There is only one New Years resolution I’ve ever stuck to religiously…always always ALWAYS wearing sunscreen! Sure, I’ve made resolutions to eat more veggies and go to pilates everyday, but I always end up cheating. Until I found the easiest thing you can do for your health every single day, which is wearing sunscreen. Not only is sunscreen important to prevent sun damage + skin cancer, but it’s also a proactive way to fight aging and keep your skin soft + supple. As you may have guessed by the title of this post, my favorite sunscreen brand is Supergoop!
When I first set out on my goal to wear sunscreen everyday, I tried tons of different brands. Because I have such dry, sensitive skin, almost every sunscreen I tried felt so thick + heavy on my skin. I was starting the day feeling oily + weighed down, which wasn’t too fun! Then I got my hands on Supergoop!’s Unseen SPF 40 sunscreen…cue that angelic choir “aaaah” sound.
Y’all know I’m a California girl and am always at the beach, but the need for SPF doesn’t stop at the sandy shores I frequent. SPF should be worn year round, even in cold temperatures! The sun is sneaky and always looking to make its way into your skin!
Supergoop!’s “Unseen” SPF 40 is colorless, scentless and weightless, plus it’s oil free. Lately I’ve been using it all over my face + neck as the final step of my morning skincare routine. Unseen also contains some crazy cool ingredients. Let me break them down for ya!
- Red Algae : protects against harmful visible light, like that pesky blue light that comes from our phone + computer screens.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil : hydrates skin + evens out its surface.
- Diatomaceous Earth [ aka a naturally occurring rock that is ground into a powder ] : absorbs sweat + excess oils.
- Frankincense Extract : helps soothe sensitivity to UV rays + reduces inflammation.
While Unseen goes on in the morning, I throw it in my bag to have it with me for quick and easy reapply. After a hot yoga session, before going to the beach…whatever and wherever! I’m loving Unseen as a part of my skincare routine, so much so that I’ve incorporated a few other Supergoop! products into the mix!
This magic-in-a-tube gives you an airbrushed look plus protection from UVA + UVB rays! If I’m not feeling like applying foundation or concealer, I just use this CC cream all over my face + neck.
For those mornings when I’m running late, rushing out of the house + just know I forgot something, there’s Supergoop!’s setting mist. If I ever realize I’ve put on a full face of makeup without any sunscreen, I use the mist to not only set my makeup and prevent smudges, but also to apply SPF 50 sun protection. I keep this in my bag at all times because I can give myself a spritz whenever I feel like I need to reapply.
I used to constantly reapply lip gloss at the beach without any success in moisturizing my lips. That’s because my shiny gloss was actually attracting the sun…woops! Supergoop!’s lip screen can be worn by itself or over your favorite lip color, plus it provides a cooling sensation to counteract the hot sun.
Oils + gels are my preferred method for moisturizing my skin. They just seem to go on easier and leave my skin more hydrated. Supergoop! has developed an oil that moisturizes skin and adds a bit of a glow, all while protecting skin with 50 SPF. Genius. Why didn’t I think of that?!