anonymous asked:

Any sunscreens that won't leave me so white after?

Go with chemical sunscreens. Just check the ingredients: If it contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, it’s physical/hybrid. Avoid those ingredients, as they cause white cast.

  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ / PA+++
  • Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++
  • Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF 50/ PA++++

anonymous asked:

best drugstore sunscreens?

Just going off what you can find in a Target/Walmart for the face:

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+
  • Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55
  • Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Sunscreen Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
  • Alba Botanica Emollient Sunscreen Sport Lotion SPF 45
  • Blue Lizard Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
  • CeraVe AM Lotion
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Face Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Sunscreen SPF 60

That’s all I can think of. I didn’t necessarily list the products that I think are the best sunscreens (they contain oxybenzone/octinoxate, no PA rating, not the most cosmetically elegant), but they are what I would grab from a drugstore in a pinch!

It’s Sunscreen Season!

Beach season is upon us, Northern Hemisphere! We wish you sun-filled, happy days, and healthy, sunburn-free skin! Here are some tips for choosing a sunscreen for your summer.

Sunlight is composed of electromagnetic waves and is our primary source of ultraviolet radiation, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light and carries more energy. UVA, UVB, and UVC are classified according to their wavelengths. Short wavelength UVC never reaches the Earth’s surface, but UVB and UVA do Medium wavelength UVB rays can enter the skin’s superficial layers and long length UVA rays can penetrate into the deeper layers. UVB in small amounts actually helps us make vitamin D, which enables our bodies to build and maintain strong bones. However, prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB can damage DNA, age your skin, and promote the development of potentially deadly skin cancer. Sunscreen protects your skin either physically by deflecting UV rays with an inorganic blocker like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, or chemically by using carbon-based compounds to absorb UV photons that are then harmlessly dissipated as heat.

So, what differentiates one sunscreen from another? When we choose a sunscreen, we can compare application method, the SPF, and the active ingredients. Sprays can be convenient to put on, especially when you’re wet, but a recent study found that most people don’t apply a thick enough layer to get full protection. And the possible health risks of inhaling sunscreen compounds from a spray cloud might make you consider reaching for that bottle of lotion instead. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, although 30 is better. SPF is a nonlinear scale of how much UVB radiation is needed to give protected skin a sunburn. SPF 15 does a pretty good job by blocking 93% of UVB rays. You get a slight increase as SPF goes up, with SPF 30 blocking 97%, and 50 blocking 98%. SPF is based on the quantity of solar exposure. So how much time you have before you start to burn really depends on a long list of factors, including your genetics, and when, where, and how you spend your time in the sun.

Even though US marketed sunscreens have been deemed safe by the FDA, scientists are still researching the effects of many active ingredients on the human body. So if you’re worried about potential irritants, look for mineral-based formulas with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Even though they may go on a bit thick at first, they’re less irritating than carbon-based chemical sunscreens. These mineral-based sunscreens are preferential for the environment, too. If you plan on catching rays while splashing in a river or the ocean, keep in mind that carbon-based chemical sunscreens can harm marine life. Research shows that carbon-based chemical sunscreen ingredients, like oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate, and 4MBC contribute to a stress condition called coral bleaching in corals, which are living creatures. 

So you’re now ready to make an informed choice when picking out your next sunscreen. SPF is clearly labeled on the front. On the back under “active ingredients,” you can find whether zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and those coral-harming components are present. Taking a bit more time to check can be well worth it for both you and the environment.

From the TED-Ed Lesson Which sunscreen should you choose? - Mary Poffenroth with animation by Rob Kohr & Travis Spangler

Additional artwork & info from the TED-Ed lesson Why do we have to wear sunscreen? - Kevin Boyd with animation by Andrew Foerster

Some summer sun protection tips 🌞:
  • Use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30, but 50 is best. Anything above that isn’t worth your time, as the amount of extra protection you would get is negligible and the formulas tend to feel unpleasant.
  • Keep these measurements in mind: a nickel for the face, a shot glass for the body. This is the amount of sunscreen you should apply. However, body shapes and sizes differ. In general, applying generously should be fine. 👌
  • Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outside. Sunscreen needs time to absorb. Also, don’t throw on clothes immediately after application. You don’t want to rub off the sunscreen.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours of sun exposure. This means that, on an average day spent mostly indoors, you should be fine with one application of sunscreen. If you’re swimming or exercising, reapply more frequently.
  • Yes, even if you’re wearing makeup.💄 This is where powdered and spray sunscreens work best!
  • Avoid sunscreen with oxybenzone or octinoxate! 🙅 These common chemical UV filters are linked to the destruction of coral reefs across the world. Very environmentally unfriendly. 🌎 
  • Wear sunscreen indoors and in the car! UV rays can filter through windows.
  • Nothing elevates a look like a wide-brim hat! 👒
  • Don’t forget to protect the rest of your body! The neck, chest, lips, hair part, hands, and feet often don’t receive the same love as our faces. There’s a reason they say you can tell a woman’s age by her hands and neck!
  • Don’t leave sunscreen in your car during the summer!🔥  It may seem convenient, but the excessive heat disrupts the sunscreen’s efficacy.
  • Wear lightweight layers of clothing. A cute, wispy bathing suit coverup can be the difference between a pleasant and a painful beach day! Layer your sun protection!
  • Don’t rely on makeup alone for UV protection. The amount of makeup you would have to apply to achieve the advertised SPF would have you looking like a clown. 🤡
  • Get a small bottle of sunscreen and keep it in your bag. Alba Botanica makes 4oz bottles that are good for the face and body and fit comfortably in a purse. Perfect for touch-ups.
  • Utilize the shade.🌴 Not only will you keep cool, but you reduce your chance of sunburn. You won’t catch me on the beach without an umbrella! 

