Clinique Pep-Start Daily UV Protector

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Clinique has been around for decades.  Developed with Dermatologists, this brand is famous for having skin-friendly products that won’t make you break out.  I was turned on to the brand thanks to the amazing Dave Lackie of Beauty Departure Magazine, check it out here.


  • Skin Friendly
  • Great for all skin types
  • Tinted- no harsh white sunscreen lines
  • Cost-effective
  • SPF 50
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Works well under makeup
  • Nongreasy


  • Dimethicone
  • Non-Vegan company
  • Non-Cruelty-Free company

For me, this was a winner.  The little bit of tint worked well with makeup and awesome on no makeup days.  The formula is a bit runny yet, it applies well. Love the high SPF.  The best part is that this sunscreen is only $25 for an ounce at Sephora.  That is actually $5 less than my Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair, and it has 20 higher SPF.  Since I have switched up the products that I use, I started to find the Rapid Tone Repair to be a bit redundant.  This is a great, quick option for the person on the go.  If there is a sale, buy it. The tint is on the yellow side, if you are very fair, you may want to try a sample at Sephora before you buy.  For me, it worked.pep2.jpg

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As described on the Sephora website:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An ultra-lightweight sunscreen and universal perfecting tint in one.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Sun protection

If you want to know more…
This 100 percent mineral formula protects against UVA/UVB rays with SPF 50. Ideal for a naturally perfected look on those no-makeup days, the weightless hydrator blends flawlessly under makeup.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, free of fragrance and oil, non-acnegenic, and gentle enough for even sensitive skins—and around the eye area, too.


Titanium Dioxide 6.3% , Zinc Oxide 4.0%Water , Dimethicone , Butyloctyl Salicylate , Polydiethylsiloxane , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Isononyl Isononanoate , Diethylhexyl Succinate , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Methyl Trimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Silica , Laureth-4 , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer , Caprylyl Glycol , Dimethicone Silylate , Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer , Isostearic Acid , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 , Polyhydroxystearic Acid , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Dipropylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)

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