QUIZ: What Type of Sunscreen Should You Use?

At H&H Science, Co-Founder and Dermatologist Dr. Helen Torok considers wearing sunscreen every day to be her number one skin care rule. Whether you’re at the office or at the beach, your skin is exposed to harmful UVA/UVB rays that can cause sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. Protect your skin this summer and choose a sunscreen that works with both your skin care routine and skin type.

Start your search with the quiz below:

Question #1:

Oily Skin Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Our lightly textured Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 is a broad spectrum, provides SPF protection without feeling heavy or greasy and free of oil, fragrance and lanolin which can irritate skin.

Dry Skin – Sheer Antioxidant SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Broad spectrum UVA & UVB SPF 50+ coverage Latest Suspension System delivers ultra-sheer, weightless 13.75% Micronized Zinc Oxide Antioxidant enriched with green tea polyphenols, resveratrol, vitamin A,C,E,, emblica and CoQ10, to provide exceptional broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and quench free radicals Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne prone

Combination – Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Cosmetically elegant, sheer, ultra-light broad spectrum sunscreen. Advanced Singlet Photo-Stabilization Technology provides the highest level of broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against free radicals. Fast absorbing, ultra sheer, weightless organic UV absorbers.

Normal – Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

The next generation BB cream provides superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Worn alone or under foundation, this matte finish, multitasking formula blends with all skin tones.

Question #2:

Work with My Makeup – Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer

Water Resistant – Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen

H&H Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and is water resistant (40 minutes). This sunscreen blocks most UVA and UVB radiation from reaching the skin, minimizes the effect of UV damage, and provides up to 50 times your skin’s natural protection from sunburn.

Works with Acne-prone Skin – Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen

Sheer, oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Ideal for all skin types, including acne-prone skin.

Protect My Lips – Lip Injection MD

This multi-functional lip treatment protects lips while helping to restore hydration and youthful volume withBroad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30.

 

What do you think?

What is your favorite H&H SPF product(s)? Let us know in the comments below!

The 10 Skin Care Products You Can’t Travel Without This Summer

Dry heat, humidity, sweat, salt, sand and chlorine – this list of harmful elements summer brings to your skin goes on and on.

For this summer’s vacation, be sure to add these travel-approved products to your toiletry kit; your skin will thank you!

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Makeup

Look for lightweight and no-fuss makeup for your summer travel makeup. We have been loving our new H&H Eyeshadow Quad and Duo Palettes. Create your own look with these magnetic eyeshadow pans while you mix & match from 24 colors!

Our H&H Mineral Sheer Tints are lightweight, mineral-enriched and tinted with SPF 20 to even out skin tone while it moisturizes and protects!

The H&H Travel Brush is a MUST whenever traveling as it contains all seven brushes you’ll need in order to create any makeup look! 7-Piece Set includes: Powder Dome Brush, Blush Brush, Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Angle Liner Brush, Lip Brush, Spoolie Brush, and Black Carrying Case.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one, The Nude Kit is the way to go. This exclusive palette it a chic, portable go-to for sculpting your cheekbones, perfecting your nose, and enhancing your eyes with each stroke of alluring color and rich pigments. Achieve a whole new look with these 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors. ​These warm, flattering eye and cheek shades features nine never-before-seen shadows, two blushes, and a highlighter/contour duo that’s perfect for creating camera-ready looks while on vacation.

With your body being exposed to numerous elements while on vacation, it’s important to gently exfoliate and moisturize your lips with our all-natural H&H Sugar Lip Scrub.

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Skincare

If you’ll be traveling on an airplane this summer, your H&H 24K Gold Eye Recovery Patches the ultimate in luxury! These anti-aging contour gel patches are infused with Nano Gold and Algae to help lift and firm the delicate eye area. Gold helps firm, lift, brighten the appearance of fine lines, while providing an opulent glow. These lavish and pampering eye patches help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, giving the under-eye area a look of improved firmness. Hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense hydration.

To clear up and prevent any acne on your travels, our H&H Clear Skin Peel Kit is your acne treatment, toner and moisturizer all in three easy steps. This antioxidant-rich peel kit gently removes dead skin, brightens dull skin, and removes oil in two easy steps. Dermatologist-tested for all ages and all skin types to clear acne, brown spots and fine lines. Contains Witch Hazel, Co-Q10, vitamins A, C and E, and 10% glycolic acid for toning and astringent benefits.

