Let’s be honest: In this day and age and especially at this time of year, we don’t always have time for a six-step morning skin-care routine to kick off our days. As much as we’d all love to have the time for a luxurious routine all the time, the stresses of daily life tend to get in the way. As a result, I used to think that, on extra busy weeks, my skin would just have to suffer and I’d have to deal with a lackluster complexion, but that was until I found two products that pack hydration, antioxidant benefits and anti-aging properties into the one step I never skip: SPF.
What they are:
Josie Maran’s Get Even Sun Milk SPF 33 ($46) is a multitasking SPF product that not only protects the skin from harsh UV rays with both zinc and titanium dioxide (reef safe, I might add) for broad-spectrum, mineral-based coverage, but also nourishes and brightens the complexion with each use. This powerhouse formula doesn’t stop at UV protection—advanced milk microsperse dispersion technology helps to create a flawless, light, silky finish while 100-percent pure argan oil locks in moisture and kakadu plum packs an extra punch of antioxidant benefits, including 100 times more vitamin C than an orange!
A must-have counterpart to any SPF or moisturizing routine, Josie Maran’s Micro Milk Activator Accelerated Renewal Drops ($59) “level-up the anti-aging benefits of any skin-care ritual,” with their microdroplet technology, packed with skin-loving ingredients like their signature argan milk and kojic acid. Adding just a few drops of this activator to the Sun Milk SPF helps to boost the hydrating, smoothing and radiance-improving qualities of the Get Even Sun Milk, and results in skin that appears younger and more supple.
How to use:
Not only is Jose Maran’s Sun Milk multi-faceted in its formulation, it’s also dynamic in its uses. With just a few pumps, this product can be used as a lightweight moisturizer, a primer for makeup, a daily sunscreen or all three. I love to use this product in the morning after cleansing for some added hydration and UV protection, and it serves as the perfect glowy base for a no-makeup-makeup look.
Maran’s Micro Milk Activator drops are the perfect addition to any step of your skin-care routine. If you’re looking for an added anti-aging boost, just mix a couple drops into your serum or moisturizer to target and improve the age-defying benefits.
Price/ where to buy:
$46, $59, josiemaran.com. Act fast, though—you can score both of these products, including an exclusive, larger bottle of the Sun Milk as part of today’s Free Gift Friday!
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