One of my favorite aspects of living in New York City is that the beach is never very far away. I try to hit the shore one day every weekend, and pack an ample amount of reliable sunscreen and floppy hat for added protection. Nothing can ruin the day faster than a sunburn, and I’m always on the quest for the easiest, most effective way to apply it while getting to priority #1 – enjoying the weather and the gorgeous, natural scenery. I’m a fan of the Supergoop! line of sun products, and recently tested its latest offering, the 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30. As most mineral sunscreens go, it applies a little thicker than other options, however the mist applicator helps to diffuse the product into a finer film for even coverage and distribution (it’s important to first shake the bottle well).
Why go mineral with your sunscreen, you may ask? There are many factors, but usually it boils down to the aversion of chemicals and seeking out more natural suncare solutions, along with desiring a product to sit on the surface, instead of being absorbed into the skin. The non-nano based zinc-based formula provides 80 minutes of water resistance and includes marigold, safflower, and sunflower antioxidants to defend against powerful rays while aloe vera moisturized and soothes the skin. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have a scent, which is a welcome change to some brands’ products, infused with overpowering artificial scents and fragrances. Intrigued? Get yours ($34 for the 6 oz bottle) at Supergoop.com.