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Since it is almost officially summer we wanted to talk about some excellent SPF products for your lips. A lot of us forget about protecting our lips from the sun, but it is a very important part of your skin to protect. There are some amazing SPF lip products out there to keep your lips kissable and soft while leaving them protected from the damaging effects of the sun. 

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  • Sunscreen Lip Balm
  • SPF 30 with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection
  • Aloe Vera and Vitamin E

Sun Bum Lip Balm relieves the drying effects of sun, wind & sea and restores and nourishes chapped lips. The Balm contains Coco Butter which has a very smooth feeling and keeps your lips moisturized and protected. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours.

This Lip Balm is Gluten Free, 100% Vegan, Petrochemical Free, PABA Free and comes in many amazing flavors such as: Pomegranate, Mango, Coconut, Banana, Pink Grapefruit and Key Lime.

Sun Bum Sunscreens are also tested, approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. The SCF is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. The SCF does not approve or lend its seal of approval to products that do not meet their very stringent standards.

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No-Ad Skin Care Prevent and Brighten Anti-aging Body Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15

This SPF 15 body moisturizer comes in a tall spray can and has a lock top, just turn it and spray it where you want it. It is Broad Spectrum and has UVA/UBV protection. This body moisturizer is so easy to use and is a non-greasy, fast absorbing formula.

My skin is usually very dry. I first applied just a spritz to my legs, then rubbed it in and it seemed well calibrated and gave me just the right amount of moisture. No-Ad recommends holding the can 4 inches from your skin and spraying in a continuous motion. Do not spray directly on your face, but you can spray it on your hands and then apply to your face. I then continued to apply it on my legs and other body parts; it absorbed nicely without any greasy residue.

The Anti-aging Body Moisturizer has a plethora of anti-oxidant ingredients; Vitamin B3 which brightens and boosts hydration. Vitamin C which fights free radicals. Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin's UV defense. Argan Oil helps diminish appearance of age spots and Sunflower Oil is a source of Vitamin E. This sunscreen is recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 1.2% Sunscreen, Homosalate 7.5% Sunscreen, Octisalate 5% Sunscreen

I have been using it daily as my everyday body moisturizer. My skin has felt great well hydrated, soft and smooth.

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Summer is here again and that can only mean one thing, Sunscreen! With the days getting longer and the sun getting brighter we tend to spend a lot more time outside in the sun, and you don't want to forget to protect your skin. The best way to protect yourself from strong UV rays is by applying sunscreen to any exposed areas and be sure to repeat. There are two different kinds of sun screens that are hitting the headlines with much debate: Chemical and Physical. The Certified FABULOUS team has made it our mission to test many different brands out there and we wanted to give you some nice examples of physical sunscreens and chemical sunscreens. Here is what our team has found:physicalspf

 

Physical sunscreens work by deflecting the UV rays off of the skin by using all natural ingredients such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Typically, physical sunscreens are not absorbed through the skin, do not irritate the skin, and do not cause allergies.

Physical Sunscreens
All Good Sport $15.99
All Good Sport Stick $7.99
Everywhere $35.00

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I would be willing to bet that sunblock is one of the most neglected steps in everyone’s daily skin care routine. Now I don’t have any statistics on it, but from my own experience, I can tell you it is absolutely neglected. I never feel prettier than when I have a nice glowing tan, but I have to constantly remind myself that I will not be feeling so pretty when I am covered in wrinkles and sun spots. This summer I am going to commit to wearing sunblock on my face. I'm going to load my face up with antioxidants, moisture, and healing benefits that so many sunscreens are made with. We at Certified FABULOUS have reviewed some great sunscreens made specifically for the delicate facial skin. All of these are wonderful for minimizing the looks of fine lines, preventing further skin damage, and keep our faces from aging before our time. All of the products listed protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Protect by Honor MD, Sun Visor by Goldfaden MD, Bioelements FaceScreen, and HydroPeptide Solar Defense are four great products that will help you keep your skin safe and well cared for during any of your summer adventures.

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    Protect by Honor MD is a SPF 20 moisturizer that would be great for everyday use. This feels more like a moisturizer than a sunblock. Protect has a nice light smell that leaves only a faint and refreshing scent behind. It absorbs into your skin quickly and doesn't leave behind a greasy residue at all. Protect is made as an anti-aging product and reduces the formation of wrinkles on your skin and face.
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    Sun Visor made by Goldfaden MD Skincare is an oil and fragrance free sunscreen. Sun Visor is a wonderful sunblock to use daily on your face because it is said to prevent sun damage that leads to fine lines as well as dark spots, and is made with organic red tea which is full of antioxidants that your skin needs. Sun Visor is made oil-free and blends into your skin nicely and leaves your face feeling ultra-moisturized with only a light coverage. Another great feature about Sun Visor is that its main ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which means that it the sunblock creates an actual physical barrier between the UVA/UVB rays, and your skin. This is perfect for anyone trying to steer clear of certain chemicals or are looking for this type of protection.
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    HydroPeptide Solar Defense is another physical barrier sunblock. Made with Green Tea, Acai, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, Solar Defense smells great and is also loaded with great antioxidants for your skin. HydroPeptide Solar Defense offers long lasting hydration and protection for your skin to keep your skin from aging prematurely, without making your face look or feel oily. HydroPeptide Solar Defense is SPF 30 and is also gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalate and sulfate-free.
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    If you are looking for a face sunscreen with a higher SPF, Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen would be a perfect moisturizer to try. This sunscreen is much thicker, like a night cream, and provides a bit heavier coverage on your face. When applied, it rubs in smoothly, and leaves with you a hydrated, dewy look. Bioelements FaceScreen is made to be non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-sensitizing, which makes it the perfect option for anyone with skin sensitivities or sensitive skin conditions. Bioelements FaceScreen helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming due to over exposure to the sun, and helps to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early aging.

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The ladies of the Certified Fabulous team are forever looking for ways to fight the unstoppable Father Time. No matter what our budgets are, we deserve skin care products that are going to fight that fight with us! The Certified Fabulous team has found some great products that will do just that.

Burt's Bees will always be a go to brand for many of us and we are happy to say the Intensive Firming Serum and Smoothing Eye Cream did not disappoint. Both come in a durable plastic bottle that can travel with you anywhere you go. The Hibiscus and Apple Rejuvenating Complex are clinically shown to reduce the look of deep wrinkles and help improve firmness by hydrating your skin and plumping the skin cells to minimize the appearance of all fine lines. My very favorite benefit of the smoothing eye cream is how instantly it helped reduce the dark circles under my eyes! After 8 weeks of use, over 86% of women said that they noticed a reduction in deep lines, wrinkles, and under eye discoloring and puffiness. Both are a very smooth, light cream that blend into your skin nicely for only $20 each.

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Another brand the team tends to get excited about is Clairvoyant Beauty. They have an amazing Hydrating Roses Cream face moisturizer and Rosewater Eye Cream. These creams have a very light rose scent that makes me want to bathe myself in it. The duo is rich in Vitamin B3 and instantly hydrates and softens your eyes and face. The eye cream is very smooth and has a refreshing cooling effect that feels amazing as soon as it is applied. The face cream is also very soft and fairly light weight making it a perfect moisturizer for year round use. These can be purchased together as an amazing gift set for just $25 or purchased in larger jars at $38 for the face moisturizer and $30 for the eye cream. Both are a good bang for your buck.

