The Healthy Bronzed Beauty


Sun bunnies are in paradise as summer heats up.

When the humidity is high and the sun is beating, our faces crave protection beyond a layer of a sticky sunscreen. Apply these lightweight and fast absorbing formulas to protect your skin from UV rays and say goodbye to early signs of aging.

Kate Somerville SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen ($45)
What’s to love: Powerful UVA/UVB sun protection without white residue, greasiness, or stickiness. A heavy dose of antioxidants further protect against sun damage and premature aging.
Available at Sephora (Southgate Centre & West Edmonton Mall).

Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40 ($21.50)
What’s to love: This daily moisturizer protects against sun and environmental damage. Plus, it’s sheer, weightless and can act as a makeup primer.
Available at The Bay, Sears & Holt Renfrew.

Coola Mineral Face Lotion SPF 20
What’s to love:  This eco-friendly face cream packs vitamin rich, organic and locally-sourced ingredients and ditches the usual chemicals and preservatives. It contains natural titanium dioxide and zinc to reflect and protect against harmful UV rays.
Available at Lux Beauty Boutique.

Bring your bronze goddess aspirations to light with these bronzers.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze ($49)
What’s to love:  Five bars of shimmering colour to deliver a glow to your cheeks and lids.
Available at Holt Renfrew & Murale.

NARS Bronzing Powder ($38)
What’s to love: A true brown-based bronzer this powder mimics the look of healthy, glowing, tanned skin.
Available at The Bay & Sephora.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($56)
What’s to love: A moisturizing powder that creates a natural, radiant looking tan regardless if your complexion is light or dark.
Available at The Bay.