Just in time for the hottest days of the year is the brand new SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50.
This broad spectrum SPF 50 is made specifically for the super delicate skin around your eyes. And now for some important information from the brand about why you need this in your life!
o The thin, delicate skin around the eye represents 1% of the skin’s total surface area, but over 10% of skin cancers occur in the area. This is for two reasons:
- Most people don’t take great lengths to protect this area, because they’re worried about sunscreen running into their eyes, or the sun protection product they use feels irritating on the thin skin.
- Because the eye area protrudes out, it actually picks up more UV rays across a greater surface area than skin in other areas.
o Not only is the eye area more susceptible, it’s also a more dangerous area to develop skin cancer– again due to the thin tissue, there’s a significant risk for rapid tissue damage to the eye, and the anatomy of the underlying bone structure makes it easy for tumors to quickly spread to other areas of the face (and back into the brain).
o Early detection is important, but difficult, as cancer in this area tends to spread inward, growing for years before it can be detected on the surface.
o Skin Cancer Foundation article on the frequency and danger of eye melanoma: Click Here
- A derm SkinCeuticals works with once detected a dangerous melanoma developing on a patient’s eyelid – and the only symptom was that an eyelash was growing in a funny direction, and poking her in the eye. That’s how hard these cancers can be to detect.
I have tried a couple SPF products for the eye area and this is hands down my favorite one thus far.
It comes in a small 0.3 oz tube and it has a slight translucent color which is meant to enhance the skin around the eye area. It can be used all around the eye area, including the eyelid.
The active ingredients are titanium dioxide 9% and zinc oxide 4%.
You can see the very slight color here but it blends out basically invisible and matte.
This is specifically formulated for the sensitive eye area, and it won’t migrate into your eyes at all. No stinging, no movement. It includes ceramides which nourish the skin and help create a smooth canvas for makeup.
I’ve been wearing this for about a week now and am completely in love with it. I love the smooth matte finish it gives my skin. I love that it doesn’t ever irritate my eyes or feel/look oily. I like knowing I can apply it to my eyelids for protection and it doesn’t change the way my primer or makeup applies or looks on top of it. I don’t think I have ever used another SPF product I could apply to my eyelids, so that is a huge bonus.
This is definitely a product that has me hooked and I will be purchasing it once this runs out, even though it’s on the pricey side for the amount. You can find it at Skin Care Rx or on the SkinCeuticals site and it’s priced at $30.00
What SPF product do you like to protect the skin around your eyes?
Note: Cruelty free