FIVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT COME WITH SPF PROTECTION
Story by Karen Welcome
Illustration by James Harrison
While you may be able to stand the heat, you have to think twice about exposing your face to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The level of SPF (sun protection factor) found in a product serves as a guide as to how effective it is in shielding your skin from sunburn; physicians often recommend anything with an SPF of 15 or higher. Lowering the risks of skin cancer may be a grave concern but there’s no need to run for cover. Plaid fills you in on five great facial products that help protect you from the sun’s harsh UV rays.
This moisturizer promises to be a super hero for your skin, fighting off the aging effects of stress and pollution as well as UVA and UVB rays. It provides a glow with each use, and is light-weight in formula. It can be partnered with your favourite moisturizer, self-tanner, or primer or can simply be used on its own.
The source of vitamin C in this product is from the Amazonian camu camu berry, which is said to have the world’s highest vitamin C content. Mixed with Community Trade Sesame Seed Oil, the Body Shop’s Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer improves skin’s elasticity and blocks the skin from UVA and UVB rays.
This self-tanner works overtime moonlighting as a moisturizer as well as a sun protecting agent. With Mirabelle, vitamin E, and safflower oils your skin stays soft as it increases melanin production, gives your skin a wonderful glow, and slows down aging. We should also mention that unlike some other tanners, Clarins has added peach and almond notes to this mousse for a yummy smell.
Victoria’s Secret is out: beginning with primer leads to a flawless finish. This gel-based primer is perfect for laying down the foundation for your makeup, and causes your base to last longer by filling in the cracks and keeping oil at bay (all while creating a protective layer that lets your look shine).
Two things lips love are moisture and protection. They are one body part that faces most risk of skin cancer because they often get more extended exposure to the sun. While some women prefer to wear darker lipsticks for more UV protection, simply selecting a lip product with an SPF higher than 15 will allow for more versatile looks. This luxe lip gloss shines with reflecting spheres, and has aloe to help soothe and moisturize.