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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Jul 10, 2019

“I’m so pumped to put on face sunscreen!!”, said nobody ever. But the truth is, once you find the Holy Grail that you don’t actually mind wearing under makeup all summer, it’s truly the best anti-aging cream you could ever buy – and probably the cheapest, TBH. That’s why Jill and Carlene tested over 20 of the buzziest face sunscreens on shelves right now, and at the end of this episode, they reveal their top five favourites.


But first, time to phone a friend! Meet skin therapist extrordinaire Dija Ayodele, founder of The Black Skin Directory in London. Dija explains why every skintone needs to wear sunscreen (not just us pasty pale types!) and she shares her very best SPF tips (like why do you need a facial sunscreen instead of moisturizer with SPF, anyway? And what step do you put sunscreen on in your skincare routine?). Find out Dija’s picks for the best face sunscreens for black skin that she uses herself.


In this skin-saving Damn Goods episode, Carlene and Jill dig into their beauty editor handbook to share some Sunscreen 101, like the meaning of broad-spectrum sunscreen and the difference between chemical and physical formulas. Then, stay tuned as they deliver the Coles Notes on this year’s jaw-dropping Consumer Reports sunscreen study, like the sad fact that very few sunscreens actually live up to their claims. Find out which ones made their top five list as well as your hosts! Read more on the Breaking Beauty Podcast blog including the complete list of all 20 face sunscreens tested. 


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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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