Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunny Day Favorites: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50 & Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF15

Recently while getting ready for a morning out at Happy Hollow park(thats our little rest area on the right) on Fort Leonard Wood I realized I hadn't shared my sunny day essentials with you.  There are only two products I don't leave the house without if I will be out in the sun and those are Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 and Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15.

First off, let's talk about SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense.  I've tried so many different sunscreens and I hate them all, except for this one.  It's not pasty and white and doesn't take a lifetime to rub into your skin, its beige colored tint blends in without leaving obvious residue and it doesn't leave my skin oily, just visibly radiant.  I have sensitive skin and sunscreens usually makes my skin itch and breakout.  This one does not, which I am so thankful for.  It also doesn't contain chemical filters, which I believe are the ingredients that make me itch. The only thing I don't like is that it smells like sunscreen. Oh well, it's still the best sunscreen I've tried.

Here is what SkinCeutical's website say's about the product:
A groundbreaking, weightless sunscreen featuring color-infused sunscreen technology that provides a universal tint and boosts daily radiance. PHYSICAL FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50 offers the photoprotection of trusted broad-spectrum, physical filters, zinc oxide (Z-COTE®) and titanium dioxide, and is enhanced by artemia salina, a plankton extract, to increase the skin’s defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress.
The unique ‘shake then apply’ action assures even distribution of active ingredients in this silky sheer fluid that dries quickly and leaves no residue.
  • Sheer, filmless tint adaptable to all skin tones 
  • Boosts radiance for a more even, luminous complexion 
  • High SPF and UVA protection, PPD 21 
  • Contains transparent Zinc Oxide, the only UV filter spanning the full UVA/UVB spectrum 
  • Non-comedogenic 
  • No chemical filters
Translucent Color Spheres: Iron Oxide Spheres evenly disperse within fluid texture to provide sheer surface coating, universal tint for all skin tones, and boost daily radiance.
5% zinc oxide (Z-COTE®)
6% titanium dioxide
Artemia salina, a plankton extract that increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress

 I received this Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in a GWP and I absolutely love it.  It makes my lips feel soft and supple.  It looks slightly shiny but very natural when applied.  I don't like fussing with glosses or color when I'm going to be out in the sun so this is great for me.  My hair doesn't stick to my lips either if it's windy.  I also like that there is no obvious scent or taste.  You can find this for purchase at the Neiman Marcus website.

Here is what the NM website say's about this product:

This lip-caring formula hydrates, comforts and protects your lips, day and night.
Includes SPF 15 sunscreen plus Vitamins C and E. Shea Butter and other naturally derived moisturizers help hydrate, smooth and soothe lips.
Wear under lipstick as a moisturizing base coat or wear it overnight as an intensive moisture treatment.
Here are some pictures of what I did on this fun sunny day.

 On the left is the drive into Happy Hollow park, I love the canopy of tree branches.  On the right is my precious daughter playing in the Big Piney River.  My goal is to instill in her a love of her own natural skin color and to always protect it from the sun.  No need to be sunbaked to be gorgeous!

 My husband and daughter playing in shallow pool made by the rocks in the river, she is totally a daddy's girl!  Love them so very much!

Have fun and be safe outdoors.


  1. The pictures are breathtaking, the nature is beautiful!!! And your daughter is really cute...the tiny legs...aaah <3

    1. Thank you Jule, I think she's really cute too ;) I hope you have a wonderful week!