This sunscreen combines both mineral and chemical sunscreen ingredients, to offer broad-spectrum sun protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Safflower and sunflower oils make it hydrating though not in the least bit chalky or greasy, so it’s a good sunscreen for daily use.
Skin DefenseTM Environmental Protection SPF 30
A broad-spectrum moisturizing sunscreen with SPF 30
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- Featured ingredients list
What you should know:Treats these skin concerns:
Ideal for these skin types:
- environmental stressors
- sun damage
fragrance-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-freeSuitable for these skin tones:Fair Type ILight Type IIMedium Type IIITan Type IVBrown Type VDeep Type VI
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- Sunscreens use either chemical ingredients, which penetrate into the skin to absorb UV rays, or mineral ingredients, which sit on top of the skin and deflect the rays. The former tend to be more cosmetically elegant; the latter, less irritating. This formula combines the two.
Use every morning, as the final step in your skin-care routine. Reapply every two hours, especially if you’re outdoors, swimming, or sweating.
Sunscreen is a must, 365 days a year, rain or shine, since aging UVA rays can penetrate clouds and even glass.
To increase protection from the free radical damage caused by sun exposure, layer an antioxidant serum, like Clarity RX Take Care Daily Antioxidant Red Tea Serum, under your sunscreen.
To ensure you’re getting adequate protection, use a nickel-size dollop of sunscreen to cover your entire face. Don’t forget to use it on your neck, chest, and hands.
Full ingredients list:
Octyl methoxycinnamate: A chemical sunscreen ingredient that works by penetrating the skin, where it absorbs the sun’s UVB rays (those responsible for burning) before they can cause damage to the cells
Zinc oxide: A mineral sunscreen ingredient that works by sitting on top of the skin, where it deflects both UVA and UVB rays
Safflower and sunflower oils: These hydrate dry skin while soothing irritation and inflammation.
Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide. Other Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua), Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Diisopropyl Adipate, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG-20, Carnauba Wax, Dimethicone Copolyol, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Sorbitan Tristearate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Steareth-100, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylamide