According to All The Rage at Los Angeles Times, the “it” bag, defined as a status purse that costs more than a round-trip ticket to Paris and a favorite among stylish affluent women, is officially dead. Why? Because there are no more limited edition so to speak when 100,000 women are seen carrying the same bag as soon as it is launched. So instead of coveting after and splurging on the “it” bag, maybe it’s better to turn our attention on designer inspired arm candies that are chic and affordable instead.
There are a couple of selling points for Lavera SPF40 Neutral Sunblock. This is a 100% mineral based high SPF sunblock made with carefully selected organic ingredients and is specifically developed for people suffering from allergies, and extremely sensitive skin. It is certified as vegan and 100% free from synthetic filters, perfumes, colourings, preservatives as well as flower extracts, herbal extracts and essential oils. In addition, it provides UVA, UVB and even UVC sunblock protection and is waterproof.
While writing the earlier entry Do Mineral Makeup Pose Health Risks, I read that there is evidence that uncoated titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) can degrade avobenzone so it is best not to layer non-micronized mineral makeup with an avobenzone containing chemical sunscreen.
This is apparently confirmed by this Stability Study of Avobenzone with Inorganic Sunscreens by Uyen Nguyen and David Schlossman.