Wednesday, June 04, 2014
It's our first week of summer vacation, and we're enjoying every minute of it! Already we've gone sailing, played in the park, ridden roller coasters at an amusement park, and splashed around in a water park. With all the time we spend outdoors, proper sun protection is essential. Last week The Pea went to Raging Waters with her 7th grade class, and forgot to reapply sun lotion -- so she came home with a bad sunburn. She has had one other bad sunburn before, but this was the first time she actually felt pain, and this was the first time she actually started to peel. Fortunately, she didn't blister -- studies have shown that suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially-deadly melanoma later in life -- but it isn't an experience she's eager to repeat.
If there's one good thing about this sunburn, it's that it has made The Pea a lot more vigilant about applying sunscreen every day. We encourage her to do it in the morning, after she has brushed her teeth, so that it become part of her daily routine. Having sunscreen that's easy to apply -- especially facial sunscreen -- really helps, because if the sunscreen isn't sticky or icky, she's more likely to apply it, apply it often, and apply more of it. That's why products like SmartShield's new Rehydrating Face Cream are so great. I recently received a sample to review, and I think it's a great product for everyday use!
SmartShield makes a lot of sun products for outdoorsy activities, so you know they know all about UVA/UVB protection and sweat resistance. This Rehydrating Face Cream is their first premium skincare product, and I'm happy to report that they've come up with a great product for people who trek to the grocery store as well as people who trek up mountains! SmartShield's Rehydrating Face Cream is thicker than regular face creams, but not as thick as most sunscreens, and it absorbs into the skin relatively easily. It doesn't feel greasy and it doesn't leave you with a shiny face. Unlike most cosmetic face creams with SPF, this one has quite a high SPF factor: SPF 45 instead of SPF 15 or 30. I could definitely get used to putting this stuff on every day.
About Rehydrating Face Cream
SmartShield's Rehydrating Face Cream w/ SPF 45 is a luxury face cream with a unique formula for sports enthusiasts and professionals. Its moisturizing formula gives protection to your skin with a SPF 45 lotion non-migrating formula. Our new face cream is sweat resistant, and provides UVA/UVB Protection. Clean, Oil Free, great for use under your make-up. Regular use of this product may help to prevent cancer, wrinkles, and premature skin aging.
SmartShields oil-free, "dry" forumla means the sunscreen is absorbed instantly. It does not wear on top of skin; it actually bonds to the skin. Our sunscreen formula has no noticeable "sunscreen feel", even after multiple applications.
SmartShield is hypoallergenic, safe for all skin types and dermatologist-approved.
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information (in italics) is provided by the featured company/product. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.