Beautycounter has re-formulated their sunscreen and it has launched today!
They are non-nano, SPF 30, and provide broadspectrum UVA, UVB and Blue Light Defense. All 3 are gluten free and the lotion and stick are also nut-free and alcohol-free. The lotion is a larger size than in previous years and we will be introducing smaller sizes of lotion soon.
Did you know that most FSA programs allow you to use FSA funds to purchase SPF 30+ sunscreen? Check with your individual FSA program for more details but this means it works for all 3 sunscreens! If you would like to order other products along with your sunscreen and plan to use your FSA card all orders must be placed via me and not our website so I can split your payment method!
I’m sure you have heard that recently the entire state of Hawaii banned all sunscreens starting in 2021 that harm coral reefs. Hopefully, other states will follow behind. These chemicals harm YOU too! But our Beautycounter Countersun sunscreen is coral reef safe and human-friendly as it is a physical/mineral sunscreen and not a chemical sunscreen!
For those of you on my email list, I am doing a drawing for the month of May. Every sunscreen purchased in May is entered into a drawing for a free travel sized sunscreen spray! If you purchase all 3 sunscreen products in May that gets you 3 entries. 1 product purchase gets you 1 entry. If you aren’t on my email list, you can subscribe at the bottom of the page!
California Poppy is also a great new ingredient! What makes that special? Like the name implies, California Poppy is indigenous to the West Coast. It grows on rather dry or sandy soils near the ocean, in vibrant orange or yellow colors. California Poppy is antioxidant-rich and great at helping reinforce the skin’s defense against oxidation that leads to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
You may have also heard that while using spray sunscreens you should always hold your breath so as not to inhale the aerosol fumes. That’s hard for kids to do. Well, guess what? You don’t have worry about that with our spray sunscreen. Our Mineral Sunscreen Mist is not an aerosol and is a really neat innovation that delivers the convenience and even application of an aerosol but it is actually air-powered. We’ve used what’s called a bag-on-valve actuator system. Inside this can, there is a bag that holds formula. Surrounding the bag is compressed air. When you push on the nozzle, the air further compresses, squeezing the bag and ultimately dispensing the sunscreen formulation. Voila! Air powered. And no harmful propellant chemicals sent into the atmosphere to breath in or onto your skin. You can even use our spray sunscreen on your face………….just spray in your hands first and then apply to face. Despite our Sunscreen Mist not being permitted to ship via air, you can still pack it in your suitcases when traveling by air. Cargo holds on commercial flights are now pressurized so it can go into your luggage.
Recently on the Today show our new sunscreen was shown as part of their Melanoma Monday segment. Melanoma has become the 2nd most common cancer in women between the ages of 15 and 29. Marking Skin Cancer Awareness month, dermatologist Debra Wattenberg, visited to share tips on the right way to apply sunscreen and recommend the top sunscreens for every age.
- You should use an entire shot glass full of sunscreen for your entire body (when you are done, use the glass for your margarita).
- Apply every 2 hours. This is especially important for mineral sunscreens. You can’t put it on once and expect it to protect all day!
- Apply after swimming.
- Put it on in your birthday suit 20 minutes before sun exposure.
- You still have to rub in spray sunscreen! Shake it well before each use to ensure zinc oxide is uniform with each spray.
- Check your expiration dates. Most only last 2 years.
- Don’t leave sunscreen in really hot areas like your trunk or in the direct heat/sun as they will start to separate.
- Don’t forget to use sunscreen on your lips. We don’t have one………yet! My favorites ones are:
People are also becoming more aware of the fact that blue light is damaging! In this month’s Vogue, there is an article about blue light and suggests that blue light blocking sunscreen may be the next big thing and we already have it!!! Here are 3 screenshots of the article from my iPad.
For further detailed info on each of our sunscreens please contact me, go to the website, or see the images below. If you are really detailed oriented and like to do your research you will like our sunscreen FAQ sheets. We also have some great Sunscreen 101 tips.
I’m also listing 3 videos from Beautycounter HQ’s Michael McGeever, Chief Marketing and Product Officer and Xavier Ormancey, Head of Product Development (formerly of L’Oreal and Chanel) here. There is great info on these 3 videos about out new Countersun line.
We still have the 2017 formulation available for purchase as well until quantities last. Grab that body stick while you can. It’s my favorite and I’m a tad disappointed it isn’t in the new formulation.
I’ve written on here before about how much I value Liz Wolfe’s opinion about the science behind healthier skincare, eating, etc. She has some great posts about the science behind why certain types of sunscreen are better than others and I encourage you to check those posts out on her website.
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