CosMedical is thrilled to launch our new SPF, Radiant Shield SPF 40. This product has been in the making for several years, and we’re proud to say that it surpasses and defies the paradigm for sunscreen products. Here’s how.
Blending Mineral Formula
SPFs come in all shapes and sizes. The two main types are mineral and chemical, each with its own advantages. Mineral sunscreens like Radiant Shield block harmful UVA and UVB light using physical materials like zinc and titanium. Chemical sunscreens use light-absorbing chemicals to convert harmful light into safe heat energy in the skin. Some sunscreens, like our Ultra Replenishing SPF 40, combine both mineral and chemical sun protection.
You may have seen a big push towards mineral sunscreens from your patients in the past few years. On social media and in popular culture, these chemical-free formulas are thought of as safer. In reality, both chemical and mineral sunscreens are generally safe, but chemical-free sunscreens are sometimes more popular because they are safer for the most sensitive skin types.
One challenge for mineral sunscreens is their texture. Due to their zinc and titanium, almost all mineral sunscreens on the market today are pasty and opaque, giving them an undesirable appearance when applied to skin.
This is where Radiant Shield shines: it is one of the first mineral sunscreens ever created with a silky, transparent consistency that glides onto skin. Radiant Shield is a tinted formula that evens tone and can even be used as a makeup primer. It seamlessly blends with all skin types, including Fitzpatrick Types V and VI, and is safe for all to use.
One of the first things we see countless patients do when they sample a new SPF is to hold it up to their nose and give it a whiff. Sunscreens often have unpleasant, even stinky, aromas due to the ingredients they contain. Patients should wear sunscreen at all times during daylight hours, and nobody wants to carry around an odor with them all day.
With Radiant Shield, they don’t have to. With rose and lavender essential oils and no artificial colorants, Radiant Shield has a soft, pleasant fragrance. Patients won’t be disturbed by their sunscreen’s odor; instead, they’ll enjoy wearing it at all times.
Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer
Radiant Shield is so much more than just an SPF. We like to think of it as an anti-aging tinted moisturizer, since it has so many youth-promoting protective and hydrating benefits.
All patients want more youthful skin. Damage from harmful UVA and UVB contributes to photoaging, but they’re not the only causes. Blue (high-energy visible) light from both digital screens and the sun is also a major contributor to skin aging, and can cause damage at deeper levels of the skin. Environmental pollution and free radical damage from small particles in the air is another major concern, both indoors and outdoors.
Radiant Shield goes above-and-beyond SPFs to provide complete protection against all these sources of skin aging. Besides blocking UVA and UVB with soothing 17% zinc oxide, it contains Ectoin, a moisturizing antioxidant that rejuvenates skin and protects against blue light; Lipochroman®, the strongest antioxidant on the market to protect against all types of free radical damage caused by environmental pollution; and a botanical blend that deeply plumps, moisturizes, and fortifies.
For Patients Seeking More From Their SPF
Radiant Shield raises the bar for SPF products. No other sunscreen on the market today offers the same comprehensive protection with a non-pasty, pleasant smelling, chemical-free formula. We can’t wait for your patients to fall in love with it!
Learn more about what’s inside Radiant Shield in this article.