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HIGH FIVE: TRAVEL-FRIENDLY SUNSCREEN

You won’t be seeing red anytime soon.

This summer, make it your goal to see beach bonfires burn—and not your skin. We want to make sure no matter where you travel this season, you’re set on sun safety. Below, we rounded up five portable sunscreens in varying formats you’re sure to love. JESSICA VELEZ

Format: All-over lotion

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin & Children

 
There are two types of people in this world: those who lounge by the pool with a book, and those that dive right in. Luckily, inner mermaids with delicate fins don’t have to worry about rays while practicing their backstroke. Shiseido’s Wet Force line now comes with a face and body protector specially formulated for sensitive skin. So just keep swimming—but be sure to reapply the fragrance-free formula every 80 minutes…or whenever you’re sick of playing Marco Polo.

Format: Spray

Supergoop Defense Setting Mist

Supergoop created a sunscreen and setting spray in one, thus saving us from melted foundation and crab face—aka, summertime sadness. After your last cat eye flick, mist on this refreshing minty spray to lock everything in place and get a dose of SPF 50. Here’s the real kicker: You can reapply all day, err day without disrupting your strobe in the slightest. Now if only we could say the same for BBQ sauce…

Format: Stick

Fresh Sugar Sport SPF30

Everything about Fresh Sugar Sport SPF30 screams summer—from it’s neon packaging to its orange ice-pop scent. In true Fresh fashion, the formula is sweetened up with skin-nourishing sugar. It’s also perfect for surfers outfitted in wetsuits since it’s meant to be applied to exposed areas like lips, face, and around the eyes. Plus it’s water resistant. But it’s suitable for anyone with a competitive spirit, since it’s a clear winner in our eyes.

Format: Balm

Coola Liplux

“Thanks, it has SPF” is what you should say when someone compliments your supple lips. Coola LipLux’s creamy (read, not waxy) formula has more than usual, clocking in at SPF 30. Why do your lips need sun protection? It helps prevent photo-aging and burning, which aren’t things you want to kiss hello to anytime soon. Coola’s version comes loaded with nutrients and antioxidants to keep your lips smiling.

Format: Brush

Colorscience Sunforgettable® Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF50

A SPF-infused tinted powder that fits in your clutch? Genius. ColorScience’s Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF50 comes in a purse-friendly tube for easy reapplication. Think of it as a way to shine-proof your complexion while also protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. That’s what we like to call a win-win.

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HOUSE OF SUNSCREEN: INNOVATIONS IN SUNCARE

Meet your sunscreen dream.

“My first sunscreen was the one with the little girl and the dog pulling her swimsuit off,” recalls Gaby Giron, Sephora Assistant Skincare Merchant. “I just remember the smell. It was definitely memorable, but not in the best sense.” Thankfully, the days of chalky, greasy, weird-smelling sun protection are over—along with excuses not to wear it. New innovations in formulas and formats now offer a wealth of solutions to old problems, and, often, additional skincare benefits. Read on for the answer to your sunscreen dreams.  MELISSA LANE

THE DREAM:  TINTED SUNSCREEN FOR ALL-DAY TOUCH-UPS

THE ANSWER: AMOREPACIFIC CC CUSHION COMPACT SPF 50+

Safeguards on the go in a complexion-perfecting tint that can be reapplied throughout the day with the included puff.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN THAT SETS MAKEUP AND CONTROLS SHINE

THE ANSWER: SUPERGOOP! DEFENSE REFRESH SPF 50

Keeps makeup looking just-applied, minimizes oil, and refreshes skin in a cooling rosemary oil–scented mist.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

THE ANSWER: COOLA CONTINUOUS SPRAY SPF 30 IN UNSCENTED, FRESH CUCUMBER, AND TROPICAL COCONUT

Formulated with 70 percent certified organic ingredients (and packed with antioxidants).

THE DREAM: RADIANCE-BOOSTING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: PERRICONE MD FACE FINISHING MOISTURIZER TINT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30

Delivers a healthy glow with microcapsules that burst on contact with your skin.

THE DREAM: COMPLEXION-PERFECTING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: ALGENIST SUBLIME DEFENSE BLURRING ANTI-AGING SPF 30

Blurs imperfections and moisturizes for a more youthful appearance.

