SunSavvy Kit, Ultimate Protection

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This kit includes the best dermatologist recommended SPF 38 to SPF 45 sunscreens for face, body and lips. Plus, Sun Guard to wash into the laundry and make your own sun protective clothing, and the Detecto Ring to check your sun exposure.

This kit includes Sun Guard Laundry TreatmentUV Ray Detecto Ring, Vanicream Lip Protectant, Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen and Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40 and a mesh travel bag for your products.

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Know you have the best sun protection with dermatologist recommended sun protection products containing micronized nano zinc oxide. Micronized 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% micronized 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've 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 are the best in my opinion as a dermatologist; my patients and I have trusted them for years and wear them every day.

Sun screen alone isn't sufficient for total sun protection. Dermatologists recommend sun protective clothing to cover as much of your skin as you comfortably can and these garments can be expensive. Make your own sun protection clothing with Sun Guard. Add Sun Guard to a normal wash cycle of laundry and you have reliable sun protection from your own clothes.

Lastly, test your sun exposure and learn when you're at risk using the UV Detecto Ring, small UV sensitive beads that turn color with UV rays. Test shade, sun reflection, clothing, windows and more! My SunSavvy Kit, Ultimate Protection includes a handy mesh bag for your products so that you can quickly throw them in your beach, pool or sports bag - I want your skin sun protected and I'm making it easy for you to always have the best protection ready to use when you need it! My kit comes in this great see-through cosmetic bag, too!!

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 the 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, Ultimate 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.

Sun Guard Laundry Treatment, 1 oz.: Turn everyday clothing into sun protective clothing. Wash Sun Guard into a load of laundry and your regular garments will become sun protection clothing, with their protection lasting for approximately 19 launderings. I used Sun Guard on a linen shirt and it didn't alter the look or texture of my shirt.

UV Ray Detecto Ring: Learn when you are exposed to harmful UV rays. The Detecto-Ring consists of plastic UV sensing beads and a colored key ring that you can carry with you. The white beads turn color when exposed to UVA or UVB approximately 50,000 times. I recommend you place the ring on your key ring so it is always handy to check your UV exposure. The information is startling! I found: 1. my ring turned intense color while I was sitting at an outdoor cafe in complete shade of a tall building, but apparently fully exposed to reflected light from the building across the street! 2. I placed my ring in the pocket of a 1 year old sun protection garment and it colored a little meaning that the sun protection of the garment was wearing out and I needed to replace it. The Detecto-ring is a teaching tool and is not a medical device that can be used to guarantee sun safety.

What My Customers Say

"Your Sun Kit is great. We went to Arizona for vacation to a resort where there were a lot of kids age 3 to 17. The kids were fascinated with the Detecto Ring. I went all around the resort with the kids, checking the sun light with the ring. It was really fascinating. The kids wanted to try more places in the evening. I ended up with a lot of friends and neighbors! Sitting in the shade you think your ok but no, you need sunscreen there too. The sunscreens work so well I missed one little spot on my armpit and it got a little burned."  Kathleen C.,2008

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Sunscreen Application Tips:

  • Apply micro sized zinc oxide sunscreens last, after all other skin care products but under make-up. This is because the zinc oxide particles sit on top of the skin where they reflect light. All skin care products that work by penetrating into the skin must be applied first.
  • Zinc oxide sunscreens will be invisible on the skin if you warm the cream and disperse the particles before applying the product. To do this, place the amount of cream to be applied in the palm of one hand. Vigorously rub your palms together then apply the cream to your skin by patting it around various places in the area to be covered. Finish by rubbing the cream on your skin until it is evenly applied and invisible.
  • Eye sensitivity is not typically a problem with my zinc oxide sunscreens. The Glycolix Elite SPF 30 Sunscreen, however is the absolutely most gentle on the eyes and so if you are struggling with eye irritation, I recommend this product for the skin around the eye area.
  • The quantity of sunscreen you apply is critical to the amount of protection you have created for your skin. Current recommendations are 1 tsp for the adult face and 1oz. (a shot glass) for the average sized adult in the average sized bathing suit. It is especially important to follow these recommendations if you are relying on sunscreen alone to protect your skin during times of intense sun exposure.

Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40, 3.5 oz.: Ascorbyl Glucosamine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camellia Sinensis(Green Tea) Leaf Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ceresin, Cyclomethicone, Diazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-7, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Methylparaben, Phospholipids, Polyacrylamide, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Superdioxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone (Co Q-10). Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7.0%.

Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen, 4 oz.: Purified Water, Isobutyl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Dilaurate, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, DEA Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid. Active Ingredients: Homosalate 10.0%, Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote HP1) 7.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%.

Sun Guard Laundry Treatment, 1 oz.: Active Ingredient: Ciba Tinosorb FD. Contains: Sodium chloride and Nonionic Surfactants.