Friday, September 3, 2010

SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+

It's Labor Day weekend and what many ( not me) consider the end of summer. There is plenty of summer left although with no more heatwaves hopefully.  Cool summer days sound good.

So with the sun still out , and it's there all year, we still need sunscreen right ? I tried a new one to me , SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+ with UV ProPlex™ recently.  What I liked with this is it has chemical and physical blocks , so you are covered both ways. Plus the antioxidant protection.

The cream is not too heavy and holds up pretty well in water. Because it has zinc oxide it does have a bit of a white cast at first, you just need to blend well. I've used this for outside days and liked it but haven't tried it under makeup. It's lightly moisturizing, but you may still need your regular moisturizer if you tend to be less oily.

More info per the company:

 SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+  includes advanced, patented three-layer UV ProPlex™ technology to improve product performance by effecting a more uniform distribution of UV filters on the skin. UV ProPlex helps improve the distribution of sunscreen actives more effectively so 25-30% less actives are used. Protects the skin with significantly fewer chemicals.

SkinMedica provides:
1. physical protection preventing UVA/UVB rays from entering the skin

2. chemical protection preventing UVA/UVB rays entering the skin

3. biological protection using potent antioxidants, including green tea, caffeine and vitamin E combined with novel antioxidant picea excelsa to strengthen skins natural defense and fight off free radicals

It's listed as  a  highly water resistant full-spectrum UVA/UVB defense sunscreen  that is oil free, fragrance-free and PABA-free.

$ 45.00 for 3 oz

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