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Sun Protection Products Available at Evolutions

Wearing sunscreen daily is one of the best ways to ward off sun damage which includes fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (also referred to as sun spots, brown spots, or “liver” spots). There is a misconception that you cannot get burned in the winter or on cloudy days, but that is simply not true. UVA and UVB – ultraviolet rays – are strong throughout the year. UVA rays accelerate aging by penetrating your skin and promoting collagen breakdown. This action also increases the risk of skin cancer. UVB rays are the ones that cause a sunburn.

We recommend everyone to include sunscreen application as part of their daily skin care routine. Gone are the days where we have to apply white, sticky drugstore sunscreen to our faces. Now there are sunscreens made by reputable medical grade skincare companies that provide sun protection and additional benefits for all skin types and sensitivities.

These are the sunscreens we currently carry at Evolutions.

TiZo3 Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40, Tinted

  • Provides broad spectrum protection (protected against both UVA / UVB rays)
  • Photostable: will not degrade in sunlight
  • Free of chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, fragrances, oils, and preservatives
  • Key ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (sun protection); Zinc Oxide (sun protection); Iron Oxide (for the tint); Antioxidants C & E  (antioxidants that work together to help reduce UV damage)
  • For all skin types (the tint in universal)

PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

  • Provides broad spectrum protection
  • Lightweight and quick-absorbing makes it easy to wear under makeup
  • Provides antioxidant protection
  • Key ingredients: Zinc Oxide (sun protection); Octinoxate (absorbs and filters UV rays); Silybin and Caffeein (both are antioxidants to protect skin from UV damage)
  • Good for all skin types; Ideal for oily or break-out prone skin or those who feel traditional sunscreen is too heavy

Intellishade SPF 45 by Revision Skincare

  • Provides broad spectrum protection
  • Also a tinted moisturizer that blends naturally with the color of your skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Key ingredients: Octinoxate and Octisalate (UVB protection); Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide (sun protection); Blend of Peptides (to reduce fine lines and wrinkles); Vitamin C (antioxidant to brighten skin); Blend of White Birch Extract, Yeast Extract, Plankton and Coenzyme Q10 (to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles)
  • Good for all skin types; especially beneficial for dry skin

Obagi Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50

  • Provides broad spectrum protection
  • Non-greasy, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formula
  • Applies sheer
  • Key ingredients: Zinc Oxide (sun protection); Octinoxate (sun protection); Vitamin C (antioxidant to brighten skin)
  • For all skin types

Luzern La Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 with Blue Light Protection

  • Provides broad spectrum protection
  • Anti-blue light helps shield against free radical damage (from natural light and man-made light from electronic devices)
  • Antioxidant protection against smog and ozone exposure
  • Provides hydration
  • Key ingredients: Zinc Oxide (sun protection); Lutein (blue-light protection); Vitamins C & E (antioxidants that work together to help reduce UV damage); Bio-Suisse Organic Edelweiss, Buddleja Davidii and Thymus Vulgaris Extracts (reduce oxidative stress from pollution); Hyaluronic Acid and Panthenol / Vitamin B5 (keeps skin hydrated so it can stay firm and supple)
  • For all skin types

Solar Protection Formula SPF 58

  • Provides broad spectrum protection
  • Gentle enough to use after medical spa procedures (laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels)
  • Key ingredients: Zinc Oxide (sun protection); Titanium Dioxide (sun protection)
  • For all skin types, including children

Not sure which sunscreen to use? Visit our Santa Barbara spa and we will be happy to help you select the skin care products that are best for you. 

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Sun Protection in Sunny Santa Barbara with Colorescience Mineral Powder

colorscience-spf-50-brushEveryday facial sun protection is one of the key ways to keep skin from becoming wrinkled, developing hyperpigmentation and, in general, aging too quickly.

 

At Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins hand-picks products that are optimum for a variety of skin types and skin concerns. One of the product lines that we carry is Colorescience Pro – high-performance mineral make-up made from dermatologist recommended formulations that camouflage skin concerns while protecting skin from the sun and the environment.

 

As it turns out, Colorescience mineral make-up – specifically the Colorescience Pro Mineral Powder Sunforgettable SPF 50 product – is not only highly recommended by us, but also by other widely read publications!

 

 

  • Modern Luxury (Los Angeles), April 2010. Hailed as one of “three stellar sunscreens” with “skin-loving ingredients” with “barely-there shields that are so potent, yet so invisible, you won’t be able to live without (it) in the coming months.”

With the sun shining brightly and summer only weeks away, people become more diligent about skin protection this time of year. At Evolutions we want to emphasize that sun protection is important all year round. It is never too late to develop a great sun defense for you skin!

Visit Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara to learn more about the Colorescience line and ask about a complimentary consultation. Evolutions Medical Spa carries Colorescience in Santa Barbara.

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