Tested on animals:Yes
Sport Lotion SPF 30 is nearly identical to Coppertone’s Sport Lotion SPF 15. Other than a higher percentage of active ingredients necessary to reach its SPF 30 rating, the same review applies: this has been reformulated and now includes avobenzone for reliable UVA protection. This is a good, lightweight sunscreen for normal to oily skin, but it doesn’t have the same dry, non-greasy finish as the Ultra Sheer sub-brand from Neutrogena.
This could be made even better for skin by including a range of antioxidants to boost skin's defenses. However, we can't deny that it is a very pleasant texture for skin, and when worn over an antioxidant rich moisturizer or other treatment, it is certainly an effective, and inexpensive, option with an excellent amount of sun protection.
- Provides broad-spectrum sun protection and includes stabilized avobenzone for critical UVA screening.
- Sheer fluid feels light and applies easily.
- Contains a small amount of antioxidants.
Sunscreens That Lack Antioxidants: While this sunscreen goes the distance in terms of providing broad-spectrum sunscreen protection, a high SPF rating and unique aesthetics (making it one you’ll actually wear and apply liberally every day), it lacks a comprehensive array of added antioxidants. Research has demonstrated that antioxidants, when formulated into a broad-spectrum sunscreen formula, boost its effectiveness in defending your skin against UV and other environmental free radicals (Journal of Long Term Effects of Medical Implants, 2004 and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2012).
Thus, if you decide to try this sunscreen, we would strongly recommend you layer it over a well-formulated antioxidant rich serum. Serums are available in water-light textures for oily or combination skin, or hydrating formulas for normal to dry skin. Wearing one under your sunscreen every day will pay dividends in defending your skin against free-radical damage and inflammation that destroy the skin’s ability to heal, remain healthy and firm over time (Journal of Pathology, 2007 and Dermatology Research and Practice, 2012).
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