Hello, Sunshine!



HOLY SMOKES, IT'S HAPPENING! I'd like to reintroduce y'all to a very special product two years in the making, the all-new Volition Beauty Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50, a luxe beautifying sunscreen for all you sunscreen haters!

FFAF supporters were instrumental in supporting Prismatic from the very beginning, so THANK YOU! A little has changed since the last time I posted about it here — and by little, I mean a lot. Let's face it, it would have been incredible to see my product join the line-up of 18 (count 'em, 18!) amazing creations at Volition Beauty. I would have been absolutely thrilled with that outcome, and in fine company. 

Now the little SPF that could is now being carried at Sephora.com and will be available in ALL SEPHORA STORES NATIONWIDE this April. So far, the rave reviews are showing 4.5/5 stars and 1,2220 loves! I'm thrilled and a little in shock and just really, really excited. In honor of its journey and to show you all just how much I believe in it, I'm baring it all! 



For science. Freshly scrubbed face. Light spray of a facial mist and awaiting some much-needed hydration. A little sleepy, a little overworked, a little more than a hair past my baby-faced early 20s. In other words, this is officially the "before," people. 




"La Mer's brand-new Renewal Oil is activated with the shake of the bottle, turning the golden clear liquid into an opaque, bubbling mixture of sea-sourced ingredients and the company's signature Miracle Broth, along with essential oils of eucalyptus andsesame, and lime tea concentrate.



What a difference SEA BROTH makes! Who knew?! (Besides Cate Blanchett.) I do really love this facial oil and even thought it's pricey for such a tiny vial, I only use it to pamper my skin at night and that should make it last a good long while. I think it wears really beautifully! 



Bring it on, Prismatic.


The true test: Bare-faced but for the Prismatic! Serious protection from the sun, a formula that beautifies on contact for a subtle, perfecting radiance, yet also works hard to improve and nourish your skin with good-for-you ingredients — like a luxury skincare product should. Here's the deal, straight from Sephora's mouth: 

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

What it is:
A nourishing, hydrating fluid that perfects skin with a flawless pearl finish while shielding it from sun damage. 

Solutions for: 
✔ Pores ✔ Dryness ✔ Dullness and uneven texture


If you want to know more…
Daily protection that you'll actually want to wear! AKA the anti-sunscreen, the Prismatic Luminizing Shield is everything you want from a luxury skincare breakthrough but nothing you’d expect from an SPF. It combines broad-spectrum SPF 50 with micro-fine pearlized powder and sodium hyaluronate resulting in a sophisticated, moisture-rich glow. Use daily with or without makeup for beautiful skin. 

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

What else you need to know:
Meet the innovator: Aja, a taste-maker and beauty editor. (Editor's note: GAH! That's me!) She dared to ask, "what if my SPF performed without all the things we hate about sunscreen?" (Another editor's note: Like gross, greasy, smelly, irritating, heavy BORING gloop that leaves a sticky, weird finish that screws with the rest of your skincare and/or makeup routines.) Through her uncompromising standards (ACCURATE!) combined with Volition's lab expertise (ALSO ACCURATE!), she co-created a product that everyone said was impossible. This product is vegan, hypoallergenic, formulated without gluten-free, cruelty-free, and noncomedogenic. 




All day, every day. (My mama is VERY proud.) I wear it from the barn to barre class, on long days bouncing around everywhere with clients for work, from lazy Sunday mornings on my patio with coffee and a good book to brunch with a dab of gloss, but this might just be my favorite:

Only with a gorgeous, luminous SPF like this can you slap on a red lip, a few coats of mascara, and a ravishing, vintage-inspired dress and call it a DAY.

It's everything I hoped it would be, and I hope you all try it out and feel the same way! Don't just take my word for it — some of my favorite reviews are highlighted below: 

Day 1 of using Prismatic SPF. I used my regular face lotion and applied the SPF over it. The feel is silky and not tacky or sticky, my complexion appears dewy and illuminated without being greasy. I usually wear a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30.
— imafropinay (via Instagram)
Day One Testimonial: LOVE!!! I tried it for the first time this morning over moisturizer and under full coverage matte foundation. It feels like air. It is not the least bit lotion-y. If it was a no makeup day, I could have just stopped with this, skipped the foundation and been perfectly dewy. It was a makeup day, so I put my full coverage foundation over and went from dewy to candlelit. For weeks I’ve been trying samples of sticky primers, SPF’s and highlighters that were bordering on glitter trying to get here and this just nailed it! Great job, Aja!! Thank you!!
— C. Hughes (via FB)
It is amazing. SPF 50 without that zinc look and it actually has a really pretty light shimmer to it. It’s very light feeling and goes on easily feeling great on your skin. I’ve been waiting for over a year for it to come out. I’m so excited I can’t even tell you. As soon as I got my email saying it was available I bought 3 because I knew they were going to sell out FAST! 👁🤩💕
— D. Miller-Long (via FB)
You need this in your life. Nothing like the sunscreens you own. It is the perfect mix between sunscreen and skin highlighter/perfector. It’s so lightweight you could wear it alone or under makeup. It doesn’t leave that greasy goopy feeling that sunscreen does! Normally I HAVE to wash my hands after applying sunscreen but this absorbs so well that you forget you put it on. The glow is super beautiful and subtle. Did a sunscreen just become my new favorite cosmetic??
— via Sephora.com


Be brave. Bare it all. Stick it to the sunshine.

Use #PrismaticSPF on Instagram to show us how you wear yours for a chance to win a very special treat for you and a friend...you never know when your stunning mugs might get regrammed by our dream teams!

Don't forget to tag: 

@ Your Friend! 

Winners will be selected by FFAF on my birthday, April 5th! GOOD LUCK! 

As always, holler if you have any questions.

Volition Beauty's cofounders are queer and WOC-identified. I'm a QWOC with humble beginnings as a broke single mom on a nonprofit budget. We've come a long way. We're fighters. We're entrepreneurs. We're activists. And we're working hard to revolutionize the beauty industry by democratizing it — putting the power to create truly new products into the hands of the people who use them. 

Again, THANK YOU x 84,000 to everyone who's supported and championed Prismatic on its journey! You made this launch possible! XO!