Saturday, July 2, 2011

bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

I'm all for getting your sunscreen any way you can, whatever it takes to make you feel better about your SPF protection. While I'm just terrified of the lobster-like effects of the sun on my super pale skin I understand that's not the case for everyone, there are those "lucky" ones who don't burn even if outside all day but that doesn't mean you can scrimp on sunscreen. Sun exposure causes skin cancer. PERIOD. We all have to protect ourselves and if you're timid about putting creams and lotions on your delicate skin then I think I've found your match, bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen. At $28 it's a little bit of a splurge as far as sun protection goes but if you're going to use it, and save yourself from the aging and cancer causing rays of the sun, it's worth it.

This powder is pigmented so you can skip your regular dose of bareMinerals foundation and use this as coverage instead if you're in need of less this summer. It also works wonderfully under or over bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation or Mineral Veil. It comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Tan but apparently doesn't cater to those darker than tan. I've always found this to be a huge disappointment just as much as it is when the palest shade is too dark for us extremely fair girls. What is up with that?

As usual this one is chock full of vitamins and antioxidants and free of harmful additives like parabens and sulfates. I admit I'd like to look more into doing away with things like this in my routine but I haven't yet out of sheer laziness and cheapskate-ness. This Micronized Titanium Dioxide formula also will not clog pores and helps keep you shine free during the day, acting as a physical shield against the aging UVA rays and burn causing UVB rays.

So keep those mugs protected any way that works for you and remember, just because you're not burning doesn't mean you're not doing damage to your skin. While you're at it why not splurge on a new pair of celebrity-huge sunnies to protect those peepers.


  1. Love powdered sunscreens!

  2. I haven't actually tried them because of my dry skin but they sound amazing for extra protection!