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Sun Sense

There's Safety in Numbers

The warming weather beckons us all outside, but don’t expose yourself to premature aging and unnecessary sun damage! We all know that sunscreens provide protection from UV rays and are crucial to helping prevent sunburn and skin cancers, but how do you choose the right one for you?

If you want to keep your skin healthy and younger looking you need a solar defense strategy. Live safely under the sun this summer and protect yourself by practicing good sun sense year round.

With the new FDA rules, sunscreens can no longer be labeled 'waterproof,' 'sweatproof,' 'sunblock' or claim instant protection. Products labeled 'water resistant' are required to state how long the they should maintain their SPF level while swimming or sweating, either 40 or 80 minutes.

Q: How much protection do I need?

A: The amount of protection you need depends primarily on the level of outdoor exposure you're getting. The FDA recommends using Broad Spectrum products of at least SPF 15 for daily protection from incidental exposure. Choose a higher SPF if you're going to be outdoors for longer periods. SPF 15 filters out about 93 percent of UV radiation, SPF 30 filters out up to 97 percent and SPF 50 filters out up to 98 percent. Keep in mind that no sunscreen can provide 100% protection from UV rays.

Q: What should I look for on a sunscreen label?

A: SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is the rating of how much protection a product offers from sunburn (UVB rays). In accordance with new FDA regulations, sunscreen products that protect against both UVA and UVB will be labeled as 'Broad Spectrum' with at least an SPF 15. SPF values of 2 to 14 are required carry a warning that they help to prevent sunburn only.

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Tip:

Replace any unused sunscreens each year to assure you're getting the best protection. Sunscreen ingredients break down over time, especially when exposed to heat.

More than SPF:

In addition to Sunscreen products, we carry a variety of moisturizers and cosmetics that feature sun protection.



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A high coverage physical sunscreen that enhances natural skin tone and boosts radiance.
$34.00
1.7oz | SK077
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Specially designed to offer skin protection from sun damage.
$29.00
2 oz | TP064
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A non-sticky alternative to cream sunscreens. Easy to apply and reapply throughout the day.
$62.00
0.21 oz | CR374
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A sheer UVA/UVB sunscreen that provides an elegant, matte finish.
$51.50
3 oz | OB068
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Pale tint with SPF 30 protection.
$52.00
0.23 oz | CR279
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Ultra-light SPF fluid with a soft, matte finish.
$30.00
1.7 oz | LP059
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A fast-absorbing, ultra-light sunscreen that can be applied over or under makeup.
$45.00
2.7 oz | GO039
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Ideal for daily use and perfect for high-altitude climates.
$40.00
3oz | SK029
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A high coverage physical sunscreen that enhances natural skin tone and boosts radiance.
$65.00 $68.00 value
3.4 oz | SKPK10
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A daily broad spectrum UVA/UVB protective base proven to maintain a matte finish, even in humid climates.
$34.00
1 oz | SK104
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This ultra light, fast absorbing sunscreen fluid provides SPF 45 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with breakthrough technology.
$30.00
1.7 oz | LP073
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A lightweight sunscreen that helps to repair sun damage while improving the skin barrier.
$49.00
2.5 oz | NI011
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