NEW REPORT: Adults should wear a “golf ball-sized” amount of sunblock.

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I just watched this clip on The Today show, as they discussed the new laws when it comes to sunscreen! Starting in the summer of 2012, the packaging on sunblock will look MUCH different.

One thing that stood out in the video above is that the FDA says that we “under use” sunblock. That adults should be wearing a golf ball-sized amount of sunblock while in the sun. And not only that – it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours! That’s crazy to me! I can’t believe we have to use that much – and that often!

Here we’ve broken down the new, stricter FDA sunscreen guidelines for you:

*Sunscreen manufacturers will have to follow stricter guidelines when describing how well their products block ultraviolet B rays.

*Sunscreens that don’t protect against both ultraviolet A and B rays and have a sun protection factor, or SPF, below 15 will have to carry warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”

*FDA will also prohibit sunscreen marketing claims like “waterproof” and “sweatproof,” which the agency said “are exaggerations of performance.”

*Products that protect against UVA and UVB will be labeled “broad spectrum.” In an effort to clear up the confusing mix of numbers, acronyms and symbols on sunscreen labels, the FDA says manufacturers must phase out a four-star system currently used by some companies to rate UVA protection.

*Only sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can claim to lower the risk of cancer. The FDA also proposed capping the highest SPF value at 50, unless companies can provide results of further testing that support a higher number. Some products on the market claim to offer SPF protection of a 100 or higher.

Last year an estimated 68,130 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – and an estimated 8,700 died, according to the National Cancer Institute. Nearly $2 billion is spent treating the disease each year.

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Bare Escentuals: Friends & Family “Sharing The Love” is this weekend‏.

Bare Escentuals Friends & Family “Sharing The Love” event is this Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th. We wanted to pass along the coupon below to share with your readers and loved ones for 20% off all purchases at any Bare Escentuals Boutique location or at www.BareEscentuals.com (see fine print for full details).


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Introducing Mama Mio High Protein Face Care

I was given the opportunity to try the new Mama Mio High Protein Face Care and I chose Nexercise. A special formula to tighten the skin on your neck and jaw line. They have two simple  tightening exercises then the Nexercise  serum you apply daily. The product itself has a great light fresh scent and absorbed into my skin very easily. After a few weeks my neck is a looking firmer but the best results have been on my jaw line. It has really firmed and smoothed the skin along my jaw line making my whole face look leaner. I am really impressed with the results, can’t wait to try more of the line.
Mama Mio is thrilled to introduce the latest breakthrough in skin care: Mama Mio High Protein Face Care – protein-packed products combined with toning exercises for a youthful, fit face.

The 5 lightweight products are packed with heavyweight ingredients that work on the protein at every level of your skin: the keratin on the surface, the collagen and elastin protein one layer down, and finally on the protein-packed muscles immediately below the skin. Each product is packaged with Mama Mio’s “Little Book of Confidence” which includes corresponding 60-second exercises. Because the muscles in your face are actually attached to your skin, performing these simple exercises daily can make a big difference very quickly.

The collection includes the following:

Mighty Moisture Morning and Evening Moisturiser ($48): This lightweight moisture concentrate is your twice daily dose of everything skin needs to be strong, firm, fit, resilient and elastic without weighing it down.

Love Your Life Lines Deep Line Reducer ($48): The ultimate enemy of marionette lines, upper lip pucker, crow’s feet and frowny forehead furrows, this concentrated light-reflecting cream gets right in the groove with 10 actives designed to plump up and fill out deep facial lines.

Eye Know Moisturising Eye Serum ($39): This jam-packed serum tackles dehydration, dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and saggy baggy-ness, leaving you looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Nexercise Neck and Jawline Concentrate ($45): Keep the dreaded jiggly jowls and wobbly wattle at bay with Nexercise, a tightening, firming essential for softening jaw lines and recapturing strong, firm, taut, toned, fit skin.

Clean Slate Aloe Rich Cleanser ($32): Make the most of your cleansing routine by infusing skin with essential oils, firming proteins, pre- and pro-biotics and omegas while gently yet effectively removing impurities.

Check out the whole line here, www.mamamio.com


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.


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Summer sun protection, perfected!

Love, love, love Supergoop! My kids are so fair they can get a sunburn from bright lighting so I am always looking from great sunblock products that are easy to apply. One of my favorites this summer has to be Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray the formula is so lightweight and absorbs amazingly quick. The spray makes it easy to coat even the most fidgety kid and the best part hours of fun in the summer sun and no burns!

I always have a few Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes in my car and purse for on the go protection. I just love this collection anything that protects my family and my skin this well and is easy to use, sold!

Always one step ahead of sun safety, it’s no wonder Supergoop! is everyone’s favorite sunscreen brand. If you can’t live without their innovative SPF Sunscreen Swipes, wait until you see what they have in store this summer! From their NEW, first-to-the-market SPF 30+ Face Serum, to SPF+ 30 Acai and Mint Lip Balms, all the way to SPF 30+ Sunscreen Spray, you and your family (even the babies!) will be covered from head-to-toe with full face & body sun protection, so you can stay worry-free in the summer’s scorching heat.

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Save Face Sunscreen Serum: This first-to-the-market serum simultaneously protects skin from daily UVA and UVB sun exposure, combats premature skin aging and moisturizes skin, while allowing the natural production of Vitamin D! Make it a part of your every day routine and use it either alone or under makeup as a primer.
Price: $32.00

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunstick: An easy-to-apply sunscreen stick that protects the small spots – like the eye area, lips, nose, earlobes, hands, and scars – from aging and burning UVA and UVB rays.
Price: $14.50

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Lip Balms (AcaiFusion and MintFusion): Toss those low SPF formulas and grab these unique SPF 30 lip balm solutions! They protect against broad-spectrum UV rays in a super-antioxidant and regenerative formulation.
Price: $8.50

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes: An extension of their ever-so-popular 40 count and 8 count swipe packs, these soft, pre-moistened, paraben-free and water-resistant swipes, that deliver powerful UV protection for the face and body, are now available in individually wrapped packets – to keep it easy for you and your little ones to stay covered on the go!
Price: $34.00 (for 21 individually wrapped swipes) *NEW!
$34.00 (for a pack of 40 swipes)
$10.00 (for a pack of 8 swipes)

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray: A favorite among both men and women everywhere for its incredibly “clean” formula, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen lotion is great for all skin types, and is now available in a convenient, TSA-approved 3 oz. spray bottle for a broader application range!

Supergoop! SPF 35+ Save Face AM Moisturizer: Replace your age-old morning moisturizer with this new, two-in-one sunscreen-moisturizer that protects against sun and environmental damage in a shine-free, weightless lotion, and keep your most prized-possession protected all day long!
Price: $28.00

Supergoop!’s NEW summer 2011 Collection is available for purchase at Sephora/Sephora.com, Nordstrom/Norstrom.com, Barneys NY/Barneys.com and www.Supergoop.com.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned product were sent to me for a honest review.


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