Zinc Oxide sits on top of the skin, scattering and reflecting UVA & UVB rays. Major protection factors are: it is non-toxic, does not break down when exposed to the sun, protects against both UVA AND UVB rays and is effective as soon as it is applied.
No, we are not trying to give you a guide on diaper rash treatments. Zinc Oxide is a mineral-based ingredient used in broad-spectrum sunscreens. It creates a physical barrier against harmful ‘aging’ UVA and ‘burning’ UVB rays and thus reduces the risk of skin cancer, photoaging and sunburn. It is considered soothing and non-irritating.
Mineral sunscreens have come a long way since David Hasselhoff spotted chalky white sun protection in his Bay Watch days. Today, most sunscreens containing Zinc Oxide will go on virtually clear.
IMAGE Skincare’s sunscreen formulas have been formulated as moisturizers to hydrate and protect the skin. They glide on silky-soft, apply clear upon massage, and feel like second skin.
The Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 is enriched with a blend of antioxidants, vitamins and green tea. It is great for all skin types, including those that tend to get red or dehydrated. This sheer formula spreads easily and evenly without any residue and contains 18% Zinc Oxide.
The Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30*subtly evens out skin tone. The sheer formula blends seamlessly and is boosted with a universal mineral tint. It contains a combination of 6% Tinted zinc oxide and 4.6% Titanium Dioxide.
The Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF32* is an oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that keeps your skin mattified, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types. Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish. It includes 9% Zinc Oxide.
The Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50* is a high-level sunscreen that offers effective protection against damaging UV rays. It’s an ideal choice for sports, outdoor activities and high sun exposure, yet it is gentle enough for post-procedure skin. It contains a blend of plant stem cells and potent antioxidants to protect skin against the effects of free radical damage caused by environmental exposure, and contains 9% Zinc Oxide.
Although Zinc Oxide is a safe and effective active sunscreen ingredient, the best protection from the sun is to seek shade and cover up with clothes and a hat.
*Contain other active ingredients to protect against sun damage.