Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen
Belli Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen SPF 25 is a combination sunscreen and facial hydrater that leaves you feeling comfortable and protected throughout the day. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide guard against UVA rays, UVB rays, and chloasma-- dark brown splotchy areas on the face that occur in 70 percent of pregnant women. The natural humectant Glycerine retains moisture in the intercellular matrix, and makes the skin more resistant to drying. This product is lightly tinted to blend in with all skin types. It is oil free, and may be worn alone or underneath makeup.
Estrogen and progesterone are thought to make pigment-producing skin cells (melanocytes) react more strongly to sunlight, causing dark brown splotchy areas on the face known as chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy.” Chloasma affects up to 70% of pregnant women. Chloasma is preventable by daily use of a facial sunscreen. Look for sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide a they have higher SPF, need to be applied less often, and have no links to birth defects in medical research (unlike some other common sunscreen ingredients).