Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 30: Summer 2020 Face and Body (Eco) SPF Line Up (+ musings on healthy sun exposure, physical v. chemical sunscreen & toddler-approved sun care)

june 29, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 30: Summer 2020 Face and Body (Eco) SPF Line Up (+ musings on healthy sun exposure, physical v. chemical sunscreen & toddler-approved sun care)

In 2015 I did a face sunscreen/tinted moisturizer/cc cream line up video on YouTube and it’s hard to believe I haven’t really done a dedicated update on this topic! I have done many stand-alone reviews of products like Ayuna Velo, Honua Malu, Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream and so on but it was certainly time to revisit this topic. This time it’s in a tightly edited way – I’ll be rotating between three facial SPF products this summer, and this truly feels like my dream team of sun care. I also discuss some of my favorite body SPFs, including what I love using on Baby L’Amour who is about to turn 20 months (what is life).

Episode Notes:

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To listen –
Episode 29 // (Eco) Beauty News
Episode 28 // Taking a Moment From Beauty: Imperfect Reflections on Inequality and Race in America

To watch –
2015 Tinted Moisturizer/CC Cream Line Up
2018 -2019 Beauty Heroes Retrospective
Ayuna Velo Beauty Heroes Review

To read –
Weston A. Price blog post on Sunlight and Vitamin D

Products discussed –
Suntegrity Impeccable Skin
Graydon Face Glow
Arcona Nearly Invisible SPF30 Mineral Powder
Colorscience Sunforgettable Brush On SPF50
Ilia Radiant Translucent SPF20 Powder
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Blissoma Photonic SPF25
Earthwise Farizad’s Veil Sun Reflector
Earthwise Ruby
Ayuna Velo
Solara Suncare*
Babo Botanicals
Coola SPFs

*Product sent as PR sample

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