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Since it is National Skin Cancer Awareness month we wanted to share with you all some ways to help protect your skin! We have included 5 of the biggest mistakes people make with SPF's from Dr. Rachel Nazarian from Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Mistake #1: SPF still works if you use a little

In order to get the highest protection that your sunscreen advertises, and achieve that SPF number on the label, you need to apply a nice thick layer. Most people apply too little sunscreen, leaving skin unprotected, and achieving a sun-protection-factor far below the number written on the bottle. SPF should be applied at approximately 2 milligrams of lotion per square centimeter of skin, or about one ounce for your entire body. That's roughly the amount in a shot glass. Be generous with your sunscreen and slather it on, otherwise you've got nothing but false sense of security.

Mistake #2: Sunscreens are all the same

Sunscreen is divided into two broad categories: Physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens are thought to be superior by some dermatologists in a few ways. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb the sun's rays and can create free radicals, physical sunscreen protects skin by deflecting the radiation. Classic physical blocker sunscreens include ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and are a better choice for people with sensitive skin, as they tend to be less irritating than their chemical sunscreen counterparts.

Mistake #3: SPF lasts, so I can throw it on and go

This is a very common misunderstanding--and a dangerous one! The correct way to approach sunscreen is to: Apply early, re-apply appropriately and replace often. Many sunscreens require 15 minutes, some even 30 minutes, before they are fully absorbed into the skin. Keep the application of sunscreen early in your daily regimen so by the time you're heading out, your sun protection is already at work! You have to REAPPLY sunscreen often to keep the benefits going. At most, sunscreen remains effective for two hours, but if you're sweating, swimming, or rubbing, you'll need to reapply even sooner. And finally, remember the shelf-life. Using expired sunscreen is a common reason for sunburn. Most sunscreens have a shelf-life between two and three years, however due to its unstable nature, bottles open for longer than one year should be thrown out. Additionally, if the expiration date has been reached, or if the sunscreen was left outside room temperature, it's less likely to adequately protect you.

Mistake #4: I can mix SPF with anything

Sunscreen is super sensitive, delicate, and unstable. Mixing your sunscreen with lotions, creams, or other skincare products can dilute the active ingredients and reduce the SPF below what the labeling reflects. To wear sunscreen along with other topical makeup, rub sunscreen into the skin until it's fully absorbed, and then apply makeup or lotions after. And remember, that makeup and lotion with SPF 15 doesn't cut it! You need a minimum SPF 30 applied in a nice solid layer. Makeup can be applied afterwards.

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Angel Faces: A Soft Place to Fall, A Solid Foundation for Growth.

For young girls with severe and permanent disfigurement from burns or other traumatic injuries, the cruelty of the world can be almost unbearable. The stares, name-calling, teasing and cruelty of others create a sort of living hell for this special group of survivors. Lesia Cartelli knows this is true, because she lived through it herself. Her desire to heal from a serious burn injury over 50% of her face and body at the age of nine in a natural gas explosion encouraged her to create Angel Faces for girls who suffer similar disfiguring burns and other traumatic injuries. This year, the retreat is in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on June 21-27, 2015. 

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During the multi-day, intensive retreat, survivors hear first-hand from Cartelli about her injuries and the long road to recovery. The young girls work closely with licensed therapists to share and explore ways to facilitate emotional healing and meet others with similar struggles. They learn to use new tools that will help them increase their self-esteem, decrease their depressive symptoms, and have a better quality of life. Most important of all, they are given hope that they can create the life they desire through empowerment.

"The retreat is only one small component," Cartelli explains. "We see the fruits of our labor when the girls go back home. We receive several calls and emails from the parents and medical centers about how confident and content their daughter/patient is since she has returned -- she joined a sports or academic team at school or now is going to prom, or interviewing for a first job, ending their social death."

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May is a special time where we get to celebrate being a woman if we are mothers, or spoil the mothers we are lucky to have in our lives. What better way to tell your friends and family you appreciate them than you give them something they can really indulge in and make them feel rejuvenated. Figs & Rouge nourishing and soothing, multi-tasking hand cream and lip balms will do just that by revitalizing their dry hands and lips. With brightly colored fun packages, these are just the items to get anyone's lips and skin back to their smooth, natural conditions.

