In a world where a single device can serve as a phone, computer, camera, GPS and TV, consumers have high expectations when it comes to the functionality of everyday products.
Cosmetic companies have stepped up their game by introducing formulas designed to deliver several benefits in one package.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, sunscreen and moisturizer are the two most effective anti-aging products you can buy. And while drugstores have long carried an array of these items, shoppers now have the option of products that offer both benefits in one package.
L'Oréal's Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Clear Cool Lotion, a clear lotion with an SPF of 30 and 50, has a cooling effect to reduce skin temperature up to 4 degrees, the company says.
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Ingredients also include antioxidants such as vitamin E and white grape-seed oil.
Even the daily routine of washing your face is a chance to apply skin-saving ingredients. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, available at drugstores, is a gentle option for removing dirt and makeup. It also contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to soften skin and moisturize.
For makeup with more, try Your Skin But Better CC+ Bronzer from IT Cosmetics. The limited-edition full-coverage cream gives a sheer dose of color plus contains a sunscreen with an SPF of 50. The hydrating formula features vitamins A, C, B and E and hyaluronic acid.
For chapped lips, look for balms containing sunscreen, such as Revitalizing Lip Balm from Neutrogena with an SPF of 20. Available in six sheer tints, it also contains moisturizers to improve texture of lips. It sells for around $8.50 at drugstores.
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Artists will show and sell their work at the Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Louisville. The event, held at the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 301 South Peterson Avenue, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The weekend will include children's activities and food vendors with fireworks on Saturday.