Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit - Lots of goodies and for a good cause too!

Because I am ultra fair and suffered a few pretty bad sunburns as a kid, I am obsessed (Some might also say paranoid about...) with sunscreen.

In addition to whatever SPF my moisturizer, primer, and foundation may have, I religiously wear a dedicated sunscreen with SPF 50 every day - even if  I don't plan on spending any time outdoors.  It's the one thing in my skin care/beauty routine that I am never lazy about. It's that important to me.

So when I saw that Sephora had their Sun Safety Kit out again this year, I had to pick it up.

As its name implies, it's essentially a kit of deluxe sample sizes of various sun safety products, which includes sunscreen, makeup products with SPF, and faux tanning items.

It's $30, though Sephora claims the contents have a retail value of $193.16.  I'm always dubious of those kinds of claims, but I will say that I definitely think it's worth the price - especially because 100% of the net profits from the sale of the kit go to the Skin Cancer Foundation.  Cool, right?

Now, I just got my kit in the mail today so I haven't had time to try any of the products. But I thought I'd show you what it contains in case you're crazy about sun safety like I am and might want to pick one up.  I missed out on last year's because I waited to long to order it, so consider that a warning.  The kit is in stock on Sephora's website at the time I'm writing this post, but I assume quantities are limited. Oh, and you have to be a Beauty Insider to purchase it.

What's really cool is that there are a few products in the kit that I've been wanting to try for a while, so it couldn't have worked out better.

All of the products come in a clear plastic box, which is actually pretty cute and looks like it will come in handy for storage in the future. The kit also comes with a little pamphlet that lists all of the products' ingredients, as well as skin cancer prevention guidelines from the Skin Cancer Foundation. 

Now onto the products, which I've grouped together according to how they were packaged in the kit:

St. Tropez Everday Gradual Tan Body Moisturizer, Medium Dark - 2.5 fl. oz
Bare Escentuals Original SPF 25 Mineral Veil  and small brush - 0.75g
Philosophy Hope Oil-Free SPF 30 Moisturizer - 0.4 fl. oz.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 - 2.2 g
Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Moisturizer - 0.5 fl. oz. 

From l. to r.: St. Tropez Gradual Tan, BE Mineral Veil & brush, Philosophy Hope, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Origins VitaZing

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion for Face & Body - 0.33 fl. oz.
Sephora Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 - 0.169 fl. oz.
Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 - 0.5 fl. oz.
Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+ Sunscreen - 0.5 fl. oz. 

From l. to r.: Supergoop! Everyday Lotion, Sephora Age Defy Moisture, Boscia Daily Hydration, Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30 - 0.5 fl. oz.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 - 0.33 fl. oz.
Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15 Primer - 0.25 fl. oz.
Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 - 0.33 fl. oz.

From l. to r.: PTR Max Sheer, Dr. Jart+ BB Cream, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, Murad Mattifier

Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelette - 1 towelette
Kate Somerville Somerville360 Face Tanning Pad  - 1 pad
Shiseido Urban Evironment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 - 0.23 fl. oz.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60 - 0.23 fl. oz.

Pretty nice kit, right?  With all of these samples and my current stash, I just might have enough SPF to get me through most of the summer...

Are you fanatical about sunscreen like I am?  What's your favorite SPF product?  Are you going to pick up this kit? 


  1. I just ordered this kit yesterday after seeing it mentioned in the latest issue of Shape magazine. I can not wait to get it!

    1. It's got a ton of great stuff! I love being about to try a bunch of new products at once - and the small sizes are perfect for travel or throwing in my purse. Enjoy your kit! :)


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