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BPGP: Supergoop! Keeps the Rays at Bay

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Once I left the humid shores of the Potomac River for the drier air out West, my hair breathed a sigh of relief and regained the Texas-pageant hair volume of my youth.  My skin was another matter.

Without the pungent humidity of the South, my pores, wrinkles and acne scars become bigger, deeper and more noticeable.  Why?  Because dry air does imperfect skin no.freaking.favors.

My new dermatologist suggested three things: 1) regular facials, 2) Argan oil and 3) sunscreen, lots of sunscreen.  Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil lets me kill two birds with one bottle.

This lightweight formula gives you all the benefits of Argan oil–hydration, anti-oxidants–and SPF 50.  And best of all, it doesn’t clog my acne prone skin as long as I am careful to apply it with clean hands.  You also want to let it soak in a bit before applying other makeup, otherwise you can end up with foundation that looks like it was made by Exxon.

Also, since it only takes a little bit to do the trick, the bottle lasts forever making it a budget-friendly buy.

This product sells out quickly and is becoming harder to find.  However, one of the benefits of living in middle-America again is that the newest, hottest products are always available in store because word of their arrival hasn’t made it to town yet.  If Sephora sells out before this posts (which it very likely will), I also found it on Amazon and on the company’s website.  Otherwise, sign up to be notified when it’s back in-stock.

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    13 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    It may only take a little bit to moisturize your skin, but you are likely not getting the full benefits of the sunscreen if you’re not applying ~1/4 teaspoon to your face – which you may find to be too much if you have oily or acne-prone skin!

    June 26, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I guess I should have been more clear. The reason it only takes a little is not just moisturization, it’s because it’s so viscous that you can cover a large surface area with a thin layer.

      June 26, 2014/Reply
      • Josie says:

        Does the viscosity make it difficult to apply the recommended amount (~2mg/cm^2)? That would be my main concern. I looked up the ingredients on the BASF sunscreen simulator and, though it’s advertised as SPF 50, it only has an effective SPF of 28 at that level of application. If you can’t get that much on, the actual SPF would be even lower. Thanks!

        June 26, 2014/Reply
        • Belle says:

          If you want to make sure you get enough, you could always mix a little more in with your foundation.

          June 26, 2014/Reply
  2. Hayley says:

    Do you recommend this only for drier climates? Would this still be something that you would use back here in DC?

    June 26, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I think you could, but I would mix it in with my foundation.

      June 26, 2014/Reply
  3. Rachel C says:

    It’s also available on QVC as a combo pack with the full size and travel size. I’m constantly looking for an SPF moisturizer that doesn’t feel heavy and sunscreen-like. Currently I use Jack Black; however, the extra benefits of Supergoop might be helpful.

    June 26, 2014/Reply
  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you for the product ideas! Do you still apply a CC cream after that, and then foundation? Or does this product eliminate the need for a CC cream? Thanks!

    June 26, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      My BB or CC cream is my foundation.

      June 26, 2014/Reply
  5. Robin says:

    I prefer Josie Marans argan oil + sunscreen. SuperGoop is all chemical sunscreens while JM has only zinc & titanium oxide, which are excellent physical blockers. Physical blockers have the advantage of stability & no production of reactive oxygen species.

    June 26, 2014/Reply
    • Molly says:

      Agreed. My parents are physicians and I’ve been super snobby about sunscreen since I was a kid. I’m the only one who doesn’t get burned at the beach or when outside all day, though. Titanium dioxide is the way to go. Thanks for the tip!

      June 27, 2014/Reply
  6. Robin says:

    Ps. I’m dying to try it after my argan oil is out but I’ve heard that Marula oil is the new argan oil.

    June 26, 2014/Reply
  7. Dakota says:

    Argan oil is amazing. I started with a small container of the Josie Maran kind from Sephora, which smells great but is kind of pricey. I switched to a natural brand I found on Amazon and while it doesn’t smell as nice, it is still incredibly effective. Great nighttime moisture and very gentle.

    June 26, 2014/Reply