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SPF 30 Advanced Protection Sunscreen is a top of the line sunscreen designed for everyday use and is light enough for all skin types. The chemical and physical protection provided by this product gives full spectrum UVA and UVB protection along with essential vitamins and antioxidants.

At Skin Actives Scientific we value sourcing the most effective ingredients available, driven by scientific research and real-world testing.We constantly review scientific and industry literature to stay at the very front of effective ingredients and innovative formulation. Our formulators use techniques developed over decades of research to manufacture specialty proteins and push the cutting edge of skin care technology.Dr. Hannah Sivak founded Skin Actives Scientific in 2006 to provide the best actives in the world at prices attainable to the consumer, Dr. Sivak completed her doctorate research at the Institute for Biochemistry Research in Buenos Aires, under the direction of Dr. L.F. Leloir (Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, 1970).Dr. Sivak's book, "The Scientific Revolution in Skin Care," is available in both English and Spanish translated editions. She has published more than 60 papers internationally, including refereed journals and books, on different aspects of biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. She was a Research Fellow at the Universities of York and Sheffield in the United Kingdom from 1980 - 1990 and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University from 1990 - 2002. She retired from academia in 2002, and now consults as a scientific advisor while overseeing formulation for Skin Actives Scientific.

Country of Origin: United States

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

Disclaimer: For Topical Use Only, Not Intended for Consumption.Claims on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

Vendor Warranty Terms: Skin Actives will provide a refund of the purchased product price upon request within 15 days of order delivery. Skin Actives may require the return of the product prior to processing the refund. Shipping charges cannot be refunded.

Product Disclaimer

Sun Protection
SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The Sun Protection Factor in products can range from 2-60, referring to its level of ability to block the sun's rays. Many variables should be considered when determining the level that is right for you. They include duration of exposure, time of day, season, activities you're doing, geographic location/altitude, prescription drugs that could leave you more susceptible to exposure, and your own skin's predisposition.

Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both considered to be physical sunscreens or sunblocks, as they protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA and UVB represent different waves on the electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light. While UVB can cause sunburn and damage to the eyes, UVA can cause long term damage to the skin.

Look for products that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are especially intense during the summer and UVA rays are present year round.

There are two basic types of sunscreens/sunblocks. Depending on their ingredients, they work to either reflect or absorb the sun's rays. Inorganic particles like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create a physical barrier to block out the rays, whereas organic particles absorb UV rays and release the energy as heat.

Both sunblock and sunscreen are similar in use, but are slightly different in their protective abilities. Sunblock is more opaque and therefore protects more from UVA/UVB and radiation. Sunscreen tends to be more transparent and therefore needs to be reapplied more often. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a higher SPF since its ingredients break down more rapidly than sunblock.

It's important to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays on a daily basis. Sun exposure is reflected and intensified by the pavement, snow, water and sand. Higher SPF is recommended for higher elevations and locations closer to the equator. It is also recommended to wear an SPF of 15 or higher regardless of your activity or weather condition.

Increase the SPF when your sun exposure peaks, such as in the summer or during vacations. Apply sunscreen/sunblock according to its directions. Most directions indicate applying approximately one ounce of sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least every two hours throughout your exposure, especially after perspiring, toweling or swimming.

Even if you're not spending significant time outside, it's important to wear products with SPF to protect your skin. Choose a day moisturizer with an SPF in order to keep your skin moisturized while providing sun protection. This will help protect you from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer have at least 15-20 SPF. If you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.

How To Use

On Bottle

Ingredients

Active ingredients*: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7%, Octisalate 5% Additional Ingredients: Purified Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Acetate, Green Tea (Camellia oleifera) Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) Extract, Calendula officinalis Extract, Ginseng (Panax ginseng) Extract, Gingko biloba Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.