Fall is officially here and now isn’t the time to start skimping on sun protection. Whether you’re walking down the block or sitting in the stands, you’re still exposing yourself to damaging UVA and UVB radiation. UVB are the rays that cause sunburn while UVA is the one that penetrates deep into the base layer of skin causing premature aging and skin cancer. Wearing the stuff you take to the beach offers great protection but isn’t a good daily option especially if you don’t want to smell like it all day. Good thing we have a sunblock that is as good as its name is long, Jack Black’s Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 (and a name that’s one
As you would expect, the Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer provides excellent UV protection to help shield your skin from dangerous rays, but also includes a host of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help improve your complexion. It’s dermatologist tested, fragrance, alcohol, and colorant free too. Best of all, it doesn’t contain (see: ozybenzone-free sunscreen).
In testing we found the Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer to be lightweight and has a smooth, matte finish that won’t leave you looking shiny. It has a very faint scent and provides enough hydration to last the entire day. In addition to great sun protection, it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin and has visibly helped to make this writer’s skin look better.
With your face protected, your lips need coverage too. For this Jack Black also offers the Intense Therapy Lip Balm, also with SPF 25 (our post on that). The balm goes on shea butter smooth and quickly soothes dry chapped lips. It has a fresh, natural lemon flavor and isn’t glossy, so you won’t look like you borrowed your girlfriend’s chapstick. Also comes in a cool mint flavor.
Editor’s Tip: Don’t miss often neglected areas like your neck and the back of your hands when applying your daily sunscreen. The last thing you want is the face of a 30-year-old with wrinkly old hands and a flappy double chin.
Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer (SPF 25) | Cost: $26
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm (SPF 25, Mint) | Cost: $7