Know you have the best sun protection with dermatologist recommended sun protection products containing micro sized zinc oxide. Micro sized zinc oxide is the most reliable and best sunblock to protect you from UVA and UVB rays.
This kit includes Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40 for the face, ears, and neck. For my skin, this is the best every day sunscreen. It has an SPF 40 with 7% micro sized zinc oxide mineral sun block in an oil free base that is invisible on the skin and should not aggravate acne or sting the eyes. It layers on the skin nicely with other skin care products and is water resistant for 80 minutes. I have used it every day for years and have never found a better product for my skin.
The kit also includes Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen for the chest, hands, and other areas of skin that need sun protection. Solbar Zinc is my favorite sunscreen for sports, sweaty activities and applying to large expanses of unprotected skin. This SPF 38 sun block has an oil free base that's pretty much water and rub resistant and is gentle on the eyes.
I've depended on Solbar Zinc Sunscreen for years when I garden, swim, hike or do any outdoor activity where I'll be sweating, wet or potentially rubbing off my sun block. The lotion base binds well to the skin and is considered a 'very water resistant sunscreen' as tested by the United States testing standards for sunscreens. Solbar Zinc Sunscreen has never failed me. Plus, it won't clog pores and doesn't sting my eyes unless I get it directly in them. Its moisturizing lotion base is easy to spread over the skin, making it perfect for applying to large areas such as the back, arms and legs for complete sun protection.
Dermatologists and skin professionals agree that sun protection is critical for skin cancer prevention and anti aging skin care. I've searched long and hard for high quality, reliable sun screens, and Citrix and Solbar Zinc fit the bill. I've trusted them for years and wear them every day.
Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know These Important Facts About Sunscreen
It's my opinion that zinc oxide is the best sunscreen ingredient for broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection.
Zinc oxide, and its cousin titanium dioxide, are considered mineral sunscreens (and are also called physical sunscreens). When applied to your skin these mineral/physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and bounce off the UV rays just like bouncing a ball off of a wall. They provide non-irritating, hypoallergenic broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that you can trust. Nano technology made it possible for mineral sunscreen to be applied invisibly to your skin. New zinc oxide technology has made it possible for even non-nano zinc oxide products to rub almost invisibly onto your skin too.
Mineral sunscreens are the only sunscreens that I trust and recommend. That's because the other type of sunscreens, called chemical sun screens (and also confusingly also called ‘organic' sunscreens!), actually absorb into the top of your skin and block the sun rays with a chemical reaction that occurs within your skin itself. The reaction creates a little heat, which make you feel even hotter in the sun. More importantly, it breaks down the chemical sunscreen ingredients so that they aren't there to protect you anymore. Thus your skin steadily runs out of the chemical sunscreens when you're in the sun.
The mineral sunscreens on the other hand last longer on your skin because the UV rays don't break them down like this. They're also more stable in the sunscreen bottle than ‘chemical' sunscreens, which break down while they sit on the bottle waiting for you to buy them and use them.
Of the mineral sunscreen ingredients, I recommend only zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide because it rubs onto your skin better and gives better broad spectrum protection.
Remember, harmful and aging UV sun rays come through most windows. You need to apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of your skin every day even if you don't plan to spend time outdoors. Applying a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine!
Need help picking the perfect sunscreen? View Dr. Bailey's Sunscreen Comparison Chart.
Kit Details - SunSavvy Kit, Daily Wear Protection:
Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40, 3.5 oz.: My favorite every day sun protection product for normal skin! SPF 40 with 7% Micro sized zinc oxide and other sunscreen agents in an oil-free base that is pretty much invisible when it is on the skin, won't aggravate acne, does not sting eyes, maintains water resistance for 80 minutes, and layers on the skin nicely with other skin care products. I have used it every day for years and it's the best sunscreen for my skin.
Solbar Zinc SPF 38, 4 oz.: SPF 38 sunblock in an oil-free base that is very water and rub-resistant. This is my choice for sports, water activities because I find it doesn't sting the eyes. Its sun protection comes from 7.5% zinc oxide and other chemical sunscreen ingredients.
Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
425 South Main St