No summer vacation would be complete without a sunscreen. Our best-selling H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream provides superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection of 50+ with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer.

Lastly, don’t forget that it’s important to keep your skin healthy not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. Our H&H Daily Defense Vitamins help to preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Try pairing it with our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins, which help promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorite travel skin care products? Let us know in the comments below!

What to Pack for Any Summer Weekend Getaway

From lounging poolside or soaking up the sun by the ocean or lake, there’s no better reason to get out of town (and away from your computer and work routine.)

If you are also looking to save some money, time, and avoid a luggage mishap, packing light for these small getaways is the way to go. With TSA’s 3.4-ounces limit, you might have to leave behind your jumbo-size bottle of shampoo at home. The good news? H&H Science has your go-to list below for summer-inspired and travel-sized beauty products for your body, face and more.

Need ideas? Here’s what to pack in your carry-on this summer so you can spend your weekends hitting the shore and running in style.

A Purse-Friendly Cleansing Device

Packing light doesn’t always mean sacrificing comforts. If you love thoroughly cleansing your face with a face-cleansing device every night, consider swapping your builder gadget with our H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device. Small in size but powerful in action, this device not only is self-cleaning, but it also removes dirt and imperfection from your pores without taking a ton of precious real estate in your luggage. You can use this Sonic Device 300x before it runs out of power, so feel free to power up and leave the charger at home.

Your Entire Skin Care Routine – in TSA-Approved Sizes

Prioritizing your skin’s health (even on vacation) is totally fine. Taking the time to empty all of your skin care products into the travel-approved size bottles is such a hassle. The good news? All of the regular-sized products in our H&H Anti-Photoaging Systems are in TSA-Approved sizes. This travel- friendly set (comes in Normal and Sensitive) has your full skin care regimen (the BB Cream doubles as makeup and SPF). 

Makeup Multitaskers: The Nude Kit

Instead of packing multiple kits and palettes in your makeup bag, consider our 3-in-one H&H Nude Kit. Complete with 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors.

Your Sun-Kissed Tan: Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid Travel Size

Even if you’re going to the beach, it’s great to have your sunless-tanner with you to maintain that refreshed and sun-kissed glow. Fake Bake’s Liquid Flawless Self Tanner is now travel size. And BONUS – it comes with a FREE professional application mitt. (LIMITED TIME ONLY – now available in-store only at H&H Science).

What Do You Think?

What are your favorite summer travel products? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO

Heather

My Morning Anti-Aging Routine for Sensitive Skin

First things first…as soon as I wake up I drink a glass of water to replenish what moisture I lost during the night. Then I do a 15 to 30-minute yoga workout to stretch my muscles and release any tension or soreness. After yoga, I make sure to eat breakfast and take my HH Science Clear Skin vitamin. Now I’m ready to begin my HH Science anti-aging skin care routine so I can look and feel my best!

Antioxidant Cleanser for Combination Skin

This luxurious, purifying, soothing cleanser gently cleans and replenishes the skin. Rich in antioxidants and natural botanicals, it nourishes and restores, resulting in healthier, more radiant looking skin. My skin is left refreshed and hydrated!

Sonic Facial Cleanser

The revolutionary H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device eliminates blemish-causing impurities while remaining extremely gentle on the skin. All it takes is one minute twice a day for a fresh, clear and even-looking complexion.

Eye Serum

H&H Total Eye Repair Cream contains hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and seal moisture in, plumping visible lines and wrinkles. It features all-trans-Retinol to promote smoother, firmer skin. Also contains 90% green tea polyphenols, arnica, Vitamin K, peptides and moisturizers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

Brightening Pads

These H&H Brightening Pads improve skin tone while decreasing the appearance of redness, hyper pigmentation, or melasma. It combines botanical brightening ingredients kojic acid, arbutin, and bearberry, along with the skin protective antioxidants silymarin, ascorbic acid, green tea polyphenols, and emblica to soothe skin and help with redness.

C-Bright Serum

It is a potent collagen building and brightening serum. I apply it after using the brightening pads, revealing a fresh and pure complexion.

