My name is Alexa, and I am Vertra’s sales and marketing intern this summer. I am from sunny Manhattan Beach, California and go to Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I love swimming in the ocean, playing beach volleyball, and doing pretty much anything outside (I wish I could do more of these beach-related activities in New Orleans, but I make the most of my opportunities to do so at home.) In just the past few weeks, Vertra products have become staples of my skincare routine, and I am excited to use this blog to tell you some tips and tricks for using our products and to encourage you all to wear sunscreen each and everyday!
So, let’s get started. It’s a hot, sunny summer. We all need sun protection, and let’s face it, we all get sweaty in the heat. Here at Vertra, our favorite daily, summer beauty products are our tinted face sticks. They double as durable, athlete-approved sunscreen and elegant, flawless coverage, making getting ready in the morning as easy as possible.
To add to the convenience, the stick form makes the product very easy to transport, perfect for placing in your pocket or in your handbag for on-the-go touch ups and reapplications. Personally, the Mick Fanning stick is my favorite because it matches my skin tone perfectly. I bring these sticks everywhere: I keep one in my bathroom, one in my car, one in my purse, and one in my beach bag.
My biggest sunscreen pet-peeve is that I often mess up my makeup while reapplying sunscreen. Vertra has eliminated that possibility by combining my makeup and sunscreen into one product. The stick smoothly glides onto my face, and I simply rub it in with my hands or, if I’m feeling fancy, a makeup brush.
I have replaced all my previous BB creams and tinted moisturizers with Vertra tinted face sticks because they give me the same cosmetic satisfaction, and to top it off, I know that loving my sunscreen will benefit me throughout the rest of my life as sunscreen works to protect skin from aging, fine lines, and wrinkles for years to come. Our tinted face sticks are the perfect embodiment of the “skincare first, makeup second” philosophy.
I, along with many of the athletes who use our products, find that they stay on very well. This is because our face sticks are water and sweat-resistant (BTW, there is no such thing as water or sweat-proof. Over time and exposure to sun, sweat, and water, every SPF agent will break down. So, it is important to reapply about every two hours.)
Makeup artist to the stars, Jillian Dempsey, of FYFE Beauty agrees, and she loves our Shane Dorian Kona Gold face stick for everyday use.
Don’t forget to protect your lips too! Many people forget to apply SPF to their lips. We recommend our Reef-Safe SPF 15 lip balm. It keeps your lips protected, is coconut-flavored, and is made with skin-loving natural ingredients.
We hope you try and love our face sticks as we do, but at the end of the day, we really just want to make sure you are protected by the sun. So, the most important thing is that you find a sunscreen that you like to wear everyday and then stick to it!