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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


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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


Get Neil Patrick Harris’s Radiant Glow!

I LOVE Neil Patrick Harris, his comic timing is perfection and he is the reason I tune into “How I Met your Mother”.  On top of being a comic genius the man seems to be getting better looking with age and I just found out one of his secret weapons is Zia skincare and here are a few of his favorite products.

Get Neil Patrick Harris’s Radiant Glow

Clear Complexion is a must with Zia Natural Skincare

America has fallen in love with Neil Patrick Harris from the hit USA series “How I Met Your Mother,” with his smile and big blue eyes you can’t help but be jealous of his ultra glowing skin! He recently gave away his grooming essentials in the March issue of InStyle Magazine and says he needs his moisturizer and face wash from Zia Natural Skincare to keep his skin in such great shape! The Daily Moisture Screen SPF 15 and Men’s Hydra Clean Face Wash are key products that help keep Neil Patrick Harris’s face camera ready and now can make your skin red carpet ready!

Daily Moisture Screen SPF 15 is a lightweight complex that rejuvenates thirsty skin while it protects it from UVA and UVB damage. This moisturizing sun protection contains soothing botanicals and antioxidants that defend against environmental stress and irritation, while SPF 15 sunscreen protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Vegetable Squalane, Jojoba and Shea Butter moisturize and support cellular renewal while cucumber extract and matricaria essential oil calm inflammation and soothe skin.

Hydra Clean Face Wash is a fragrance-free gel lathers away dirt and oil without stripping away moisture that helps protect your skin. It is fortified with aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E, combats dryness, irritation and redness while conditioning your skin. This foaming gel lathers away impurities without harsh detergents, so skin never feels chapped or irritated.

I am a huge fan of Zia products, not only are they natural but they work! Here are some great Zia products I was lucky enough to sample:

A great skin cleanser it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. The Oceanic Clay leaves my face with such a brisk clean feeling and my skin feels a little firmer.

Ultimates Oceanic Clay Cleansing Crème
With a distinctive clay from pristine Northern British Columbia waters, Oceanic Clay Cleansing Crème keeps skin hydrated while removing impurities and expired skin cells. The unique clay uses osmotic power to draw moisture from within the skin, while a detoxifying ion exchange pulls impurities from the skin. Sea Algae Extracts provide a tightening effect on the skin, while Myrtle Leaf helps to reduce other signs of aging. A rich combination of essential oils revitalize and soothe the skin.

I like to have a bunch of facial cleansers and use different ones depending on my need. Zia Fresh Cleansing Gel is the perfect after workout out facial cleanser it really gets my skin clean without drying it out. It does double duty in your gym bag not only is it a great face wash but try it as a shaving gel, pure bliss!

Fresh Cleansing Gel
Fresh Cleansing Gel is a non-foaming cleanser that refreshes and purifies skin with mineral-rich Sea Algae. Natural sugars remove excess oil, makeup and surface impurities without stripping skin’s moisture content. Fresh Cleansing Gel is mild, soap-free, excellent for sensitive skin and also works wonderfully as a shaving gel.

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Get Bright Skin with a Secret Ingredient

I was really excited to try a sample of the new Zia Apple Refining Mask, I love Zia skincare and apple products just sound yummy. The mask is as great as it sounds it truly has a smell of fresh apples and makes my skin feel amazing! (I am actually wearing the mask right now,  little spa time while I work on the laptop).

The mask not only smells great but I love how it tingles a bit when I apply it. The lemon zest gives your skin a little zing while the mask goes to work. Just leave it on for 5-15 minutes to remove dull winter skin and your left with a beautiful radiant complexion. A perfect skincare product to get your skin in shape for spring, take care of your skin with all natural Zia Apple Refining Mask.

Refine, Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Skin with Apples!

Zia Apple Refining Mask-

An apple a day helps to keep blemishes and clogged pores away! Apples are loaded with vitamins and minerals but they also contain pectin and tannins to help tone, tighten and lighten the skin. With the Apple Refining Mask from Zia Natural Skincare you do not have to worry about consuming extra calories to keep your face in shape! This mask has all the added benefits of your favorite fruit in a jar!

Apple Refining Mask helps eliminate toxins and impurities, while minimizing the appearance of darkened and enlarged pores. This clarifying treatment also helps to heal sun-damage, fine lines and clogged pores.

Organic Apple Juice, Willow Bark and Grapefruit Essential Oil encourage cellular renewal while releasing impurities in the skin. Sugar Cane acts as a natural AHA, providing exfoliation to skin. Lemon Juice helps promote cell turnover, minimize fine lines and correct sun damage.

The Apple Refining Mask from Zia Natural Skincare is available for $24.95 at and Whole Food Markets, nationwide.

Hydrate Oily Skin with Zia Natural Skincare‏



I think its great how many organic products are emerging into the beauty marketplace. One of my favorite lines is Zia Natural skincare, I was just sent a sample of the Herbal Moisture Gel and it did not disappoint.  The gel smoothes on and feels clean on my face while leaving it hydrated. Once dry it really helps cut down on the oilyness in my T zone area and I love that I am putting something natural and safe on my skin. 



Now You Sebum…Now You Don’t


Hydrate Oily Skin with Zia Natural Skincare

Give skin a natural, oil-free boost of hydration and say goodbye to an unwanted shiny complexion! Everyone wants to have that natural glow but too much facial shine can leave skin looking more like an oil slick. The Herbal Moisture Gel from Zia Natural Skincare is packed with natural botanicals to promote rapid healing of blemishes – skin will be clear in no time!

Herbal Moisture Gel combines the best extracts to nourish skin prone to oiliness and breakouts. Gotu Kola and other natural botanicals protects against pollutants and bacteria that cause an oily complexion. This hydrating gel helps hold moisture without adding oil. Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract is clinically proven to reduce surface shine by 55%. Horsetail Extract soothes and tightens pores to help reduce oil residue.

Herbal Moisture Gel from Zia Natural Skincare is available for $26.95 at and Whole Food Markets, nationwide.

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