Believe me: sunscreen is the single most important step you can take to prevent premature aging. Exposure to the sun without any kind of protection accounts for more than 90% of the symptoms of aging (brown spots, wrinkles, uneven texture). Therefore, leaving your home in any kind of weather without a layer of SPF 25 or above (I’m talking to you ladies who forgo sunscreen on cloudy days! UV rays can still penetrate this layer!!) should never happen. Not only will this speed up the aging process, it can also be detrimental to your overall skin health. So please do not leave home without SPF. PLEASE!!!
Thankfully, there are so many great sunscreen options on the market today. Since we are such huge advocates for suncare, we love trying new sunscreens so that we can recommend only the best. The Every Morning Sun Whip SPF 25 and Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30 are fairly new sunscreen formulations created by CyberDERM (a company founded by two physicians) that we recently tried. These Sun Whips are unique because they are formulated with certified-organic zinc oxide in an antioxidant-rich olive oil base.
- Zinc oxide has a multitude of skin benefits because it is a natural anti-inflammatory; it can help clear up acne, tighten pores, and treat eczema and rosacea.
- Olive oil is packed with hydrating squalene and three anti-aging antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. These help restore skin smoothness and prevent free radical damage.
We love multi-tasking products so the Sun Whips are right up our alley – they provide not only UV protection, but also ingredients to benefit our skin! Read more on our thoughts below.
- Every Morning Sun Whip SPF 25 ($38.00) is a great option for people with dry-combo skin because of its hydrating formula. It contains 15% zinc oxide and 7.5% encapsulated octinoxate which allows it to blend smoothly but still provide lasting hydration. Though it dried down to a matte finish, it wore slightly sticky on our combination skin. Nevertheless, it was still comfortable enough to wear on trips to the beach, hiking, and other outdoor activities. We like to use this on our face, neck, chest, and even our hands!
- Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30 ($38.00) is heavier than the Every Morning Sun Whip because it’s a completely physical formula. It contains 22% zinc oxide, so it’s great for people with sensitive or problematic skin. However, this formula was a little difficult to blend and left a stickier finish. People who prefer purely physical and thicker sunscreens may enjoy this product, but we prefer the Every Morning formulation for daily use.
As we head into summer, we’ll be given more opportunities to enjoy leisure activities under the sun. The Every Morning Sun Whip SPF 25 is perfect to wear for no makeup or minimal makeup days, so it receives our stamp of approval for pool days, trips to the beach, or BBQs!
Overall, we enjoyed trying these CyberDERM sunscreens and appreciate the brand’s commitment to providing skincare with SPF in a safe and effective way. We love Dr. Dudley’s (one of the founders of the company) rationale that “if a product is safe enough for a pregnant woman to use then we can feel confident in using it in adults and children every single day.” So we can rest assured that these sunscreens not only provide strong protection, but are safe for our skin!
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