Pale Girl Picks: 5 Best Sunscreens
Author, Melanoma Survivor and Sunscreen Guru, Hillary Fogelson Tells Us What's In For Skin This Summer
ELAINE SAYS: HILLARY FOGELSON knows a thing or two about the importance of sunscreen. This 3-time melanoma survivor and author of the autobiographical novel, "Pale Girl Speaks," has somehow kept a sunny disposition in the face of it all. It took her several years and two adorable little girls of her own, to finally find the inspiration and motivation to publish her story. And now that she has, there's no stopping her. Wanna see what I mean? If you're in LA on May 4th you can see Hillary in action along side her husband, Universal Pictures Chairman, Adam Fogelson, at the MILES FOR MELANOMA 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk through the back lots of Universal Studios. Hosted by The Melanoma Research Foundation, Universal Pictures and Pale Girl Speaks, the action and info organization that Hillary has founded (@palegirlspeaks), participants can have the rare experience of running through some of the most iconic movie sets in history, including scenes from Jaws, Back to the Future and War of the Worlds, along side celebrities like KELLIE MARTIN , Jason Bigs, Fred Savage, Vin Diesel and so many others who lend their support. But regardless of your geography, consider yourselves now in cahoots with a new protection pro and expert shade seeker, who is sure to have a good idea or two for you below. PS: More, you request? Check out this Mini and Me Mash-up of Online Finds and Neighborhood Secrets that HILLARY created just for us (#Mom'sCheatSheet).
A Note From Hillary Fogelson:
Now that spring break is over and we head into summer, us parents are thinking about summer travels and hot, sunny days. Whether you and your little one's are hitting the beach at home, planning adventures in exotic locales, or prepping for long days at summer camp, you'll want to have great, reliable sun protection on hand and ready to go! Here are a few wonderful products that will keep your skin healthy and protected throughout the summer.
Hillary Fogelson [aka: "Pale Girl"] Speaks Out About Sunscreen
- COOLA Baby SPF 50 Unscented Moisturizer
SHOPIf you're looking for a water resistant product the whole family can use, go for COOLA. It's water resistant for 80 minutes and uses only mineral UV blockers [zinc and titanium dioxide]. It does leave behind a slight chalky tint, but that's expected from highly concentrated zinc products. It has a great texture and it goes on easily.
- Kinesys SPF 30 Frangrance Free Sunscreen Spray [pump...not aerosol]
SHOPMen, listen up, this one is for you. This product was designed for athletes - specifically triathletes - so it's made to withstand a lot! It has a totally unique texture, and goes on completely clear. For men who hate looking ghostly or don't want to smell like a pina colada, this is the best you'll find.
- Livestrong SPF 50+
SHOPAnother great option for the whole family! Zinc based, water resistant for 80 minutes, and found at many Whole Foods. It has a slight white tint, but soaks in fairly quickly - and for such a high end sunscreen, it's priced really well too!
- L'Oreal Paris Sublime Sun SPF 50+
SHOPIt's water resistant, completely transparent, packed with antioxidants, and it's readily available at most pharmacies! Because it uses chemical UV blockers, I recommend this for adults.
- Shiseido Sun Protection SPF 50
SHOPIf you're willing to invest a little extra money in your sunscreen, this product is for you! It's water resistant for 80 minutes, soaks in clear, and has a really nice, subtle fragrance. It's great for your face, but I'd go for a less pricey option for your body.