02.04.2014
4
Reverse Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen
1.7 fl. oz. for $41
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:02.04.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen provides reliable broad-spectrum protection and includes stabilized avobenzone for sufficient UVA (think anti-aging) screening. It has a lightweight cream texture suitable for normal to slightly dry or combination skin and contains some good smoothing agents.

We rated this average because the formula contains more alcohol (the bad kind) than anti-aging antioxidants everyone's skin needs to look and act younger. This formula is also fragranced, yet fragrance can be a skin irritant, perhaps more so when added to a product that contains sunscreen actives like avobenzone. There are better antioxidant-enriched SPF products to be found on our list of Best Moisturizers With Sunscreen.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Hydrates and smooths without feeling heavy.
Cons:
  • Contains more alcohol (the bad kind) than antioxidants.
  • Despite the claims, this doesn't have an edge over lots of other daytime moisturizers.
Community Reviews
Claims

REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen features SHIELDrf, a unique complex of stabilized avobenzone and anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory colorless carotenoids, to provide prolonged broad spectrum protection and ensure that the REVERSE Regimen has every opportunity to reverse the signs of past damage, while preventing new discolorations from forming.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.6% Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Polyacrylate-15, Polyacrylate-17, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Euterpa Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

Brand Overview

Rodan + Fields At-A-Glance

Many of you are probably familiar with physicians Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields from their appearances on infomercials about their successful ProActiv line of anti-acne skincare products. The Rodan + Fields approaches are advertised for those suffering from a variety of skin conditions, and are claimed to work for anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne.

Most consumers want simplicity when it comes to making decisions about what skincare products they should use. The Rodan + Fields marketing strategy is to make it simple. They eliminate the confusion about what products work together by creating streamlined, prepackaged product groups, each aimed at specific skin-care concerns. Each product group is enclosed in a clever, take-along parcel that is the skin-care equivalent of a sack lunch. (Products are also available separately for those who want to customize their routine or add products outside the predetermined routines.) This structured approach has merit, but, each routine has at least one questionable or lackluster formulation, or a problem with packaging.

For more information about Rodan + Fields, call (888) 995-5656 or visit www.rodanandfields.com.

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Rodan + Fields At-A-Glance

Many of you are probably familiar with physicians Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields from their appearances on infomercials about their successful ProActiv line of anti-acne skincare products. The Rodan + Fields approaches are advertised for those suffering from a variety of skin conditions, and are claimed to work for anti-aging, skin discolorations, sensitive skin, and acne.

Most consumers want simplicity when it comes to making decisions about what skincare products they should use. The Rodan + Fields marketing strategy is to make it simple. They eliminate the confusion about what products work together by creating streamlined, prepackaged product groups, each aimed at specific skin-care concerns. Each product group is enclosed in a clever, take-along parcel that is the skin-care equivalent of a sack lunch. (Products are also available separately for those who want to customize their routine or add products outside the predetermined routines.) This structured approach has merit, but, each routine has at least one questionable or lackluster formulation, or a problem with packaging.

For more information about Rodan + Fields, call (888) 995-5656 or visit www.rodanandfields.com.