12.19.2014
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Sport UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
3 fl. oz. for $40
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Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Sport UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 is a very good, in-part zinc oxide sunscreen for normal to very dry skin not prone to blemishes. The fragrance-free formula contains antioxidant vitamins that have proven to be positive additions to sunscreens. It is water-resistant, not waterproof, because no sunscreen is 100% impervious to water (which is why reapplying after sweating or swimming is mandatory). As specified, it would be a good sunscreen choice for active people, though it's not an "apply once and forget about it" prospect!

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For people with active lifestyles, this true broad-spectrum sunscreen is waterproof and sweatproof to deliver maximum protection during high-energy activities. Sport UV Defense contains transparent zinc oxide as well as other active sunscreens to help protect against damaging UVA rays proven to cause premature signs of aging. All sunscreen ingredients are encapsulated in dimethicone to provide increased SPF with fewer chemicals, reducing the chances of irritation.

Ingredients

Active: Octyl Methoxycinnamet (7.5%), Zinc Oxide (4.5%), Octyl Salicylate (4.0%), Benzophenone (4.0%) Other: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Octyl Palmitate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Sulphate, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Dimethicone

Brand Overview

SkinCeuticals At-A-Glance

With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).

There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brand’s offerings.

For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.

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SkinCeuticals At-A-Glance

With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).

There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brand’s offerings.

For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.