Albany, NY (PressExposure) September 10, 2009 -- Perhaps you have some childhood or teen memories of someone somewhere that was out in the sun wearing unsightly bright white zinc oxide sunblock. Usually on their nose cheeks and lips. At that age it was only natural for a young person and you may have been one of them, to simply dread the thought of having to wear the stuff.
Of course now it's common knowledge just how harmful the suns full spectrum rays are, just as it's also just as well known that zinc oxide in all its bright white glory is possibly the most effective sunblock available. Add to that that zinc oxide is basically a natural mineral that comes from the earth and is perfectly harmless to wear on your skin.
Now an amazing new development has led to the creation of a new chemically engineered, perfectly clear type of zinc oxide that can now be used in highly effective sunscreen products that are so undetectable that they are now being worn under makeup by increasingly more women who are concerned about sun related premature skin aging.
Skinceuticals was one of the very first topical skin care product makers to come out with a sunscreen that incorporates this new wondrous form of zinc oxide. Their highest rated product for sun protection is called Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 45. Granted, this is a waterproof, sweat proof product thats marketed for outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Even so, they do have other similar sunscreen products that contain the same new clear zinc oxide that are better suited for day to day wear under makeup. One of their more popular creams along this line for women who buy Skinceuticals sunscreen for day to day use would be their Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense Moisturizing Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30.
The difference between the two types of products, aside from the first one mentioned having a higher SPF rating, is that one contains waterproofing agents, while the latter contains skin moisturizers. Even so, in spite of the zinc oxide in both of these products being perfectly translucent, it none the less does functions as full spectrum UVA UVB blocker, just as well as standard plain while zinc oxide.
One other item worth noting is that recent research has indicated that non-mineral, chemical based sunblocking agents used in many common sunscreens that don't contain zinc oxide, can degrade and become carcinogenic.