Two from Paula's Choice!
I’m very particular when it comes to my SPF and I think brands are getting better with the formulas. Not too long ago, the high ones seemed to be chalky and didn’t blend well. These days, I have not even been able to tell one from the other, they sink in so well. One I’m giving praise to is Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 ($28.05/2oz @ paulaschoice.com, dermstore.com). Not only does it contain a high SPF that protects from UVA and UVB rays but the formula is light and milky. And there is no greasiness left behind. I apply this one each morning before applying my makeup for the day.
I get it. There are a lot of skin exfoliators out there, not to mention the choice between a physical exfoliator vs. a chemical one. It can be overwhelming for sure! One trait about physical exfoliators that’s always concerned me is not only the actual particle rubbed against the skin (it can scratch and create miniscule tears) but the fact that these particles are pollutants, if they are not naturally occurring. So to take that whole concern out of your life, choose a chemical one like their Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($25.07/4oz @ paulaschoice.com, dermstore.com, nordstrom.com). It uses beta hydroxy acid (BHA) to gently shed dead skin cells, which not only help your makeup adhere better your skin care products will perform better too.
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.