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Today is National Sunscreen Protection Day!

Aside from an unattractive burn, aging skin, sunspots and skin cancer are some of the few, but detrimental results of sun damage! UV rays can add serious risk to your health if continued without protection. On May 27, Celebrate Your Skin and keep it protected. I have been sampling a bunch of sunscreens to find some favorites for summer, I have listed a few of my favorites and a few I am excited to try.

I love JASON Naturals, I’m a fan of their SPF lip balm and can’t wait to try some of the other sun protection products from the Sunbrella line.

JASON Naturals Sunbrellas gives you a family friendly, easy way to stay healthy all Summer long! Blended with all natural ingredients and specialized products for individual needs, JASON Naturals offers you the products needed to Celebrate Sunscreen Day, Your Way!

JASON Natural Products are available at Whole Foods and other health and natural food stores in the United States and Canada, or by visiting www.jason-natural.com.

$4.95-$14.95

This is a great dual action product, the mist feels great on my skin and absorbs completely before I apply my makeup. It does double duty with SPF 8 giving my skin another layer of protection. After being out in the sun, Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer feels amazing on my face it cools it and restores lost moisture.  A must have for the hot summer months.

Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer

The first moisturizer made for Summer.
Light and hydrating. Breathable mist contains a hygroscopic (water attracting) moisturizer that mimics your own skins hydrating elements. Amazing under makeup and for those with oilier t-zones and shine. Over 60% of users claim it is “The best moisturizer I have ever used.”

$39.00

This is a great heavy duty sunblock, if you plan to be active in the sun this is the one for you. It’s sweat and water resistant and will keep you protected while you are out having fun. I love this one for the beach it absorbs quickly and keeps my skin safe for hours even while in the water.

Zia Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30
Ultimate Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30 delivers dual-action sun protection against sun damage and visible aging. UVA and UVB sun filters are blended with soothing nutrients, like Cucumber and Arnica, to defend against photo-aging. This unique oil-free formulation controls surface shine and never feels greasy or sticky. Water and sweat-resistant for even the most active lifestyles.

$17.95

Super lightweight even with reapplication I didn’t get that dreaded sticky sunblock feel on my skin. On top of protecting me from sunburn it also protects me skin from future damage, fabulous!

NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Breakthrough Technology Cell-Ox Shield™: a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.
Recommended For

* All skin types

Product Information
Ultra light sunscreen fluid for face with breakthrough Cell-Ox Shield™, provides a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.

The advanced UV filtering system of Anthelios 45 is a unique association of photostablized sunscreens for broad-spectrum and longer-lasting^ protection, with advanced efficiency against UVA rays. Anthelios 45 also uses a powerful anti-oxidant complex called Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells*.

The fast absorbing, weightless texture leaves skin feeling clean with a silky finish. High UVA and UVB photoprotection for outdoor use.

$27.90

I keep this little treasure in my purse so I am never without sun protection. SleekSkin skinblock is a super light mist that is so easy to apply on the go. It absorbs quickly and my skin is left smooth and ready for the sun. My face tends to get pretty oily in the summer and this formula has helped keep me from breaking out after sun exposure.

SleekSkin skinblock Ultra Light SPF 25

A unique splash-on sun protection that won’t clog pores, Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is formulated with UVA / UVB to prevent further damage, and anti-aging Green Tea and Aloe Extracts to repair and nourish the skin. Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is highly recommended for oily, acne-prone and blemish-prone skin types.

Results: Skin appears healthier, smoother and rejuvenated while fighting harmful free radicals and UV rays.

$49.95

This sunscreen is ridiculous, it feels like buttah on my skin. It comes out as a super fine mist and after it absorbs my skin feels crazy soft. The first time I used Paula’s Choice  I walked around forcing people to feel my super soft skin. My husband laughed until he tried it then he fell in love with it too.  It provides great coverage so you aren’t left with missed spots that burnt. And because it feels so great on your skin their is no fighting my kids or hubby to use it.

Paula’s Choice Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray
All Skin Types
50% Off – Product Expiration Date: Oct 2010

# Convenient spray-on application
# High level of broad-spectrum sun protection for those who spend extra time outdoors
# Formulated with effective UVB sunscreens as well as avobenzone for superior UVA protection
# Provides ultra-light hydration and a weightless feel well-suited for normal to very oily skin, on face and body
# Contains potent antioxidants and anti-irritants to boost skin’s environmental defenses
# May be applied to facial skin (spray into hand and apply; do not spray directly on face)
# 100% fragrance-, preservative-, and colorant-free

$7.98

NEW Neutrogena Retinol Line

I just had a chance to check out a sample of the  NEW Neutrogena Retinol Wrinkle Filler and so far so good. I have just been using it a few days and I am starting to see a little plumping of the lines.

