salate or octyl salicylate are weak UVB
absorbers and are used in combination
with other agents in order to enhance
and augment the SPF number, said Graf.
“Although they have a good safety
profile with minimal irritation, they are
not effective enough to be used by them-
selves,” she told HAPPI. “Ensulizole or
phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid is a
water soluble ingredient which makes it
desirable for added UVB protection in
lightweight daily moisturizers.”
Physical blockers found in the form of
titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are the
best tolerated by sensitive skin and act to
scatter UV rays across a broad spectrum,
“They tend to have a thicker consis-
tency, which makes them more challeng-
ing on darker skin types, although newer
technologies with diminished particle
size are improving their cosmetic consis-
tency,” she explained.
New and SPF-Infused Skin Care
HERE’S A LOOK AT THE LATEST ROLLOUTS IN SKIN CARE WITH UV PROTECTION
FOR FALL 2010.
• H20 Plus debuted Sea Results Line Resolution Cream SPF 30 ($56),
nasturtium, a unique plant extract that evens skin tone. An exclusive
anti-aging sea-mineral blend leaves skin hydrated and prepped for the
day. Rounding everything off with a seal of protection, a broad-spectrum
sunscreen inhibits future aging.
• Origins now offers a remedy for dull,
lackluster skin with VitaZing SPF 15 En-ergy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen ($35). This multi-tasking,
oil-free moisturizer provides skin-per-fecting radiance and gives skin an energized, healthy appearance, according to
the company. At the heart of this mois-
turizer is a Mangosteen Energy Complex, which helps optimize cellular
energy, as well as cordyceps mushroom, revered for its ability to increase vitality. To help keep skin soft, sodium hyaluronate and trehalose
offer immediate hydration. The product also provides broad-spectrum
• Lift, tone and fully hydrate the face, neck and décolleté
with Avalon Essential Lift Firming Moisturizer SPF 15
($19.95), an ultra-light, mineral-enriched SPF 15 day
crème. Mineral sunscreens help protect skin from visible signs of premature aging, including loss of resiliency
and firmness, according to the company.
• L’Oréal Paris’ bestselling anti-wrinkle brand has been
extended with the introduction of Revitalift Complete SPF
30 Day Lotion ($16.99), a clinically tested formula to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while deflecting UVA rays. This
lightweight, daily moisturizer features the signature anti-wrinkle and firming powers of
Revitalift’s exclusive pro-retinol A and elastin
complex. Combined with SPF30 UVA/UVB
protection, Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Day
Lotion brings its anti-aging treatment to a
new level, according to the company.
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