July 2020

Buy SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $30

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $30

  • Tinted Sunscreen
  • High broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Great for dry skin

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Beach Bag Essentials

Every girl likes to be prepared and have everything she could possibly need in her bag at all times. This holds especially true in the summer when sun and sand are involved. A day at the beach requires a different but equally stocked bag. Here are this summer’s best products to stash in your beach bag:

The first thing you can’t forget to put in your beach bag is of course, sunscreen. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is an affordable and reliable choice as it’s lightweight but still offers significant protection. Plus, it isn’t greasy so you can use it on your body and face. But those aren’t the only places that need a little SPF. The delicate skin on your lips should always be protected. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 is a favorite of ours because it is available in various glossy colors. The sun can also damage hair if it isn’t properly protected. Rene Furterer’s Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray helps protect color-treated hair from fading while nourishing with Vitamin E.

A great hat, like this Hat Attack Raffia Medium Brim Floppy, is another way to protect your skin and hair from the sun. But just because you aren’t getting those sun-kissed cheeks the natural way doesn’t mean you can’t fake the rosy look with tarte’s natural cheek stain, which stays put better than a powder blush.

Cover-up in style with Calypso St. Barth’s Samantha Embroidered Tunic. It’s available in array of lovely colors, but it does run a tad small so order one size up.

It’s just as important to keep your skin and body hydrated as it is to protect it. Drinking a lot of water is great for your health but can be harmful to the environment if you use disposable plastic bottles. Take care of yourself and the planet with recycled and refillable EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles in stylish designs. And when your face needs a cooling refresher, give yourself a spritz 2 Note Perfumery’s light face mist.

You can throw all these great products in this tote from Jonathan Adler. We love how you can choose your favorite print or your favorite destination!

Buy Now, Johnathan Adler Well-Traveled Beach Tote, $198
Buy Now, Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray, $26
Buy Now, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF55, $9.49
Buy Now, EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $13.99
Buy Now, Kiehls Lip Balm SPF15, $8.50
Buy Now, Tarte Cheek Stain, $30

Your 5-Minute Beauty Routine

Applying makeup doesn’t have to be a long and expensive process. Check out my top picks for beauty products/makeup that will have you done up in just five minutes, all for under $25 each! Makeup enthusiasts and phobes alike are sure to be down with these product suggestions that will have you looking fierce, fast.

Summer beauty starts with getting skin pampered and hydrated, and the best thing to get your face looking its best is a…facial. Garden Botanika’s Corrective Clearing Face Mask ($18) gives your face a smooth look right from the first application. We all know that first impressions are everything, so make sure a good facial is part of your beauty routine.

This season, bronzers are all the rage, and every woman wants that special glow. Physicians Formula’s Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow ($11.95) is a complete compact for every aspect of your look. Whether you want to rock a bronzed look on the eyes or cheeks, this palette has you set for a glamorous glow on the go!

To achieve a flawless look, your pout has to be perfect, and a fun shade always attracts a ton of attention. A great pop of color that’s suitable for most skin tones is Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Ultra Lipstick ($22.50) in Watermelon. The color is vibrant and fresh, and will keep your lips nourished while you’re looking glam.

Want to make a simple look pop on a whole new level? I am crazed over Jemma Kidd’s JK In Vogue Perfect Blush Collection ($18 at Target) because it’s a great blend of corals, peaches, fuchsia and a splash of shimmer. Each blush palette holds its own with the color schemes they feature, but our favorite is 5th Avenue because it really makes your cheeks come alive!

We all need to keep our skin moisturized with SPF, but sometimes that awful white residue is less than appealing. Now, the best way to get SPF is with a touch of color like e.l.f.’s Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($3), which comes in a variety of skin shades and is very lightweight. It’s such a necessity for a quick color boost and it helps keep your skin protected.

Want to achieve a simple look on a less glamorous day? Grab a moisturizer that’s also a simple lip balm with a touch of color. Avon’s Slick Tint for Lips ($.99) is great for not being too much, but still showing off your pucker. The lip balm comes in a sheer pink, a deep reddish wine and a rosy pink, all at an amazing price!

Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Summer Purse Essentials for When You’re on the Go

It’s safe to come out now: With the long winter months (finally!) behind us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking advantage of all that the outdoors have to offer. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, playing a pickup game of volleyball, enjoying a picnic in the park, or just out catching up with friends, we’ve got the best bets for your bag to ensure you’re covered whenever, wherever the carefree days of summer take you!

Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers
Don’t let your face outshine the sun: Small enough to fit in your wallet, these blotting papers are great for avoiding an oily summer don’t. Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers are ideal for afternoons spent out in the heat: They absorb the accumulation of oil and sweat on your face, leaving a light, invisible powder for a freshened-up look. Available in an assortment of skin-tone choices, these papers eliminate the need for constant touch-ups and reapplying. The end result leaves you looking moisturized, not greasy, and – best of all – free from stressing your sweat.
Buy Now, $3

Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray
Flat, limp, hair can be a year-round hassle, and the hot summer months do nothing to minimize the problem. Luckily, there’s Oscar Blandi’s mini version of his Dry Shampoo. Without stripping hair of its own natural oils, the shampoo absorbs oil buildup while strengthening and increasing volume at the roots. Light enough that it doesn’t weigh your hair down, this product is particularly good for those with little time for washing and styling. Simply apply between washings to give your hair extra bounce. As an added bonus, Blandi’s shampoo can be used as a corrective for clean hair that’s been subjected to too much product (we’ve all done it) – just spray and refresh!
Buy Now, $11 for 1.4 oz

Dr. Scholl’s Blister Defense Stickicon
One of the best parts of summer is the opportunity to flash a little… toe. A killer pedicure deserves – needs – a killer shoe to show it off. Unfortunately, each new pair of peep-toe wedges also needs to be broken in, giving a whole new meaning to the term “killer.” To combat the dangers of shoe rubbing, apply Dr. Scholl’s Blister Defense Stick directly to your foot, where it works to prevent against blisters and irritation. The easy, glide-on application acts as a buffer between your skin and the shoe without leaving any residue
Buy Now, $7icon

Supergoop SPF30 Sunscreen Swipes
Tired of sticky sunscreens? Supergoops’s SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for All Skin Types (even suitable for sensitive skin) is the answer to your woes. These wipes are pre-moistened, ready to calm, soothe and protect your skin from the harsh summer rays. Not only will the non-greasy formula keep your hands fresh and dry, the Zinc Oxide and green tea ingredients in this handy purse essential will help to reduce irritation and redness. Even better, it gently removes sand while preventing signs of aging.
Buy Now, $10 for 8

Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand and Face Wipes
Cleanse your skin on the go! Especially with the hot summer heat causing bacteria and oil build-up on your face, it’s essential to have this handy pick-me-up stashed in your purse. Made safe-to-use for sensitive skin, this wipe is formulated with extra mild cleansers that gently moisturizes while leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed!
Buy Now, $2 for 15

Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15
Chapped and dry lips are always a no-no. To prevent embarrassing chapped lips, the Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment by Fresh is a great on-the-go product to store in your purse. Insuring long lasting hydration and moisture, this lip treatment helps to further nourish your lips while keeping wrinkles and damaging UV rays at par. The tint is adjustable upon your preference with more or less applications. Perfect for any skin color!
Buy Now, $22.50

SmartMouth On-The-Go Packets
Now you can have minty fresh breath everywhere you go! These SmartMouth On-The-Go Packets can give you up to 12-hours of fresh breath whether you’re at the beach, out on the town, or even on the plane. They are so simple to use, just tear off the top and pore the content into a mixing cup or simply pore it directly in your mouth. This is definitely a purse must-have!
Buy Now, $7 for 10

Top Beauty Picks for Head-to-Toe Sun Protection

By Lindsay Leff

We love a bronzed glow after lounging in the summer sun. What we don’t love—red, painful burns and health risks when we neglect to reapply SPF. There’s nothing like the fun of new lotions, potions, and everything in between to spur sun protection from head to toe. And if you do get a sunburn, get relief with our after-sun skin saver picks.

