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Rhonda Allison’s Favorite Summertime Products

Rhonda Allison’s Favorite Summertime Products

This time of year the skin needs extra protection and support from harsh environmental aggressors, and one of my absolute favorite picks for the summertime is the Sheer Tint Finisher. I have a few others, which I’ll highlight too, but I wanted to share why this particular product is at the top of my list during the warm months.

As the name implies, it is sheer with a beautiful, soft tint, which leaves the skin glowing and radiant for that natural, on-the-go look. It is also silky and smooth, easily gliding on the skin. The look and the feel is not the only reason I love the Sheer Tint Finisher. It combines numerous ingredients that work synergistically to protect against environmental damage, support skin integrity and barrier function, and bring healthy, luminescence to the skin.

A primary ingredient in this formula is cetearyl olivate, a unique, biomimetic restructuring agent derived from pure olive oil that provides several essential benefits to the skin. It restores and maintains the integrity of the skin barrier, supports elasticity, reduces inflammation, protects against harsh environmental elements and UV rays, and prevents trans-epidermal water loss.

Because cetearyl olivate mimics the natural lipid configuration found in the skin, it easily absorbs into the skin so it doesn’t feel overly heavy (important this time of year!). This property also enables it to assist in carrying other active ingredients and vital nutrients into the deeper epidermal layers, strengthening the skin while simultaneously preventing the trans-epidermal penetration of foreign particles. This miracle ingredient also has the ability to generate skin-compatible liquid crystals to bring luminescence to the skin. These liquid crystals also boost the ingredient’s natural protection properties, working as a shield against damaging environmental elements.

Another highlight is the Galactoarabinan (GA). A natural extract derived from the larch tree, it reduces trans-epidermal water loss, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates the skin, and improves SPF function. Bioactive tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC), which is derived from turmeric root, provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and vital skin protection benefits. This formula also contains natural zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide SPF 15 protection, green tea leaf for antioxidant support, and bisabolol and aloe for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.

My summertime regimen

In addition to the Sheer Tint Finisher, which I apply a few times throughout the day, I like to incorporate some of the Compromised Barrier formulas this time of year due to the elements of heat and increased dryness. Cleansing starts with the Soothing Cream Cleanse, which contains rose water and milk protein to soothe and hydrate. I follow this with the C-Repair Serum as the organic stem cells and vitamin C provide good protection and skin-strengthening capabilities this time of year. For my hydrator, I use the Vital Replenish Serum which provides the perfect amount of hydration without weighing my skin down. I finish with a dusting of IllumiColour Powder.

This gives my skin a more youthful look. It’s more buoyant and dewy, and diffuses any redness on my skin with the slight coverage of soft tint. Since the tint color is so subtle, it works beautifully for most skin until you get to the higher Fitzpatrick's. It is perfect for normal to dry, rosacea, and aging skin.

There you have it! My simple, yet fabulous, summertime regimen and favorite formula. Hope this helps inspire your home care.

Question: What is your favorite summer skincare formula?

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