“ If you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler” – and sun exposure does come with a bit of a cost – the cost of damage to your skin and hair. But don’t worry – Incentives has you covered – quite literally!
- Heidi Manzo
Here Comes the Sun…
We have all heard the saying “your best defense is a good offense,” – and that is certainly true when it comes to Sun Damage. Living on Long Island comes with its share of pros and cons. Traffic and taxes are the biggest cons that come to mind – and the list of pros is extensive. The top of that list starts with our incredible beaches, town parks, town pools, boating life, and more. However, as my grandmother used to say, “If you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler” – and sun exposure does come with a bit of a cost – the cost of damage to your skin and hair. But don’t worry – Incentives has you covered – quite literally! Mix and match your favorites from the categories below to put together your Summer Sun Summer Fun survival kit!
Protect Your Face
Incentives stock MANY choices when it comes to sunscreen for your face! Choose from our variety of Eminence Organic options as well as choices by Image and PCA.
Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 40
This brightening daily moisturizer comes complete with Natural Hydroquinone Alternative and SPF 40 all-mineral protection to protect against the development of dark spots and help prevent sunburn. For normal-to-combination skin types.
Eminence Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40
This all-in-one lightweight daily moisturizer is formulated with cocoa seed extract, satsuma mandarin peel, and SPF 40 all-mineral protection to improve the appearance of skin exposed to blue-light stress and pollution. Suitable for all skin types.
Eminence Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 40
Mattifying daily moisturizer complete with Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex and SPF 40 all-mineral protection to help prevent the signs of aging and sunburn. For normal-to-combination skin types
Eminence Sun Defense Mineral Powders
These hypoallergenic, non-pore-clogging natural mineral powders, available in a variety of shades, provide water-resistant SPF 30 sun protection to women and men alike. They are excellent for post-treatment use, especially on red or blotchy skin.
Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40
Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection helps you maintain a clear, youthful complexion. Featuring the unique Bio complex formula, this natural sunscreen enriches your skin with vital nutrients and antioxidants, while vanilla works to improve circulation for a healthy, revitalized look.
Image PREVENTION+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer
This daily tinted moisturizer offers broad-spectrum pure mineral protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Protect Your Lips
Incentives has two amazing products to protect your lips from the summer sun while providing moisture and a bit of shine.
Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15
Moisturize and protect dry lips with this hydrating lip balm stick. All-natural SPF15 defends dry lips against harmful UV exposure, while soothing rosehip oil relieves dryness and rejuvenating lavender restores softness. Dry, weather-ravaged lips are perfectly moisturized and protected from future damage.
Image PREVENTION+® Daily Defense Lip Enhancer
This hydrating lip complex with SPF 15 protection is a daily must-have, offering protection against UVA and UVB.
Protect Your Body
Incentives also has products for active people and those seeking skin that looks visibly rejuvenated.
Eminence Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30
An easy-to-apply sport formulation for the face and body, this SPF 30 mineral sunscreen is non-greasy and water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Highly effective for outdoor activities like swimming and high-performance sports where perspiration can impact standard sunscreen efficacy, this zinc oxide sunscreen protects from head to toe.
Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator for Face & Body – after-sun care
This lightweight moisturizer contains a Natural Repair Complex and can be layered underneath the richer Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to lock in moisture, repair dry skin and reduce redness caused by dryness. Cooling properties, courtesy of a beautiful blend of camphor and menthol, provide a refreshing sensation, especially after exposure to the elements.
Protect Your Hair
While there are no “sunscreens” for hair specifically, a lot can still be done to keep your hair (and its color) healthy and vibrant throughout the summer.
We carry a large selection of color-safe, sulfate-, phosphate- and paraben-free shampoos and conditioners that will do a lot to protect and maintain your hair color and health throughout the summer.
In addition, products like the original Moroccan Oil (or Moroccan Oil Light) are extremely rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that hydrate and nourish the hair. These are great for before the beach and after, as is the Moroccan All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner (made with Argan Oil), designed to nourish and protect your hair from environmental damage.
Enjoy Your Summer – and the Sun – Safely!
About the Author
Heidi Manzo is the manager of Incentives Organic Spa & Salon.