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Sun safety: The latest and greatest skin products

The sun provides us with warmth, enhances our mood and kills pathogens. However, overexposure to UV radiation could lead to sunburn, premature aging and skin cancers. Using sunscreens with protection against both UVA and UVB radiation can help prevent damage. Check out the latest products designed to support skin health and beauty.


Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration with 10, 30 and 50 SPF

This non-greasy, waterproof formula was designed to provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Features hydrating ribbons infused with silk protein and shea butter to provide 12-hour moisture.

$9.99-$10.99/180 ml
Available at most major retailers across Canada. 


Coppertone Sport Face Lotion with 60 SPF

Specifically designed for the face so it won’t run into your eyes, this lightweight, non-greasy formula provides effective broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB radiation.

$11.99/118 ml
Available at drugstores, food and retail stores across Canada.

  Aveeno Active Naturals Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion

The waterproof lotion is fragrance-free, oil-free, and hypoallergenic for
even the most sensitive skin. Contains oat extract moisturizers and 100%
naturally sourced minerals for effective protection against UVA/UVB rays.

$14.59-$17.99/88 ml
Available at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada. 


Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free Sunscreen with 60 SPF

Specially designed to be gentle on children’s skin, this tear-free formula is waterproof so it won’t run into the eyes. Recommended for preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary aged children, or anyone with sensitive skin.

$11.99/240 ml lotion and 180 ml spray
Available at retailers across Canada where Banana Boat products are sold. 


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion with 60 SPF

This lotion has a matte finish and was designed specifically for the face. The lightweight formula can be worn under makeup for everyday use. Paraben and fragrance-free, it is suitable for oily and sensitive skin types.

$26/50 ml
Available at pharmacies across Canada. 


Elizabeth Arden Prevage Triple Defense with 50 SPF

Designed to combat visible signs of aging caused by UVA, UVB and IRA (infrared-A). Contains time-released antioxidants, soy proteins and peptides to help prevent and repair environmental skin damage.

$95/50 ml
Available at Elizabeth Arden counters across Canada. 

 Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

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