Since the Pam Am games were hosted here in Toronto and launch parties for fall beauty collections are underway I have been outdoors a lot this summer. From press events, sporting matches, concerts by the lake and cultural shows around town my days have been busy and filled with fun in the sun. To keep my skin healthy while I enjoy the weather The Photoderm SPF 40 sunscreen protects and shields from sunburn and harmful ultraviolet rays.
Usually I don’t like sunscreen as many of them irritate my skin but this formula does not clog pores and I like that it has a spray nozzle to direct the product exactly where I need it most. The consistency is a rich cream that absorbs quite quickly with no thick, sticky residue or greasy white film. I also like that I don’t have to use a body cream with this product because it provides a hydrating layer of moisture to quench dry skin. The sunscreen retails for $29.95.
If you do forget the sunscreen and you spend a little too much time roasting in the midday heat the refreshing After-Sun Milk enriched with emollients soothes and helps relieve congestion. It also prevents premature aging and is suitable for sensitive skin. Although I do like the calming relief it provides I don’t particularly like that it prolongs natural tanning as I usually avoid this in order to make sure my foundation matches my skin throughout the season. The milk is moisturizing and free of parabens and if you do want to maintain your golden glow then this is a great product to use as fall approaches.
Bioderma is a fantastic brand for sensitive skin and the Cicabio Soothing Repairing Cream is no exception. This is another fabulous product if heat, sun and humidity causes irritation and the gentle formula is safe for both adults and babies. The antibacterial agents and active ingredients help relieve discomfort, dryness, redness, peeling and minor skin damage while reducing the urge to scratch. Hyaluronic acid provides much needed moisture for optimal comfort and it can be applied on the face and the body. The cream retails for $15.95.
You can find Bioderma products at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale.
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