We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (no complaints here!) so it seems an opportune time to discuss sunscreen; more specifically, how to apply sunscreen.

You most likely already appreciate the importance of daily sunscreen use year round. Sunscreen protects against burning UVB rays and deeper penetrating UVA rays, helping to minimize the development of skin against skin cancer and premature aging. You can maximize its effectiveness by applying it correctly.

Here’s how to apply sunscreen the right way:

  1. SPF 30+. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher that provides broad-spectrum coverage, meaning that it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Select one that is water resistant if you will be swimming or perspiring.
  2. Apply Early. Apply sunscreen generously before going outdoors. Most experts recommend applying about 15 minutes prior to outdoor exposure to allow for absorption.
  3. Apply Enough. Most adults need at least one ounce of sunscreen (a shot glass full) to fully cover all exposed areas of your body, ½ teaspoon for the face. Rub the sunscreen thoroughly to all bare skin, remembering your neck, face, ears, tops of your feet and legs. Don’t forget your lips! In order to ensure that you’ve covered all areas, it’s not a bad idea to wait a few minutes and then reapply.
  4. Reapply.  The general recommendation is to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessively sweating.
  5. Layer Correctly. If you layer skin care treatments, apply sunscreen as the last product in your routine. If you are wearing make-up on top, wait 3–5 minutes for the sunscreen to set before applying foundation.

If your foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer contains sunscreen too, that’s fantastic as layering on sunscreen delivers additional protection. You may want to consider applying an antioxidant formulation like our Bespoke Vitamin C Serum to skin under your sunscreen. Antioxidants protect skin against the free radical damage generated by UV rays. The combination is an ideal way to get the most out of your morning skin care routine.

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Love, love, love!

I've only been using this serum for a couple of weeks and the difference in my skin is already noticeable. I have very sensitive skin and didn't have any irritation. I was able to use it daily from day 1. Love this product! It's going to be a staple in my arsenal from now on.

Works good but..

I have been using this deodorant for a couple weeks now and it works very well to keep door at bay. However it dries sticky and when I sweat it gets even more sticky. I will keep using fur a while to see if I can get past the sticky feeling, but not sure if I can. It’s too bad because it really does work.

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that our deodorant is working very well for you! We're always happy to receive feedback from our customers as we try to improve our products. We will take your comment into consideration to improve the formulation. Thank you!

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Terrible Rash

This worked for a few weeks and I started getting a painful red rash under my arms. I was about to purchase a set of 4 and I’m glad that I didn’t. I reached out to the company to inquire about what could have caused this as they claim to have products that don’t cause rashes. Of course no one ever replied. Will not purchase again

Dear Tara,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you experienced a reaction to our deodorant. It's formulated to be irritation free (pH friendly ingredients and without baking soda). Very occasionally you may experience discomfort or tingling, especially after shaving or if you have sensitive skin.
We've checked our records and are unable to locate an email or call from you regarding this issue. We've tried reaching out via email but haven't heard back. We stand by all our products and offer a full money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied. Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help resolve this issue.

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Neroli Rose Natural Deodorant Roll-On
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
It works!

Happy to finally found a natural deodorant that actually works- worth every penny. Excited to try more scents, especially the lavender when it is back in stock.

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Shea Body Butter
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
My new fave

This cream is my new fave. It's moisturizing without being greasy and absorbs well. The scent is crisp and clean without being overpowering. My husband and son have started using it and love it too! Might need another one to keep by the kitchen sink.

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