Julia Solomon Approved Everyday Sunscreen Recommendations
Hi there, you need to be wearing sunscreen everyday. To prevent cancer, yes, but more importantly - WRINKLES. Maybe you don't care, but for me this is my defense mechanism against death. I don't think this will prevent my death but it does distract me from it. I like to get tan, so I know it's hard. Whenever I read an interview with a beautiful actress, they always say their secret to staying young is staying out of the sun. I fucking love the sun, though. I'm not gonna get a sun hat yet, but who's to say what could happen. I wear a sunscreen with SPF everyday, not just in the summer, so you might as well, too. A lot of people complain that sunscreen breaks them out, or they don't like the smell. If you were like "Julia, go buy me a facial moisturizer with SPF RIGHT NOW" I would be like "First of all, woah. That is very aggressive. I understand your urgency because I, too, am an aggressive person." Then, depending on the price range you gave me, this is what I would buy for you. I am so nice.
This is the cheapest option among everything I'm about to list. It's 20 bucks and often on sale at Duane Reade. Lesley Thornton (founder of Klurskin, an amazing skincare brand you should check out) posted about it on Instagram praising the formula. That's kind of all I need to know. Dermatologists love this brand and it's fragrance free. It shouldn't break you out. I use the version without SPF for night time use. It has ceramides in it which = good ol' healthy moisture. It's a no-nonsense moisturizer. I approve. Go buy it.
This is the last moisturizer I used. I have redness and am always trying to fix it. This is supposed to help, and is especially good for anyone with rosacea. I can't say it took away my redness, but it certainly didn't cause any, nor did it make me break out. It smells really good, kind of like a sophisticated baby lotion. It's not an overwhelming smell, though. I do feel like it's kind of too much money for the amount you get, but I've also spent 50 bucks for less, so, hey. I really like this brand, it's safe for sensitive skin, hot french girls use it. Sold?
I currently use this moisturizer. It's two dollars cheaper than the one listed above, so I was like, let's do it. I also gave myself a pat on the back thinking "I think my skin HAS been dry!" I'm so good at taking care of me. This is a great brand. Everybody loves it. I guess it's cooler to use french drug store beauty products because the packaging is better. They (France) also have better guidelines/restrictions when it comes to skincare ingredients, ESPECIALLY with sunscreens. No fragrance, doesn't break you out, doesn't make you oily, adequately moisturizes my face for the day. Doesn't pill under make up. You. Are. Welcome!!
If you're feeling fancy, or you want to use something that is all natural and non-toxic, this is a great option. I've never used this, but I'd like to. People LOVE this brand. Their stuff is pricey. I'm into it. I love natural beauty products, and their packaging is great. Maybe you don't care about that, but I do. Bad packaging does not deter me from buying anything, but I love to have something cute on my shelf. That's subjective, though. Maybe you don't like this packaging. I, personally, could see myself getting annoyed with having to screw that top back on. It's so tiny. I've already lost it before I've bought it. It has so many good-for-your-skin ingredients in it. I'm actually really surprised I haven't bought this considering it's the same price of the Avene products I use. I guess I just sold myself on this, but La Roche Posay is 14 dollars cheaper. Struggles. Zinc Oxide is the main ingredient at 20%, which is a physical sun screen. Their whole thing is they love to tell you whats NOT in it, which I actually love. I know most ingredients, so this is something that works on me. If you're looking to buy a non toxic beauty product, chances are you've read about the dangers of a certain ingredient and are trying to avoid that. It makes sense is what I'm saying. It has a lot of antioxidants in it, which is good for your skin, especially when it's exposed to the sun. Guys, should I buy this?
This has the highest SPF. If you are fair skin, you should use this. It also uses a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one. That means the main ingredient is Zinc. This claims to leave no white residue after application, which is often the problem with Zinc based formulas. I know a lot of people who loves this. Dermatologists also fucking love this. Shouldn't break you out, safe for sensitive skin, and I love that is has some of my favorite ingredients in it (Niacinamide = No redness, Lactic Acid = Gentle Exfoliation, Sodium Hyaluronate = Moisture) This is a great option if you have a fair complexion and tend to get irritated by sunscreen.
It's so easy! I gave you the links! I know people hate taking out their credit card and entering the information, you should do that thing where it's always saved in your phone! I believe in you. I. Believe. In. SUNSCREEN.