My main wrinkle issue is the little laugh lines by my eyes and the Neautrogena Retinol Wrinkle Filler seems to be already be plumping the skin and my laugh lines are less obvious. The Retinol Wrinkle Filler smooths on really easily and absorbs quickly making it an easy addition to my evening routine. I am really exited by the results so far and can’t wait to check out more products from the line.

Most any derm will tell you – if you want to keep your skincare regimen streamlined and simple use sunblock and a Retinol – everyday.

Why Retinol?
Retinol is the most effective non-prescription topical treatment currently available for chronological aging and UV aging

What is Retinol?
Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A, deemed scientifically superior to other forms of Vitamin A in penetrating the skin

Did you know that Neutrogena Dermatologics, the specialized professional division of Neutrogena, offers a concentrated Retinol line that is exclusive to QVC?
They do! The line is called Retinol NX and on May 20th they are introducing 3 new products. Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Will Kirby, of Dr. 90201, The Doctors and Big Brother, will be hosting the QVC show to launch the new products

NEW products – Available Starting May 20th
Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Progression Kit – $98.00 / Three .75 oz Individual Treatment Tubes
· Retinol user’s #1 complaint is irritation
· This kit works by preparing the skin for progressively higher levels of Retinol over a period of three months as the level of Stabilized Retinol is increased every 30 days
· In addition to Stabilized Retinol the formula features Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E which work with skin’s moisture barrier for optimal skin hydration and to even skin tone while also helping to prevent skin from irritation due to loss of moisture

Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Wrinkle Filler – $79.00 / 1.0 oz. tube
· Concentrated formula specifically developed to fill and smooth wrinkle-prone areas of the skin (eye, mouth and forehead)
· The formula features a proprietary combination of Stabilized Retinol plus Hyaluronic Acid to replenish skin with plumping moisture

Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 35 – $65.00 / 1.0 oz. bottle
· Mineral light reflectors refract light away from lines and wrinkles, instantly creating a more even and luminous complexion
· A universally flattering sheer tint provides a touch of natural color
· A tinted version of the Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Daily Moisturizer SPF 35

Check out this amazing BEFORE & AFTER with Neutrogena Dermatologics Retinol NX
BEFORE

AFTER

Add a little sparkle to your summer!

I was just sent some samples of some great new products for summer and wanted to share my favorites.

My favorite from the new line is the Naked Beauty high lights cream cheek color. Its a great double duty product giving my cheekbones a little lift and the cream blush smooths on giving my cheeks the perfect flushed pink look.

Be summer-ready with Smashbox’s new Naked Beauty Summer Collection ($20-39)! From shimmering nudes to soft pinks, the collection is packed with nearly-naked shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. This summer, expose your natural beauty and create an ethereal, lit-from-within glow with these Smashbox essentials.

So Rodial Brazilian Tan has been a standout from me recent product reviews. Its one of those products you love so much you are scarping at the bottom of the sample to get every last drop. I just apply before my makeup it has a great tropical coconut scent and absorbs quickly. Then in a few hours my face has a great healthy glow I apply it every morning to my face, neck, chest and arms. It gives you a great healthy glow that makes everything look better and smells delicious!

Can’t make it in for a spray tan? Rodial Skincare allows you to get one from the comfort of your very own home! The Brazilian Tan line ($49) gets you the glow you want as well as nourishes your skin. Choose Brazilian Tan Light or Dark for an instant coat of color. You can also build up to that summer shade with Brazilian Tan Daily, which increases gradually.

A great and truly affordable primer, Sally Hansed Luminizing Face Primer gives you that little extra glow. I even wear it alone when I am in a rush and just need a little help with my skin. You will love how quickly it absorbs and how great your skin looks.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy’s Luminizing Face Primer ($9.95) will help you to shine and will emphasize your summer tan – faux or real! It smoothes and refines skin texture while hiding pores and fine lines. Micronized pearl creates a healthy glow when worn alone or as a smooth base under makeup. Skin-smoothing cork oak and olive leaf extracts nourish skin and boost radiance while vitamin E provides antioxidant protection.


Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum

Rodial Skincare’s Glamoxy Snake Serum is now available! This viper-inspired product employs Syn-Ake to instantly plump and smooth skin. The neuropeptiede that mimics the effects of the snake venom makes this all possible. You can achieve Botox-like results without any needles!

Forever pushing boundaries Rodial have gone one step further and present glamoxy snake serum.

This revolutionary oxygenated, viper-inspired serum contains syn-ake; a neuro peptide that mimics the effects of the Temple Viper’s potent venom to instantly lift the face, freeze muscles and plump fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits:

Fiflow BTX (oxygen carrier) – encourages cell respiration to fill and plump the skin, whilst adding instant radiance.

Proturon- provides instant 3D plumping effect, and redensifys and moisturises the complexion.

Ronasphere- helps fade fine lines and imperfections and corrects skin tone.

Pomegranate ellagic tannin- provides powerful antioxidant protection.

This a truly innovative and ground breaking addition to the glamtox skincare range, the question is ‘How far will you go to look younger?’

Check it out here.