03.25.2015
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Ultimate UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
3 fl. oz. for $40
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 is very similar to the Daily Sun Defense SPF 20, except that this one contains the higher percentage of active ingredients necessary to attain an SPF 30 rating. Otherwise, the same comments apply: Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 has an in-part zinc oxide sunscreen and does not contain fragrance, but for all of SkinCeuticals talk about antioxidants (particularly vitamin C), it is disappointing that not a single antioxidant shows up in this sunscreen for normal to dry skin not prone to blemishes.

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Claims

Helps prevent sunburn, provides true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, is ideal for daily sue in high-altitude climates or on oily/problematic skin and can be applied under makeup.

Ingredients

Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Zinc Oxide (7%), Other: Water, Cyclomethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Diisopropyl Adipate, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-20 Carnauba Wax, Dimethicone Copolyol, Pvp/Eicosene Copolymer, Sorbitan Tristearate, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Alcohol, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Steareth-100, Laureth 7, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben

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.