Dermal Restructuring Therapy

This lightweight lotion contains a special formulation of peptides, antioxidants and moisturizers that work to increase collagen and improve the appearance of the skin to provide a more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid provides intense skin moisture without feeling heavy, leaving skin more radiant with a healthy glow.

Facial Firming Therapy

This serum contains a unique combination of three peptides, antioxidants, herbal extracts, and moisturizers that work quickly to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming and toning the skin. Perfect for enhancing Botox treatments, this serum can be used in the area where you have received Botox or would like to receive Botox treatments.

Green Tea Cream

A cream composed of 90% polyphenols derived from green tea which reduces inflammation and redness as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin. An ideal moisturizing treatment for dry skin types who experience redness and flushing.

Total Neck Repair Cream

Developed specifically for the neck and décolleté this hydrating neck cream helps to firm, lift and tighten skin that has lost definition with age. Formulated with a proprietary blend of active ingredients to support healthy collagen and elastin production, smooth and even skin tone, and reduce signs of aging. ​

Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

The next generation BB cream provides superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Worn alone or under foundation, this matte finish, multitasking formula blends with ALL skin tones.

 

What Do You Think?

What are your favorite night-time anti-aging products to use? Let me know in the comments below!

 

-Jessica Glenbocki

What to Look For When Buying Sunscreen

Everyone knows that a good sunscreen is a healthy skin care essential all year long, but there’s a lot of information that most don’t know when buying sunscreen. Sunscreen is not a one-size-fits all, and there are thousands of different types of sunscreens to fit different needs – for everyday wear, water-resistant or sweat-proof protection, or incorporated in their makeup products.

Whatever your sunscreen need is, here is how to ensure you find your next favorite sunscreen so you can be safe and protected when outside.

Start with SPF 50+

Both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer (this is old news), plus UVA rays can cause fine liens and wrinkles, therefore speeding up the signs of aging. UVB rays are those that cause sunburns. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends a minimum of 30 SPF but here at Trillium, we always recommend a minimum of 50+ to help protect against 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. Also, if you are fair-skinned, always go for a higher SPF.

Know Your Sunscreen’s Key Ingredients

By taking a quick look at your sunscreen’s ingredient list camp help ensure you are getting the quality and appropriate coverage you need. First off, look for the term “broad spectrum” as it ensures you’ll have both UVA and UVB protection. Mineral sunscreens, or physical sunscreens, work by using natural minerals such as Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide to reflect the sun’s rays from your skin. All of our sunscreens at H&H Science are broad-spectrum and are non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).

Consider Your Skin Type

Many sunscreens are designed specifically to help those with dry, oily or sensitive skin types. For dry skin, avoid sunscreen sprays or gels with alcohol. For sensitive skin, mineral sunscreens are good bets with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. I recommend our H&H Sheer Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 50+ with active ingredient of Zinc Oxide 13.75% and Green Tea Polyphenols to help sooth red or sensitive skin.

Consider Stocking Up, Especially During “Outdoor” Season

If you aren’t applying your sunscreen often or re-applying at the right time, you won’t be able to get all the protection your sunscreen can offer. Your sunscreen should be applied at minimum, every two hours. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you might need to stock up a bit more in order to last.

Know How to Build Sunscreen Into Your Makeup Routine

A great and easy way to add a healthy sunscreen habit into your day is to build it into your morning routine. There are plenty of foundations out there with SPF in it but I always recommend a mineral foundation with SPF as it is healthier for your skin, and won’t cause acne as these formulas are composed of organic minerals and are also oil free – they don’t support the growth of bacteria. I love to recommend both our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+ as it is a universal tinted foundation/SPF/Moisturizer all in one, and our H&H Mineral Sheer Tint as it evens out skin tine with a sheer, natural radiance. 

Pick a Sunscreen You Enjoy Wearing

I always say to my clients, “choose a sunscreen that you like to wear,” because it increases your chance of actually wearing sunscreen to protect your skin. By choosing a sunscreen with nice perks (like SPF 50+, spray or tinted BB cream) that could make you more excited about re-applying.

What Do You Think?

What sunscreens are you in absolute LOVE with or what things do you look for when choosing a SPF? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO Heather