Sunlight can be harmful to skin in a few ways. It contains UVA and UVB light, which are both high-energy and irritating to skin cells. Recently, scientists discovered another damaging type of light: high-energy visible (HEV) light. HEV light is found everywhere: besides coming from the sun, it is constantly emitted by electronic devices, meaning we are constantly exposed to it. It penetrates the skin even deeper than UVA and UVB, reaching the lower levels of the hypodermis and causing damage there. The most prevalent result of HEV exposure is skin discoloration, including dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Studies have also linked HEV to wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, dryness, uneven texture, and other visible signs of photoaging.
To protect from harmful UVA, UVB, and HEV light, CosMedical offers two sun protection products to keep your clients safe this summer.
Our Daily Replenishing SPF 30+ is a chemical-free tinted moisturizer that uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect from UVA/UVB light and prevent future damage. Daily Replenishing also contains firming peptides to heal skin, promoting elasticity and removing wrinkles to make skin look younger than ever. It uses aloe vera to moisturize and reduce inflammation and reddened skin. Aloe vera also has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and skin softening benefits.
For even greater protection, our Ultra Replenishing Sunscreen SPF 40 is a tinted sunscreen that firms, nourishes, and rejuvenates skin while protecting from UVA, UVB, and HEV light using zinc oxide and winter cherry. Ultra Replenishing contains lipochroman®, the most powerful antioxidant on the market today, to protect from environmental hazards such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon free radicals. Like Daily Replenishing, it contains firming peptides to remove wrinkles and dark spots while promoting elasticity. It also contains galangal root extract to soothe and reduce redness, purify pores, brighten skin, and provide additional protection from UV light.
Both of our replenishing sunscreens offer full-spectrum protection from UV light, promote elasticity, and reduce wrinkles and signs of aging on skin. They are safe for all skin types, including sensitive, rosacea-prone, and post-procedure skin. They also both can be used as a makeup primer or foundation.
Daily Replenishing is most popular among individuals who want a lightweight, chemical-free sunscreen for daily use. Ultra Replenishing is more popular with those who want a comprehensive anti-aging treatment, loaded with botanicals and moisturizers. Regardless of their choice, your clients will go home with strong sun protection that will help keep their skin beautiful for an enjoyable summer.For more information on these two products, visit our Sun Protection Collection.