First PREVENT (sun damage) and then PROTECT (your youthful skin)

May is Skin Cancer awareness month.  We hope you are truly mindful of the real danger of sun exposure and the correlation to deadly malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.   Too much time in the sun, too many sunburns and too little prevention has led to a steady rise in melanoma over the years. Preventing skin cancer with sun safety tips plus a dermatologist recommended, professional grade sunscreen is your best bet.


A broad spectrum sunscreen plays a significant role in helping reduce your risk of skin cancer, protect against sunburn and sun damage, and help minimize redness while preventing the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines. If you want to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy long term, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is an absolute must. Sunscreen is for everyone, every day, regardless of skin color or weather conditions.

Sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion is our go to for best sun protection.  Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only fully FDA-approved mineral sunscreen actives. SkinBetter formulas offer mineral, non-nano particle protection.

Why mineral protection?
+ Provides protection against the full spectrum of ultraviolet radiation
+ Less likely to irritate sensitive skin
+ Starts protecting skin immediately after application

You’ll love sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion because its oil free, broad spectrum sunscreen acts as a primer under makeup or in place of a light coverage foundation. It helps prevent sunburn if used as directed with other sun protection measures to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Prefer a sheer sunscreen?  SkinBetter has a sheer formula too.   Sunbetter SHEER SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion has all the same ingredients as Tone Smart, except the without the tint.  For everyday use, it is recommended to take any extra, after applying to the face and neck, and spread it on the tops of hands and arms.  These areas need daily protection too!


If you aren’t using a daily antioxidant, you’re simply not doing enough to protect your skin. Antioxidants are vital in defending skin against oxidative stress from damaging environmental and intrinsic free radicals. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential; however, it is only part of the skin’s defensive strategy. Alto Advanced Defense and Repair Serum is the newest innovation from skinbetter science and pairs well with sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion.

Alto Advanced is a super-potent antioxidant serum that helps shield the skin against the effects of internal and external free radicals. Vitamins C and E, plus 17 additional free-radical fighters, combined with a new, patented antioxidant brings a new level of comprehensive defense.

In addition to sunscreens and antioxidants, retinoids are a dermatologist’s go-to solution for patients that are looking for visible skin rejuvenation. Retinoids are known to support skin renewal, improve skin clarity, soften the appearance of wrinkles, improve the appearance of dark spots, and give the skin an overall youthful glow.

And when partnered with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), these visible results can be boosted. AHAs work to gently exfoliate skin, helping to encourage a more glowing complexion.

AlphaRet Overnight Cream features a unique ingredient that is made up of a retinoid combined with an AHA (lactic acid) that provides visible skin rejuvenation with little-to-no irritation.

When using a retinoid and/or AHA you need to be especially diligent about applying daily sun protection. These ingredients gently buff away dead skin cells, leaving the skin more vulnerable to potential sun damage.

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