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SkinMedica Total Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+ #Review

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SkinMedica`s TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+ Sports-Ready Formulation, Water-Resistant up to 80 minutes. Revolutionary superscreen goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself. PURPOSE: Rejuvenating superscreen to prevent the appearance of premature aging from chronic exposure to infrared rays. Provides comprehensive protection beyond UVA and UVB while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself.

About the company

SkinCare Heaven is brought to you by Dr. Barry J. Cohen, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Cohen is now making available, via the Internet, medically formulated, non-prescription, skin care products. These products are predominantly available only through plastic surgeon or dermatologist offices. SkinCare Heaven offers the complete line of the most respected names in skin care. Also available is Dr. Cohen`s personal line of Total Skin Care products. Dr. Cohen is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He practices all areas of plastic surgery, with areas of greatest interest in cosmetic surgery. His practice is located in the Washington D.C. area. Dr. Cohen`s educational background is broad. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. While at Cornell, Dr. Cohen was involved in the honors program in his major. He completed his medical school training at Georgetown University, graduating near the top of his class. He then served as a general surgery resident at the well known local trauma center, The Washington Hospital Center, where he won numerous awards for both his clinical and research skills. His plastic surgery training was taken in New York with The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is comprised of the largest group of plastic surgeons in the country, exposing Dr. Cohen to all facets of plastic surgery. Besides his broad clinical training, Dr. Cohen has published numerous articles in the field of plastic surgery. He is founder, and senior partner of the Washington Plastic Surgery Group, located in the D.C. metropolitan area. Dr. Cohen has a unique background in computers as well. In 1978 he founded Innovative Programming Associates (IPA), a microcomputer software firm. The firm initially began writing custom software applications for businesses in the Princeton, N.J. area. The company has evolved into a specialized firm devoted to the complete automation of the preclinical testing of drugs. IPA`s software packages are now the world leader in this arena. Their software is in use by numerous Fortune 500 drug companies, US government agencies, as well as private firms and government agencies throughout the world. SkinCare Heaven is the marriage of Dr. Cohen`s business and academic interests. The union seems to be a good one!
What I think I have to say, my initial reaction to this item is "WOW" it`s expensive! It`s $68 for a 2.3 ounce tube. I was sent only 1 ounce, which left me feeling pretty disappointed about this item as I expected to get a full sized product to try. A trial size doesn`t really give enough to get a full experience or enough use in my opinion to form a full and honest experience; particularly with this type of product. With that said, the product applied, looked, and felt like typical lotion. There was no burning or tingling during use of the product. It was not sticky or greasy and did not leave any sort of residue behind. So application is easy and non-invasive. I`ve only been using for a couple days and have maybe about a day left of use since I use it on all parts of my body exposed to the sun, and I have had no allergic reactions or any sunburns. So it must be working; at least on the sunscreen level. All in all, I think it is a good sunscreen, from what I can tell, but as stated, without a full sized product, I can`t get a full experience over a decent period of time to let you know just how well it works or doesn`t work. I also haven`t noticed any difference as far as the anti-aging properties go and without enough product, I`m not confident a day will make a difference. My conclusion: Good sunscreen as far as sun protection goes, but very expensive for the average family for the amount you get - which isn`t a lot. I have not noticed any difference during my use of anti-aging or in my skin.
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