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It's exciting to find out what others are buying and loving, especially the experts. That very information is partly what we use to create our data-driven shopping guides, after all. Enter our What's In Your ___? interview series, where we get all the details on the products cool people can't live without.

Sunscreen can be a complicated business. However, Stephanie DiPisa, founder and CEO of Solara Suncare, is ensuring that’s not the case with her increasingly popular 100% mineral skincare-meets-suncare brand. Created to solve a need for people (like her own family) with extremely sensitive skin often irritated by popular sunscreen options, Stephanie is the magic and inspiration behind her formulations, which is led by her own healing journey with Lyme Disease. After learning what you put in your body and on your skin plays a vital role in your overall wellness routine, Stephanie set out to thoughtfully and sustainably curate a line of sunscreen products that are results-driven and uniquely powered by adaptogens, superfruits, and proven skincare actives, marrying beauty and science with a skin protective twist.

With that in mind, we had to know what beauty products Stephanie currently can’t live without. So, we asked her. Ahead, see and shop the 16 beauty essentials Stephanie always has on hand in her makeup bag. 

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May 2, 2023

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Solara Suncare Fortune Teller SPF 30

$64

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This award-winner is my holy grail daily face sunscreen within the Solara Luxe Collection because its SuperBright Complex™ addresses my past hyperpigmentation and gives my skin an instant filtered glow. 

Fable & Mane HoliRoots Repairing Hair Mask

$34

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You’ll see me always looking for unique ways to infuse adaptogens into my daily routine and this brand delivers—I love the entire line! The mask smells edible and it leaves my hair soft and shiny.

Joanna Vargas Eden Instant Lift Mask

$17

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This mask is the queen. I’ve never found a mask that truly gives instant results like this one!! I’ve been going to Joanna Vargas for years and the Eden Lift gives you post-facial plump skin right at home. 

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss

$22

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Kosas Lip Oil in Jellyfish sneaks into every purse I have—it’s clean, it’s simple, and it's not sticky!

ATHR Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette

$48

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Aether has nailed high quality, clean + sustainable shadows that also perform (which is rare). I love the Rose Quartz palette.

Solara Suncare Vacation Glow Mineral Sunscreen

$27

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This is a #1 best-seller from our Go! Collection—it’s bronzy, illuminating AND mineral SPF. I use this all summer long as a skin protective bronzer!

Moon Juice Magnesi-Om

$42

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I never go without this supplement in Berry—it’s magic. I’ve been traveling alot and it’s amazing for supporting my irregular sleep patterns and for calming stress.

One Love Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser

$25

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I have super sensitive skin and this cleanser is gentle and effective to remove makeup, sunscreen, etc. One Love products are just superior!

Renude Chagaccino 10-Pack Box

$30

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This isn’t a beauty product but I carry these to mix into my coffee because I’m obsessed with the adaptogenic goodness. Great for immunity and energy!

Solara Suncare Mineral Defense Sport Sheer Sunscreen Mist

$18

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If you love spray sunscreen for vacay but want a reef safe, mineral option that feels like skincare, this is it. Superfruits + Aloe for the win!

Jenny Patinkin White Nephrite Jade Petite Face Roller

$32

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All of Jenny’s products are high quality and beautiful. This petite roller is my go to for depuffing while traveling. I also love her cryo globes.

Mara Evening Primrose + Green Tea Algae Retinol Face Oil

$120

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Incredible gentle way to resurface tired skin, it's one of the only retinol-like products my sensitive skin can tolerate.

HigherDOSE Red Light Face Mask

$349

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From my Lyme healing journey, I’m a huge fan of light therapy for healing. This device is great for calming and rejuvenating my rosacea, especially when I can’t get to the Infrared Sauna for the full body treatment.

LILFOX Ambrosia Immortalis Eye Mask

$130

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I discovered this product at Beauty Heroes and can’t say enough good things; it’s so gentle and effective… the perfect pick me up for tired eyes!

Saie Mascara 101 Lengthening And Lifting

$26

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 I’ve tried SO MANY clean mascaras and this one is my favorite so far!

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation

$49

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There’s a reason it's a cult fav! 

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