How This Beauty Balm Cream Could Save Your Life
By Katherine Villavicencio, Assistant Editor |
Just when I thought I’d heard everything there was to hear about BB Creams—a multitasking beauty staple that moisturizes, primes and conceals—the sun gurus at Suntegrity Skincare safely pulled me back in.
What sets Suntegrity’s 5-in-1 Tinted Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen ($45) apart from the rest? Naturally, it’s the serious sun protection. This all-natural, vegan formula avoids a potential flaw found with other products: skin cancer defense using potential cancer-causing ingredients. Rich in antioxidants, aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid, this non-toxic formula hasn’t any need for artificial ingredients like parabens, synthetic dyes, sulfates, or chemical UV absorbers.
And that’s not all the supreme cream has to offer. The 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen also treats, hydrates, primes and covers skin—the perfect mix for a glowing, even complexion.
While I’ve experienced an “accidental tan” from time to time, my naturally fair complexion blended best with the lighter of the two shades available (medium and light). With a just a few pumps of the press-down dispenser, I was able to spread the balm evenly across my face without a single drop wasted. The non-greasy, soufflé-like formula blended easily, with any redness instantly concealed. Thanks to the organic jojoba, pomegranate, cucumber and green tea extracts, there was a pleasant, fresh scent that faded as the cream absorbed.
The true talents of this BB cream were revealed at my most recent trip to the beach. My skin remained noticeably hydrated all throughout the day and any trouble spots were kept hidden for no less than two hours (with only a single pump needed for touch-ups).
If you’re a beauty junkie like me, you appreciate any product that frees up space on, in, and under your vanity. So toss those one-trick ponies, and try this multitasking, all-natural (and animal-friendly!) beauty balm that not only improves skin’s appearance, but also defends against the life-threatening effects of the sun.