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Looking for your perfect sunscreen? Sephora has you covered with their new Sun Safety Kit. This collection of skin-protecting products features every type of skincare you can think of. You’ll have no excuse for not wearing sunscreen everyday because this array of products will help you find your perfect match. Also, when you purchase this kit, you not only will be doing something good for yourself, but you will be giving back to help others: 100% of the net profits from the sales of this set will be donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation.

This set contains:

- 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15

- 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15

- 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 

- 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30

- 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

- 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40

- 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30

- 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20

- 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++

- 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15

- 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20 - 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF

 15 - 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30


Packaged in an expandable, reusable beach bag. $22.50,
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If you don’t wear sunscreen every day on your body because of its sticky or greasy texture, we recommend that you try Ahava Sun Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizing Spray SPF 15. This sunscreen, enriched with Ahava’s own blend of Dead Sea minerals that reduce sun damage, feels light and milky smooth when applied, and absorbs without leaving an oily residue. Now you have no excuses for not protecting your skin. $22,

Q. I’ve always wondered, if my foundation is 20 SPF and my moisturizer is 20 SPF, does that add up to 40 SPF? Or is it still just 20 SPF? Basically, what I mean is, if you are layering different products that contain SPF, do you increase the protection?

A. Great question. It seems everything contains a bit of sunscreen these days, whether it’s our mineral makeup or our lip balm (which is so important). With all of the layering, something has to give you protection if not double your protection, right? Unfortunately this is not the case. I consulted with Connecticut based dermatologist Dr. Loyd Godwin who indicated that you do not increase SPF by layering two different products. You should always use a sunscreen of at least 15 that provides both UVA and UVB protection.

Summer has come to an end but that doesn’t mean you should put away the sunscreen. With all we do to get (and keep) younger-looking skin, a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be the one thing (among others) we don’t leave the house without wearing. Protecting your skin is the most important thing you can do to prevent premature aging.

This simple, yet overlooked, cosmetic step can become second nature with these products:


kinesys spf 30 fragrance free.jpgKinesys SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen is an alcohol-free spray that dries quickly and never left a greasy feel. This works fabulously if you plan to outdoors working in the garden or taking a long run, but works just as good for an “around town” day of errands. 1oz., $6, 4oz., $18,




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Kinesys SPF 30 Sun Protection Stick is a convienient way to add sunscreen to our faces while running out the door. This solid stick is purse-friendly and is easily re-applied throughout the day (just apply it before the afternoon re-touch). $12,




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DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15 not only protects our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but treats the hyperpigmentation we may have aquired from past acne or sun exposure. The non-greasy formula absorbs beautifully and leaves our skin looking radiant. $58,






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Peter Thomas Roth Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 works amazingly well, especially for those of us with oily skin! It doesn’t cause any additional shine and we are left feeling confident our skin is protected. The bonus: Our skin gets treated well because of the antioxidant vitamins, A and E. $26,





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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 30 is the best when it comes to applying sunscreen in hard to reach places. We love the light mist of spray and quick-drying formula that won’t clog our pores and is resistant to water and sweat. $9.99






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Kiss My Face Hot Spots Certified Organic Formula Sunscreen, SPF 30 gives the “green” girl inside of us the satisfaction of knowing that what we are using is natural and contains no weird stuff. With a certified organic base of beeswax, coconut oil, aloe, herbs and wild crafted shea butter this is the perfect choice of sunscreen for our face and lips. $9.19,


Bioelements is a high-end, botanically-based skincare product line that uses plant extracts, trace minerals, aromatherapy oils and other natural ingredients to treat common skin concerns- everything from acne to wrinkles. All of their products are free of artificial colorants, synthetic fragrances and pore-clogging oils. These are a few Bioelements products that we are loving right now!




bioelements equalizer.jpgBioelements Equalizer is an amazing toner that keeps skin well hydrated and looking fresh long after you spray it on. It will never leave your skin feeling tight or dried out thanks to ingredients like chamomile extract and ginseng. We like to spritz it on in the middle of the day to keep us looking fresh after long hours in front of a computer or a day of shopping for the best products!  $26,



bioelements instant emollient.jpgBioelements Instant Emollient relieves even the driest of lips! We keep this by our bedside to ensure we wake up with soft, hydrated lips. This also works wonderfully as a prep fpr lipcolor- simpy apply when you begin your makeup routine, and by the time you are done and ready to add color to your lips, they are smooth and color-ready. $20, 




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Bioelements Oxygen Cocktail glides over our skin like silk, leaving it looking refreshed and feeling smooth. We apply it before moisturizer to ensure our skin looks its best all day. The moisture-binding hyaluronic acid blended with oxygen-boosting Tissue Respiratory Factor Complex creates the ultimate dynamic, effective duo for revitalized skin. $33.50,  




Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector SPF 15 provides our skin with the much needed broad-spectrum protection that we desire. It never feels greasy and didn’t cause any breakouts. It’s fast-absorbing and comes in a beautiful glass pump that looks fabulous on the counter top- the perfect place to remind us to use it daily. $47, 

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