Beauty Edit: Sunscreen Without the Ew

Beauty Edit: Sunscreen

By now, knowing you should wear sunscreen- not just while you’re in the sun but even when basking in the moon’s rays- has been told to you a million and one ways. I get it! Melanoma is scary and dangerous. On the other hand though, don’t you just HATE how sunscreen feels on your skin? I do. So much. I hate it to the point the benefits of wearing it disappear from my mind as I think of the chemical pore clogging formula that will leave me slicker than a slip and slide!

Fortunately, the world of sunscreen has come a long way from my days as running around as the Coppertone baby- sliding right out of my ever-watchful parent’s hands and glowing a shiny white color. I’m sharing four products that I feel are effective while leaving your skin non-slippery, stinky and your pores empty!

1: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen

The word emollient gets me every time! According to, emollient means, “having the power of softening or relaxing.” Add in some spf and pure lavender scent and you have a winner! The scent is not overwhelming, just soft and pleasant and no slip and slide to be found upon application! 

2: Supergood Everyday Sunscreen

This product has powerful UV protection that is perfect for daily wear under your makeup. It won’t make you break out or your boss ask who’s going to the beach cause of a strong sunscreen scent. Just make sure to put some on the back of your hand’s so they stay young forever like your un-sun damaged face! (They are always the giveaway….)

3: No-Ad 

I had to throw this one in for the men. My hubby hates “fancy” sunscreen and wants the cheapest most effective products. Enter: No-Ad, they don’t do any advertising so their costs stay low which they then pass on to the customers. This is the most classic formula you can find, but it doesn’t leave behind white streaks. The scent is NOT overbearing- definitely, husband approved.

4: Australian Gold Lotion with Kona Bronzers

I saved my favourite for last! I have been using this product for YEARS now. If you want something with coconutty goodness that isn’t overpowering this is the sunscreen for you! The formula feels light, gives a slight bronze glow, makes you smell like a tropical goddess and keeps the evil sun rays at bay. I highly recommend any product from the Australian Gold line- you really can’t go wrong! Plus, I can use it on my face with no breakouts- LOVE.

What’s your go-to product to beat the aging power of the sun? Let me know which new ones I need to try!

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PS: If you need some summer makeup ideas to wear over your new favourite sunscreen be sure to check out my post: Waterproof x Sweatproof!


  1. topknotsandpearls
    June 6, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I have been determined to find good sunscreen this year! So far, supergoop is my favorite!

    • June 7, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      It is so important- a fact I wish I realized ten years ago! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  2. Alice
    June 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Supergoop is one of my favorites! A great roundup just in time for summer. 🙂

  3. June 1, 2017 / 1:50 am

    I”m pretty picky about sunscreen too!

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      It’s so hit or miss! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  4. May 31, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    So many great brands! Loving the SuperGoop one right now!

  5. May 31, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I have super fair skin so sunscreen is my jam. I need to find this Australian Gold lotion!!

    xx Mollie

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Amazon! Haha my go to for everything. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  6. Laura B
    May 30, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! I love Supergoop. I also have a couple others that are favorites!

    • May 30, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Supergoop is a great brand for sure! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • May 30, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      There are a million and one!!! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  7. Stephanie
    May 30, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I don’t think I ever realized that there were so many sunscreen options. I usually hate wearing sunscreen as well, and typically opt just for makeup that has SPF in it, but now I know exactly what to look for when I want allow my skin out into the light of day! haha!

    • May 30, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      That a really great option babe!!! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • May 30, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Absolutely! Have a lovely week babe! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  8. Shell
    May 30, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    I am a huge fan of the Neutrogena brand because of my tan skin. It helps me not to get any darker and it rubs in like lotion. Love this roundup babe! People need to protect their skin!!!
    Xo, Shell, A Courageous Beauty

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      I know you got on me about the importance this weekend! Neutrogena is a good brand all around for sure! Love you babe. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Ooooo that’s a great point!!! Definitely a good thing to look out for. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  9. May 30, 2017 / 11:26 am

    This is so important! Thanks for sharing!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Thanks for reading babe! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  10. May 30, 2017 / 11:13 am

    I really need to try out some of these sunscreens! I am so bad about even applying it in general!!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      I’m the same way! Australian Gold is the only one that I consistently remember to use! Hope you’re having a lovely week babe. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  11. tiarasandsequins
    May 26, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Perfect Memorial Day weekend post! My fave is also Australian gold, the scent is amazing!! Missed you!

    • May 26, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Thank you babe! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kait

    • May 26, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      The stickiness is so offputting for me! It would be great for you! Hugs, Kait

    • May 26, 2017 / 9:42 am

      The smell instantly transports me to every happy summer moment ever!

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