“To thine own self be true,” said Hamlet, or rather, penned William Shakepeare. And that’s why I only put my name (and the Advice Sisters) behind companies and products I believe in. I can’t be “bought.”
I am proud to say that for several years I have been an Aveeno Ambassador. The reason I endorse Aveeno products is simple: The products are effective, and they are affordable. Their products work well for men, women and in most cases, children, and they deliver what they promise. And just because they are reasonably priced doesn’t mean that they’re not high performance. They have plenty of high performance and good ingredients that good great things for your skin and hair, they just don’t charge you an arm and a leg for them.
One of the things Aveeno touts is Active Naturals ®Ingredients in their products. They use high-quality natural ingredients that are grown in ideal environments for plants to thrive, and by so doing give you the high quality beauty benefits. Aveeno scientists take their work very seriously (I’ve met a few of them, so I know this for a fact). They have very high standards of ingredient selection, formulation and manufacturing, and they work hard to process ingredients so they they retain their strength and purity.
All this out of the way, Aveeno has lots of sun protection products that I’ve shared in the past. The Active naturals and the HydroSport products are among my favorites. They are the ones I choose to take on vacation, and use when I’m outdoors on weekends.
A moisturizing sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 is really essential to protect your skin every day, new Aveeno’s Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Lotion SPF 50 for face has broad spectrum, sweat and water-resistant (up to 80 minutes) SPF 50 protection that is perfect for daily use and when you are going to be out in the sun for longer period of time as well. It is oil-free, non comedogenic, and the actives are The actives are 3% Avobenzone ; 10% Homosolate; 5% Octisalate; 5% Oxybenzone; and 6% Octocrylene. The product also has nourishing oatmeal to help reverse the dehydration of your skin. It says “for face” but you can use it on your body, too: For use on face and body, this exclusive formula is fast absorbing, oil free, noncomedogenic, and sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes. A 3 oz. tube is just $9.99.
For Body, there are three Protect + Hydrate lotions with SPF 30/50 and 70. These too, have oatmeal, are oil-free, non comedogenic, and the actives are The actives are Avobenzone Homosolate; Octisalate; Oxybenzone; and Octocrylene (in varying amounts depending upon the amount of SPF protection).
If you are going to be out in the sun for any length of time without a hat, consider spritzing Aveeno’s Hydrosport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 on your part, to protect it. I love spray cans because they are so easy and clean to use. Axctives are 3% avobenzone; 8% homosalate; 4% octisalate; 8% Octocryelene; and 5% oxybenzone
FYI: AVEENO Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal is the a popular skin protectant active ingredient. Colloidal oatmeal helps to restore skin’s normal pH and aid in the maintenance of skin’s moisture barrier to prevent and protect dry skin. In 1945, the founders of the ACTIVE NATURALS® Brand developed a special milling process to create colloidal oatmeal. This finely ground oat locks in moisture and retains the soothing effects of the whole oat grain, relieving dry or irritated skin.tract), help soothe your itchy scalp and nourish your hair. The special properties of oat give it an enhanced ability to absorb moisture and relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin–and it’s really good for sensitive skin, too. Even better, you can use this lightweight lotion on both face and body. It’ll absorb quickly, wont’ clog pores, and has a very light, pleasant scent that won’t annoy your nostrils all day long. Use it–no excuses!