Mission Skincare Review: Paraben Free Lotion

by on Monday, October 18th, 2010

Never one to snub my nose at a new lotion, I eagerly tried some Mission Skincare Energizing Hand + Body Moisturizer with SPF 18. It said it was “athlete engineered,” but I figure that even if I’m not an athlete I can certainly benefit from the same stuff as them!

This paraben free lotion is indeed tested by athletes, and NEVER tested on animals. (Yay! I was going to write “score” but thought that might seem like a sporty pun…) It is “enriched with M-10 Complex of Vitamins (Vitamins A, B, C, D3, E and K) and Antioxidants (Goji, Acai, Pomegranate and Cranberry.)” On top of that, it provides both SPF 18 UVA protection as well as UVB sun ray protection.

Sidebar: What’s the deal with UVA vs. UVB. Well, I had to do some googling! The sun has wave particles in both UVB and UVA form. The UVA wave rays are the longer ones, and can get into your skin deeper. The UVA rays deep in skin cause structural damage, you could say – like causing wrinkles and freckles. It can also lead to malignant cancer. The UVB rays are shorter and get caught in your skin’s upper crust, and is what causes skin cancer. UVB is protected by sunscreen, and UVA is protected by sunblock.

It retails for under $10 and is available at Mission Skincare, Amazon, CVS, and Drugstore.com.

Disclosure: I received a product to review but was not monetarily compensated. My views expressed here are my own.

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