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Step Up Your SPF with SkinMedica®

May 20, 2021


It's time to get sun smart! Over 90% of the visible signs of aging we see on our skin, like brown spots and wrinkles, are caused by cumulative sun exposure throughout our lives.

UVA/UVB and infrared (IR) rays damage our skin's collagen and elastin fibers, cause inflammation and redness, create skin discolorations and dark spots, and may even cause skin cancer. It has never been more essential to incorporate an SPF into your daily skincare regimen that offers broad-spectrum protection to ward off the sun's damaging rays. Luckily, SkinMedica® makes it easy with an array of sunscreens perfect for any lifestyle and skin type!

Total Defense & Repair

Total Defense & Repair is more of a 'superscreen' than a sunscreen! This revolutionary SPF goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting the skin's ability to repair itself after exposure. Total Defense & Repair is powered by SkinMedica's patented SOL-IR® Advanced Antioxidant Complex. This trio of potent antioxidants allows the product to shield your skin from inflammatory infrared rays and offer UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. Total Defense & Repair comes in SPF 34 (tinted and untinted) and SPF 50 formulations.

Key Benefits of Total Defense & Repair:

  • Protects the skin from UVA/UVB and infrared rays (IR-A rays).
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves the appearance of damaged skin.
  • Appropriate for ALL skin types.

Active Ingredients of Total Defense & Repair:

  • Octinoxate 7.5%
  • Octisalate 3.0%
  • Titanium Dioxide 3.5%
  • Zinc Oxide 8.0%

Purchase Total Defense & Repair SPF

Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 32 & SPF 35

Like Essential Defense Mineral Shield, Mineral sunscreens rely on two different types of minerals - zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to deflect UVA and UVB rays from getting to the surface of the skin. Because of this, their formulas are naturally a little thicker than chemical versions as they are meant to sit on the skin's surface and not fully absorb. Mineral sunscreens are great options for sensitive or acne-prone skin since they are generally less irritating. Essential Defense Mineral Shield is a sheer, lightweight formula that offers the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage to protect the skin from damaging rays. It comes in an SPF 32 with a light tint and SPF 35.

Key Benefits of Essential Defense Mineral Shield:

  • Appropriate for post-procedure skin and sensitive skin types.
  • Protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
  • Will not clog pores.
  • Is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free.

Active Ingredients in Essential Defense Mineral Shield:

  • Titanium Dioxide 5.0%
  • Zinc Oxide 6.0%

Purchase Essential Defense Mineral Shield

Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47

People with oilier skin types often shy away from SPF in fear that it will feel too thick and clog their pores. Essential Defense Everyday Clear a super lightweight, sheer sunscreen ideal for oily and combination skin. It gives the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage in a formulation that won't clog pores.

Key Benefits of Essential Defense Everyday Clear SPF 47:

  • Appropriate for oily and combination skin prone to breakouts.
  • Protects against damaging UVA/UVB rays.
  • Will not clog pores.
  • Is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free.

Active Ingredients in Essential Defense Everyday Clear SPF 47:

  • Octinoxate 7.5%
  • Zinc oxide 12.0%

Purchase Essential Defense Everyday Clear SPF 47

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