Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Body

5.00 fl. oz. for $ 17.99
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CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Body is part of the brand’s retooling of their original mineral sunscreens for face and body. Like the original formula, this update provides gentle, broad-spectrum pure mineral sun protection for all skin types; however, it still has some esthetic issues that should give you pause.

Housed in an opaque squeeze tube, the fragrance-free formula feels lighter than its creamy texture suggests. It contains a good mix of replenishing ingredients, including ceramides, sodium hyaluronate, and cholesterol. We’re also happy CeraVe discontinued using the sensitizing preservatives the previous version contained.

Unfortunately, this sunscreen is low on antioxidants, offering only a tiny amount of vitamin E (tocopherol). That’s a start, but research shows skin needs more than one antioxidant for robust environmental defense.

More not to love: This tends to leave a slight white cast even when blended thoroughly. Along with that, after being on skin for an hour or so it tends to feel uncomfortably dry; applying a moisturizer before this seemingly moisturizing sunscreen is required! But before you do that, we urge you to check out our list of best body sunscreens to find more cosmetically elegant

  • Delivers gentle, non-stinging mineral sun protection.
  • Fragrance-free formula.
  • Contains a good mix of proven skin-replenishing ingredients.
  • Tends to leave a soft white cast even when well-blended.
  • Contains only one antioxidant when skin need more for environmental defense.
  • Can end up feeling uncomfortably dry applied over large areas.
Jar Packaging: No

Suitable for all skin types, CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Body Lotion features zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sun filters to reflect the sun’s harmful rays in a lightweight sun care formula that provides all-day hydration. Enhanced with three essential barrier-reinforcing ceramides, this fragrance-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen spreads easily and evenly without leaving a greasy feel.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 9%; Zinc Oxide 7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propanediol, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-8 Laurate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethiconol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Myristic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Tocopherol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin.

CeraVe At-A-Glance

This expanding collection of skincare products keeps things gentle and effective with fragrance-free formulas, many of which are more state-of-the-art than any other product in its price range or pricier versions at the drugstore. In short, this line is a real find!

CeraVe uses a delivery system the company refers to as Multivesicular Emulsion Technology, which releases key ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid over a period of several hours. Although this technology is undoubtedly helpful, such time-delayed delivery systems aren't unique to CeraVe, and the fact remains that most of the ingredients they use are very helpful on their own, no matter what delivery system you use.

The important point is that ongoing, consistent use of this kind of moisturizer designed to repair the skin's barrier function will result in smoother, softer, healthier skin.

It is for these reasons that most CeraVe products are definitely worth considering, especially at this price. You'll find a options for moisturizing, cleansing, broad spectrum sun protection, and baby care.

For more information about CeraVe, purchased by L'Oreal in 2017, visit www.cerave.com.

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