For years, jet-setters and beauty junkies have been smuggling European sunscreens back to the States for one simple ingredient — Mexoryl SX. It is one of the most effective and stable elements used to fight UVA rays. Though UVA rays account for up to 95% of the UV radiation on earth, you may be surprised to hear that most sunscreens in the U.S. currently don’t contain this ingredient. UVA rays are the incredibly harmful to the health of your skin; they can penetrate skin and can cause pre-mature aging like wrinkles, age sports and loss of firmness — or possibly even, melanoma. Well, no more overseas trips are needed!
LancÃ´me recently rolled out with the UV Expert 20, the very first FDA-approved sunscreen to contain Mexoryl SX. It’s one of two Mexoryl SX- sunscreens sold in the U.S. (The other one is La-Roche Posay Athelios SX SPF15.) Parsol 1789 combined with Mexoryl SX helps fight short and long UVA rays. UVB protection is provided by Octocrylene, while Titanium Dioxide offers both UVA and UVB protection.
I personally am in love, love, love with the LancÃ´me UV Expert 20. In fact, I’m counting it as a new obsession. The sunscreen works for both face and body. It also is waterproof; in fact, it retains its SPF20 after 40 minutes of activity in the water or perspiration. Slather it on generously to protect skin, but it won’t feel greasy, oily or heavy at all! In fact, it’s very lightweight and sinks in very easily. It also has a very pleasant scent unlike most other sunscreens. Meroxyl SX may be the selling point for the sunscreen, but I also want to say that it’s one of the best sunscreens I’ve tried.
I highly, highly recommend that you purchase this product. Sunscreen is probably one of the easiest and most important steps that you should take every single day to protect your skin. I really can’t emphasize that enough! You’ll be amazed by what a difference it can make down the line.
Retails for $35 at LancÃ´me.com.