At 25 years old, I have more wrinkles and sun damage than 95% of women my age—thanks to living at altitude in desert climates for most of my life. The face scan I got at a MyChelle Dermaceuticals booth in Whole Foods last year doesn’t lie. So applying and re-applying sunblock all over is a must year-round. My favorite products lately:
Kiss My Face Face Factor Sunscreen SPF 50. A lightweight, long-lasting face sunscreen I can trust. The sunscreen’s generous dose of hydresia, a natural and über effective moisturizer derived from safflower seeds, releases moisture into your skin gradually throughout the day so you don’t ever feel over-oily or dried out. The odorless and silky formula rubs into my face and neck smoothly so I can even blend a little makeup over it to cover those sunspots during afternoon socials or summer evening barbecues. $13.95 (2 oz.); kissmyface.com
All Good Lips SPF 18 Tinted Lip Balm. Lip protection with moisturizing qualities and a color pop to enhance your natural beauty. All-natural and designed especially for active women. $4.99 each or $25 for an assorted 6 pack; elementalherbs.com
Eco Lips Mongo Kiss. For moisturizing your pout after a day outdoors, this mongango oil-containing lip formula does the trick! The certified organic, fair trade, GMO-free lip balm comes in a tube made largely from post-consumer recycled materials. $1.99; ecolips.com
Elemental Herbs Sunscreen Sport SPF 30+. This all-over sunscreen rubs in clear—unlike some mineral sunblock formulas that tout sheer coverage but leave your skin chalky white. Plus, it lasts through outdoor sweat sessions and moisturizes my desert-dwelling epidermis. This zinc oxide formula works great for kids, too. $15.99 (3 oz.); elementalherbs.com
Which products do you trust when it comes to outdoor skin care?