EXPIRATION: JUNE 2024
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Guards Up is a broad-spectrum sun protection for your everyday life. This mineral SPF 35 with lightweight moisture provides invisible, three-way protection against the elements—environmental pollution, electronic pollution (from screen time), and of course, the sun. Its oil-free formula with a creamy texture has a natural finish—not too dewy, not too matte—and doesn't leave a white or gray cast on your skin. The non-nano zinc oxide (the safest SPF active available for our bodies and our oceans) works at the skin’s surface to physically prevent UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. It helps block HEV (high energy visible) light too. All the while, antioxidants fight off environmental and blue light (aka HEV) damage for 360 protection and all the anti-aging benefits that come along with it.
HOW TO USE:
After your daytime routine, gently smooth an even, generous layer (about the size of a coin) onto skin. Because mineral SPF acts as a barrier, sitting on the surface of the skin, do smooth it on—don’t rub it in the way you would a moisturizer. Use a light touch with this and any products you apply after to avoid makeup pilling.
If wearing makeup, allow 2-3 minutes for the sunscreen to sink in before applying primer or other cosmetics. Reapply every 2 hours when in direct sunlight or getting wet.
Even though mineral sunscreen goes to work right away, it is recommended to follow the FDA guidelines to wait 15 minutes before sun exposure.