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VIVE SANA Is Bound To Be Your New Favorite Daily SPF

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The new clean, luxury sun care line feels more like skin care than sunscreen

I hate to admit this as a beauty editor, but I find applying a daily SPF to be *sort of* a pain. Not only do I cringe at the idea of adding yet another step to my already intense skin-care regimen (I’m currently at five steps, but really trying to cut down for the sake of my morning sanity), but being that I make sure my skin-care routine is completely clean, it’s not that easy finding an SPF that also falls into that category. A lot of daily SPFs contain all sorts of synthetic ingredients or fillers, which is something I try to avoid as much as possible (as you should, too).

With that being said, when I’m presented with a daily SPF that’s not only clean but boasts a ton of other skin-boosting benefits, it’s worth paying attention to. And that’s where new luxury, all-natural sun care line VIVE SANA, which just launched yesterday, comes in.

VIVE SANA, which is Italian for “living healthy,” is here to make daily SPF application not just an extra step, but a main, all-encompassing one. The line only uses ingredients of the highest standards—such as photo-protective organic botanicals, apricot, argan, avocado, green tea, licorice root, red raspberry, just to name a few—as well as non-nano, uncoated zinc, which is the safest approved active SPF.

The line consists of two products: Daily Protezione ($55) and Serum Crema ($75). Daily Protezione is a hydrating and moisturizing SPF 30 sunscreen that’s meant to serve as your go-to daily moisturizer while offering enough protection for a day at the beach. Its formula has a matte finish and is sweat-resistant, meaning it can be incorporated into an active lifestyle. Serum Crema is a nutrient-dense facial treatment with SPF 20 that not only protects you from UV rays, but is also formulated to hydrate, repair sun damage as it occurs, stimulate skin cell repair, improve elasticity, and even out skin tone.

Not only do both products offer in-sun protection and benefits, but also pre-sun and post-sun. While many sun care products tend to have a drying effect on the skin (leaving it more susceptible to damage), VIVE SANA’s formulas are ultra-nourishing and create a protective barrier against environmental stressors. The organic antioxidants used in each product also work to reverse the signs of past sun damage.

Both products are natural and almost entirely organic, as well as phthalate-, paraben-, BPA-, chemical-, and fragrance-free. They’re also gentle, non-pollutant, and coral reef-safe.

All in all, VIVE SANA takes a crucial step in everyone’s skin-care regimen—daily SPF—and makes it even more beneficial, ultimately simplifying your daily routine. And while, admittedly, the prices may feel a little steep, the multipurpose, clean formulas make it well worth it. You can shop the line now at ViveSana.com.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.

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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.

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