SPF — A Monogram for Beauty

It’s no secret that shielding the face from the sun’s harmful rays is one of the keys to healthy, youthful-looking skin. This summer, go beyond traditional sunscreen and add these luxe products with a protective streak to your beauty routine



1. Perricone MD
No Concealer Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Dr. Nicholas Perricone captured public attention with his books, including The Wrinkle Cure. Now, his Rx comes in a bottle, including this protective concealer that wears like a second skin. In addition to providing coverage with just a small dot of fluid, the concealer multi-tasks with anti-aging agents including vitamin C ester, essential moisture, and ingredients that combat fine lines. $45/0.3 ounce, at area Nordstrom and Sephora stores; nordstrom.com, sephora.com.


2. Molton Brown Karanja Sunshield SPF 30

Molton Brown’s Karanja Sunshield SPF 30 is infused with karanja tree seed oil and pongamia plant extract to protect skin from UVA/UVB rays. With a lightweight, smooth matte finish, it works for daily use under makeup, as well as on its own for long, lazy days at the beach. $48, at moltonbrown.com.


3. Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact
SPF 15

Chanel’s new Vitalumière Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact SPF 15 is a lightweight, water-based cream foundation that hydrates and smoothes the complexion, giving skin a natural, flawless radiance that lasts all day. $58, at department and specialty stores and chanel.com.


4. bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF 20 Sheer Tint Moisturizer

Packed with essential antioxidants and nutritive minerals, bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF 20 Sheer Tint Moisturizer is a light and silky cream that fights environmental damage and illuminates skin with a healthy, even-toned glow. $30, at Bare Escentuals, Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi; 248-347-1874; bareminerals.com.


5. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge
Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick
SPF 15

Add a bright, juicy pop of color and protect lips with Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick SPF 15 in Le Orange. The bold, intense color, moisture-rich formula, and satiny finish complement a sun-kissed summer look. $32, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300; neimanmarcus.com; and yslbeautyus.com.


6. Bliss The Youth
As We Know It Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30

With 10 anti-aging benefits and a citrus-scented, creamy formula, bliss’ Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion with SPF 30 evens skin tone; hydrates, plumps and firms; visibly diminishes wrinkles and fills fine lines; promotes collagen production; and increases cellular oxygenation — all while fighting UVA/UVB rays. $74, at select Sephora locations; sephora.com; and blissworld.com.

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