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New Launch: Glossier Invisible Shield!

New Launch: Glossier Invisible Shield!

The wait is over. After two years, Glossier has finally launched its first sunscreen : Invisible Shield. Around this time of year, a lot of brands release sunscreens which are geared for the beach, outdoor events, or vacation. Not Glossier - they created a sunscreen for everyday use - because even if you're not laying out in sheep's meadow, you absolutely need sun protection. This isn't your water/sweat-proof sunscreen. This is your skinsurance for daily life.

My SPF journey: I wasn't always great about applying my daily sunscreen. In fact, it took years of struggling with acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation for me to realize that I needed to get my shit together and protect my skin. I was getting more and more dark spots every summer. And the older I get, the more paranoid I am about wrinkles and fine lines. So I switched gears. I started to use makeup that had sun protection in it. I touch up during the day with a powder. If I'm having a makeup-free day,  I use a high SPF sunscreen. I used these products out of sheer necessity, not because I actually enjoyed applying my daily form of sunscreen. 

Invisible Shield changed all of that for me. I never thought I would get so excited about a sunscreen, but I have come to really love this part of my skincare routine now. It is such an innovative formula. Say goodbye to sticky and greasy sunscreen. Invisible Shield boasts a hydrating and gel-like texture, which resembles a serum more than any sun protection product I've ever used! The texture soaks into the skin almost immediately, allowing for breathable protection. A bonus? It smells absolutely lovely: fresh, light, and slightly citrusy!

The Basics: 

  • SPF 35 (UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection)
  • Price: $34
  • Chemical Sunscreen : Avobenzone (stabilized with Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate), Homosalate, Octisalate
  • Scent: light citrus smell (Sweet Orange Essential Oil)
  • Standout Ingredients: Vitamin E, Vitamin P, Broccoli, Aloe Leaf, Fermented Yeast & Vegetal Extracts

How To: Apply a even layer after moisturizer and before makeup! 

But why? : If you're reading this and thinking: I hardly spend any time outside so I don't need daily sun protection... then keep reading. You don't have to be at Coachella or playing volleyball on the beach to be in danger of the harmful rays.

Here are all the times you should be using sunscreen: Riding in any vehicle (those windows don't keep out harmful rays). Walking your dog. Working at a computer (yes, you heard me...). Getting a gel manicure (i know.. I'm guilty too). If you use any acids in your skincare regimen. Walking around the city (ughhh so many free radicals). The list goes on.

Basically, you need sunscreen Every. Single. Day. To make sure you don't forget, each purchase of Invisible Shield comes with this cute sticker decal for your mirror!

Don't forget that you can shop with me on my Glossier Rep Page! You can get 20% off your first Glossier order + Free Shipping! If you've shopped with me before (Thank you!), send me a note and tell me how you like your products! 

PS, I made a short & sweet video of my morning routine, which now incorporates Glossier's Invisible Shield :)

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