"Wow your skin looks glowy," is a compliment I never expect to get on Zoom, when lighting and filters still only do so much to improve the app's video quality. But during this specific meeting, my skin did look good, and the secret was I was wearing Tower28's SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation, the brand's first complexion product.
Like the rest of the line, SunnyDays is designed for sensitive skin, including eczema and rosacea. In fact, it's the first and only complexion product to be approved by the National Eczema Association. The formula contains SPF 30 non-nano zinc oxide, prickly pear extract for blue light protection, and wage sage extract, which reduces the look of irritation and neutralizes free radicals from the sun.
The 14 shades were developed with celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty, with a focus on getting the undertones right so the shades work for a wide range of skin tones. The formula offers light to medium buildable coverage with a natural finish that looks like your skin, but better. So while SunnyDays will neutralize redness and some blemishes (I can attest to this), it won't look (or feel) like you're wearing a layer of makeup.
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When I'm ready to use, I simply apply SunnyDays with my fingertips and blend it into my face. It gives me a healthy glow that isn't greasy and it doesn't oxidize throughout the day. Unlike other tinted mineral sunscreens I've tried, this one doesn't take a lot of blending to get rid of a white cast.
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It's not often a multitasking product is impressive enough to replace multiple steps in my morning routine, but since I've started using SunnyDays my moisturizer, SPF, and foundation have been collecting dust.
Good to Go used to be the column where we'd share the beauty products we can't travel without. But while travel's off the table, we'll be focusing on products that make us feel good in quarantine. This month, why I'm obsessed with Tower28's SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation.