Summer skin favorites with Alba


Alba Very Emollient Facial Sunscreen SPF 30

What Alba says: “This very emollient and botanically moisturizing sunscreen provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as defined by the FDA. Made with preferred sunscreen ingredients, this light facial lotion is hypo-allergenic, very water resistant (80 minutes), paraben free and won’t clog pores. Powerful antioxidant rich Green Tea, Grape Seed and Vitamin E nourish skin while Aloe Vera and Chamomile moisturize and smooth. Hypo-allergenic. Biodegradable and gluten free formula.”

Going through esthetics school has made me realize even more how important sun protection truly is and what a difference it makes when you use it. I used to be quite bad about applying it during the day and was always convinced it was going to clog my pores and cause even more breakouts on my face. My fears were for nothing though, there are truly some great sunscreens on the market nowadays that cater towards acneic skin like mine and this is one of them. Continue reading


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Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50

What Sephora says: “This fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight fluid provides daily protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB damage. Alguronic acid combines with antioxidant-rich botanicals and UVA/UVB protecting actives to delay signs of aging caused by sun and environmental stressors. This oil-free, sheer formula has a silky texture and weightless feel, designed to apply smoothly on top of other skincare products and under makeup for a soft, matte finish.” What it’s formulated without: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates GMO’s, and Triclosan

With summer right around the corner, it’s really important to start thinking about being more diligent with your sunscreen. Ideally, you should be wearing it everyday, rain or shine. However, I know some of you aren’t as sunscreen-aholics as you should be, (I’ve been there) but let this be the summer that you start getting serious. Your skin depends on it. Continue reading