Sunday, July 4, 2010

Neutrogena UltraSheer® Liquid Daily Sunblock - Review

I was very excited to receive the Neutrogena UltraSheer® Liquid Daily Sunblock as I do a lot of outdoor events for Family Literacy and even though I do have a canopy I still manage to get sunburned on my shoulders and the back of my neck on a regular basis since I am so fair skinned and a red head too..

I received the SPF 70 which was perfect. It's a liquid that is very light and can be worn under any foundation and makeup without making you feel as though you're "caked up" and sticky.

The first day after I received it I had a 2 day garage sale and wore it outside. 106 degrees! No makeup - just for protection from the sun. I put it on the back of my neck, down my arms and legs and of course on my face. I did get a little sunburned on my neck and shoulders but not nearly as bad as I would of because I used Neutrogena UltraSheer® Liquid Daily Sunblock when I did.

Some facts to know:
Neutrogena UltraSheer® Liquid Daily Sunblock comes in 3 SPF levels: 55, 70 and 85.  It's very light, a liquid and easy to use under your foundation and makeup.  Or you can wear it alone for daily protection. Waterproof, sweatproof (which is GREAT in 106 degree weather!), PABA free and doesn't clog up your pores.

What's the Difference Between UVA & UVB Rays?
(taken from the Neutrogenia Women website)

There are two types of UV rays—UVA and UVB—both of which can harm your skin. UVA rays penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and leads to premature signs of aging, which include fine lines and wrinkles. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn, because they penetrate the outer layer of skin and cause damage to skin cells.

Too much exposure from either UVA or UVB rays can play a part in causing skin cancer. It's important to use sunscreen protection year-round, because the amount of UVA stays fairly constant throughout the year, and also exceeds the amount of UVB rays in both summer and winter. Even on a cloudy day, 80% of the sun's UVA rays pass through clouds. What's more, when it comes to tanning beds, it's important to know that tanning beds work by emitting UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin.

What can you do to protect against UVA and UVB rays? Wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Apply generous amounts of sunscreen, especially when you are active outdoors. Reapply often after swimming, perspiring, or using a towel and always choose a sunscreen that offers an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher.

SPF is a measurement of how long you can stay in the sun with sunscreen before getting burned. If you apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30, for example, that means it will take 30 times longer for your skin to begin to burn than if you did not wear any sunscreen protection at all. With this in mind, sunscreens should still not be used to increase the time you spend in intense sunlight.

Because SPF measures protection against UVB rays, be sure your sunscreen protects against UVA rays as well by choosing products with ingredients that provide both UVA and UVB protection. These are usually labeled "broad spectrum," and are available as body and face sunblocks as well as daily moisturizers.

If you plan to be in the sun for an extended amount of time, look for sunscreens that offer long lasting, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Tidal Labs.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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