PREP & PROTECT
We love a good multi-tasker. And we’ve discovered a few sunscreen formulations for the face that protect and help fortify the skin with moisturizing ingredients, offering multiple benefits. And don’t forget your neck and décolletage!
1. Vichy Laboratoires’s new LiftActiv Specialist SPF 30 sunscreen can also act as your daily moisturizer if you prefer a lightweight formula. Packed with vitamin CG, hyaluronic and glycolic acids, it also touts broad-spectrum protection against both
UVA (the aging rays) and UVB (the burning rays) light. vichy.ca
2. Montreal-based ProDerm Mineral Loose Powder SPF 50 uses mineral filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for its broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB. Great for touchups and travel, this easyto-apply powder comes in light and dark shades, and can also help tone down a shiny complexion. pro-derm. com/en
3. Garnier has just launched its new Ombrelle Mineral Face Hydrating Sunscreen with SPF 50. This mineralbased formula contains hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated, is nontinted, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrancefree and colourant-free so it’s suitable for sensitive skin. shoppersdrugmart.ca
4. One of the OG’s of sun care, Clarins’ UV 50 Sunscreen MultiProtection is oil-free, translucent – so no white residue – and covers a broad spectrum. It fights dullness, hydrates and is also anti-pollution to protect against free radicals. What’s new?
The addition of organic blackcurrant bud extract to its plant-powered formulation, to help prevent skin redness. clarins.ca
5. StriVectin has paired THD Ascorbate, an extremely stable form of oil-soluble vitamin C, with broad-spectrum defence against UVA and UVB rays in its latest double-duty day cream, Super-C SPF 30 Vitamin C Moisturizer. The antioxidant-rich formula, stacked with extract of French kumquat (a superfruit), also protects skin from environmental stress and pollution with Tahitian noni leaf extract as well as French rice germ extract to help neutralize blue light exposure from all that screen time. strivectin. com/super-c-spf
6. For men who prefer a no-fuss routine, try Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 broad spectrum. Vitamin E-rich blue algae extract and sea parsley’s antioxidants vitamin A and C hydrate and soothe skin after shaving while also blocking blue light pollution. Fellas, don’t be surprised if the ladies borrow this one on occasion. getjackblack.ca