Category Archives: Sun Care

A Few of My Favorite Beauty Discoveries in 2016

With 2016 out of the way, I have to say—it wasn’t all bad! At least where natural skincare products are concerned, I discovered and enjoyed many beautiful, practical, and nontoxic items that really brightened my year. Before we move on to what’s new and fabulous in 2017, let’s talk about some of the products that […]

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How To Make the Perfect Liquid Foundation with SPF

  Sometimes great ideas are borne out of mistakes. I often find that the case with beauty products. Recently I ordered the WELL PEOPLE Altruist Mineralist Foundation, which I absolutely love for its ability to build from sheer to full coverage while always looking natural. I took advantage of Integrity Botanicals’ great sampling program to […]

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3 Treatments for Sun Damage  

The summer is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about the shift from protecting to repairing. It’s never too early to start incorporating a treatment that helps repair skin that’s stressed and damaged from too much sun, or to help ensure that damage doesn’t appear in the form of fine lines and discoloration […]

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Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF

  Ursa Major’s fabulous skincare line is a staple in my home for both me and my husband, so when I found out that they were launching a daily moisturizer with sunscreen I knew it was going to be special. Ursa Major nails it every time when it comes to the texture, finish and efficacy […]

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What to Know About Sunscreen with Raw Elements Founder Brian Guadagno

  There’s nothing I love more than talking with a brand founder who really knows their stuff and can educate me about topics that impact my health and wellbeing. The science behind natural skincare products and botanical ingredients fascinates me, and the more I know about it the more empowered I feel to make great […]

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Susannah’s Top 5 Summer Favorites

Summer can be really tough on skin and hair, and it presents its own seasonal challenges with bugs, bright sun and more. There are some products that just seem to make summer’s hot weather and everything that comes with it more tolerable. These are my top 5 favorite products for summer… Kari Gran Three Sixty Five […]

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Best Sunscreens for Summer Activities

Whether I’m heading out to the dog park for an hour or into the sun for a long hike or swim, I’m grateful to have so many options available for nontoxic sunscreen. Gone are the days when you have to look like a pale, ghost-like version of yourself or rely on conventional sunscreens full of questionable […]

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Best New Sunscreens for Daily Wear

  I wish I could go back in time to the beginning of my green beauty journey and assure myself that—not to worry—one day in the future there will be not one but several nontoxic, mineral sunscreens you’ll love wearing. I learned to stay far away from chemical sunscreens like oxybenzone and avobenzone (these always […]

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How to Use the MOSS Skincare Halo Sun Protection Powder

  Green beauty continues to innovate in the sunscreen department. We’ve come a long way since the first super heavy, very whitening sunscreen I tried years ago that literally sat on top of my skin like a thick buttercream paste. Even though far more practical and cosmetically appealing options are available now, it can hard […]

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Holistic Sun Care with Laurel Whole Plant Organics

  With products in her line like the Sun Damage Repair Facial Serum and the Sun: Before & After Body Oil, I had a feeling that the founder of Laurel Whole Plant Organics would have some great ideas about how to indulge safely in the sun this summer. Laurel’s work with herbs and nourishing botanicals is inspirational, […]

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