I would be willing to bet that sunblock is one of the most neglected steps in everyone’s daily skin care routine. Now I don’t have any statistics on it, but from my own experience, I can tell you it is absolutely neglected. I never feel prettier than when I have a nice glowing tan, but I have to constantly remind myself that I will not be feeling so pretty when I am covered in wrinkles and sun spots. This summer I am going to commit to wearing sunblock on my face. I'm going to load my face up with antioxidants, moisture, and healing benefits that so many sunscreens are made with. We at Certified FABULOUS have reviewed some great sunscreens made specifically for the delicate facial skin. All of these are wonderful for minimizing the looks of fine lines, preventing further skin damage, and keep our faces from aging before our time. All of the products listed protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Protect by Honor MD, Sun Visor by Goldfaden MD, Bioelements FaceScreen, and HydroPeptide Solar Defense are four great products that will help you keep your skin safe and well cared for during any of your summer adventures.
Protect by Honor MD is a SPF 20 moisturizer that would be great for everyday use. This feels more like a moisturizer than a sunblock. Protect has a nice light smell that leaves only a faint and refreshing scent behind. It absorbs into your skin quickly and doesn't leave behind a greasy residue at all. Protect is made as an anti-aging product and reduces the formation of wrinkles on your skin and face.
Sun Visor made by Goldfaden MD Skincare is an oil and fragrance free sunscreen. Sun Visor is a wonderful sunblock to use daily on your face because it is said to prevent sun damage that leads to fine lines as well as dark spots, and is made with organic red tea which is full of antioxidants that your skin needs. Sun Visor is made oil-free and blends into your skin nicely and leaves your face feeling ultra-moisturized with only a light coverage. Another great feature about Sun Visor is that its main ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which means that it the sunblock creates an actual physical barrier between the UVA/UVB rays, and your skin. This is perfect for anyone trying to steer clear of certain chemicals or are looking for this type of protection.
HydroPeptide Solar Defense is another physical barrier sunblock. Made with Green Tea, Acai, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, Solar Defense smells great and is also loaded with great antioxidants for your skin. HydroPeptide Solar Defense offers long lasting hydration and protection for your skin to keep your skin from aging prematurely, without making your face look or feel oily. HydroPeptide Solar Defense is SPF 30 and is also gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalate and sulfate-free.
If you are looking for a face sunscreen with a higher SPF, Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen would be a perfect moisturizer to try. This sunscreen is much thicker, like a night cream, and provides a bit heavier coverage on your face. When applied, it rubs in smoothly, and leaves with you a hydrated, dewy look. Bioelements FaceScreen is made to be non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-sensitizing, which makes it the perfect option for anyone with skin sensitivities or sensitive skin conditions. Bioelements FaceScreen helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming due to over exposure to the sun, and helps to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early aging.
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