It’s Monday, you guys! It’s a bright, shiny new week!!
So, by now, you may know that my number one antiaging skincare product is sun protection. In addition to causing cancer, UV rays are the absolute worst when it comes to premature aging. The best thing you can possibly do is prevent the damage in the first place.
In addition to preventing sun damage, proper nutrition and the right skincare routine for your skin are your best weapons against the signs of aging. Without sun protection, you’re going to undo all the good that you’ve done with diet and products.
Some of my fave skincare products are from Jan Marini, which is one of the relatively few brands trusted and sold in doctors’ offices. The brand’s Hyla3D and C-ESTA serums, Clean Zyme and Skin Zyme, and Transformation Face Cream are regulars in my routine. It only makes sense to add in the Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33, right…?!?!
There are two types of sunscreens- physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens, such as minerals like titanium dioxide, work by physically blocking the UV rays. Chemical sunscreens work by using ingredients that cause a chemical reaction with the UV rays, and basically neutralize and keep the UV from causing damage.
I use physical sunscreens mostly when I have breakouts or sensitivity from tretinoin, as they’re a little less irritating on me. For regular wear, I prefer chemical sunscreens, simply because they don’t wear off as quickly and they’re a bit more effective. Also, being a blogger, I have to do a lot of photos, and chemical sunscreens don’t result in the white cast that mineral formulas do. The only thing is that you have to be sure to apply them about 20 minutes or so prior to exposure for maximum effectiveness.
Jan Marini’s Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant contains four active ingredients, so you get the most effective broad spectrum protection. The formula contains hydrators antioxidants for free radical protection and anti-aging benefits. It’s light weight, oil-free, and water resistant up to 80 minutes. So, it’s great for those like me who do a lot of sweating!
Jan Marini’s sunscreens contain unique ingredients, one of which acts as a microscopic sponge to absorb excess oil (Jan Marini, n.d.). This makes my oily/combo skin very happy! I don’t have to worry about my face turning into a pool of grease…lol!
Jan Marini Antioxdant Daily Face Protectant is housed in an attractive, convenient, opaque squeeze tube. This is perfect because products containing antioxidants need to be packaged in a way to prevent exposure to light and air, as these cause degradation of the ingredients, rendering them ineffective (Kaur, Kapila & Agrawal, 2007).
The formula is a slight yellowish colored lightweight cream that is easy to spread and absorbs quickly. It has a light fragrance, similar to the other C-ESTA Serum and Transformation Face Cream. It’s a really lux smell, but light and not overpowering. I love how I can wear this even under makeup, and it doesn’t get greasy. It actually seems to absorb enough oil that my makeup looks fresh longer. It also hydrates at the same time, which also helps prevent excess oil production.
Overall, I’d have to say the Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant is a winner. It’s light enough that it doesn’t feel like a mask, and doesn’t feel like it’s “suffocating” my skin, like some other formulas. It wears well both alone and under makeup, and contains active anti-aging ingredients in addition to sunscreen.
If you dread wearing sunscreen, and want something that feels more like a light moisturizer, this is IT. Head over to JanMarini.com and start shopping!
Jan Marini (n.d.). Your Skin and the Sun. Jan Marini Skin Research.
Kaur, I., Kapila, M. & Agrawal, R. (2007). Role of novel delivery systems in developing topical antioxidants as therapeutics to combat photoageing. Ageing Research Reviews, 6(4). Retrieved April 4, 2018, from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.