Inexpensive Suncare!
All of these sunscreens ingredients are approved by me and should be suitable for sensitive skin as well.
All of these can be purchased on
Read some reviews before purchasing to see if it really suits you.

My previous reccomended sunscreen post
My inexpensive skincare post

Kiss My Face SPF 30 $9.97: cruelty free, no white cast, moisturising, no smell and good ingredients!
Alba Bontanica Natural very emollient sunscreen SPF 30 $8.29: Mineral, good ingredients, cruelty free, fragrance free
Holika Holika moisturising BB cream SPF 30 $5.01: good BB cream, very limited shade range though.
Nature Republic SPF 50 $7.48: great sunscreen, good ingredients, high protection, no irritants
Kidsport SPF 30 $5.59: not greasy, with white cast, cruelty free, great ingredients
Natures Gate SPF 50 $8.85: Vegan, cruelty free, Oily so if youve got oily skin already this will probably look greasy

Witchyfashion tip: Sunscreen

Summer’s here which means the sun rays are somthing you need to worry about. Here is a small list of cruelty free sun protection for your skin.


Yes To Carrots SPF 15 Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer

Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick

Burt’s Bees Renewal Day Lotion SPF 30, 2 Ounces

Kiss My Face Face Factor Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunblock for Face and Neck, 2 oz

Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer


Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Aloe Vera Sunscreen SPF 30

Alba Botanica Sport Sunscreen Fragrance Free SPF 45 4 oz

Kiss My Face Cool Sport Continuous Spray Natural Sunscreen SPF 50

Kiss My Face Sun Spray Natural Sunscreen Lotion With Hydresia SPF 50 Sunblock


Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 for Kids

Alba Botanica, Kids Sunscreen SPF 45

Alba Botanica Sun Spray Kids Spf 40

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Kiss My Face Baby’s First Kiss Mineral Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

face make up(comes in different shades as well)

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Makeup

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20

e.l.f. Studio flawless finish foundation SPF 15

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15

10 Steps?! Where do I start?! 😖

I thought this was such a good question that it deserved its own post! You don’t simply wake up one day with a 10 step routine. You also shouldn’t buy all 10 steps at once (despite the temptation)! A full 10 step routine can be daunting for someone just dipping their toes into the KBeauty scene. So this poses the question:

Where do I start?

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Protecting Your Skin Against Harmful Summer Rays

Hey sunshine lovers! Summer will be here before we know it, which means long days spent under the sun. While the sun provides a healthy dose of vitamin D, too much of anything can be a bad thing – especially if you don’t protect yourself. Follow these tips for protecting your skin against harmful summer rays.

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i kno its all ~serious~ and shit rn but I’m just interrupting myself here to let u kno that Augustus is rolling up to their backyard in this dramatic moment looking like this. ok carry on


Sunscreen reccomendations!
Youve got to wear sunscreen when using a chemical exfoliator but you also should wear sunscreen for many other reasons, which you can google on yr own.
* = other sunscreens by this brand are also reccomendable
- Biore UV Aqua Spf 50*: irritating for some with sensitive skin, no white cast, holy grail for many people.
- LRP Anthelios Spf 50*: slight white cast, suitable for oily skin. May be irritating for sensitive skin.
- Biore UV Perfect Face Milk spf 50*: no white cast.
- Shiseido Oil free Spf 42*: suitable for oily and sensitive skin. Leaves a white cast.
- Jack Black oil free Spf 45: suitable for oily skin, no white cast, great ingredients.
- Ultrasun Baby Spf 50*: Im using this one rn, leaves a white cast which is manageable for light skin, not for dark skin. Gentle and does not break me out, no irritating ingredients
- Josie Maran SPF 47: Dark skin friendly and moisturising.
- Shiseido Senka SPF 50*: No white cast, not irritating, suitable for acne prone skin.
EltaMD SPF 47: No white cast but looks oily on the skin, not irritating.