I don’t usually write about beauty products, but I’ve found one that is truly worth writing about. In fact, I like it SO much, that I bought one for my mom and another for my husband. (Yes, you read that right – my husband!)
As I’m approaching the twilight years of my…ahem…30s, I’ve noticed the occasional sun spot. When I consulted with a dermatologist, she advised me to use “SPF 70” and sent me home with a generous bag full of goodies – sunscreen samples from some of the most recognized names in skin care. I dutifully slathered myself with these creams for a period of three months, only to find that my face either smelled awful, looked clownishly white, or felt extremely greasy. Imagine my horror, then, when a friend turned me onto the forward-thinking site Environmental Working Group, and I learned that instead of doing something good for myself, I was slathering my face with chemicals that can actually cause even more damage than good!
I was faced with a dilemna:
Sun spots and potential skin cancer – vs – greasy, smelly, chalky skin and potential skin cancer.
(Not much of a choice, eh?)
When my husband and I went on our mini-vacation towards the end of August, I had a chance to consult with a facialist (what else do you do on a 2 1/2 day spa vacation?) and she turned me on to a mineral sunscreen made in Hungary called Eminence Sun Defense. This powder goes on invisibly (I got the “0” shade, or translucent shade), provides the protection rating of SPF 30 (which is actually the highest rating that SPF has been proven to go), is scent-free, sweat and water-resistant, AND completely undetectable…hence no one will know if your husband is wearing it either!
In case you are interested in ordering it, I ordered from this great website and highly recommend them even though the shipping will take a little longer since they are located in Canada. On the plus side, the slightly longer wait is well worth it; your order will be shipped along with a generous handful of luxurious and fun samples.