July 3rd, 2012
Evil UV rays must be blocked, but is the list of unpronounceable ingredients contained in chemical sunscreens really better? It’s hard to say, but thankfully, we’ve found a sweet solution.
Coola Sunscreen SPF 35 Spray ($32 at Chapters) is made from 97 per cent natural ingredients. Think soothing aloe, cucumber and algae extract as well as red raspberry seed oil—a natural sunscreen with anti-inflammatory properties.
The weightless formula contains no nanoparticles, its spray format is easy to use and the pina colada or mimosa fragrances are incredibly addictive.
The only thing missing? A paper umbrella. —Christine Laroche
July 27th, 2009
The only thing we know about American football is that Tony Romo dumped Jessica Simpson a day before her birthday. She should have heeded the golden rule of sports: A good offense is the best defense.
That’s why we’re suiting our skin up with Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF30. Loaded with vitamins C and E, green tea and grape seed, it’s perfect for gals with sensitive skin or loyalists who can’t bear to trade in their beloved moisturizer come summer. Simply dab a bit in your hand, blend with your face cream or foundation and apply for sun protection.
So it won’t protect you from heart-breaking quarterbacks—at least you won’t get burned.
$62.50 (50 mL) at Shifeon, 1156 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-688-3291, www.shifeon.com