By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
Who’s it for: Our sweat junkie who is looking for light, natural, all-day coverage that won’t melt off as you sweat. Details: This tinted sunscreen/BB cream was created to hydrate, protect, and cover your skin. It’s pumped with antioxidants that protect your skin against damaging free radicals and provides a mineral SPF 30 without the toxic, hormone-altering chemicals in most sunscreens. Suntegrity is paraben, preservative, sulfate, oil, fragrance, and chemical-free. It contains mineral SPF 30 for daily sun protection, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to help moisturize the skin, and reduces redness. It is lightly tinted to provide some coverage for the natural look.
It is not full coverage, so if you’re looking for full coverage, this BB cream is not for you.
I was very impressed by this BB cream, because it stayed on during spin, and through a sweaty leg day. I have been using it for a while, and I have not been breaking out. And I’m also very happy to protect my skin daily with the sunscreen!
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Sometimes we just can’t go to the gym or to our favorite class with a bare face. I get that. (Been there…) But the biggest problem for me, especially being from Arizona, is that within minutes of being outside, you’re sweating. And with sweat, our make-up tends to drip off of our face—or straight into our pores. After 10 minutes outside, you realize there was really no point in spending the time to put it on anyways.
The same goes for our sweat sessions. You start sweating, and the make-up goes with it.
Some background: I am a huge advocate of organic make-up, meaning I don’t want to put chemicals in or on my body. So it is important that I find a chemical-free make-up that doesn’t seep into my skin. And think about it: when you start sweating, your pores immediately open up, giving chemicals a direct route into your body.
After many sweat sessions in different kinds of makeup, I finally found one that is sweat proof, chemical-free, made with SPF, and light enough for my oily skin (that tends to get oily regardless of what I put on it). It’s a win-win-win for this sweat junkie.
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