On my updated skin care routine post I mentioned that although I was reasonably happy with my current sunscreen that I was in the market for a different one that would feel less heavy/tacky on my skin. I received the suggestion to try Juice Beauty’s CC Cream and since I have liked their other products in the past I figured it’d be worth the try – I wasn’t disappointed.
One of the beauty boxes I subscribe to is the True Beauty Box by Love True Natural which mails out every other month for the international price of $30 a month plus shipping. What I like most about this box is your ability to customize it; they have three options: 1)flirt – mostly cosmetics 2)indulge – an extra $10 and comes loaded with a bunch more products both makeup and personal care and 3)veganista – only vegan makeup and personal care products.
This is the only natural beauty box I subscribe to that gives you three to four full size products in every box. I really appreciate that because sometimes the sample sizes are way too small to get a good idea of whether a product will work for you or not. Here’s what was in this bi-monthly box:
Another natural sunscreen up for review and I have to say that this might be my favourite facial sunscreen. I dont’ know if I would use it as an all-over body sunscreen mainly because of the applicator and the price, but I’m definitely going to be using it on my face every morning and throughout the day!
My boyfriend has been using the Green Beaver face sunscreen for the past few weeks and although he likes it, he doesn’t love it. And for ~$20 for 40mL of product, we both want him to love it.
Our first try was Aubrey Naturals Face Sunscreen but the overwhelming zinc/rancid butter scent drove us away in seconds. Literally. We purchased the product, went out to the car and I tried it on the back of my hand and we walked right back into the store to return it. It’s sad that my one health foods store with the best selection doesn’t have tester bottles.
Next stop was the Newco Sunscreen with SPF 15. This Canadian company (go Canada!) makes this sunscreen in three scents: lavender, citrus, and melon. We chose the lavender because there was a tester for this one scent, it wasn’t overwhelming or feminine, and lavender has great healing and anti-inflammatory properties for the skin.
It amazes me how many drugstore sunscreens have the ingredient retinyl palmitate. The reason why it surprises me is because, although this ingredient is an excellent skin conditioner, it makes you increasingly susceptible to the skin cancer and wrinkle causing UVA rays. That’s right: your sunscreen might be making you more susceptable to skin cancer. Eeep.