How It Works
Sunlight contains damaging ultraviolet B and A rays. Energetic UVB rays are typically associated with sunburn; UVA rays are less energetic but penetrate more deeply into the skin and can cause sunlight-induced premature skin aging, wrinkling and age spots. Both UVB and UVA rays damage skin and can lead to skin cancer – even on cloudy days! Sunscreens absorb, reflect or scatter this UV light.
A good sunscreen product should be “broad spectrum,” containing ingredients that protect against both UVB and UVA rays. All Mary Kay® sunscreen products provide this broad-spectrum protection. Mary Kay® Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50*, enriched with antioxidant vitamins and free-radical scavengers, helps protect skin from the damaging effects of UVB and UVA rays.
Key active ingredients selected in Mary Kay® Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50* target the sun’s harmful rays to protect the skin.
- Acai Berry Extract (Euterpe Oleracea). This fruit has been reported to neutralize free radicals at a potency rate more than 80 times that of green tea, making it an antioxidant superpower.
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate). Antioxidant with skin-soothing benefits.
- Glycerin. A humectant that helps condition the skin to help it look softer and smoother.
- Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 5%, and Oxybenzone 5% are active sunscreen ingredients determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be both safe and effective, within certain concentrations , in protecting the skin from ultraviolet light.