Keys Solar Rx - A Natural Sunscreen That Delivers

If you’re concerned about keeping your skin looking young and healthy, and who isn’t, then you’ll be interested to learn about Keys Solar Rx sunblock. Keys Solar Rx is a broad spectrum UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen that carries an SPF rating of 30+. What makes it unique is that even though it zinc oxide as its sun filter, it doesn’t leave a white cast to skin. This is a tremendous benefit if you have skin that is not fair. You get the benefits of a safe, effective and natural sunscreen, that actually looks good on skin!

Keys has been rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Report as the safest sunscreen on the market. The EWG gives Keys an EWG Skin Deep Rating of 0 (0 to 10 scale where 0 is best). Keys Solar Rx was also featured as the most effective non-waterproof category sunblock for UVA and UVB in the Consumer Reports July 2007 issue.

Because it uses only zinc oxide and not any chemical sun filters, it is ideal for use on sensitive skin and children.
Keys Solar Rx Is Effective

With a UVB (UV Burning) rating of SPF 30+ and a UVA (UV Aging) rating of four stars using the EU rating system, Keys delivers. We now know that the sun is responsible for more than 80% of all visible skin aging. That’s why the use of a well-formulated sunscreen is an essential part of any anti aging skin care regimen. Sunscreen used daily, year round is one of the the most important things you can do to keep skin healthy and youthful. Remember that the SPF rating of a sunscreen only tells you how much UVB protection you’re getting. SPF is no guarantee of UVA protection, which is  why the four star rating for Keys Solar Rx is so important. 

In addition to its UV protecting ability, Keys Solar Rx is also a moisturizer. Along with the healing and soothing properties of Keys Luminos moisturizer, Solar Rx contains an 18.5% concentration of uncoated nano-zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is capable of protecting against the full UVA/UVB spectrum of sunlight. It has also been shown to possess healing properties, including anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties. Individuals with sensitive skin including rosacea and redness can benefit from it.

Like all Keys products, Solar Rx avoids the use of fragrance, which can irritate skin.
Using Keys Solar Rx

Keys Solar Rx is designed to offer the maximum physical protection from UVA and SPF 30 for UVB burning rays. It’s recommended that you reapply at least every two hours to exposed skin. If you are in tropical or high intensity sun conditions, more frequent application is recommended. Keys Solar Rx is very effective, but because it is not water resistant, it is not suitable for sun bathing, extreme hot weather sports or swimming. You should also practice safe sun habits and not rely on sunscreen as your sole method of sun protection.

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Year Round Sun Protection

Why Year Round Sun Protection?

We all know that sunscreen is a must on a hot summer day spent lazing by the pool. But did you know in addition to protecting us from looking like burnt bacon, a good sunscreen should also keep our skin looking youthful and healthy by preventing everyday damage from the sun?

First, it’s important to realize that the sun’s rays are composed of 3 types:

  • UVA
  • UVB
  • UVC

UVC rays are not a concern because they burn off before they reach the earth.

UVB rays are the ones we’re familiar with - they are shorter UV rays and they’re the ones associated with nasty sunburns that many of us suffered as children.

On the other hand, UVA rays are longer rays and they penetrate much deeper into the skin. While their short-term effects aren’t as apparent, over the longer term they contribute to skin aging. They can break down the skin’s collagen and elastin, which gives young skin its elasticity and structure, the components that give your skin that firm, smooth feel and appearnce. Additionally, UVA rays contribute to age spots and some types of skin cancers.

Unlike UVB rays, which are prevalent primarily in the summer between the hours of 10 am and 4pm, UVA rays are around year round, regardless of the weather!

They penetrate through clouds and haze and even pass through windows. So don’t think you’re protected if you sit inside by a desk all day, especially if that desk is next to a window. That’s why it’s important to have year round sun protection.

The best year round sunscreens should deliver protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Not only will it protect us from sunburns, but it will also help to keep our skin looking smooth and youthful.

The sunscreen you select should also be photostable, meaning that it won’t break down when exposed to sunlight, like many of the sunscreens on the market today.

La Roche Posay’s Anthelios line of sunscreens with Mexoryl contain a patented combination of photostable, broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun filters that deliver excellent protection in a range of formulations suitable for all skin types. Mexoryl is an excellent UVA blocking sun filter plus titanium dioxide and octinoxate to deliver a complete UV blocking action. It’s perfect for most skin types (except oily or sensitive) and allows you to moisturize and protect in one convenient step.

La Roche Posay’s Anthelios line offers a complete range of products for everyone’s needs, including:

So the next time someone tells you that you’re looking really youthful lately. Tell them it’s no wonder. “I have the best year round sun protection available anywhere!”