SkinMedica® top-quality sunscreens are perfect for the face, since they don’t go on greasy, and don’t leave residue behind. But they’re more than your basic, broad spectrum sunscreens: they protect against infrared rays (IR-A rays) in addition to Ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB rays). All of these light rays can come from the sun, in dangerous forms.
It gets better: these sunscreens also help to rejuvenate the skin, and fight wrinkles. They use a patented formula called the SOL-IR® Advanced Antioxidant Complex. So, instead of just Zinc Oxide (the most common sunscreen ingredient), they contain Homosalate 6.0%, Octinoxate 7.5% and Octisalate 5.0% – basically a concoction of chemical-based UV filters and absorbers. Additional antioxidants help fight free radical damage, which gives the anti-aging effect of this product.