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Skin Protection at its Finest

By Elena Schmidt
Posted On Oct 17, 2013

I do not wear sunscreen as often as I should, but I do not deny the fact that it is one of anti-aging’s closest allies in the fight against one of its greatest foes: the sun. UVA rays are the particular culprits that work to age our skin by penetrating the its thickest layer, causing premature wrinkles.

While I understand that to be the case, I do not apply sunscreen daily (as recommended), because I do not want to sacrifice coverage. Most standard sunscreens leave my skin feeling oily and clogged, making it impossible to apply makeup on top of it. Additionally, they often consist of a multitude of unknown ingredients, and emit a strong “scent” that I do not necessarily enjoy.

Seeing the need for light, fragrant coverage, with ingredients that not only block the sun, but provide anti-aging benefits as well, Hydropeptide crafted the perfect product. Hydropeptide’s SPF Anti-Wrinkle Skin Enhancing UV Protection contains a mere four ingredients: Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide fight, which fight UVA and UVB damage, and acai berry and green tea, which nourish the skin with vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants (not to mention the tropical fruit starburst scent they leave behind).

The formula absorbed quickly into my skin, leaving nothing behind but a tint of color as it strategically matched my skin’s tone. After applying, I followed up with my normal makeup regime and felt great about my newfound love for skin protection.

How to Buy: Hydropeptide.com; $40

 

-Elena Schmidt; Naturally light, sunkissed Miamian, seeking to find my perfect shade