. I wish I could have said the same for my own kids when growing up. AVEENO® has a large variety of children’s sunscreen under their baby category. Just because it says Baby though doesn’t mean it’s relegated to infants and toddlers. Young children have much more sensitive skin and need the extra protection of products formulated for them. There are 3 AVEENO® baby sunscreens. We have two in our beach bag and one in the car at all times.

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 contains MINERALGUARD® Technology and 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients, a more natural alternative.

Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract and mineral ingredients (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), this sunscreen forms a protective barrier on top of the skin that scatters UVA/UVB rays for superior sun protection.

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50

AVEENO® Baby CONTINUOUS PROTECTION Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 55 is similar but with longer lasting protection. It’s not greasy, is fragrance free and contains skin-soothing ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal. After 80 minutes in the sun, don’t forget to reapply.

AVEENO® Baby CONTINUOUS PROTECTION Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 55

AVEENO® Baby CONTINUOUS PROTECTION Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 55

The absolute handiest product to have is the AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Face Stick Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50. This stick can be a life saver. We often picnic on our deck or at the park and I can run this over their faces with ease. My 2 year old loves doing it herself so even if she uses up more product than I do, that’s okay with me.

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Face Stick Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Face Stick Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Packing up for summer fun means juice, snacks, a blanket, and sunscreen galore. Make it Aveeno.  — Marcia

Aveeno and summer fun

Aveeno and summer fun

aveeno summer and my girl

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