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Sunscreen: Top 5 Best SPF Available for Summer 2017

You guys asked for sunscreen recommendations. Here's my top 5 best SPF available for Summer 2017. All are cruelty free sunscreens, of course.

Sunscreen: Top 5 Best SPF Available for Summer 2017

You guys asked for sunscreen recommendations. Here’s my top 5 best SPF available for Summer 2017. All are cruelty free sunscreens, of course.

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What I’m Wearing in this Video

Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Look Wearing CowCow RavensWood Dress

CowCow Grey Raven Wood Dress
Bunny Paige Micro Spiked Heart

Urban Decay Sin Primer
Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Enigma – base
Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Levitation – all over
Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Bk – outer v, upper lash line
Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Pseudonym – outer lower lash line
Urban Decay Basquiat Gold Griot Not for Sale – outer v, lower lid
Darling Girl Pink Sugar – damp on lid
Kat Von D Thunderstruck highlight
Urban Decay Brow Box Blackout
Glossier Boy Brow Black
Cover FX Perfect Pencil in N-Xtra Light
Nyx Linen – waterline

Pur No Filter Primer
Silk Naturals Close Up Powder
Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
UD Chill Spray
Pixi Rome Rose – blush
KVD Thunderstruck – highlight

KVD Sexer pencil
UD Frenemy lipstick

Pretty Serious The Pink One

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Sunscreen Products Mentioned

The MD Solar Sciences SPF 50 is really amazing. I’m on my second bottle now. I even bought the 4 oz size because it just works so well with my skin. My dermatologist also loves it.

Don’t forget to check the expiration dates on your sunscreen. Yes, it does go bad. Yes, you should toss it if it’s past its expiration date. You don’t want to end up with a burn.

The sun’s UV rays account for something like 80% of skin ageing and wrinkles, making it the #1 cause of wrinkles. So you should be protecting your skin as much as possible!

What are you using to protect your skin from the sun?



  • Sunscreens for my face are tricky because chemical ones tend to sting/burn a bit, while a lot of the mineral ones I’ve tried give me a greasy finish and don’t work well under makeup. I’ve tried elta MD UV Clear, which is not greasy or irritating but it’s really expensive where I live. I’ll have to try the Mad Hippie or MD Solar Sciences sunblocks!

  • I’ve really been enjoying Paula’s Choice sunscreens! I’ve been using the one of the Resist (50 SPF) products – being in Colorado (so close to the sun) and pale, I burn super easily. I needed to find a sunscreen that wouldn’t make my face really dry this winter with our super low humidity.

  • Courtney, do you have any recommendations for a body sunscreen for everyday as opposed to the water resistant type you would use at the beach? I don’t like water resistant for everyday use as it clogs my pores and full-body acne is not cute ?


  • I like MD Solar Sciences a lot, too. I am basically into non-nano barrier minerals as the active ingredient rather than chemicals. And I don’t care about a little white cast either because it neutralizes my sallow undertones. A number of my go-to’s definitely have to be used over a moisturizer for those with dry skin, but I moisturize any way. And I really look for at least one product that is gentle enough to use in the eye area to prevent the darkening of dark circles. 100% Pure used to make a terrific product that had SPF, antioxidants, and hydration. Unfortunately, they discontinued in favor of an oil free version that isn’t as good. Badger has some very solid sunscreens but they do contain beeswax, so not cruelty-free. My new fave is a brand called Burn Out which is non-irritating and “eco-sensitive.” The white cast disappears rapidly. Some of their products have antioxidants and other ingredients. Like their products a lot.

    • Beeswax doesn’t mean that a product isn’t cruelty free. It just means that it’s not vegan. I’ll have to look into Burn Out to see if they’re cruelty free. Thanks for the recommendation!

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