It’s almost Fourth of July, and fireworks are completely legal in my bathroom!
Wait — that was weird.
By fireworks, I’m referring to exciting sun protection products, like these things currently celebrating their independence on my bathroom shelf.
Neutrogena Age Shield Face Oil-Free Lotion SPF 110
When a two-digit SPF ratings just isn’t enough, there’s Neutrogena Age Shield Face Oil-Free Lotion SPF 110, which I’ve been using every day for about a month.
The oil-free formula is fabulous to the max! Not only is it easy to apply makeup on top of it, but it doesn’t pill up into little flecks, or otherwise behave strangely no matter what I wear it with — primer, foundation, whatever else.
Best of all, it’s not greasy! — so when I put it on my neck, it doesn’t feel all sticky and gross. For $12.99, you get a 3-ounce tube, and it’s available now at drugstores, Ulta and online.
L’Occitane Jenipapo Gel-Protecting Body Jelly Milk SPF 20
I like L’Occitane’s Jenipapo Protecting Body Jelly Milk SPF 20 for a couple of reasons.
First, the name. Jenipapo.
That’s pure win right there.
As for the formula, I like it for light SPF protection when I only plan to catch a few rays while running errands or going for a quick walk.
It’s a lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen lotion that smells ah-maze-balls! It starts with notes of watermelon, orange, pineapple, frangipani and Lily of the Valley, and dries down to a smooth vanilla musk.
It launched last May with a whole slew of skin care, fragrance and sun protection products in L’Occitane’s Au Brasil line, a range inspired by the fabulous foliage of Brazil.
Jenipapo, a fruit tree found in Brazil’s Cerrado tropical savanna, is said to be very moisturizing.