By now we’re positive you’ll have read our article on why wearing sunscreen all year round is vital, necessary, imperative, essential and every other adjective that works within a list of ‘very important’ synonyms.
If not, stop right now and do so right here…
For the rest of you, we commend you on your skincare knowledge and just hope (oh how we hope), you’re also practicing what we preach now the days are shorter, but the sun is ever present above the clouds. Reminder: no less than 80 percent of the sun’s rays go right through those clouds, so they really don’t protect your skin in the way you may think. Yes, that means UVA and UVB rays are still hitting your face, hair and body in the fall and winter and they’re probably causing even more damage than in the summer, when you were far more vigilant with your hat-wearing and SPF-applying.
So, if you’re searching for a daily treatment to incorporate into your skincare plan that packs a sun protective punch, look no further than three of our favorite medical-grade solutions. Not only do they all contain at least SPF 30, but they also give your skin a little boost of radiance. Which is always nice when the world has started to turn gray…
1. Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 With Sunkissed Tints
Available in three shades, Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant is the epitome of the term ‘multi-tasker.’ Containing just enough hydration to combat the cold (thanks to hyaluronic acid), with the added benefits of microscopic, oil-controlling particles and antioxidants such as phytomelanin and beta gluca 1, 3, it has benefits for all skin types – whether you’re super-parched or very oily. Not least to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB and thus prevent premature aging.
2. Revision® Skincare Intellishade® Broad-Spectrum SPF 45
Broad-spectrum physical sunscreens, coupled with wrinkle-reducing moisturizing ingredients and a sheer, tinted color make Revision® Skincare Intellishade® a firm favorite in the HintMD office. We worried its hydration prowess might not be enough for the winter months, but so far so good. Choose between the original or matte finish depending on your skin type and requirements.
3. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
Paraben-free and chemical-filter-free, SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense is an almost weightless, physical sunscreen with a super-high UVA and UVB protection to suit even the most sun sensitive of complexions. Best applied over your daily moisturizer, its one-color-suits-all tint provides just the right level of radiance to work with or without foundation. We prefer it without, in case you were wondering.
Written by: Georgia Gould