Sun Protection Decoded

The world of sunscreens can be confusing these days, and chances are, you need some help decoding which sun protection is best for you and your family.

Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has developed a sophisticated system of rating sunscreens for their safety and effectiveness. And fortunately for you, Pharmaca carries a wide variety of sunscreens marked with the EWG’s stamp of approval. (And don’t forget that covering up in the sun means it’s harder for your body to make vitamin D-make sure you integrate supplementation into your summer regime!)

New at Pharmaca

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
For long-lasting, high-SPF protection, turn to expert sunscreens from La Roche-Posay, one of Europe’s best-selling skin care lines. Anthelios is water resistant and protects skin on both face and body. Save 20% in July!

Packed with organics

Goddess Garden Facial Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
Protect and repair with sheer UV-blocking ZinClear and 70 percent certified organic ingredients! Goddess Garden’s latest creation includes skin-healing aloe and green tea to repair skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

Great for a day at the beach

Vanicream Sunscreen Sport SPF 35
This non-greasy, long-lasting formula offers broad-spectrum protection, ideal for outdoor sports. Vanicream is formulated with transparent zinc oxide and octinoxate.

One to stash in the car (or your purse)

Badger Sunscreen for Face and Body, in SPF 15 and 30
Badger’s SPF formulas are water resistant, safe for children of all ages, block both UVA and UVB rays with zinc oxide, and thoroughly moisturize while they protect your skin.

For the face

MyChelle Sun Shield, SPF 28
Mychelle’s line features dermaceutical-grade and bioactive ingredients that offer powerful but gentle protection. Zinc and titanium oxide offer full-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, along with soothing aloe and fortifying soybean oil.

Makeup Sunscreen

jane iredale PurePressed Base, SPF 20
One convenient compact provides a foundation, powder, concealer and UVA/UVB SPF 20 sunscreen all in one place. Natural looking and weightless on the skin, this compact also creates less waste by offering refill inserts. Plus, this base is one of five jane iredale products that have also received the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. (Compact and refill sold separately.)

Just for lips

Alba Botanica TerraTint, SPF 8
Alba’s lip-smacking sunscreens come in a variety of subtle colors to enhance your sun-kissed glow. Zinc oxide provides chemical free sun protection and organic oils, beeswax and peppermint soothe and cool.

Stop in to Pharmaca today to explore our selection of top-rated sun protection.

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