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05.19.13

X-RAY: SEPHORA FAVORITES SUN SAFETY KIT

X-RAY: SEPHORA FAVORITES SUN SAFETY KIT

Look inside our biggest, best, and brightest Sun Safety Kit yet.

THE HISTORY: Sephora has partnered again with the Skin Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness about the damaging effects of the sun ($20 from the sale of each kit benefits the organization). What began as a five-product collection sold in a sandwich-style bag seven years ago has morphed into a comprehensive sun-protecting kit of some of the best sun protection—from 18 different top beauty brands.

THE INSPIRATION: “We wanted to show that there are different and beautiful ways to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun,” says Associate Skincare Merchant Cassie Cowman. “We sold out of the kit last year and helped to raise over $500,000 for the Skin Cancer Foundation. This year, we’re aiming to do the same and raise even more money.”

1. bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25 and bareMinerals® Mini Flawless Application Brush
“The powder formulation and the brush applicator create a great, unique way to protect your skin from the sun. Plus, you can reapply it over your makeup without fear of looking greasy.”

2. Boscia Self-Defense Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30
“I love that this doesn’t leave you with the thick white streaks typically associated with sunscreens. It’s a great way to get natural protection from harmful rays.”

3. Clarins UV Plus HP Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 40
“This is one of the top selling sunscreens in the country. You only need a small dot of this liquid-like formula for a high level of coverage. I use it because it’s super thin and sheer.” 

4. Dr. Brandt Signature Flexitone BB Cream SPF 30
“A little of this multitasker goes a long way! The Flexitone technology allows for this tinted cream to work with all skintones.”

5. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad
“This towelette is both an exfoliator and a subtle self-tanner, and it includes ingredients to give your skin the vitamin D that it craves.”

6. Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40
“It’s a bestselling cult favorite—and we’re obsessed with it. It’s lightweight and has a super hydrating, unprecedented, luxurious texture, especially considering how high the SPF is.”

7. Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Cream
“Think of this one as a multivitamin for your face. With tons of nourishing vitamins E and C (among others), it’s a rich—but not heavy!—formula that does more than a traditional sunscreen.” 

8. L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20
“Oftentimes, we forget about taking care of our hands. This antiager diminishes the appearance of dark spots while specifically protecting hands from the sun.”

9. Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF 20
“This silky all-in-one works as a great primer. Plus, it has the matte finish, so it’s perfect for summer!”

10. Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+
“It’s a lovely-scented, oil-free sunscreen that is pumped full of vitamin C. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish.”

11. Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea 
“All you need to protect your skin from the sun is in this zesty-scented antioxidant cocktail!”

12. Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skincare Max Sheer Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30
“Love that it has a high level of SPF, but still manages to be thin and quick-drying.”

13. SEPHORA COLLECTION Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
“It’s an everyday sunscreen that includes the patented Hydrosenn+ for incredible hydration.”

14. Shiseido Ultimate Protection Cream+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
“Tried-and-true client favorite. In fact, it’s the bestselling sunscreen at Sephora. It’s water resistant, so you can wear it in the summer by the pool.”

15. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex
“I wanted to make sure that we included a primer so I chose one of our favorite bestselling ones. It’s important to show that you can get SPF protection with a primer.”

16. St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion
“You can get your tan on and look like you’ve been sunbathing at the beach. It washes off so it’s not a high commitment, but it will definitely give you that sunkissed look when you want it.”

17. Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner
“Just because you’re protecting yourself from the sun doesn’t mean that you can’t get a great bronzed look. This self-tanner gives me an immediately visible glow that also really hydrates.”

18. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
“We couldn’t imagine making a kit without Too Faced. Co-owner Jarrod Blandino’s sister had skin cancer so this is a topic that’s close to their heart. It’s a great face bronzer that adds a safe and healthy glow.” LENA PARK

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