REVIEW: OZ Naturals New Age Defying Tinted Sunscreen

Good Morning!

Today I have a review from an all natural skincare brand that is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands.
I’m talking about OZ Naturals and the product I’m featuring today is their brand new Age-Defying Tinted Sunscreen.

 

This sunscreen provides broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. I find that the formula absorbs into your skin very quickly and is not at all sticky. It doesn’t feel like a normal sunscreen. It feel smooth and more like a BB cream. This product comes in a 2 fl oz tube so it’s great for travel or for throwing in your bag. Currently this product is available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1UE744f. 
The tint of this sunscreen is a medium to bronze skin tone color. I have very light skin so I couldn’t use this on my face. I did, however, find that it looks great on my body to add a little color with sun protection. On the days I applied this on my neck, chest, and arms I also applied a matte bronzer to my face to make everything match. (Side Note: My current favorite matte bronzer is the Body Shop Honey bronzer in shade 3)
It does provide really nice sun protection. I have used some sunscreens in the past that had super high SPF (50-100) and somehow I still ended up with a sunburn or more freckles. On the days I used this sunscreen I definitely didn’t get burnt and I didn’t notice any new freckles. I did reapply every 80 minutes but you are supposed to do that with any sunscreen. If you are slightly self-conscious about your feckless like me, the tint of this cream helps blend in those little dots to make your overall skin tone look more even. Since the tint washes off in the shower you can get a subtle bronzed look to your arms and legs without the commitment (and potential disaster) of a sunless tan.
I have also used this sunscreen during my outdoor runs and I found it stayed in place really well. These runs are the only time I used it on my face because I don’t really care what I look like while I’m getting in those miles. Even when my hairline started to sweat the sunscreen still stayed in place and it never ran into my eyes. My husband is a dedicated and extremely sweaty soccer player so I had him try it on his face. The sunscreen stayed in place even with his torrential sweat.
P.S. My husband has a medium skin tone so this would actually be a great product for men who are looking to even out their skin tone while protecting their skin from the sun. It didn’t look like he was wearing makeup either. His skin just looked like it had a healthy glow. This is definitely a unisex product in my opinion.
Overall, I am very pleased with this tinted sunscreen. I most prefer to use it on my legs for days I am wearing a dress or skirt. It also works great on your upper body too. If you have a medium skin tone, this would make a great BB cream.
Product Recap:
  • Medium tinted sunscreen that provided SPF 30 of broad spectrum sun protection
  • All natural
  • Cruelty-free
  • Made in the USA
  • Paraben-Free
  • Comes in 2 Fl oz squeeze tube
  • Cost is $21.99 and it can be purchased at www.oznaturals.com
  • It has a smooth BB cream like texture that absorbs into your skin quickly
  • Great for travel or throwing in your purse.
Have you tried this or other OZ products? Check out the OZ Naturals website at http://www.oznaturals.com/  and don’t forget to sign-up for their newsletter to stay up to date with their newest products.
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30 Before 30 Book Review: The Resistance

Another book checked off my “30 Before 30” list. I have started 2 other books but for some reason I didn’t finish them all in one go. I did however finish this book, The Resistance in 2 flights. I got this book by in August at Dollar Tree (Click here to see the haul video).  
The Basics:
Author: Gemma Malley
Genre: Dystopian Fiction -YA. All of the books are mixed in together at Dollar Tree so I didn’t know that before purchasing it. 
Other books in this series: “The Declaration” and “The Legacy”. 
General Theme: This book is about a new form of governmental control on aging. I don’t want to give too much away in case you are interested in reading it for yourself but this novel is centered around a main character who is struggling with choosing between immortality and the natural cycle of life. This book involves science fiction, mystery, plot twists, moral values, and ethics. 
My Thoughts:
I  really enjoyed this book and it provided the perfect light entertainment for my round trip flight. I thought it kept my attention well and left me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. The characters were very relatable and the author made you feel sympathetic towards them.  I also liked the not-so-subtle discussion on science and ethics of  anti-aging research. I think in today’s society we are all striving to prolong our youth and this book shows just how extreme the desire of youth can become. It was interesting to me that the book takes place in England but I didn’t notice any use of typical UK English. I’m a linguist so I tend to notice those things when I’m giving the characters voices in my head. Overall, I would recommend this book and I might try to find the other two books in this series to read as well. 
I give this book 3.5 bunnies 1f407-twitter.
A random side note: I get different feedback from people when it comes to adults reading YA novels. Some people think it is childish to read below your level. I always remember some interviews given by the record holding Jeopardy winners,Julia Collins and Larissa Kelly. Both of these women attribute their incredible memories and success to reading anything they can get their hands on, including YA novels. Just sayin’. 
Let me know if you have suggestions for other books I should read in my 30 Before 30 challenge. 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 
Courtney

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