Photo credit: John Masters Organics
Sunny days are here again, which means it's time to load your skin up with plenty of quality SPF before you venture into the great outdoors. John Masters Organics is all aboard for summer with a new broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen designed to deflect attacks from both UVA and UVB rays, while pampering and hydrating your epidermis with certified-organic green tea extract, Shea butter, and jojoba oil.
Surprisingly fluid and lightweight—unlike the myriad goopy and greasy natural sunblocks I've slopped on in the past—the SPF 30 sunscreen was a smooth operator, melting into my skin without the consistency of freshly poured cement. Just one quibble: It isn't waterproof, which makes reapplication a necessary and costly endeavor, considering that a 2 fl. oz. bottle costs $32.
Although the one-two punch of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide made for a pallid complexion, I was nowhere as cadaverous as I'm resigned to appearing during bikini season. A couple of dabs of liquid foundation evened out the tonal schism sans streaking, and a few deft flicks of a bronzing brush even gave me a (dare I say it?) sun-kissed glow—without the burn.
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