With summer coming up, it’s super important to hop on the SPF train (which you should already be on……) now that we spend more time outdoors in the sunshine.
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Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30:
I don’t see any significant issues with the current formulation
Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 for Dry Skin:
PC Sunscreen for Oily Skin:
Josie Maran Argan Daily Wear Moisturizer SPF 47:

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  • jcjccmz Reply

    I think Josie Maran reformulated that great sunscreen of hers; I loved it and I have VERY oily skin. Btw, have you watched Beauty Lab Muffin's videos? She's a Chem PhD and she did a video on why you shouldn't add stuff to a sunscreen formulation (like oils) or even mix different sunscreens together because doing so impacts the way the filters form a shield and work on your skin. I would really like your thoughts on it too. It sounded like even if you invest in those expensive sunscreens from elta md, if you apply it wrong, you may not get the protection you're paying for. (I for one can't stand waiting after applying sunscreen to apply my foundation or CC cream, so I might be completely wasting my time & money ๐Ÿ˜ข – so depressing).

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • black star Reply

    can you do video on different uv filters.also what percentage of zinc oxide should we use

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Roberto Lopez Reply

    Does the Paula choice sunscreen give a white cast?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Bry Reply

    what level of SPF do you suggest we get?? SPF 15/30/40 etc?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • ezgi tatar Reply

    thank you so much for the knowledge you share and provide! you are definitely on my to watch list! love from germany

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Miad Saboori Reply

    Does PC leave white cast? I am assuming not because of your preferences, but I like to be sure.

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Jubigail DYC Reply

    Hi Kaya! What do you think about the Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer: Protect and Perfect? I saw that this was a tinted version but I just wanted to know if you ever tried this version!

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Victoria Dominguez Reply

    Hello!!!! I used all these before. The CeraVe Am Lotion is amazing but it made me a lil oil. Currently trying the Prep Step spf 50 by Bare Minerals. I think itโ€™s $30.

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • aragu Reply

    Does the spf # matter? I use spf 100 because I have hyperpigmentation spots. Is 100 necessary or can I stick to say 35?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • SuedeBeach Reply

    Please do an updated version and about spf video! I have tan and oily skin and it's so hard to find a good daily spf! you're awesome:)

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Tina Reply

    If I use the CeraVe moisturizer in the morning and a powder with 30 spf (with zinc oxide) how often would I need to reapply the powder for it to work? I'm looking forward to your in depth sunscreen video!!

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Gina S Reply

    If I mix the CeraVe into my foundation, will that lighten it? I know you said it blends out well I'm just nervous that I won't be rubbing it in as much into the foundation as I would into my skin if that makes any sense?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Ayesha Iqbal Reply

    First thing's first, Kaya your videos are a-freaking-mazing, you've taught me tonsss since the launch of your channel, thank you so much!! If you do end up making a more in-depth vid on suncreens, I've got a couple of questions…
    1) Is there a recommended min/max percentage of zinc oxide/titanium dioxide for effective protection?
    2) I've read some stuff about the potential toxicity of nanoparticles, nothing conclusive, but I think a lot of sunscreens add zinc oxide/titanium dioxide in nano form. Do you have any info/thoughts on this?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • CapnTewi Reply

    ty for the info kaya! i love ur style of mixing science w/ beauty guru so itd be cool to see u go more in depth on sunscreen also since u asked for recs i think a acne or haircare video would be neat

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • mydearalice Reply

    Please do the all about sunscreen video! I've been thinking of switching to an entirely physical sunscreen since I've read the chemicals used in chemical sunscreens contributes to bleaching in coral reefs so thank you for the recommendations!

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Maria Aghazarian Reply

    love your informational + skin care videos!

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Sarah Wong Reply

    I always look forward to your videos! I'm so glad you're sharing about skincare protection. Spread the word, sister!

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm
  • Trina Beauty Reply

    Great video,
    Do you mine checking out my beauty channel?

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

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