Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock Lotion SPF 70When it comes to anti aging sunscreen, this product has definitely raised the bar. It does boast of SPF 70 after all- how’s that for some serious UVprotection? Staying true to it’s name, POSITIVELY AGELESS, aside from the SPF, this lotion is also jam packed with antioxidants. So you won’t only be doing your skin a favor, but your overall wellness too. Aside from the main ingredients like oxybensone,octocrylene, avobenzone, etc. (basically the stuff that sunscreen is made of), you also get vitamin E (hence the antioxidants) and a couple of other special spices, so to speak, like soy extract. Much more than just sunscreen, one of the secrets to this product’s success is it’s shiitake mushroom complex, which basically does wonders for those darn wrinkles and fine lines by softening them up and making them less visible. What is especially great about this is that although it is a super strength sunscreen, it doesn’t look, smell, or even feel like one. Instead of leaving the house with a shiny face, this product actually has a powder like finish.
What Exactly is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Basically, the SPF of a sunscreen is a laboratory measure of just how effective the product is. So the higher the SPF, the more protection the sunscreen has to offer.
Lancome Absolue Soleil Premium Bx SPF 30The Lancome Absolute Soleil Premuim Bx SPF 30 Body Cream not only protects your skin from both the harmful UBV rays but the UVA ones too. Shielding your skin from UBV rays means saving your skin from sunburn, the dangerous kind. But for the anti aging aspect, it protects you from the UVA rays which can result in dehydration- let’s not even begin with the possibility of uneven skin tone. However, the two secret ingredients that set this product apart are Pro-XylaneTM and Vitamine E. Not only do these up the defense altogether but they actually provide the skin with intense all- day hydration.
Clinique Sun with SolarSmart SPF 30Be smart with SolarSmart. The Clinique Sun with SolarSmart SPF 30 definitely belongs on the list. Although it may be a tad bit pricier than others on the market, it is definitely worth every cent, especially for people with sensitive skin. As you have already read, SPF is 30, which is actually pretty good already, especially for daily use. So it does a good job of protecting your skin from the sun, but what makes it special is that it even repairs it too. You see, the secret ingredient in this product is a marine extract that releases reparative enzymes every time you get a dose of those darn UV rays. Pretty cool, huh? Plus, this is another product that isn’t the least bit greasy either and it works well under makeup- what else would you expect from Clinique after all?
How Do You Measure SPF?
Today, SPF ranges from 2 all the way to 70. ALthough this is not exact, you can use this simple equation to find out just how long you can stay protected under the sun with a certain SPF. Minutes to burn without sunscreen x SPF number = maximum sun exposure time So if you normally burn after, let's saty, 10 minutes of basking under the sun and you apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30, then you have a good 300 worry free minutes before you need a sunscreen retouch.