My Favorite Sunscreens!

Hi everyone! 
I just wanted to do a quick post to answer a question I got today on Beauty Broadcast Live. Several people were asking about favorite sunscreens, including one for the face that wasn't too sticky or heavy.  I said- I have a product that totally qualifies! I've been swimming a lot lately, and before hopping in, I take off all the day's makeup and makeup sure I'm covered in sunscreen. Here's what I use!

  • Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion (SPF 30) - I love that this is a face-specific sunscreen that's oil-free. It's very light and blends into the skin quickly- it's not at all sticky on the skin. It's also water-resistant for 80 minutes. I haven't noticed any breakouts or skin issues since I've been using this, so I'd say it's living up to its "Clear Face" name. Oh, and most importantly, I haven't gotten a sunburn since I've been using this, and I've been swimming a lot!
  • Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Beach & Pool (SPF 50) - This is probably the most light-weight sunscreen I've ever used. It's a spray, so it's very quick to apply. But don't get cocky like I did at first and try to apply it TOO quickly. You know how it is... you're feeling all cool with your spray-on sunscreen, but then you miss large patches of skin and end up burning. Take your time and take a couple passes over your arms, for example, and it DOES seem to provide the protection I need. Like the Neutrogena, this claims to be water resistant for 80 minutes. It claims to have a "light, clean scent" - and I'd agree with that. I particularly like the spray-on style when it comes to re-applying it. Even when I'm being careful and making a point to get everywhere, I can apply this in much less time than it would take to rub a lotion all over my body. 
What are your must-have sunscreens? I'd love to hear about them! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm wearing a bright coral shirt with parrots on the front. 
  • I just posted a review on a travel hot roller set. Spoiler alert- it's awesome. 
  • This week has FLOWN by.
  • Breastfeeding class last night was fun & very informative. I feel much less intimidated by the process. Until I saw the handout that shows what a breastfed baby's poo will look like... 
  • You know what sound good right now? Sweet potato fries.

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  1. Lol on the poo! What's more shocking is the poo once you start giving your baby solid foods... Yuck! :)

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  2. Neutrogena Clear Face has been one of my favorites this summer!

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  3. I hear ya, sweet potato fries do sound good right now!

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    1. Ooo, that's on tonights' s menu...homemade = )

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  4. Do you think it would be ok to wear the Neutrogena sun screen under makeup?

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  5. I love neutrogena dry touch the most for my face.

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  6. A breakout free sunscreen? How did I not know about this until now? This seriously needs to be in my life.
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  7. Formula poo stinks way worse! And then solids! Oh my goodness. Breastfed baby poo is the golden era of baby poo. Haha!

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  8. Too bad they are toxic and test on animals :(

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  9. It may look bad but it doesn't smell as bad as formula poo. ;)

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    1. My daughter thinks that breast fed poo smells somewhat sweet...maybe, that is just in comparison. :)

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  10. For your next challenge, can you do a timeout challenge where you don't allow yourself to use a certain color or product for a week? I love to see your creatively!

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  11. I love to use the sunscreen WATER BABIES. It's effective, lightweight, inexpensive, and is designed for sensitive skin (babies). I'm 53 and love that its gentle.

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  12. Paula's Choice Extra Care Non Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50

    http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/skin-care-categories/sun-protection/_/Extra-Care-Non-Greasy-Sunscreen-SPF-50/

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  13. Emily, would you please read this article about spray sunscreens? I don't want to worry you but it seems it's not as safe of a product as we all think. http://thehealthyhavenblog.com/2014/07/21/recent-news-on-children-and-spray-sunscreens/

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  14. Agreed! The spray sunscreen is really lightweight unlike the lotion ones :) But I'm not quite sure if it's as effective as the lotion one. For now, my most favorite is Immortelle Brightening Shield by L'occitane :)

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  16. So helpful, I will definitely be picking those up for my upcoming trip!!
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  17. Emily, have you seen the new Wet 'n' Wild All Access Beauty trios? I just got "Something to Rave About" and "Lost my Waistband." I can't wait for you to do a tutorial with them so I know how to use them.

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  18. Hi emily! have you tried the wicked dreams eyeshadow palette by NYX? Would love to hear your thoughts on it!

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  19. Hi Emily! Although my question isn't related to this post, I hope you can answer me :) I saw your melasma video and I wanted to know if the Graftobian Concealer in Pink Hi Lite could also work for that. I have to buy via internet so I'm not sure if it's that peachy shade you were talking about. Thank you :)

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  20. Please do a "What's in my hospital bag" video for your delivery/hospital stay!

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  22. I can't say that I've tried the neutrogena sunscreen but I have tried the Aveeno sunscreen for face with SPF 70 and I love it! It's lightweight and super hydrating for my desert skin! Love it!!!

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  24. My favorite sunscreen is Tropic Sun Sunscreen SPF 30. It is water resistant for up to ninety minutes & it has a nice scent. I get it at Family Dollar for two for $5.00 & I have been using it for two years now. Also, ladies, don't forget to put sunscreen on the back of your hands. It will help cut down on age spots.

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  26. I definitely have to agree with you on the copper tone sunscreen! I use the sheer one with spf of 30 and it dries fas without a sticky residue.

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  27. For me this cream is reallyy nice, because I have sensitive skin, and it suits just perfectly :))

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