If you’re a Skin Pharm patient, you know that our mantra for preventive skin care is to apply SPF every day. Protecting your skin from sun exposure is the #1 way to fight visible signs of aging.
No matter your age or skin type, applying SPF is one thing you need to do every single day to maintain a youthful appearance and prevent fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Even if you’re not planning to be outside for an extended period of time, you still need SPF. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can penetrate windows in your car, office or home, damaging your skin.
We’re so passionate about sun protection that we offer four different SPF options at Skin Pharm. These powerful and effective SPF formulas are easy to integrate into your skin care routine each morning. In addition to protecting your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays, our SPF formulas are gently hydrating and soothing, calming red skin and fighting dullness.
Beach Body SPF
A purely physical formula for everyday, all-day coverage
Beach Body is a physical (also known as “mineral” or “natural”) sunscreen, which means that it contains active mineral ingredients — zinc oxide and titanium oxide — that prevent sun damage by sitting on top of your skin to block ultraviolet rays. Beach Body is free of chemicals that irritate some skin types and is safe for the entire family. The lightweight, water-resistant formula fights premature aging and cellular damage.
While Beach Body goes on white, it easily absorbs when you rub it in and doesn’t leave the chalky finish that many purely physical sunscreens have. Another bonus? No overpowering, “sunscreeny” scent.
Beach Body is safe for full-body use, while the rest of our SPF formulas are intended to protect and nourish your face and neck. Depending on your skin type and your coverage preference, we have three great options for you to choose from:
Clear Defense SPF
A lightweight, clear SPF for normal, combination, oily and acne-prone skin types and those with rosacea
Clear Defense is non-tinted, lightweight and innovative SPF that protects skin from multiple factors known to cause premature aging, including UVA, UVB and infrared radiation. Clear Defense combats free radicals and provides the highest possible level of protection while also restoring youthfulness to your skin. This SPF is rich in antioxidants and features high levels of nourishing ingredients niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, fighting fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and rough texture. The lightweight and gently hydrating formula absorbs quickly into your skin and is ideal for skin types with acne or redness.
Sheer Defense SPF
A lightweight, tinted, everyday SPF for those who like a BB cream look; ideal for acne-prone, sensitive, combination and oily skin types and those with rosacea
Sheer Defense is a universally-tinted formula packs the same powerful protection against UVA, UVB and infrared radiation as Clear Defense, and is a great option if you’re looking for a little more coverage. Packed with antioxidants and nourishing ingredients to hydrate and protect skin, this soothing formula won’t irritate skin and is safe for acne-prone or those who fight redness. If you’re looking to ditch your foundation or BB cream on hot summer days, this is a great option, although the formula is still sheer enough to layer under other makeup if needed.
100% Mineral Tinted SPF
A lightweight, easy to layer SPF for those who like a little more coverage and have dry, sensitive, combination or normal skin
Our 100% Mineral Tinted SPF is a purely physical sunscreen, boasting 100% mineral-blocking protection. This is ideal for those who experience sensitivity to chemicals found in most SPF options, and provides a sheer, universal tint suitable for most skin types (this formula will give you slightly more coverage than the Sheer Defense, making it another great replacement for BB cream!). Gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin — including post-procedure skin — this lightweight formula can be worn alone or under makeup for daily sun protection.
Each of our SPF formulas address concerns including sun protection, free radical damage, large pores, acne and rosacea. Our formulas are water-resistant up to 40 minutes and absorb quickly for easy application and reapplication. are paraben-free, sulfate-free, oil-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free, naturally derived and safe for pregnancy.
Still not sure which SPF is best for you? Give us a call at (615) 582-6726 (Nashville office) or (404) 314-4545 (Atlanta office) or email us.