January 30, 2012

New in sun protection: Prevage Triple Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen Sheer Lotion

Even though it's winter the sun still shines and does bad things to your skin if you aren't using your sunscreen which means I'm still been keeping my eyes open to what's new and exciting in the world of sun protection! Check out:

Prevage Triple Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen Sheer Lotion - 50ml - $95 - delivers triple environmental protection against the visible effects of oxidative stress from sun, pollution and against exposure to UVA, UVB and Infrared-A (IRA) rays which can accelerate skin aging and can damage skin at the cellular level. These environmental factors cause 80% of the visible signs of aging; Helps to even skin tone and correct the appearance of existing sun damage like fine lines, wrinkles; and restores skin’s natural defenses to help fight environmental assaults.

The sunscreen's formula combines Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant, with Thiotaine to combat visible aging signs caused by exposure to UVA, UVB, and also from Infrared-A radiation. This one-ups most traditional SPF products which only protect against UVA and UVB rays.

I've never heard of Infrared-A (IRA) radiation but apparently new research has identified it as a serious source of long-term damage to skin. IRA penetrates deeply into the skin, attacking skin cells and causing cumulative damage to collagen, elastin and protein structures over time.

Art Pellegrino, Elizabeth Arden Vice President of Research and Development explains: “UVB rays penetrate the epidermis causing sunburn, while UVA rays effect the dermis and lead to lines, wrinkles and signs of premature aging. Broad spectrum sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays but don’t shield skin from chronic, long-term IRA damage. The Idebenone complex in new Prevage Triple Defense SPF 50 provides this essential IRA protection.”

Prevage Triple Defense Technology Antioxidant protection delivers a powerful antioxidant complex to combat all three levels of free radical assaults. Helping to pre-empt environmentally induced damage, including IRA, to help fight visible aging signs.

This complex includes:
Idebenone Ester - the single most powerful antioxidant with an EPF rating of 95 out of 100, which also helps neutralize damage caused by IRA rays. The Idebenone Ester technology is an advanced delivery system that fuses Idebenone with a skin compatible ester to provide a time release reservoir of Idebenone within the skin. Resulting in an effective and more gentle level of performance.
Thiotaine - an effective antioxidant not found in the body. It complements Idebenone to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone, allowing Idebenone to concentrate on repairing the look of visible signs of aging caused environmental assaults.
Vitamin E Acetate - a stable form of Vitamin E with proven abilities to fight free radical damage and restores skin’s natural defenses.
Soy proteins and peptides complex - works on skin’s surface layer to help support skin’s healthy barrier to promote moisture retention.

As well as broad spectrum sunscreens:
SPF 50 UVA/ UVB sunscreens - provide high level sunburn protection.
Avebenzone -UVA absorber to help protect from UVA rays
Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) - UVA/UVB absorber that helps protect from both UBA and UVB rays
Octisalate - UVB absorber
Octinoxate - a strong UVB absorber
Octocrylene - a strong UVA/UVB absorber

Now that we've covered the scientific crap, what you really want to know is how it feels... It has a super lightweight formula that leaves skin with a soft, matte finish that you can use alone, over your moisturizer and/or under makeup. What makes it new and different is that it comes in a specially designed tube with its own built-in brush. The unique brush applicator is meant to ensure more even coverage for optimal protection. Just click open, squeeze and apply to create complete coverage, even in hard to reach places.

I have tried a sample of the sunscreen itself which I agree is super light and soaks in easily. I have not actually seen/tried the brush aspect of it and I am slightly skeptical of it. It seems to me that the brush might get kind of gunky and would be hard to clean but without actually trying it, it's hard to say. I would probably be more likely to just squeeze the product out and apply it with my fingers but I'm lazy like that...

Find it at your local Elizabeth Arden counter and see how you like a brush/sunscreen combo for yourself!

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. The brush looks interesting! Shame you couldn't try it yourself!


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