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All Natural Sun Protection: LASPA Mineral Sunscreen

7 May

LASPA Mineral Sunscreen

Hi beauties!

Even though sunscreen season is every season, sometimes it takes hot, sunny weather to remind me to refresh my suncare choices.

Just in time, I was introduced to all natural sun protection from Canadian brand, LASPA Naturals.

Created by a mother (Susan Mey) who couldn’t find a sunscreen that worked for her daughter’s sensitive skin, LASPA products feature high-quality zinc that’s very fine and spreads evenly.

If you’re looking for an alternative to chemical-based sunscreen products (with ingredients no one can pronounce), LASPA’s clinically tested products are a safe and effective way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Besides zinc oxide, LASPA’s non-greasy SPF formula contains essential oils and plant materials. Also, none of their products contain parabens, artificial fragrances/colours, gluten, or soy!

Here are the details on LASPA’s hypoallergenic mineral suncare products.

LASPA SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen

This hydrating sunscreen is perfect for protecting and moisturizing sensitive skin. The consistency is rich, but not greasy (it soaks into the skin quickly). I used just a small amount of the fragrance‑free sunscreen to cover my face and neck.

The sunscreen delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and 80 minutes of water/sweat resistance. If you’re travelling this summer, the sunscreen comes in a travel-friendly (TSA approved) 80 ml tube.

To use the sunscreen, apply it evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure, and re-apply at least every 2 hours.

LASPA SPF 20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

This translucent sunscreen lotion for face and body can easily be incorporated into a daily skincare regime. I applied it under makeup (and on my very pale arms) before heading outside.

The texture of the lotion is silky due to organic coconut oil and applies smoothly (it dries matte without looking chalky). The lotion can double as your moisturizer, while counteracting the damaging effects of sun rays with vitamin E.

Like the SPF 30 sunscreen, this lotion is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes so splash away!

To use the lotion, apply it evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure, and re-apply at least every 2 hours.

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen Benefits

If you’ve ever wondered why mineral ingredients are a healthier choice for sun protections, here’s why. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral sun block that sits on top of your skin and stops both UA and UB rays from penetrating your skin. This is in comparison to the synthetics used by chemical sunscreens to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface.

The bottom line with sunscreen is that when it’s comfortable and smooth, you’ll want to apply it (and re-apply). A natural sunscreen like LASPA makes taking care of your skin all-year round easy and luxurious.

LASPA Naturals at spas and resorts across Canada, as well as online at www.beautysense.ca. For more information about LASPA Naturals, check out www.laspanaturals.com, or their Facebook or Instagram page.
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Trend Alert: Big Lashes for the Fall

6 Oct

Shiseido Mascara and Eyelash Curler

If you like to stay on top of the latest in makeup, mascara (and plenty of it) is a big trend for this fall.

In fact, dramatic lashes were all over the 2016 fall fashion runways like the show for Jason Wu, where mascara was applied to models for spidery-style lashes.

Not ready for clumpy lashes? You can still get a big lash look with full-definition mascara and an eyelash curler.

Here’s a combination that works for me.

Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition

It’s all about the brush with this mascara. The dual-textured brush grabs every lash (even tiny lashes).

On top of that, the formula creates a lustrous finish so you can’t miss getting big lashes when it comes to volume, separation, and length.

The non-clumping formula lets you apply multiple, smooth coats. It’s also smudge-proof (yay!).

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

This curler is my go-to eyelash curler. It lets me fit and grab all of my lashes right down to the base, and curls them beautifully.

Like most eyelash curlers, Shiseido’s curler comes with a replacement pad. You can also purchase eyelash curler pads separately.

 

 

 

Help for Your Cuticles: LUSH Lemony Flutter

14 Feb

Lush Lemony Flutter

Happy Monday, beauties!

How are your cuticles doing this winter? Are they suffering from the cool, dry winter weather?

I’m always on the hunt for a great cuticle product so I picked up Lemony Flutter cuticle butter on a recent LUSH run.

Lemony Flutter is a thick paste or cream designed to help you get your cuticles in shape for any season.

First, it’s infused with fresh lemons to brighten and lighten nails.

Next, it includes beeswax, cold-pressed avocado oil, and other nutritious butters and oils to moisturize and soften the skin around your nails.

What I like about Lemony Flutter is that a little goes a long way.

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