February 2023

Sunscreens We Love

We all know that it’s extremely important to protect our delicate skin from the sun’s harsh rays, especially during the summer! Whether you’re lounging at the beach or biking in the park, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite sunscreens. Get the proper protection your skin needs by slathering on the SPF and have some fun in the sun (in moderation of course)!

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45, $9.99
Neutrogena spray sunscreen refreshes skin with it’s cooling mist while shielding you from the sun’s rays…perfect for those steamy hot days. This sunscreen is a beach bag essential for your next trip to the beach or pool. We love that it is waterproof and sweat proof too!

LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid , $18
The top-rated facial sunscreen is perfect for anyone because it quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves no residue or white film while offering maximum UV protection. This lightweight formula is easy to wear under make-up and is also waterproof, fragrance-free, PABA-free & non-comedogenic. We wear this one year round!

Avene High Protection Mineral Cream SPF 50, $21
For all of our sensitive skin gals out there this is the sunscreen for you. Avene has created this 100% mineral sunscreen specifically for those who need non-irritating protection from the sun. It has all the benefits of mineral makeup but in a sunscreen! And, it’s formula is hypo-allergenic and packed with Vitamin E.

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen for Body SPF 50, $23
Kiehls has done it again! This new oil-free sunscreen for the body protects against both UVB rays (the ones that cause sunburns) and UVA rays (these cause signs of aging). We love using this lightweight formula on our skin and feel confident spending time in the sun with its high SPF 50 protection. Bonus: It’s also nourished with antioxidants and Vitamin E to keep skin looking young and fresh.

Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50, $20.98
As women we are always conscious and mindful of smoothing sunscreen on our faces, and this is one of the best SPF/Moisturizer combinations out there. It has all the moisturizing proprieties we expect from Cetaphil products while also dishing out a SPF 50 count for protection. It’s non-greasy formula keeps you hydrated for up to eight hours while shielding you from the sun. You can wear it under your makeup or mix it with your favorite foundation to create a DIY tinted moisturizer.

Coppertone Foaming Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75, $8.99
The foaming oil-free formula (so cool) is a revolution in sun care. It goes on super smooth and lightweight without a greasy feeling. It’s fragrance free and non-comedogenic so it’s perfect to use on your body and face without clogging any pores. It’s a great drugstore sunscreen and the price is right!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50, $20
If you are a fan of the Eight Hour Cream line then this is a great product to add to your makeup bag. This sunscreen stick is perfect for getting those spots that we sometimes skip over like our earlobes and nose. It’s small enough to fit in the tiniest of day clutches so you can easily tote it around.

Tips in case you do get a little too much sun…it happens to the best of us:

1. Take an aspirin. It helps diminish the redness and swelling of a sunburn and most of all eases the pain.
2. Use a cold milk compress on your skin. Soak a washcloth is a mixture of half ice water and half milk and apply to the skin.
3. Apply the Greek yogurt you usually eat for breakfast, and smooth it over your burn. After letting set for 15 min apply some aloe vera.
4. It is important to stay hydrated! Your sunburn has caused your skin to lose a lot of moisture so drink plenty of H20 or some fresh squeezed lemonade.

We sometimes burn because we’re not sure when to reapply our sunscreen, so here is a good rule to follow. Take the amount of SPF you are wearing and multiply it by 10…that is how many minutes your sunscreen will last until you need to reapply. (15 SPF x 10= 150 minutes).

Summer Skincare 101

Caring for your skin this summer is all about sun protection. Here’s what you need to keep your face, body, lips, hair and even your nails safe from those harmful rays, and to stay looking fabulous this summer…

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 50, $10.99
Protect your skin with a hydrating sunscreen.  Hawaiian Tropic is known for a delicious tropical scent in their sunscreens.  This new product is less greasy than the original, and is perfect to use as an everyday moisturizer with sun protection.

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $38
Upgrade the SPF in your makeup with a tinted face moisturizer.  It provides skin perfecting coverage as well as SPF 30, which is higher than most cosmetic sunscreens.  I love that Josie Maran makes all of her products with Argan oil, one of the best natural moisturizing ingredients.

Doctor T’s Supergoop SPF 30, $8.50
Don’t forget about your lips! Lip products often don’t have a high SPF, yet our lips have the thinnest skin on our body.  Supergoop’s lip balms smell incredible and are super moisturizing, perfect for a day at the beach.

Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray with heat and UV protection, $26
Your hair can fall victim to sun damage as well.  The latest line to come from Living Proof’s labs helps repair dry and damaged hair while keeping it looking smooth and gorgeous.  This conditioning spray protects from heat and the sun’s rays, too!
Tip: use spray on hair after a swim.


Essie Sun-e with UV protection, $15
Prevent nail polish from fading or yellowing in the sun with this top coat.  No more dull summer pedicures!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hawaiian Tropic.

Hawaiian Tropic is a trademark of Tanning Research Laboratories, LLC.

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Must-Haves for Your Next Beach Day


One of my favorite things about summer is going to the beach.  I love to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and ocean.  Here are all the essentials you need to soak up some rays safely, and in style!

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 50, $10.99
Before you head out the door, make sure to slather on some SPF so it has time to soak in and protect you from harmful UV rays.  I love Hawaiian Tropic’s new Silk Hydration sunscreen.  It is available in SPF 12, 30 and 50 for whatever level of protection you need, and it smells incredible!  It also contains nourishing antioxidants and moisturizing shea butter so it feels amazing on skin and not greasy at all.

Hat Attack Raffia Crochet Cowboy Hat, $96
A fab hat helps protect your hair and face from the sun.  I’m a huge fan of Hat Attack’s straw hats.  Rihanna was recently spotted in this beaded cowboy style.  It’s perfect for a boho chic beach look.

Ray-Ban Folding Icons Wayfarer Sunglasses, $155
Keep the sun out of your eyes with a chic pair of classic sunnies.  This pair from Ray-ban folds up, so it’s perfect for carrying with you.  Plus, a wayfarer is flattering on almost every face shape.

Hawaiian Tropic Aloha Kiss Moisturizing Lip Gloss with SPF 20 in Island Berry, $8.48
Don’t forget to protect your lips, too!  Hawaiian Tropic’s lip gloss has a sheer wash of color and shine to look your best while you’re at the beach.

Anthropologie Reseda Beach Towel, $150
A luxe beach towel to lay out on is a must.  Tribal print is huge for summer, so stand out in this bright Anthropologie towel.

Privet House at Target Canvas Tote in Coral, $19
Throw everything in a chic tote like this one from Le Privet’s line for Target.  I love that the neutral bag has a pop of color.  It comes in green, too!

Lavender Brown Baby Doll Dress, $110
A great beach to street dress is a staple, too.  Lavender Brown makes amazing on-trend frocks that double as a cover-up.  This python print babydoll is a great way to try the animal print trend.

You’ll also need a great sandals. Check out our 7 faves!

Stay tuned for our picks for the perfect swimsuit!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hawaiian Tropic® Sun Care via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hawaiian Tropic.

Hawaiian Tropic is a trademark of Tanning Research Laboratories, LLC.

After-Sun Skincare

If you’re trying to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun, it’s easy to over do it and
end up with dry, sunburned skin. Whether your skin is craving moisture or needs some after-
sun soothing, there’s a product to treat, moisturize and relieve it.

Solar Recover Save Your Skin is a fine mist that calms a sunburn and prevents post-burn peeling. It’s an all-natural product made with oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood for an unbelievable fragrance.
Buy Now, Solar Recover Save Your Skin, $11.99

Coconut water is all the rage these days, but did you know it can be just as hydrating for your
skin as it is for your body? Spritz this on for a light, beachy scent and non-greasy hydration. You can use it in your hair, too!
Buy Now, Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist, $38

This light cucumber toner is great for removing all of the sunscreen and salt residue after cleansing. You can also keep it in the fridge to increase the cooling effects and provide soothing relief from a sunburn.
Buy Now, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner, $16

Hawaiian Tropic is known for great-smelling sunscreens, but if you want to smell beachy after you’ve ditched the bikini AND prolong your tan, this product works great. It’s ultra-moisturizing without being heavy. Plus it has cocoa and shea butters, which are amazingly rich moisturizers.
Buy Now, Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Moisturizer Lotion, $7.99

Solarcaine spray is known for soothing sunburns by not only treating the skin but helping with the pain. Aloe soothes, heals and moisturizes the skin. We love the ease of
applying with an aerosol spray for instant relief.
Buy Now, Solarcaine Spray, $5.64

If the sun, sand and salt have left your skin lacking moisture, Vanicream is the super-thick moisturizer it needs. This also works great for wind-burned skin.
Buy Now, Vanicream, $12.89

Sometimes lightly scented body oil is a nice alternative to lotion during the summertime, especially after a day of wearing thick sunblock. Nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow with the yummy-smelling sugar body oil from Fresh.
Buy Now, Fresh Sugar Body Oil, $45