In case you haven’t read the Internet or a magazine or watched TV or talked to anyone for the past decade, it has been proven that sun exposure ages your skin like nothing else. I know, crazy right? I think of the days in my early twenties (#SpringBreak BITCHES!) when I would bake in the sun without any SPF and I want to punch myself in the tan face.

When I was nearing 30, I suddenly had this freakout realization of just how important it is to protect my skin and attempt to slow the wrinkle process. But who wants to slather greasy sunscreen on their face everyday? EW! Plus, there’s that whole debate about the chemicals in sunscreen.

suntegrity 5 in 1Well this miracle product solves EVERYTHING. Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen ($45) is an SPF 30, tinted moisturizer, primer, and BB cream. It’s non-greasy, vegan, totally paraben and chemical-free (#1 rating by the EWG/Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, which is major), carefully designed for all skin types, and actually good for your skin with ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea. The creator actually made the line in honor of her mother who lost her life to skin cancer.

But aside from the holistic, good-for-you stuff, this truly is a beauty game-changer. I picked up a tube at Raw Bronzing Studio at the urging of owner Tiffany (the sun product guru), and took it to the beach immediately. I put it on every morning and loved the way it felt and the natural glow and light coverage it gave me. Even with my dry skin, it was enough moisturizer for me (however, if I use it in the fall/winter, I may wear moisturizer under it). And like most quality products, a little goes a long way.

As for shades, I have the medium for spring/summer but could probably go a shade lighter in the winter. The website has a handy “compare yourself to a celeb” guide for choosing your shade (are you Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, or Michelle Obama?), and you can even order a sample tube for $4 to check the color match.

In Atlanta, you can pick this up at Raw, or shop Suntegrity online:

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We are young,
Ashley

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