Surrender to sunscreen – the top 5 product picks

When it comes to anti aging care, there is no denying that the sun can be your worst enemy naturally making sunscreen your skin’s best friend. But with all of the products on the market today, it is easy to get lost in the different tubes and bottles lined up on the shelves.

So to help you out, here are the top sunscreen product picks that are sure to keep your skin sexy and smooth and safe from the sun perfect for everyday use.

Let’s go ahead and have a closer look.

Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock Lotion SPF 70

When it comes to anti aging sunscreen, this product has definitely raised the bar. It does boast of SPF 70 after all- how’s that for some serious UVprotection? Staying true to it’s name, POSITIVELY AGELESS, aside from the SPF, this lotion is also jam packed with antioxidants. So you won’t only be doing your skin a favor, but your overall wellness too.

Aside from the main ingredients like oxybensone,octocrylene, avobenzone, etc. (basically the stuff that sunscreen is made of), you also get vitamin E (hence the antioxidants) and a couple of other special spices, so to speak, like soy extract.

Much more than just sunscreen, one of the secrets to this product’s success is it’s shiitake mushroom complex, which basically does wonders for those darn wrinkles and fine lines by softening them up and making them less visible.

What is especially great about this is that although it is a super strength sunscreen, it doesn’t look, smell, or even feel like one. Instead of leaving the house with a shiny face, this product actually has a powder like finish.

What Exactly is SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.  Basically, the SPF of a sunscreen is a laboratory measure of just how effective the product is.  So the higher the SPF, the more protection the sunscreen has to offer.

Lancome Absolue Soleil Premium Bx SPF 30

The Lancome Absolute Soleil Premuim Bx SPF 30 Body Cream not only protects your skin from both the harmful UBV rays but the UVA ones too.

Shielding your skin from UBV rays means saving your skin from sunburn, the dangerous kind. But for the anti aging aspect, it protects you from the UVA rays which can result in dehydration- let’s not even begin with the possibility of uneven skin tone.

However, the two secret ingredients that set this product apart are Pro-XylaneTM and Vitamine E. Not only do these up the defense altogether but they actually provide the skin with intense all- day hydration.

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50

Here is another product that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB, but with a higher SPF. So this is generally better if you plan on spending more time directly under the sun, but it works well for everyday use too.

Aside from protecting your skin from the sun, there are two things that are really great about this product. First, it promises to hydrate the skin for 8 hours- which is perfect if you have a full time job or even if you plan on spending the day at the beach. Second, thanks to Micronized Titanium Dioxide, it doesn’t have that greasy, oily shine to it, despite it’s 50 SPF.

Clinique Sun with SolarSmart SPF 30

Be smart with SolarSmart. The Clinique Sun with SolarSmart SPF 30 definitely belongs on the list. Although it may be a tad bit pricier than others on the market, it is definitely worth every cent, especially for people with sensitive skin.

As you have already read, SPF is 30, which is actually pretty good already, especially for daily use. So it does a good job of protecting your skin from the sun, but what makes it special is that it even repairs it too. You see, the secret ingredient in this product is a marine extract that releases reparative enzymes every time you get a dose of those darn UV rays. Pretty cool, huh?

Plus, this is another product that isn’t the least bit greasy either and it works well under makeup- what else would you expect from Clinique after all?

How Do You Measure SPF?

Today, SPF ranges from 2 all the way to 70. ALthough this is not exact, you can use this simple equation to find out just how long you can stay protected under the sun with a certain SPF.

Minutes to burn without sunscreen x SPF number = maximum sun exposure time

So if you normally burn after, let’s saty, 10 minutes of basking under the sun and you apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30, then you have a good 300 worry free minutes before you need a sunscreen retouch.

Chanel UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti Pollution SPF 50

Last but not the least (definitely not the least expensive either) is Chanel UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti Pollution SPF 50. It has all of the important ingredients that a good sunscreen has- Octinoxate , Titanium Dioxide, and Zinc Oxide. So you can rest assured you will be protected from both UVA and UVB and a couple more. Well, you do want to get your money’s worth after all.

To help keep your skin looking young, it has Vitamin E and special plant extracts that not only protect you from free radicals but form environmental pollutants as well. Living in a big city, you may have to take bigger anti aging skin care steps too.

The Licorice root extract found in this product also helps even out skin tone and keep away dark spots, which are both signs of aging.

Because it is shine free, you will be glad to know that it goes great under makeup too.

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