Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant Tinted, SPF 30, Waterproof is a good, slightly moisturizing, water-resistant sunscreen that contains avobenzone for sufficient UVA protection. Despite the name, the only antioxidant is yeast extract (incorrectly listed by its trade name Nayad S). This has a sheer tint and soft shimmer that would work for light to medium skin tones.
A revolutionary microscopic sponge encapsulation system, state of the art sun protection, a powerful antioxidant component and a superb hydrating complex. Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant incorporates a combination of conventional sunscreening agents along with two newly developed non-chemical sun blocking substances that provide enhanced sun protection as well as exceptional skin recovery benefits. The result is a formulation that ensures continuous coverage for daily or extended exposure conditions with a broad spectrum SPF 30 rating that is also waterproof for times when perspiration or water sports may be a factor.
The skin-friendly iron oxide mineral tint deposits a veil of color providing a sun-kissed glow to users with fair skin, while providing an even, dewy glow to users with darker skin tones. The sheer, neutral tint is a universally flattering tone that blends beautifully with almost any skin tone.
Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Benzophenone-3 (6%), Avobenzone (1%), Other: Deionized Water, C12-C15 Alcohol Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cyclomethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Nayad S, Hyaluronic Acid, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Iron Oxides, Mica, Disodium EDTA
Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.
It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.
For more information about Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., call (888) 695-2611 or visit www.janmarini.com.