This shift speaks to the growing emphasis on skincare over makeup
Sunscreen, once a backstage player in the beauty routine, has stepped into the spotlight as a multipurpose performer. Its traditional role as a shield against harmful UV rays has expanded to embrace a new identity: the powerhouse foundation replacement. This renaissance is rooted in the growing demand for minimalist beauty routines that deliver maximum results.
The shift towards sunscreen as a foundation replacement is driven by multiple factors. Firstly, it aligns with the rising awareness of the importance of sun protection. By integrating sunscreen into your daily routine, you're not only achieving a flawless complexion but also safeguarding your skin against the harmful effects of UV rays that contribute to premature aging and skin damage.
Additionally, the desire for a natural, fresh-faced look has spurred this transition. Sunscreen offers a lightweight, breathable alternative to traditional foundation, allowing your skin to shine through while still providing a touch of coverage. This shift also speaks to the growing emphasis on skincare over makeup, where healthy, glowing skin takes center stage.
In response to this burgeoning trend, skincare brands have been hard at work, crafting sunscreens that bridge the gap between coverage and protection. Here's a sneak peek into some of the champions we’re swooning over at Renew Beauty Med Spa.
Alastin Hydratint Pro Mineral Sunscreen
A personal favorite of Renew Beauty founder Louis Proulx, the Alastin Hydratint Pro Mineral Sunscreen is a remarkable fusion of skincare and sun protection. Enriched with hydrating and nourishing ingredients, this product offers more than just UV defense. Its tinted formula provides a natural, even coverage that enhances your complexion while safeguarding against sun damage. And it leaves you looking dewy! Whether you're strolling on a sunny day or attending an outdoor event, the Alastin Hydratint Pro Mineral Sunscreen seamlessly combines daily protection with a touch of radiance, making it an exceptional all-in-one solution for skincare and sun care needs.
What Lou says: "What captures my admiration for this product is its universal appeal. Crafted by a team of ingenious Harvard professors, Alastin sought to enhance the allure of high-quality, active ingredients tailored for sensitive skin. This thoughtful formulation renders it ideal for individuals across the spectrum."
Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical
One of the best sunscreens on the market, The Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical mineral sunscreen is a true gem in the realm of sun protection and skincare. Beyond its broad-spectrum SPF defense, this product boasts a unique blend of antioxidants that nourish and revitalize the skin, promoting a youthful complexion. Its tinted formula adapts to your skin tone, providing a seamless, natural finish that blurs imperfections while guarding against harmful UV rays. And for those who are acne prone, it also comes in a matte formulation.
What Lou says: "What truly captivates me about this product is its heat sensitivity. As it gently melds with your skin upon application, it effortlessly adjusts to create a seamless, perfect match."
Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Glow
You’ve likely seen this brand all over Instagram, and there’s a really good reason. The Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Glow is a true masterpiece in sun care and luminous skin enhancement. In addition to its potent broad-spectrum sun protection, this mineral powder product features light-reflecting pigments that create a radiant, glowing complexion. The sheer, natural tint effortlessly blends into your skin, offering a flawless finish while effectively guarding against UVA and UVB rays.
What Lou says: "Given its powdered form, this sunscreen emerges as an impeccable choice for reapplication during the day – a crucial aspect to bear in mind when it comes to safeguarding your skin from the sun's effects."
EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Tinted
Founded by a group of dermatologists in Texas and now renowned as one of the best sunscreens on the market, EltaMD delivered a prowess in the tinted sunscreen market. The EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Tinted sunscreen is a true standout in sun protection and skincare. Beyond its broad-spectrum UV defense, this product is enriched with nourishing ingredients that soothe and calm the skin, making it ideal for sensitive or acne-prone skin. The added tint effortlessly blends to complement various skin tones, delivering a flawless complexion while safeguarding against sun damage.
What Lou says: "Beyond EltaMD's remarkable reputation for offering top-tier protection through Zinc and Titanium Dioxide, what truly elevates this tinted sunscreen to a beloved status is its ability to effortlessly cradle makeup, ensuring a flawless canvas without any worry of unsightly pilling."