Featured on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Report as the safest sunscreen on the market, Keys Solar Rx Sunblock is an ideal natural sunscreen for the family. In addition to achieving a high safety rating on EWG, this sunscreens was also chosen as the most effective non-waterproof category sunblock for UVA and UVB in the Consumer Reports July 2007 issue.
Keys Solar Rx sunblock contains only nano-zinc oxide for its sun filtering ability. At an 18.5% concentration, Keys delivers an SPF rating of 30+ and a UVA protection rating of four stars using the EU rating system. This rating is your assurance that Keys Solar Rx will give you protection against not only the UVB rays that are responsible for burns, but also the UVA rays that contribute to skin aging and some types of skin cancers.
Uncoated nano-zinc also has the ability to heal skin. Studies have shown that it is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and can also help to reduce skin redness, rosacea, age spots and melasma. In addition to its sun protecting ability, Keys Solar Rx sunblock is also a moisturizer because it combines the healing and soothing properties of Keys’ Luminos Moisturizer. Skin will feel hydrated and smooth, without any greasiness.
Like most sunscreens, Keys Solar Rx should be applied every two hours and more frequently if you are exposed to humidity or intense sunlight. While the formulation is highly effective, it is not water resistant so it isn’t suitable for water activities. Also remember that while sunscreen should be an important element of your sun protection strategy, it shouldn’t be your first choice in practicing sun smarts. These include limiting sun exposure during peak hours (between 10 am and 2 pm); covering up when you can and wearing sun glasses to protect your eyes and the area around your eyes.