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!

5 Makeup Trends You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer!

Weekends packed with weddings, late night drinks, last-minute getaways to the beach or an afternoon spent in the park – it’s no wonder that summer is our most beloved time of the year. As you rotate those jeans out for your swimsuit, take a moment to revamp your makeup drawer too!

So, what’ going to be getting you all those fabulous Instagram likes this summer? We are expecting shimmery hues and coral lips this season. Here are our suggestions below on how to rock the look this summer – no matter if you’re going to the office or out grabbing drinks with friends.

1) Summer Sheen

Master that highlighted cheekbone look with some “summer sheen.” While it definitely includes some shimmer some shimmer, a full-face glow is what you’re going for. To achieve that ‘summer sheen,’ try the H&H Luminizer Stick for a strobing effect on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose. Our H&H Baked Fusions are a fusion of colors that act as a blush and/or bronzer that provide a luminescent glow while adjusting to each individual’s skin tone.

2) Pops of Coral

Instead of flaunting a heap of lip colors in shades of pink, purple and red, this summer season will be all about simplicity and cutting back on your collection, with a bright and easy coral. Try our NEW H&H Plumping Glosses that are a ultra-hydrating gloss that plumps with sheer color and high shine, to instantly create the appearance of fuller, softer and more youthful-looking lips.

3) Pigmented Cheeks

Ever looked at pictures of your mom’s old high school photos and were mortified at her heavy blush habit? Well we officially give you permission to go big again with your blush this summer. Our H&H Powder Blushes – available in 4 colors, provide a silky-smooth finish that glide on and blend naturally, to create a healthy, radiant glow. (Did we also mention that they are all gluten free, alcohol free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic non comedogenic oil free, paraben free and cruelty free?

4) Sun-Kissed Palette

We recommend blending different shades of hues for your lid colors (matte & shimmers). Summer is a fun season to experiment with different colors and pigments, so why not try our NEW H&H Duo and Quad Eyeshadow Palettes. Create your own look with our new magnetic eyeshadow pans and mix & match from 24 colors! Each mineral pigment blends easily and provides a long-lasting effect.

5) Dewy Skin

Between the sweat, salt and sun your skin is going to feel a bit dirtier than usual during the summer. So, try a simpler foundation such as our H&H Brightening CC Cream that is lightweight, oil free, color correcting and includes SPF 20.

Also, to help remove excess oil and refine pores, try our favorite H&H Vitamin Enriched Hydrating Mist for a quick mist over your face. It also provides a rich blend of antioxidants to brighten dull, tired skin and refine your complexion.

What do you think?

What do you think of this year’s summer trends? Let us know in the comments below?

Beauty Fixes for Spring Allergy Symptoms

Don’t miss our on this springs fun fashion and beauty trends due to allergies. The Last thing you want to have to deal with is a red nose and puffy eyes. Follow our simple makeup tips and tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!

For Your Eyes

To conceal dark circles apply a cream concealer like our H&H Photo Touch Concealer with the H&H Double-sided Concealer Brush and blend it in with the H&H Makeup Sponge Brush.

To make your eyes look more wide awake, curl your lashes and give them a few swipes of our H&H XLXL Mascara.

For puffiness, use our H&H 24K Gold Eye Patches to plump, lift, firm and brighten the appearance of your skin while delivering hydration to the under eyes.

For Your Nose

For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. Our H&H Brightening Cleanser both exfoliates and cleanses to smooth out skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and green tea to help reduce redness.

To cover up a red nose, apply a cream makeup base, like our new H&H Brightening CC Cream with a damp H&H Makeup Sponge Brush. This lightweight, oil-free color correcting cream adapts to individual skin tones and helps smooth out pigmented or red skin.

For your Skin

If your skin is red, add a little green tea to your skin care routine. Our H&H Green Tea Cream or Green Tea Serum are great ways to reduce inflammation and redness, as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin.

What do you think?

What are your favorite tips for spring allergy symptoms? Let us know in the comments below!

Post Spring Break Tips

The months prior to spring break are usually spent dieting and the gym to prepare for your time at the beach. Once break begins, it’s easy to lose track of your health. Now that spring break season is over, it’s time to get back in the swing of things! Getting back to living healthier and practicing good health habits are the best way to stay on track! So, if you’re looking to get back in the swing of things, here are some quick and easy tips!

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to kick start your body into burning energy, having clear skin and detox toxins from the inside out. Start by simply taking a walk around the block every day after you get home, or doing a 10-minute free workout video from YouTube. Like the saying goes, no one ever regrets his or her workout after.

Hydrate

After traveling and flying, your body can become dehydrated and your skin can become dry. By simply staying hydrated through out the day (not just at mealtime) you’ll increase your body metabolism and help maintain healthy skin. Try a fun travel mug or glass water bottle to remind yourself to replenish every couple of hours.

Fuel

It’s important to get back on a healthy food regimen after a week of eating out, eating junk food on your road trip and drinks in the evenings. Try eliminating processed foods and lowering the amount of sugar and friends foods you eat will leave your feeling more energized, complimenting your new exercise routine. By simply being more aware of the things you are eating and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods will help immensely. Also, make sure to either continue or begin taking vitamins. Our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins are great at keeping your skin clear from the inside out, along with our H&H Probiotic Vitamins are optimal for your digestive health.

Rest

Get some rest! Many of us miss hours of valuable sleeping time during spring break. A lack of sleep can result in a slower metabolism and unwanted weight gain. To function fully during the day, opt forgetting 6-8 hours of sleep every night. By maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, you’ll feel more energized, have a stronger immune system, focus more, and be able to stay in shape when you have more energy.

Clean

As we all just want our suitcases to magically disappear once returning from vacation, its important to take the time to properly unpack everything, wash all your clothes and clean all your toiletries and makeup. Don’t forget to clean all your makeup brushes and sponged too! Try our best-selling H&H Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner for this task.

What do you think?

What are some of your post spring break tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Guide to Green Beauty

With Earth Day on April 22nd, we’d like to share a few tips in helping you make the switch to leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle this year. By making these small changes, it can go a log way in helping Mother Earth breathe easier.

Hydrate (Through Reusable Cup & Straw of Course!)

Sipping through a straw isn’t just a trick makeup artist’s use so lipstick won’t come off. By drinking through a straw whenever possibly, you not only keep your pout perfect but you also help in the green effort of less plastic waste. Don’t forget to drink out of your reusable/travel cup too!

Eat Clean

By not only eating cleaner, juicing and shopping with reusable bags, you’ll cut down on plastic wrapping and packaging along with putting more wholefoods into your body (think fruits and vegetables!)

Turn Off the Water

For every minute you have the water funning, two gallons of water go down you drain. To conserve water, multi-task – leave your face wash on while you wash the rest of your body, shampoo while you shave your legs. Or, simply set a kitchen timer to not spend too much time in the shower.

Be a Label Hound

Check the ingredients of your skin and shower products. Chemicals can be harmful not only to your skin but to the water and environment it is transported to. Try our popular H&H Brightening Polish, not with bio-friendly microbeads!

H&H Science products are dermatologist tested and approved, Ph balanced, cruelty free, chemical paraben free, non-comedogenic, medical-grade, made in the USA, and distributed locally by a family-owned business.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorites ways to go green for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below!