Sun Essentials


Last weekend, I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Amelia Island, Florida.  It was absolutely gorgeous and temps were in the high 70’s + 80’s!  Needless to say, I was a happy camper.  The following is a list of my green sun and tan essentials that I used on the trip – and will continue to use this spring + summer!

Sunless Tan Essentials:

True Natural Tropical Tan – Self Tanner, Dark, 4oz – This is my tried and true!  I have posted about it a few times before and I use this tanner year-round for an added glow!  It is better than any conventional tanner that I’ve tried!  It’s essentially odorless, provides great color and it lasts for a few days!  This product is a MUST!

E-Cotan Organic Face Tan Water– I just discovered this product and it is absolutely brilliant!  This is a step that I apply every night, in between True Natural tan applications!  It is an easy step to add to my nightly routine – you simply apply the Tan Water with a cotton ball, as you would an astringent.  It provides a light, natural-looking color and added moisture! Love this stuff!

Sunscreen Essentials:

Soleil Toujours 100 Percent Mineral Face Sunscreen– Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide natural protection in this sunscreen.  I apply before my makeup and it is the perfect size to keep in your handbag, when you know you will be outside all day.  Plus, the packaging is so chic!  I love the formula – odorless and non-greasy – it is my go-to to protect my face!

Beautycounter Protect All Over SPF 30 – I was so nervous about burning at Amelia, since it was my first time out in direct sun for several months!  This sunscreen did exactly what I needed it to do, and it is my new staple!  I have been so disappointed in other Green Sunscreen options, as they have left me with white residue or a sunburn.  This Beautycounter Sunscreen is an exception!  It contains non-nano zinc oxide (less likely to absorb into your bloodstream), aloe and other nourishing ingredients.  I really am so happy with it!

Makeup Essentials:

100% Pure BB Cream in Aglow – If you have been following me at all, you will know that I am OBSESSED with this product – it’s just so good!  Full coverage, glowy, and SPF 15.  The only downfall is that it only comes in 3 shades – but, if you are a match, you should definitely try it out!  I use this foundation regularly!

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – I tested this out for the first time in Amelia and LOVED it!  It is perfect for when you just need light coverage – it’s my go-to weekend daytime foundation.  Just enough coverage, also very glowy and SPF 20!  I layered both the Tinted Moisturizer and my 100% Pure BB Cream for laying by the pool at the Omni!

Coola Makeup Setting Spray – I discovered this product last summer and it quickly became a sun staple for me!  It is great to have on hand for any event where you are going to be in the sun and also wearing makeup.  Think about it – you really cannot reapply your sunscreen after applying makeup!  This product is the perfect solution, because you can spray it directly on top of your makeup – and continue to reapply as needed!  My special trick is using this spray for the part of my hair.  My scalp burns so easily and if I’m not going to be wearing a hat or in the shade, this product is perfect!  You cannot easily direct aerosol spray onto your part, nor use a cream – this pump spray works great!  It really is a multi-use product!

Stay sun safe and enjoy!

xoxo, Lauren

Lauren Hull

I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my dreamboat husband Jonathan and our giant red goldendoodle, Abraham Lincoln.  I am passionate about health and wholeness for women- mind, body + soul.

‘I am going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.’ – Elsie De Wolfe