Must Have: Sunscreen Oils

Most of us will shudder at the thought of slathering ourselves with oil and baking in the sun, but sunscreen oils are burning up (no pun intended) summer ’14′s SPF market, and here’s why.

Much like face oils unlikely popularity, the cosmetics industry has become infatuated with the idea of tapping the powers of essential oils to protect the skin from the suns damaging rays. By mixing essential oils with other powerful ingredients, beauty brands are creating what might be likened to a super product — organic, all natural SPF.

Natural sunscreen oils that once mustered up a scant SPF 4 or 6 are now offering a standard SPF 30 and beyond, which means you can say goodbye to white streaks, missed spots, and oily, sticky sunscreen lotions. Instead, your skin gets the ultra-flattering luminous glow promised by oil products, with the protection essential to sheltering you from the sun’s harsh UVB and UVA rays. With a slew of internet make your own sunscreen how-tos and companies like L’Oreal, Vichy, La Roche Posay and Clarins doling out their own versions of oil SPF’s, you won’t have trouble finding one that suits you just right.



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