SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream
YourGoodSkin SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream is a beautifully creamy, lightweight daytime moisturizer best for normal to dry skin. Broad spectrum sun protection from aging UV rays is assured; we just wish we were as confident about the rest of the formula!
Housed in an opaque squeeze tube, the smooth finish of this moisturizer works well under makeup, although its lingering emollient finish and sheen (it looks greasy, not glow-y) isn’t likely to make those with oily areas happy.
We love how easily this applies, feeling much more like a moisturizer than a traditional sunscreen, a trait which should entice you to apply this daily and reapply as needed.
The problems include the presence of a moderately strong fragrance plus an amount of denatured alcohol that poses a risk of irritating skin. The sunscreen actives themselves can be sensitizing for some people, so why add known sensitizers like fragrance and denatured alcohol to the mix—especially when neither benefits skin?
Another issue is the low amount of antioxidants. Although this is certainly an affordable, generously-sized daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, research has shown that antioxidants significantly improve skin’s environmental defenses, reducing premature aging. But they can’t do their job when used in fairy dust amounts and when struggling against skin sensitizers like fragrance and denatured alcohol!
See our list of best moisturizers with sunscreen for picks that are better all around, even though some of the options cost more (it’ll be money well spent)!
- Provides broad spectrum sun protection.
- Lightweight, smooth finish lotion formula works well under makeup.
- Opaque tube packaging keeps light- and air-sensitive ingredient stable.
- Fragranced formula poses a risk of irritating skin.
- Moderate amount of denatured alcohol poses a slight risk of irritating skin.
- Low amount of antioxidants.
A lightweight day cream with SPF 30 protection. Defends & cares, helping to protect skin from the environment. Skin looks healthy & feels balanced all day. Provides 24hr hydration. This non pore-blocking formula is formulated without parabens & is oil- free. Dermatologically tested & suitable for all skin, even sensitive.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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