Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Skin Safety

I should start off this post saying that I do NOT avoid the sun by any means. Living in Indiana, we get a limited amount of time to actually enjoy bikini weather and I take full advantage of it. I am totally aware of the skin damage overexposure to the sun causes, but instead of avoiding the sun altogether, I slather on my favorite SPF–always a 30+ on both my face and body–and embrace the heat. For me, SPF is an important part of my daily skincare routine as well, even when I'm not getting my bronze on. I've tried so many daily moisturizers with SPF and while I've got a select few favorites, I was happy to have the opportunity to try a few newbies with Sephora's amazing Sun Safety Kit.

Like I said, since avoiding the sun isn't really my thing, SPF is a must! Let me tell you friends, finding the right SPF can be tricky. Since my skin is super sweet and likes to keep me guessing–i.e. super oily during the summer and super dry during the winter. I basically have to reinvent the wheel each season to accommodate the Jekyll and Hyde situation that is my skin. Fun times! Back to the product at hand–this Sun Safety Kit gives me the flexibility to try new products and figure out what best works with my skin prior to buying full-size products. Some of the products included are already tried and true favorites like the Coola Makeup Setting Spray, SPF 30 and the Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30. All of these brands contain amazing products and I can't wait to try them out and see what works for me. Luckily in the meantime, they've also included some sunless tanners that help you achieve the perfect summer glow–sans sun.

Give this kit a try! Along with being only $32, it's packed with over 15 new products to try AND the pouch is super adorable. I'll definitely be adding it to my beach bag on my next trip to hold all of my miscellaneous sunscreens.

Pro Tip: Don't be an idiot like me an go on a beach vacation and forget your hat. #rookiemistake The sunscreen helps protect your skin, but the hat provides your face a little reprieve throughout the day.  

Jaime Costilow


  1. What a cool kit! I actually have the Clarins facial sunscreen and really like it.

    1. It's definitely an awesome purchase! I love trying out new products and this is the perfect opportunity to try out moisturizers with SPF without having to sample everything out.