THE DREAM: WATER-RESISTANT SUNSCREEN THAT’S NOT GREASY

THE ANSWER: VITA LIBERATA DRY OIL SPF 50

Stands up to surf and sweat in a dry oil format that’s not greasy—and works on face, body, and even hair.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN THAT ADDRESS DARK SPOTS

THE ANSWER: DR. DENNIS GROSS DARK SPOT DEFENSE SPF 50

Targets hyperpigmentation and dryness, plus defends against free radicals.

THE DREAM: AN ANTIAGING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: CLARINS SUNSCREEN MULTI-PROTECTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50

Combats signs of aging with antioxidant-rich cantaloupe melon extract while also setting a matte foundation for makeup. 

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HOUSE OF SUNSCREEN: THE BEST SUNCARE FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Pick the perfect protection.

Think sunscreen is one-size-fits-all? Think again. The choices abound in a cornucopia of formats, formulas, and feel-good benefits. So, how do you choose? “It all depends on your lifestyle,” says Gaby Giron, Sephora Assistant Skincare Merchant. “Some people are active; some are in the city; some are baking in the sun all day. We’re all so different. But, luckily, there’s a sunscreen for everyone.” Below, the best sun protection for the demands of your day (and oh-so-subtle personal preference). MELISSA LANE

ACTIVE, STAY-PUT PROTECTION

Stand up to sun, sweat, and surf with these sporty sunscreens.

SHISEIDO ULTIMATE SUN PROTECTION LOTION

Especially for you if you like: a silky-smooth texture.

KORRES YOGHURT VEIL FOR FACE SPF 30

Especially for you if you like: the nourishing properties of yogurt.

VITA LIBERATA NEROLI & ARGAN MILK BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50

Especially for you if you like: the non-greasy feel of dry oil.

MAKEUP-FRIENDLY FORMATS

Perfect your protection—and complexion—with these powders, mists, and creams.

COOLA MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

Especially for you if you like: organic ingredients.

AMOREPACIFIC CC CUSHION COMPACT SPF 50+

Especially for you if you like: to touch up on the go.

PETER THOMAS ROTH RADIANT INSTANT MINERAL BRUSH-ON BRONZER SUNSCREEN SPF 30

Especially for you if you like: subtle shimmers.

MULTITASKING FORMULAS

Address a host of other concerns while safeguarding your skin.

SUPERGOOP! CITY SUNSCREEN SERUM

Especially for you if you like: fighting signs of aging.

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN DAILY MOISTURIZER SPF 47 PROTECT & PERFECT

Especially for you if you like: a healthy, youthful glow.

MDSOLARSCIENCES MINERAL TINTED CRÈME BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30

Especially for you if you like: a matte, universal tint.

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One of my biggest grievances with wearing a bold lip in hot weather is that the color either melts off in the sun, or my lips end up getting burnt. Enter @supergoop’s Shine on Lip Screen with SPF 50. Acts as a glossy (but non-sticky) top coat for your lips. This weekend at #Coachella I’ve been layering it over @milkmakeup’s Lip Color in ‘Freshhh’. Follow Birchbox on Snapchat to see more of my hot weather beauty must-haves! #revolveme #revolvefestival — @jdalfeen
P.S. Accessories are all from @revolve. 🎩: @brixton; 🕶: @spitfiresunglasses; 👜: @rebeccaminkoff). http://birch.ly/1Slb8lU

Sunscreen is back with an updated look (and feel! and scent!) just in time for summer. We now carry a plethora of cutting-edge sun protection that works hand-in-hand with your beauty routine. Ready to have fun with your makeup while staying sun safe? Us, too. Below, we outline four new favorites. KELLEY HOFFMAN

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Multitaskers, take note: This product can be your treatment, primer, and sun protection all in one. While the best part of putting on this invisible formula is that it instantly makes other things you wish were invisible seem to go away (i.e. it helps blur imperfections), this sunscreen also fights visible signs of aging and leaves you with a smooth canvas on which to apply your makeup. This clear suncare is playing the long game and the short game when it comes to beauty benefits, and as we all know: The only thing better than winning is winning twice.

Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50

Many of us begin our mornings on top of our suncare game—we apply sunscreen first, and then follow with the rest of our makeup. But here’s the tricky part: we know we’re supposed to re-apply sunscreen every two hours, but who wants to do that after they’ve applied their contouring? This mist is brilliant because not only does it allow you to reapply your sunscreen over your makeup, but its spray formula also helps set your existing makeup while reducing any pesky shine with its matte finish. And by the way: Its rosemary scent is pure heaven. We’d spray it on just for its mood-lifting benefits—the fact that it has sun protection is just an added bonus.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA-UVB Sunscreen

The creation of this fabulous formula was inspired by skin cancer survivors who wanted to enjoy the great outdoors without having to wear heavy, greasy, white sun protection. Silky, lightweight, and tinted, this mineral sunscreen also acts as a primer by evening skintone with a matte finish. Try it once, and you might just get addicted—it makes you feel beautiful and protected.

AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Cool format alert! Whether your complexion color or suncare are on your mind, this compact is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups regarding both. Pat on the product with the sponge for light-buildable, longwearing coverage—and enjoy hydrating (thanks bamboo sap!), color-treating benefits. Trust us: When you pull out this sleek, mirrored encasement from your purse and casually mention you’re just putting on some sun protection, your friends will be jealous.

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HOUSE OF SUNSCREEN: THE SUN SAFETY KIT

Sixteen ways to protect yourself. One great cause.

Take a look at four people sitting or standing near you right now. One of them—or you—will develop skin cancer. An even more sobering fact: Despite being one of the easiest kinds to prevent, it is more prominent than all other forms of cancer combined. “That’s why education is so critical,” says Dr. Perry Robins, president and founder of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “As a behavioral disease, it’s highly preventable.”

In 2006, Sephora and the Foundation formed a partnership to help turn the tide on skin cancer. The result: the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit. “The idea was simple,” says Robins. “Put some of Sephora’s bestselling sun protection products together to promote the importance of sun safety with proceeds going to the Foundation.”

To date, the kit has raised more than $3.7 million to fight skin cancer. Along with supporting a variety of Foundation initiatives—including SkinCancer.org, the #1 online resource for skin cancer information; a youth education program; and a PSA campaign—it has also funded free skin-cancer screenings, “which directly save lives,” emphasizes Robins.  

Now in its ninth year, it is one of Sephora’s most popular kits, and it’s easy to see why. The current incarnation comprises 16 different ways to protect your eyes, lips, face, hair, and body with leading advances in water resistance; complexion perfecting; and multitaskers that double as moisturizer, antiager, primer, and foundation. “This year’s assortment is our most innovative yet,” confirms Gaby Giron, Sephora Assistant Skincare Merchant.  

Brands that donated top suncare products include Clarins, Shiseido, Josie Maran, Algenist, Origins, Ole Henriksen, Murad, Dr. Dennis Gross, AmorePacific, Peter Thomas Roth, Dr. Jart+, Supergoop!, Vita Liberata, Korres, CLINIQUE, and St. Tropez. “We always advise people that the best sunscreen is the one you’re most likely to use,” says Robins. “Sephora [with the Sun Safety Kit] affords its customers the opportunity to find the right one for them.”

The Sun Safey Kit is now in stores in limited quantities. It is expected to sell out. 

MELISSA LANE

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Packing List: Hawaiian Island Vacay

I wouldn’t trade New York for any other city, but right about this time of year I start to miss the ocean like whoa. I’m headed to Hawaii this week to visit family and get my fix of palm trees, sand, and spam musubi. (Not kidding—don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.) Here’s what I’m packing for my tropical escape. 

1. La Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser: I’m a big proponent of face wipes, both at work (key when product-testing) and when traveling. These hydrating wipes have both aloe vera and vitamin E—they’ll come in handy on the 12-hour flight as well as any beach adventures.

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Want To Prevent Crow's Feet? Supergoop's Eye Cream Is Your New Best Friend

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that no one reading this blog is more careful about sun protection than I am. Sure, many of you might be just as careful, but I can guarantee that no one is taking even more precautionary measures. (I would happily be proven wrong. Fellow SPF nuts, drop me a line in the comments below!)

My daily routine always includes one of two Supergoop products, either their City Sunscreen Serum or their Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body and to give you a sense of just how careful I am, if I’m indoors on a sunny day and seated near a big window, I will likely reapply. But get this: Despite my best efforts, it turns out that my SPF routine was lacking one major component. 

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