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Tag Archives: Sunburn

Review – Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid

27 Sep

I received the Dr. Jart UV Sun Fluid in my August Birchbox.  I’m usually very wary of sun screen products because they normally break me out.  I was a bit skeptical of this, even though I have previously heard good things.  However, I decided to try it for SCIENCE and BEAUTY!

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 This retails at Sephora for $34.00 for 3.4 fl oz.

Here’s what the product blurb says:

What it is:
A sunscreen with a fresh feeling that protects from UV rays and fine dust.

What it is formulated to do:
This formula provides powerful sun protection and a cationic shield that blocks fine dust to protect the skin. By utilizing the characteristics of magnets that repel each other, it is designed to have the same electrical charge as fine dust in order to form a protective skin barrier. Cypress water and seaweed extract purify the skin while soothing and moisturizing. The liquid gel formulation is moist without being sticky to impart immediate moisture for a refreshing burst of hydration.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates

My thoughts

I’m not really sure about this all magnet science happening here, sounds a little like Dr. Who, which I am okay with…

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(it’s all about the 10th Doctor, no?  I mean there is not even a question here.  There is some internal debate about Donna and Rose though)

Benefits:

It didn’t break me out

It melts easily into the skin

Not greasy

Has no obnoxious scent

A little goes a long way

Cons:

It costs $34.00

Would I purchase?

Probably.

Since this is the only facial sun screen that didn’t cause my face to look like a 12 year old after a few days of consecutive use, I would purchase to have for long outdoor days.

Have you tried the  Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid?  What did you think?

Thanks reading!

~Anna

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Review – Supergoop! Setting Mist with Rosemary

16 Jun

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I am a huge fan of setting mists.  My face tends to be oily in the summer, and that’s when I usually will use a setting mist on a daily basis.  I like the way  it helps to set everything.

I am vaguely familiar with the Supergoop! brand through my Ipsy and Birchbox subscriptions.  I have tried other sunscreen products from them in the past, and they were okay.  However, this I thought is their best product I’ve encountered.

This is a setting spray with SPF!

I am so INTO this idea, especially for summer time outdoorsy activities!!!  (this requires 3 exclamation points, this is the level of excitement I am at)

From the Supergoop! website:

Scoop on the goop!
You may be sporting sun savvy style with a full face of UV protection infused make-up each morning, but did you know that by noon, that UV protection is likely no longer? The secret to totally sun-safe skin is reapplying your UV defense at least every 2 hours, when in direct sunlight. No time or desire to tamper with that airbrushed coverage, detailed contouring or perfect pout you created just a few hours ago? Well, now you can refresh your UV defense without hassle and still maintain your gorgeous full face of make-up!

What Makes This Goop Super
• Innovative 3-in-1 mist delivers broad spectrum SPF 50 protection while serving double duty as your setting mist to finish your morning make-up routine as well as a mid-afternoon refreshing spray
• Optical diffusing silica silylate controls oil and scatters light to reduce shine and provide a matte finish
• Enlivened with an invigorating essence of antioxidant rich rosemary that helps improve complexion and soothe inflammation

Who This Is Ideal For
This invigorating Defense Refresh Setting Mist is great for all skin types.

My Review

Does this work?

YES – it sets and protects.  Here is how I like to use this – when I go biking outdoors in hot Chicago summer.  I will do minimal make-up (blush and eye brow fill) and set this.  I spent 3 hours in the sun, no burn.  On the plus side, this also prevented my face from becoming oily the way some other sunscreen products can.

Will I buy this?

YES – the smallest size, perfect for travel is $8.00!  Take it with you camping, hiking, bike riding, beach, and you can respray as needed.

Have you guys tried  Supergoop! Setting Mist with Rosemary?  Do you like it?

~Anna

Related: Dupe – Urban Decay vs NYX Setting Spray

                Dupe War #5 – Setting Spray

Sunscreen vs no Sunscreen vs Coconut oil as Sunscreen?

6 Jun

Coconut Oil

There is so much information about sunscreen coming out lately.  We at Fairy Godmother have a confused attitude about it, probably like a lot of folks.  Sunscreen causing cancer is a freaking scary concept!

Also, Anna is allergic to most products that contain SPF so she rarely uses it on her face.  And by rarely we mean when she is sitting on the beach in Mexico.  🙂 Continue reading

Sun protection – HATS!

3 Jun

Anyone wear a hat as sun protection?  These are so glamorous!

floppy hat

And super affordable!  $11.99 on Amazon!

What’s up, you protected sunbathing beauty!

~Anna