Skin Care

5 Summer Favorites for Sun Protection

It’s been a hot one this year, but don’t worry—Daylily’s got you covered! We believe SPF is the most important part of your skin and hair routine, so we’ve put together five of our favorite products to include in your everyday regimen.

SkinPerfect Primer - SPF 30 (Dermalogica)

If we had to recommend a single product from the Dermalogica line, SkinPerfect Primer would be it, because it works for every skin type. This is a makeup primer, sunscreen, and skin-aging treatment all sealed in one bottle to provide a multitude of benefits in one easy step. It smooths fine lines and wrinkles with velvety silicones and soy protein to even skin texture; balances skin tone with natural minerals that provide a neutral tint and enhance radiance; and shields against sun damage and helps improve skin firmness with a potent peptide that stimulates collagen production. This product works great alone after moisturizer, or before foundation for a more flawless, lasting makeup application.

SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30 - Dermalogica video

Daymaker Tip: A little goes a long way with any Dermalogica product, including this one. Just a pea-size will do for your entire face and neck.

*Available at St. Cloud

Daily Light Guard - SPF 30 (Aveda)

One of the most annoying parts of braving the summer heat is finding the right sunscreen. Nobody likes sunscreen that leaves skin greasy or sticky. So why not try Aveda’s Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid? It’s a non-chemical, 100 percent mineral-derived sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide technology that leaves a sheer, weightless defense against UVB and UVA rays. In addition, kukui seed oil helps strengthen the skin’s natural environmental barrier, while and antioxidant blend with ginger extracts helps defend against free radical damage.

Daymaker Tip: This product’s sheer, weightless feel lets it double as a sunscreen and face primer, which some of our Daymakers love!

*Available at Sartell & St. Cloud

Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer - SPF 30 (BareMinerals)

When it’s hot outside, the last thing we want to do is put on makeup just to sweat it off. BareMineral’s Complexion Rescue is a great compromise for those days that you want a little more coverage without the weight of cakey foundation. It’s a hydrating gel-cream with the benefits of a BB and CC cream for a smooth, radiant finish. Marine botanicals and hydrating humectants replenish and nourish thirsty skin, while energizing electrolytes promote your skin’s moisture balance. Plus, with broad spectrum protection and smoothing qualities, it works well with or without a primer—perfect for a day at the beach or a quick refresh after the gym. It comes in 16 true-to-you shades that offer buildable, sheer-to-medium coverage. Complexion Rescue has also been recognized by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreen.

Meet Complexion Rescue, Our Award-Winning Tinted Moisturizer

Daymaker Tip: This foundation works best with the BareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush, and again: a little goes a long way. Just a pea-size will do!

*Available at St. Cloud

Sun Care Protective Hair Veil (Aveda)

We always think about our skin in the summer, lathering on the sunscreen, but what about our hair? It’s safe to say many of us color our hair, and those UVB and UVA rays can be damaging to our hair. The sun not only fades color, but also dries hair—regardless of if it’s been color-treated or not.

That’s where Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil comes in—a product true to its name. This lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to protect hair from sun exposure and minimize damage and dryness with the help of wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils.

Daymaker Tip: This product pairs best with our Color Conserve or Invati systems, and it is part of a 3-step defense and recovery system: Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser & Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque.

*Available at Sartell & St. Cloud

Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer (Bumble & bumble)

Dubbed one of Bumble’s top sellers and the “softening mist of many wonders,” there’s little this UV/heat protective primer can’t do. This sublime pre-styler protects and conditions dry, coarse, or brittle hair, making it a great first step for all styling purposes. A blend of six featherlight oils helps soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle, and protect against breakage—all without weighing the hair down! Plus, it smells amazing.

Daymaker Tip: Let’s face it: kids don’t always brush their hair. But worry not moms and dads! HIO Primer is a great detangler and tames hair for a smoother, silkier feel.

*Available at St. Cloud