Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection in a non-greasy, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formula that applies completely sheer in an elegant matte finish.
16.5% Zinc Oxide, 10% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate.
How It Works
Daily Sun Protection Is Essential to Help Preserve Skin HealthThe Importance of Sunscreen Composition
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends daily use of sunscreens that provide8:
- Broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB radiation
- Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater
—SPF indicates the duration of protection against UVB rays vs not using a sunscreen3
- Water resistance
Different Ingredients Provide a Range of Benefits
- Minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide deflect solar radiation9
- Chemicals such as octyl methoxycinnamate or oxybenzone absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat9
- Newer technologies address infrared radiation by helping to buffer the skin from the heat-derived oxidation process4,10
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