Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Aveeno Sunscreen Review
When they say SPF is not enough, what do people mean? SPF only protects your skin from sunburn but, it doesn’t say how much of the deep penetrating UVA rays the product is able to protect you from. Well, if you read “broad spectrum” on the labels, you don’t even have to bother differentiating between UVA or UVB, at least not for now.
Product Description, Manufacturer’s Information and Price Details
Let the broad spectrum sun protection offered by Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion worry about blocking off the sun from harming your skin, so you can keep yourself preoccupied having fun in the sun instead. This product is recommended for use on your face and body, and is available in SPF 30, SPF 50 and SPF 70 formulations.
Water resistant, and providing up to 3 straight hours of sun protection, Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion goes beyond blocking out UVA and UVB. It provides your skin with nourishing ingredients that keep it moisturized and protected from the dryness of the sun, sand, wind and sea which can easily leave your skin damaged.
These products are available for less than US$10 for every 3 oz. tube.
Aveeno Ingredients List
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion is made with the following sunscreen actives:
- SPF 30: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (8%), Octisalate (4%), Octocrylene (4%), and Oxybenzone (5%)
- SPF 50: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (6%), and Oxybenzone (5%)
- SPF 70: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (10%), and Oxybenzone (6%)
Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal is one of these products’ primary ingredient. Made from oats, this complex rehydrates skin and keeps it moisturized throughout the day.
These products also contain the following ingredients: Water, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Beeswax, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alky; Acry;ateCrosspoymer, Chlorphenesin, Propylene Glycol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate, Fragrance, Stearyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Cetyl Alcohol, Lignoceryl Alcohol, AvenaSatice (OAt) Kernel Extract, CodimTomentosum Extract, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion must be applied generously on face and body at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently every 3 hours or, after swimming, sweating or toweling dry.
This product bears the seal of approval of The Skin Cancer Foundation.
This product contains several chemical sunscreens which have been shown to have high risk of causing long-term health and environmental effects. It also contains the well-recognized neurotoxin, phenoxyethanol. It contains several ingredients, including fragrance which can be irritating to the skin. PEG content can easily combine with carcinogens.
Sunscreen is a must but it do not have to be worn at a cost other than what the product is worth for you to take it home from the shelf. If you find this product has tolerable levels of potentially toxic ingredients and believe it’s excusable then, nobody can stop you from using it.
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