Some popular sunscreen brands were recently affected by a recall. Was yours one of them? Here are the brands to avoid what to use instead.
We all know that sunscreen – and applying it on a daily basis – is crucial in keeping your skin healthy. This is because it protects it from harmful UV rays. Prolonged exposure can accelerate signs of aging and lead to hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer. This is why everyone should be applying (and reapplying!) it to their faces and bodies as part of their routine.
While old formulas used to be thick and non-absorbing, there are now modern ones that are easier to wear. This includes lotions as well as sprays and mists. In the summer of 2021, manufacturers Johnson & Johnson issued a recall on some of their most popular sprays by the brands Neutrogena and Aveeno. Testing revealed that over 50 of their sunscreens were contaminated with the carcinogenic chemical compound, benzene.
The manufacturer took responsibility and acted swiftly to recall the affected products. But this incident has left many people concerned and confused as to which sunscreen options are safe and effective. Here are some options we recommend to keep your skin protected this summer.
For maximum daily protection from UV rays, the EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Facial Sunscreen is water- and sweat-resistant and suitable for even the most active user and all skin types.
The EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+ Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen is created with the driest skin in mind. It is the most moisturizing of the range and contains 7% zinc oxide to keep skin protected.
If you struggle with oily skin or breakouts, the EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Facial Sunscreen is a great choice. It’s lightweight, oil-free, and performs well under makeup while offering top-tier protection from UV rays.
For a touch of color
If you don’t want to apply makeup but still want a flush of healthy color, try the EltaMD MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Facial Sunscreen in the tinted variety. This evens out and perfects your skin tone while still keeping your skin safe from the sun.
Shop medical-grade, dermatologist-approved sunscreens from APDerm. Choose from highly-rated brands including EltaMD professional sunscreen. Protect your skin from harsh UV elements without drying it out with our special moisturizing ingredients. Shop professional skincare at the lowest prices available online.