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2 New Sunscreens To Try This Spring

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Since sunscreen is a non-negotiable for me every single day, I am constantly looking to test new formulas. Especially ones that have a high SPF. There are so many great ones in my collection but not that many which go as high as SPF 50. I recently was sent a few different sunscreens to test out and 2 really impressed me! Both the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 spray and the Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF 50 were an instant hit. Keep reading for my review on each.
1. Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 – A makeup setting spray AND an SPF product in one? I almost fell over when this product arrived because it’s as if Kate Somerville answered my prayers. I wear SPF everyday but sometimes I want to reapply during the day if I plan to be out for a long time and it’s not possible to add sunscreen over top of my makeup. This mist is absolutely brilliant. It won’t replace my traditional SPF that I wear under my makeup, but I love the extra layer on top and the ability to touch up throughout the day. And the best part of this mist is that it gives my skin a matte finish and slightly blurs imperfections. I am already anticipating buying a backup because I think this will become a year round staple for me!
2. Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF 50 – The first thing that appealed to me about this sunscreen upon squeezing it onto the back of my hand was the slightly peachy tint. Even though I am fair, some sunscreens (especially ones with a high SPF) can leave a whitish cast on my skin. This Murad SPF immediately blends in and even helps to slightly reduce any redness and even out my skin tone. It has a medium texture that is not too thick but not too runny and wears beautifully under makeup. And for those that may be looking for one, this is a 100% mineral sunscreen that helps prevent from multiple environmental aggressors such as UVA and UVB rays, pollution, blue light from devices and infared radiation. 
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Vitamin C Moisturizers

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Vitamin C is one of my favorite active ingredients, next to retinol and glycolic acid. It’s often more gentle on my skin than other strong anit-aging or targeted active ingredients, though I still see great results. Typically I find that Vitamin C helps keeps my skin bright and even-toned. Here are two Vitamin C moisturizers that I’ve rotated into my routine recently and my thoughts on each:
1. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Protect + Repair Moisturizer – I’m already a huge fan of the Sunday Riley brand so I was immediately interested in trying this new launch. As you can see from the picture above, the texture is rich and decadent though it breaks down a bit when you apply it and feels much thinner on the skin. What you can’t experience from the picture is the amazing fresh citrus scent it has which is one of my favorite features of this product! It makes it so pleasurable to put on. It’s designed to help target anti-aging concerns, hydrate and address dullness and uneven texture. I found that it worked best for me at night because it did leave my skin a tad shiny, but I enjoy how supply and fresh my skin felt after applying. My skin did look smooth and bright while using, though at this point I have not seen any fading of dark spots. Obviously it will not target hyperpigmentation like a concentrated serum, but if you are looking for a moisturizer to add to your routine that will help continue your goal of even skin tone, this would be a great addition. For those with dry skin, it could be a great option for day or night, but if you are oily I would reserve it for the evening only.
2. Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer – While the Sunday Riley C.E.O moisturizer can be for day or night, this one from Murad is designed for the evening only. The texture is similar to the SR, but is a tad more lightweight in my opinion. I did not get as shiny when using this, and I felt that it did a great job of hydrating my skin quickly. My skin looked a significant amount brighter when using the SR, yet with the Murad the noticeable result was a smoother and more refined texture to my skin. Any of the rough and bumpy feeling that it had was almost gone within 7-10 days of using it every night. Only a small amount was needed to cover my entire face, and no breakouts or blemishes popped up while using. I can see this being good for both dry and combination skin types, and great for someone wanting an all around great anti-aging moisturizer that will target a myriad of concerns. 
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