Beauty Problem Solver of the Week #15

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The Product: ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30, $65

Why: While I appreciate (and need) the benefits a makeup primer can offer — less visible pores, makeup that lasts, minimized shine, etc. — I just can’t add one more product to my usual beauty routine. For special event makeup, sure, I’ll use a primer, but not for my everyday two-minute makeup look. But, the one product I never, ever skip wearing is sunscreen. My fair skin would be even more of a disaster sunspot-wise if I neglected to apply it rain or shine. That’s why I was thrilled to find this product stashed at the bottom of a drawer one morning when I realized that I was out of my usual SPF product.

Though I was somewhat skeptical of using this SPF/primer combo, which also boasts a bit of a tint, after I did, I was so impressed at how well my “face” held up all day. Immediately after applying my foundation on top of it, my skin already looked more flawless. By dinner that first night, my makeup was still intact and I looked less oily than usual. Add to that the fact that this provides the UVA/UVB protection I need by way of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and a dose of an advanced lipopeptide to help boost collagen production, and you have yourself a product that gives you what you need (SPF) and what you want (more perfect-looking skin) in one sleek little bottle. I have been using it daily now for two weeks — I’m hooked.

Which product are you having a love affair with right now? Tell me about it by commenting on this post.

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