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Sun Care Essentials from Sun Bum

31 May

Hi beauties!

Every spring, I make a point of checking out the latest sunscreens. Not only are the risks of skin cancer increasing, but exposing bare skin to the sun is the quickest gateway to premature skin aging.

I was really excited this week to take a look at sun care products from Sun Bum, a beach lifestyle company from Florida that got its start by making products for family and friends.

Based on the brand name, logo, and packaging, Sun Bum is definitely bringing a “fun” element to sun care. On top of that, their products are free of all the bad stuff (like gluten, parabens, oil, PABAs, and cruelty practices)!

Here are the Sun Bum must-haves for Summer 2017.

SPF 50 Face Cream

This SPF 50 face cream has a clear, Zinc Oxide formula with Aloe and Vitamin E to create a protective barrier between your face (or other sensitive areas) and the sun. The texture is rich, but not greasy. Applying this face cream as a summer moisturizer and primer under makeup is a no-brainer!

SPF 30 Original Sunscreen Lotion

This rich, moisturizing sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while enriching it with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals. I love the light coconut scent of this sunscreen lotion!

Beach Formula / 3 In 1 Leave In

Since UV exposure can beak down hair cuticles, I’m all in when it comes to a leave in conditioner that protects, detangles, and conditions hair. It also controls frizz, prevents split ends, and slows color fading.

The ingredients in the leave in formula include:

  • Coconut Oil / Banana Pulp and Peel
  • Banana Leaf / Quinoa Protean
  • Sea Salt / Sea Kelp / Seaweed
  • Argan Oil / Sweet Almond Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Black Lava Sea Salt

SPF 30 Baby Bum Premium Natural Stick and Lotion

Since babies have thinner skin and their body’s natural protection system is still developing, they need extra special care. Sun Bum has a premium naturally sourced sunscreen for kids (you can also use it if you have super sensitive skin!). This is the cleanest, most natural protection that Sun Bum makes.

SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm

Lip balm isn’t just for the winter. The SPF 30 sunscreen lip balm with Aloe and Vitamin E from Sun Bum comes in five yummy flavors:

  • Banana
  • Coconut (so good!)
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Watermelon

Overall, Sun Bum products are easy to add to any skincare routine any time of year (for you or your little ones).

In Canada, you can find Sun Bum at Shopper’s Drug Mart and independent retailers.

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

 

Bodycare Treats for the Summer 🌞

17 May

summer bodycare

Hi beauties!

It’s been so rainy in Vancouver this month, it’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner.

To get a jumpstart on the hot weather, I’ve been trying out a few bodycare treats.

Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Collection

I’ve been a fan of vanilla-scented bodycare forever. I remember once at a work meeting, one of my co-workers blurted out: “I smell cookies.” Since I started to laugh, I had to confess it was my vanilla body lotion. 😆

The Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Collection features a light summer scent that combines fresh vanilla and creamy florals.

Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Moisturizing Body Wash

Whether you prefer a luxurious bath or warm shower in the summer, this body wash has an antioxidant and vitamin enriched formula that won’t dry you out:

  • For a bubble bath, drizzle the body wash under warm running water.
  • For showers, apply a small amount to hands or a sponge and lather over skin.
Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Moisturizing Body Cream

The body cream in this collection is a rich butter complex containing shea, cocoa and jojoba butters, vitamin E and aloe vera. For a reasonable price, this thick body cream provides good hydration to dry or rough areas.

Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Fragrance Mist

I like to lighten up with a fragrance mist in the summer because it’s less concentrated than perfume. The Bodycology Creamy Vanilla Fragrance Mist contains these notes:

  • Top notes: Tahitian vanilla & tiare flower
  • Middle notes: Fresh jasmine, cyclamen, and heliotrope
  • Dry notes: Amber, blonde woods, sandalwood, and cashmere musk

Lypsyl Yummy Sticks Lip Balm

Lypsyl lip balm has been around for over 100 years. Lypsyl Yummy Sticks are a fresh take on their lip balm, which most of us have used at one time or another to protect and soften dry lips.

The vegan formula in the Yummy Sticks contains shea butter and hydrogenated coconut oil for hydration. The formula is completely free of beeswax, preservatives, parabens, and palm oil. 👏

I had a chance to try out these “yummy” flavors:

  • Passion Fruit & Chocolate
  • Sea Salt & Caramel
  • Sweet Mint & Basil

You can find Bodycology Creamy Vanilla products ($6.97 each) and Lypsyl Yummy Sticks ($1.49 each) at Walmart.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Multitasking Must-Have: Egyptian Magic Skin Cream

20 Nov

Egyptian Magic

Hi beauties!

If you live in the U.S., you may have already tried Egyptian Magic. For those of us living in Canada 🍁, it’s only recently that this all purpose skin cream has become available north of the border.

I received a sample of Egyptian Magic to review, and was excited to learn what all the buzz was about.

Egyptian Magic Formula

Egyptian Magic is based on an ancient Egyptian formula that Cleopatra used to keep her skin radiant and glowing. The proprietary process blends six of nature’s most powerful moisturizing ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Royal Jelly
  • Bee Pollen
  • Bee Propolis
  • Beeswax

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