Sun Protection: Best Sunscreen and Sunblock to Prevent Sunburn
Before hitting the beach, slather your face, neck, and chest with Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+. This lightweight SPF not only provides a barrier against damaging UVA and UVB rays, but also prevents skin aging from the sun.
Buy Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, $32, at amazon.com

Protect the rest of your body with an easy SPF spray. We like Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray with SPF 70. For a quick swipe of soothing sunscreen, try Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin.
Buy Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray with SPF 70, $10.99, at drugstore.com
Buy Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin, $34, at sephora.com

Repairing after Rays: Sunburn Treatment at Home
Used your sunscreen but still got a sunburn? Soothe the sun’s painful damage with a great sunburn treatment, Avène After-Sun Repair Lotion and say “ahhh” as the cooling gel formula takes action—fast.
Buy Avène After-Sun Repair Lotion, $21, at drugstore.com

Forget to protect your lips? We’ve got them covered with Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy. Don’t be stingy with this balm. Not only does it contain SPF 20, but it’s clinically proven to repair chapped, burnt lips in just 3 days, making it one of the best sunburn treatments.
Buy Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy, $4.99, at drugstore.com

Don’t skip your strands! With hours under the sun or in the pool, your hair needs the Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System. For all-day protection, spritz the Protective Hair Veil to block UV rays for up to 16 hours. Post-sun fun, wash your locks with the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser to remove chlorine, salt, and product residue. Follow up with the After-Sun Hair Masque to restore natural moisture.
Buy Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System, $72, at aveda.com

UV Fighting Prettifiers: Sun Protection via Makeup Containing SPF
Get multipurpose makeup action by swapping out your everyday beauty goods for ones containing SPF. We like Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35. Get the same coverage as your regular foundation with the bonus of sun protection.
Buy Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35, $26, at sephora.com

Infused with SPF 15, the NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment moisturizes and hydrates dry, sunburned lips. This treatment is a sexy way to add subtle color plus sunscreen protection to your pout. Our favorite is Greta.
Buy NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment, $25, at sephora.com

Take the “SkinAge Test” to see if you are doing all you can to maintain your skin’s youthful radiance. Have more questions on how to protect your skin and hair from the elements? Tweet @PageDaily or post them on our Facebook wall!

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35 Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35 Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray with SPF 70 Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy Avène After-Sun Repair Lotion Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50: Shaken, Not Stirred


As a self-proclaimed beauty-product diva, my first rule of thumb is more is more— when it comes to sunscreen, of course. But finding the right SPF for my sensitive skin has become quite the grueling task. Enter Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, perfect for applying under my everyday makeup or slathering on at the beach. The fun with this broad-spectrum UV blocker (UVA and UVB rays) is in the shaker— a tiny little ball that evenly distributes the active ingredients for more effective protection. Paraben-free and ultra-sheer for sensitive skin, you know this will be the first thing I throw into my beach bag all summer!—Lindsay Leff

Buy Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 (1.7 fl oz.), $30, at dermstore.com

Buy Invisible Zinc, $18-$42


Buy Invisible Zinc, $18–$42, at invisiblezinc.com

  • Australian sunscreen brand protects against UVA and UVB rays
  • Main ingredient, zinc oxide, completely invisible to the naked eye
  • Natural and organic daily protection
  • Swap out your daily moisturizer for the Tinted Daywear SPF for a fresh flush of color

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By Dr. Amy Wechsler

Pearly and Protected


In the heat of summer, it’s hard to protect your lips from drying, and it’s hard to find a great lip gloss with outstanding SPF protection. However, I recently found a great new product called ‘Softlips Lip Balm’ in Pearl that offers both! Not only does it look and feel just like your favorite lip-gloss, it offers SPF-15 protection as well. Perfect to toss in your beach bag this summer!
—Linsay Long

Buy Softlips Lip Balm $2.69

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