1. DolceDolce’s favourite sunscreens

    Recently we discussed why sunscreen is still the best defense we have against premature aging and deadly skin cancer. This week, as promised, we are listing a few more of favourite sun protection products and telling you why we like them so much. These are products we have not only tested, I, or members of our team, use them..
    Why do we like it? This product protects against both UVB (burning) rays and UVA (aging) rays of the sun. The formula from Obagi has a matte finish that is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested. It is also PBA-free and fragrance-free. The active sunscreen ingredients are Octinoxate 7.5% and Zinc Oxide 10.5%.
    Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Jar SPF 50  
    Why do we like it? It is a mineral sunscreen that offers above average protection from UVA and UVB rays. It is available in SPF 30 and 50. The micro-fine minerals formula stays on well and looks good. It can be drying, despite of what the company claims. But it can also feel better than creamy formulas on a very hot day. You need to see what works best for your skin. It is a mineral only formula without chemical sun screen ingredients which can be good if you react to sun screen or are acne prone. The active sunscreen ingredients are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.
    Note: We prefer the jar to a brush formula. It is better value, and the brush version has given several of our readers problems. Because this type of sunscreen is a physical block that deflects the sun’s rays, you may apply it over moisturizer or makeup. Be sure to apply enough and reapply.
    Available online, prices vary.
    Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+
    Why do we love it? This is one of most reasonably-priced natural mineral sunscreens we have found at under $10 for a four ounce tube. We love Banana Boat for their well-priced quality products.
    Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ is also paraben and PABA free, as well as being water resistant. The company also says that it has been tested and found safe for sensitive skin.
    The active sun screen ingriednets are Titanium Dioxide 2.8% and Zinc Oxide 4%.
    For previously reviewed sunscreens featuring DolceDolce favourites, visit http://www.dolcedolce.com/?p=9461