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Sunscreen is one of the effective ways in sun protection to protect your skin from the long term and short tern damage of the sunrays. It should be used with other sun care steps for optimal sun protection.

The effective ingredient of sunscreen is the combination of organic and inorganic active ingredients. Inorganic ingredients (e.g. zinc oxide or titanium oxide) reflect or scatter ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Organic ingredients (e.g. octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) or oxybenzone) absorb UV radiation, dissipating it as heat. Some sunscreens protect your skin from the all two UV radiation. Both UV-A and UV-B cause sunburns and damaging effects such as skin cancer.

What are the differences among UV-A, UV-B and UV-C?

  • UV-A: The longest wavelength and not absorbed by the ozone. It penetrates the skin deeper than UV-B.
  • UV-B: Responsible for sunburns. It is partially blocked by the ozone layer.
  • UV-C: This is totally absorbed by the earth's atmosphere; we encounter it only from artificial radiation sources.

When choosing sunscreen, looking for the SPF (Sun Protection Factor), which measures the efficiency of the sunscreen formula, limits skin exposure to UV-B rays. The higher the SPF the more protection the sunscreen will provide against UV-B rays. Remember, SPF does not measure UV-A. Find yourself a product with a broad-spectrum protection if you are looking for UV-A protection.

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Innovative Skincare Translucent Sunscreen Powder SPF 20
Innovative Skincare Sunscreen Powder SPF 20 provides the ultimate broad spectrum sun protection which helps prevent sunburn and redness while protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays linked to premature aging and skin damage.
List Price: $45.95 | Rate this product
Shady Day - Daily Sun Protection Wipes SPF 30 - 15 wipes
Shady Day Daily Sun Protection Wipes provide a convenient mess free way to apply broad spectrum UV protection.
List Price: $17.00 | Rate this product
Body Drench Skin Therapy Sunburn Relief Gel 16.9 oz.
When you've had too much fun under the sun, or under the bulbs,Body Drench Skin Therapy Sunburn Relief Gel is just what the doctor ordered.
List Price: $15.99 | Rate this product
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15is a unique, lightweight formulation that is readily absorbed into the skin and affords protection from the sun’s burning and often harmful rays.
List Price: $29.95 | Rate this product
Fran Wilson Retinol Day Cream with SPF 20
This rich and luxurious, yet non-greasy Day Cream with SPF 20 moisturizes and smoothes to give a younger appearance as well as protects the skin from damaging effects of the sun and environment.
List Price: $19.95 | Rate this product
Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Faceblock SPF 25
This tinted and richly emollient moisturizer combines a chemical-free sunscreen with a light wash of color to defend even the most dry and sensitive skin conditions from exposure to daylight. Titanium Dioxide reflects both UVA and UVB rays, while rich conditioning agents and vitamins A, C and E create a shield against environmental drying and irritation. Soothing Grape Seed and Green Tea extracts help to further calm the skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.
List Price: $25.95 | Rate this product
St. Tropez SPF Water Resistant Sunscreen (Sport Lotion)
The St. Tropez Sport Lotion is a fast and clear drying, oil free sunblock that is both water and sweat resistant. A sunblock is different than sunscreen due to the ability of sunblock to reflect light away from your skin.
List Price: $10.36 | Rate this product
Fran Wilson Retinol Day Cream with SPF 20
This rich and luxurious, yet non-greasy Day Cream with SPF 20 moisturizes and smoothes to give a younger appearance as well as protects the skin from damaging effects of the sun and environment.
List Price: $19.95 | Rate this product
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