VIVE SANA SUPER CREMA SPF 20

Where has Vive Sana Serum Crema been all my life? It’s the first 100% natural, 70%+ organic mineral sunscreen I’ve used that truly is one stop shopping. It is an effective serum, moisturizer and physical UVA and UVB blocker. And it’s thankfully one of the rare, extremely well formulated sunblocks that does not use nano zinc, which is destroying our oceans and marine life.

This ceramide-rich, filler-free sunscreen is as clean and natural as it gets. Usually physical sunscreens require a lot of elbow grease to work into the skin and leave a ghostly cast. Not only does the sunscreen not make your skin white or gray, it blends in quickly and adds deep hydration. And because you can work it in so easily, you’re that much more likely to reapply. I’ve never used a sunscreen that makes my skin actually look better as if I had used a blurring primer. A perfect brightening canvas for make up. The other bonus, no pilling whatsoever. It seems to work seemlesy with all of my other skincare and make up products.

Filled with antioxidants and phytonutrients, including my favorite, collagen-boosting and anti-inflammatory Astaxanthin. Considered to be thousands of times stronger than Vitamin C and E, it improves fine lines and wrinkles, prevents sun-damage, promotes skin-elasticity and cellular repair for glowing resilient skin.

Once again, the only drawback is the very high $75 price point. But the good news is you need very little product and one product adds up to 4: your serum, moisturizer, primer and sunscreen with top notch, non-comedogenic, skin healthy ingredients!

With an SPF of 20, Serum Crema has a glowy finish. If you prefer a matte look, Vive Sana also has the Daily Protezione, another beautiful formulation at $55 with an SPF 30.

Ingredients:

Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Organic Safflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Glycerin, Licorice Root Extract, Astaxanthin Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Iron Oxides , Jojoba Esters, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Raspberry Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide

From Vive Sana’s site:

Feel & Finish

Serum Crema mimics skin structure to absorb on contact, sit comfortably on skin, and to assist the natural barrier. Its natural & organic ingredients provide luxuriously sheer, lightly tinted, brightening coverage, upon which you can apply other products.

When To Use It

Serum Crema designed for everyday use, especially at times when you need a lighter feel, moderate moisturization & sun/pollution protection, a potent antioxidant blend & a glowing finish.

Qualities

Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ~ 100% Natural ~ 70%+ Certified Organic ~ Pollution-Protective ~ Fragrance-Free ~ Coral Reef-Safe ~ Water & Filler-Free ~ Cruelty Free

Available for $75/ 2oz at:

Vive Sana

Featured Image via Vive Sana

Heir Atelier Ultimate Make Up Prep

Skincare has gotten so complicated if we follow all the prescribed steps. Cleanse, tone, treat, moisturize, sunblock, prime. What if there was a product that eliminated half these steps? Well, it has arrived with Heir Atelier’s Ultimate Make Up Prep Facial Serum. You can choose to skip your serum, your moisturizer and your primer with this ingenious multi-tasker. Loaded with peptides to stimulate collagen production, Vitamin C & E to protect, Licorice Root to brighten, Squalene & Jojoba Oils to nourish and hydrate. All that and it’s paraben and silicone free.

Celebrity Make Up Artist Kendra Richards created a beyond elegant serum that disappears right into the skin. Pores and fine lines seem to fade, the skin looks brighter and more radiant, and makeup looks fresh all day! I was so impressed by the dream foundation it creates for make up application. It made my make up look more natural and yet flawless. And it photographs beautifully! It’s no wonder Heir Atelier has found a home in the makeup trailers of TV shows like 666 Park Avenue and The New Normal.

Photography by Steve Erle from Heir Atelier Site

And the packaging is beautifully thought-out! An airless pump dispenser that twists down to safely lock for travel. No explosion of precious product all over your favorite silk top. And there’s more! The price. $38 for an all in one, vitamin and peptide filled serum/moisturizer/primer! And if you are at all dissatisfied with the serum once you’ve tried it, Heir Atelier will accept your return and refund your money! What a risk free way to try something new.  But I have a feeling you won’t be retuning it. It’s amazing!

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cellulose Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan gum, Essential Oil, and Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojobo) Seed Oil

Available for $38 at:

Heir Atelier

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MAC Fix +

Want a more polished finished look? Want you makeup to stay on longer?  Reinvigorate it after a long day? Or maybe you want to just add a little extra glowy radiance?

Well, thanks to MAC, this vitamin and mineral infused spray does it all! Spray it at least 6 inches from your face to freshen up your skin or makeup with some extra skin softening hydration.

But my favorite function is a subtle but impactful one. It makes my makeup look not only polished but more natural, for hours on end! I lightly spray it on and then use a sponge to blot it and work it in. The results are set makeup that doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup anymore. Foundation looks dewy, not cakey. Cheeks look radiant and healthy. And it also doubles as a great mister for generally refreshing and fortifying your skin.

MAC Fix + is obsession worthy for goof proof and flawless makeup!

Plus, it comes in a handy travel size!

From the MAC site:

An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!

Ingredients:

Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cucumber fruit extract, chamomilla, camellia leaf extract, tocophryl acetate, caffeine, panthenol, hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance

MAC Fix +

1 fl oz available for $10 and 3.4  fl oz for $20 at:

MAC

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

I have tried many a primer, and thus far, this is at the head of the pack! Why?  Because Veil delivers on every promise it makes.  It fills in pores and evens out your skin tone, truly blurs out imperfections, softens fine lines, and lights up your face in a realistic way!  Its souffle-like texture blends flawlessly and it keeps its promise of having your make-up look fresh all day, without the shine or stickiness of most primers.  In fact, it feels as if your skin has nothing on it.  There could be no better name for this product.  A veil of luminosity is exactly what you get!

Another huge plus?  The SPF 15 in here is not a chemical sunblock.  The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that it’s formulated with makes this the healthier choice for your skin.

Ah, Hourglass!  Every time I stray, I come right back!  Even if you are too expensive at $52.

Tip: Want a less made-up look but still looking sans flaws?  Use the Veil Mineral Primer on its own.  You will be in awe.  I can’t tell you the amount of times I have forgotten to put on foundation thanks to this little powerhouse!

From the Hourglass site itself:

  • MINIMIZES THE APPEARANCE OF LARGE PORES AND FINE LINES
  • PREPS SKIN FOR MAKEUP APPLICATION WHILE EXTENDING ITS DURABILITY
  • NATURALLY-DERIVED TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND ZINC OXIDE PROTECTS SKIN FROM UVA/UVB RAYS
  • OIL-, FRAGRANCE-, PARABEN-, GLUTEN-, SULFATE-, PHTHALATE-FREE AND VEGAN
  • WATER RESISTANT

Ingredients: 

Zinc Oxide 4.20%, Titanium Dioxide 2.45%. Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate, Stearic Acid, Alumina.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – Oil Free – SPF 15 – 1fl oz

Listed at $52.00

Available at:

www.sephora.com