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Convenient combination product offers sun protection and rich moisturization
Provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
Hydrates thoroughly with powerful humectants
Formulated to be water resistant for up to 40 minutes
There is no point in using any anti-aging or reparative skincare treatment if you’re not preventing further damage by using a sunscreen.
The Solar Defense Super Rich Cream SPF 25 is an ideal combination sunscreen-moisturizer for those with dry skin. This SPF 25 sunscreen cream provides broad-spectrum UVA AND UVB protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Additionally, it contains deeply hydrating ingredients to luxuriously nourish those with the driest of skin, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines, and serving as a great base for makeup application.
Remember, you don’t have to stay out of the sun; That’s neither realistic nor possible. Instead, just make sure to protect yourself while in the sun.
Octinoxate (7.5%): Provides UVB protection
Oxybenzone (6%): Provides both UVB and short-wave UVA protection
Octisalate (5%): Provides UVB protection
Avobenzone (2%): Provides long wave UVA protection
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, and Tetrasodium EDTA.
Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested.
Apply liberally to face or body 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and immediately after swimming, sweating, or toweling dry.
Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun.
WARNINGS: NOT FOR USE ON OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN. For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask doctor if rash or irritation develops. When using this product keep out of eyes and mucous membranes. Rinse water to remove. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Keep out of reach of children. For children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor prior to use.
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Can I make my own combination, moisturizer-sunscreen?
The FDA rigorously tests sunscreens to ensure they provide they protection they claim. They don't test them combined with other products. As a result, we would suggest you don't combine your own moisturizer and sunscreen due to there being no way to know if it will still provide the sun defense you need. Moreover, if you were to mix a moisturizer and sunscreen and apply it at the same time, you might dilute the sunscreen, not apply enough, and then not get the proper sun protection you need. Instead of mixing your own, find a sunscreen without moisturizer, and then after you've applied the sunscreen and it sets, apply a moisturizer. Or apply an FDA-approved combination sunscreen-moisturizer such as the BeautyRx Solar Defense Super Rich Cream SPF 25.
If I like how this combination sunscreen-moisturizer makes my skin feel, can I use it also at night?
Yes, even though this product contains SPF, it can be used at night if you like the hydration it provides. If you would like a similar moisturizer without SPF to use at night, we recommend the Ultimate Moisture Night Cream.
Is an SPF of 15 sufficient?
An SPF of 25 provides 96% protection against UVB rays. For context, SPF 15 provides 93%, SPF 30 provides 97%, and SPF 50 provides 98%. And you can never receive 100% in the sun from sunscreen. However, as the SPF increases, so does that thickness of the sunscreen itself. You should always use a sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 to 30, with broad spectrum protection, however, the choice is ultimately up to you and based on your preference of how the sunscreen feels on your skin compared to how much protection it provides.
Have other questions about sunscreen? Visit our Sunscreen FAQ.
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