There are so many products and brands to choose from at Aillea. They had products with SPF in them from lipstick and makeup to skin care creams and serums. They had a wide variety and the prices seemed reasonable for the high quality products. My favorite item they showed me was the lipstick ($26) from Ilia! They let me sample it and it was so smooth and hydrating on my lips, and it had great color and pigment. Most of my lipsticks I own do not have SPF in them. That really made me open my eyes to realizing that I have room to improve when it comes to protecting my skin from the sun. This brand also had a translucent powder ($34) that the woman working there said will also help with sun protection. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in a translucent powder so I was extremely impressed!
They also had a few other brands that offered a wide selection of SPF products. Pictured below are a few, Josh Rosebrook, Lily Lolo and Sun Tegrity. I think I will purchase the Lily Lolo mineral foundation ($22). I love that it has SPF 15. I have trouble finding a powder foundation with SPF, I mainly find cream foundations with it.
One tip I will give when it comes to sun protection is to wear sunscreen and SPF products often. I personally apply foundation, or a SPF BB cream when I leave the house and know I will be outside or even when I am driving for a long time. Also, when I am driving I like to put sunscreen on the top of my hands because during the day the sun will hit your hands as they are on the steering wheel. Your hands are one of the first places that will age fast and gain sun spots. Applying sunscreen on your hands before driving is a simple discipline that over time will save your hands from aging and will protect them from sun damage.
Like I said, I am not an expert… I am not a doctor… However, I hope this post helped to inform you that when in Colorado, or any higher altitude location, it is important to be aware and pro active with your skin protection.