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Protecting Yourself from The Sun

Whether You Prefer Light or Serious Protection, Do NOT Face the Summer Without a Plan to Keep Your Skin Healthy!

By Kristie Bartlett

CellCeuticals PhotoDefense ($45) is a new, ultra-light hydrating formula for the face that helps combat premature skin aging while providing broad spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful rays. It’s also fortified with a powerful Auto-Defense system and Vitamin D to strengthen the skin’s natural defenses. Head to to purchase.

Vichy’s Normaderm Pro Mat Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15 ($21), Moisturizing is a must, but the beach sun can leave skin oily and greasy. With this super-moisturizer with SPF, you can keep your face oil-free AND protected from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Available at CVS and Duane Reade locations

Anthelios 45 Sunscreens with CELL-OX Shield™ by La Roche-Posay offer high protection down to the cellular level. The first line of defense features a patented synergistic combination of UV filters with a unique stabilizing performance booster to deliver longer-lasting photostable and broad-spectrum protection (SPF 45/PFA 26) with enhanced efficacy against UVA and UVB rays.  The second line of defense features a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex, including Senna Alata.  This unique plant extract indigenous to tropical regions has a self-defense mechanism to protect against cell damage.  In conjunction with another antioxidant, it protects skin from environmental aggressors. Anthelios 45 Sunscreens with CELL-OX Shield™ are available in two breakthrough, fast-absorbing textures ~ an Ultra Light Fluid for Face and an Ultra Light Fluid for Body.  Each has been specifically formulated for optimal patient compliance. Representative of the La Roche-Posay product line and heritage in dermatology and sensitive skin formulations, the Anthelios 45 products1 are non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, PABA-free and dermotologist tested.   These products can be purchased at select physicians’ offices, CVS, Duane Reade, Longs and Brooks locations with Dermo-Skincare Centers, and online at

Kinerase Daily Defense Cream ($135) and Kinerase Daily Defense Lotion ($135) are gentle yet effective non-prescription products that deliver anti-aging treatment, high sun protection and moisture in a single application. They visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, aging and sun-damaged skin, while hydrating and minimizing the look of uneven skin tone. Both feel really nice on application…and a little goes a long way, so don’t let the price scare you!  Available at Nordstrom, Sephora,,

Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 25 ($8.50) is perfect for children and adults with sun-sensitive skin. It’s a powerhouse herbal sunscreen that’s packed with antioxidants and emollients. Available at health food stores nationwide.

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