You’ve heard that wearing a daily SPF is the best thing that you can do to prevent the visible signs of aging and the development of skin cancer. But determining which sunscreen is best for your skin is a more difficult task. Here’s an overview of why SPF is important for healthy skin, the benefits of physical sunscreens and Revercel's sun protection products. 

Q: What is SPF and why is it necessary for healthy skin?

A: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to redden your skin using the product versus the amount of time without any sunscreen.  The higher the SPF, the more protection. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection (protects against both UVA and UVB rays) with an SPF 30 or higher

Using a daily SPF is essential to protect the skin from developing skin cancer and to slow visible signs of premature aging such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

Q: What is a physical sunscreen?

A: Also known as a sunblock, a physical sunscreen stays on top of your skin to deflect damaging rays. Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, such as titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide They’re are oftentimes less thick and cause less irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin. They’re also less pore-clogging, making them ideal for acne-prone skin.

Q: What are the features and benefits of each Revercel sun protection product?

A: Revercel offers three sun protection products, all with a high SPF:

  1. Triple Duty Plus SPF 35+ - a unique 3-in-1 product that provides a sheer tint for an even glow, a 100% all-physical formulation with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and an advanced lipopeptide complex that boosts the production of collagen and helps restore skin elasticity, repair fine lines and firm the skin. Its sheer tint with skin tone-blending capabilities provides a whisper of coverage. Transparent pigments allow all skin tones to shine through for a natural color appearance
  2. Sheer Physical Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - a full body, all-physical sunscreen formulated with hyaluronic acid for healthier, supple skin. Sheer Physical Sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to filter harmful rays before they reach your skin. Choose Sheer Physical Sunscreen if you’re looking for a long-lasting sunscreen that’s mineral-based and water-resistant. 
  3. AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ - a lightweight facial moisturizer formulated with SPF 45+ and hyaluronic acid for sun protection and all-day hydration. Lactic acid and vitamins E and B5 promote collagen production, reduce signs of premature aging and boost cellular metabolism for a youthful, healthy glow. Choose AM Daily Moisturizer if you’re looking for a moisturizer that offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and prevents and corrects the visible signs of aging.

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