Sunscreen for the Ages

If there's one thing both doctors and beauty brands are on the same page about, it's sunscreen.

August 18, 2015

By Amanda Ross

The argument isn’t whether you should wear it everyday (you should), it’s over the SPF (higher doesn’t always mean better) and the level of toxins you’re slathering over your face (natural isn’t guaranteed to work; zinc-covered noses don’t always fly for business meetings). But there’s one thing in my beauty bag that solves the sun protection issue: local Éminence Organic Skincare’s Sun Defence Minerals Water Resistant SPF 30 ($58) stick. This magic wand is the holy grail of beauty goods (I’ve since discovered it’s a cult-fave secret with local make-up stylists too): it works as a completely natural mineral-based sunscreen, but I also use it as a powder to give that flawless look that only mineral-based make-up really seems to achieve. I use it in the morning post-BB cream for a quick-and-go routine and for instant touch-ups before events—it’s hypoallergenic, non-clogging, and creates an unbelievable porcelain-like surface. Available in six shades like No. 0 (Translucent) or No. 4 (Calendula Spice)—the darker shades can be used as a bronzer—but I stick to the lighter side for a wholly natural, unblemished finish.

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