Why you’ll love it: “This is the mineral SPF I relied on during pregnancy — and beyond,” says Allure deputy beauty director Elizabeth Siegel. It feels more like a really elegant moisturizer than a sunscreen, is reinforced with antioxidants, and doesn’t contain any chemical UV filters — instead, it protects against sun damage with zinc and titanium dioxide. “I’ll admit I was skeptical at first — mineral sunscreens are notorious for making my skin look pasty — but the silky lotion melted right into my dark complexion without any excessive rubbing,” says Gabriela Thorne, associate news editor at Allure. The zinc and titanium dioxide formula is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want a chemical sunscreen, or who is pregnant. (Allure has reported in the past that dermatologists recommend pregnant women and children choose physical, not chemical, filters.) Plus, “it rubs in as quickly as I put it on and actually makes my skin feel softer, both while it’s on and after I’ve washed it off — there is zero SPF greasiness here,” says Siegel.
How you’ll use it: Apply and reapply like clockwork — every two hours or after getting wet — again, making sure to cover those frequently missed areas.
*Members will receive either the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted or Non-Tinted Light Fluid Sunscreen for Face SPF 50 based on user choice.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Almond OR Peachy Vanilla (full size)
Why you’ll love it: This is the body butter to end all body butters — and the secret to why it’s so good at leaving even the roughest elbows silky smooth is in its ingredients, which include star moisturizers like argan oil, shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, and avocado oil. You’d think all those oils would make this stuff super heavy, but it’s exactly the opposite; the butter — which has a similar texture to Greek yogurt — is quite lightweight. It leaves behind a faint scent (in vanilla almond or peachy vanilla) and gives skin a beautiful, healthy-looking sheen.
How you’ll use it: It’s not greasy, but having all those oils does mean it takes a few minutes to absorb completely — the results are well worth a very short wait. If you rub it on after you shower, throw on a robe, and make coffee, by the time you’re ready to get dressed, it has sunk in.
*Members will receive either the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Almond or Peachy Vanilla based on user choice.