Most people associate sunscreen use with hot summer days under a blazing sun. But just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you don’t need sun protection. In fact, dermatologists stress using sunscreen year-round considering that the sun emits both UVB and UVA rays regardless of the time of year. While UVB rays cause sunburn, UVA rays are ever present, causing wrinkles and potentially skin cancer. UVA rays makes up over 90% of all UV radiation, and penetrate both clouds and glass.
That’s why it’s important to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen like Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from PCA SKIN® which protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Not only is this a powerhouse of a sunscreen, it also contains a unique blend of ingredients that protect from future damage as well as diminish existing damage.
Z-Cote provides broad spectrum sun protection using micro fine zinc oxide. This makes the product transparent so it can be used by any skin type.
Caffeine and milk thistle-derived silybin are potent multi-tasking antioxidants. Antioxidants protect skin from damaging free radicals in the environment. Caffeine is a powerful antioxidant capable of neutralizing a variety of free radicals that cause premature aging. Topically applied caffeine also acts as a natural sunscreen due to its proven ability to absorb UVB rays, thus minimizing sunburn. Silybin has both antioxidant and calming and soothing properties. It also has a protective effect against oxidative stress from UVA rays.
This formulation also includes several ingredients that help even skin tone such as silybin, bearberry, kojic acid, mulberry root extract and lactic acid.
The sunscreen has a light, creamy consistency that provides moisture without feeling greasy. Be sure to allow the product to absorb for 30 minutes prior to daytime exposure and to reapply every two hours when outdoors. It’s the perfect daily use sunscreen, but is also recommended for use following peels, lasers or other in-office procedures for its skin-soothing properties. Lastly, Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, so your clients can be assured they are using a quality sunscreen.
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