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The Figs & Rouge hand cream uses a unique non-greasy formula to smooth and soften your hands and give you the youthful appearance that your hands should all have. The rich formula immediately works to repair cuticles and nourish finger nails. The coco rose scent has a light and refreshing smell that will last for hours without ever smelling overpowering. This cream is smooth going on, and you only need a small amount to go a long way. The cream absorbs into your skin and cuticles quickly and will leave your hands with a very hydrated, non- greasy feeling.

Made from cocoa butter, ginseng and algae, the cream not only moisturizes, but is multi-tasking by protecting your hands from being further damaged by weather and other elements. The packaging is fun, bold and beautiful and will fit perfectly in any purse to go everywhere with you or would make an excellent gift for our mom's on mothers' day.

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Have you started looking for a Mother's Day gift yet? If you want to give the gift of soft and amazing skin, the Certified Fabulous team recently tried a brand that makes some beautiful products called Premier by Dead Sea Premier that will do the trick.

The Dead Sea is a natural geographical phenomenon formed millions of years ago and is located at the lowest point on Earth. Today, the Dead Sea is still well regarded for all of the health benefits it has to offer. It has a high concentration of minerals, salts, water, and mud of the sea that provide incomparable skin benefits. The Premier Dead Sea has taken all the magic from the Dead Sea and the world's best skin care scientist to bottle up the wisdom of nature and advances of technology in order to deliver harmonious synergetic benefits to your skin and life.

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The Dead Sea Aromatic Salt Scrub is easy to use and is formulated to be very effective on a variety of skin disorders. Premier claims that it takes the bad out of your skin and replaces it with the good, and it certainly lives up to that. When gently rubbing the product into your skin, you can feel the salt literally melting into your skin and doesn't flake off, which left me pleasantly surprised. The scrub its self is very effective as an exfoliator and left my hands smelling sweet and candy like. The fragrance smells amazingly exotic, however, if you are sensitive to fragrances, simply use a smaller amount of the scrub.

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    Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts. silicone cupcake liners
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For Mother's Day Certified Fabulous has come together with Hillhouse Naturals to offer a fabulous giveaway!

Hillhouse Naturals is a beautifully put together brand that practices being eco-conscious and continually finds more ways to do so. Many of their ingredients are harvested locally, candles are packaged in reusable recyclable containers and catalogs printed on recycled paper. It has always been a mission of Hillhouse Naturals to create products that use natural bounty in a way that preserves the health and beauty of the environment.

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One lucky Certified Fabulous member will win the following:

  • Hillhouse Naturals Fresh Linen Diffuser: Enjoy the clean and uplifting scent of Fresh Linen with this 8oz diffuser in clear glass bottle to help you unwind at the end of the day or get ready to start a new one. The natural elements, color and fragrance are the perfect blend of classic and contemporary style for the bed, bath (or anywhere!).
  • Hillhouse Naturals Cashmere Body Creme: The ultimate in luxury and the perfect blend of classic and contemporary, the Cashmere fragrance in 16 ounce body creme exudes a soothing, melodious composition of roses, magnolia and sampaquita, brightened and balanced with hints of citrus and clove. Like cashmere itself, this scent feels comfortably chic and classically American. Made in the USA!
  • Hillhouse Naturals French Velvet Bath Salt: The missing link to luxury, this 16 ounce French Velvet Bath Salt in drawstring bag is the perfect addition to any bath. Made in the USA

For more information on the amazing products by Hillhouse naturals click HERE to read Certified Fabulous Team member review or you can check out their website at hillhousenaturals.com.

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    Connie Crosby says #
    I love the prize package! Especially the Cashmere! My favorite!
  • Kimmie
    Kimmie says #
    These would be awesome to give to my Mom who deserves to be pampered.
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    Rhonda says #
    What a great package to win. My favorite scent is fresh linen, so it would be great to win a diffuser with that scent. But they al
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