Reviewed by Beth
As smart as I am, I have been known for doing dumb things when it comes to the sun and my skin. Last summer, I baked and baked in the sun with minimal sunscreen and throughout the winter cursed myself every time I looked in the mirror and saw those dark spots that appeared.
This summer, I vowed to turn over a new leaf by using a higher SPF. But did I really want to slather Coppertone all over my face every day? When I was given the opportunity to test a sunscreen, I jumped at the chance. Lather Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen ($24) with SPF 25, aloe and white tea has been an eye opener for me! I apply it every morning to my face, neck and décolleté, let it sit for a few minutes, then apply a light moisturizer and my makeup. It’s funny, because it almost acts as a makeup primer due to the white pigment. I used to think the SPF 15 in my regular moisturizer was enough but now that I am getting older, I realize I have to be more responsible about the sun, lest I look like an old shoe by the time I am 55!
This summer, my skin looks great, I don’t have too-brown, too-tanned skin like I did in the past and I feel like I am really doing something good for myself!
I also love the scent of this product, the white tea smells delicious!
The first active ingredient is oxtinoxate, which can be found in the majority of sunscreen products on the market, including lotions, creams, sticks and sprays. It is also added to cosmetics, such as foundation or lipstick, to help protect the wearer against sun damage. The other active ingredient is titanium dioxide, a white mineral sunscreen and thickener in cosmetic and skincare products. It is found in almost every sunscreen with a physical blocker due to its high refractive index, strong UV light absorbing capabilities and resistance to discoloration.
I am crazy about this product and strongly recommend it. Lather Daily Defense is a face saver!
Active ingredients: Octinoxate (5%), Titanium Dioxide (4%)
Inactive ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Coco Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mica, Niacinamide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Oxy Ca (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract Co2 And Ascorbyl Palmitate And Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides And Ascorbic Acid And Tocopherol And Citric Acid), Phenoxyethanol, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol (Zemea), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Phytate (Phytic Acid), Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum