Skin Health, Sun Protection/Damage
Sun and Light Skintelligence: Physical (Inorganic) Sunscreens
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Get Physical: Inorganic sunscreens are gentler and more protective than ever.

They may be gentle, but don't you go calling 'em chicken. Newer physical (also called inorganic) sunscreens are gentler than ever but punch way above their weight class.

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® Armada Baby 50+ and Armada Post-Procedure Barrier Cream 50+ boast breakthrough technology that makes purely physical sunscreens lighter than ever without sacrificing an ounce of power (they're featherweights with the thump of heavyweights, if you will).

Soft + gentle.

As far as skin safety goes, even for babies and trés sensitive types—were being literal here: infants, those with serious skin conditions, the acne/allergy-prone—they're proud wusses. 100% free of all types of fragrances including masking fragrances, dyes, phthalates, parabens and preservatives. They're also purely physical/inorganic sunscreens, 100% free of chemical (also called organic) sunscreens. While we do not use allergenic chemical/organic sunscreens in our other Armada products, some people are sensitive to chemical/inorganic sunscreens—these physical/inorganic variants are ideal alternatives.

They're skincredibly comfortable, too. Jaw-droppingly light and film-free compared to other physical sunscreens—simply because of the inherent properties of titanium and zinc oxide, physical sunscreens don't have the elegant, ultra-light feel of chemical/organic sunscreens—even at their sky-high protection values against outdoor and indoor UVB, UVA, Visible + Infrared Light.

As mild as can be, Armada Baby 50+ is safe even for newborns: unlike chemical sunscreens, it stays on the skins surface and isnt absorbed (remember babies absorb anything topically applied much more quickly and thoroughly than adults). And we've made it smoother and significantly lighter for easier application on even the squirmiest of tots.

Armada Post-Procedure Barrier Cream 50+ is an impressive innovation that has soothing, antioxidant green tea to promote the healing of skin thats become very sensitive due to clinical procedures like peels and lasers. It doubles as a redness-reducer: its subtle green tint (minerals, no dyes) helps counteract the redness from treatments, rosacea, or hypersensitivity. And it triples as a physical barrier cream against external environmental aggressors (such as pollution, chemicals, natural allergens like pollen etc.)—important for atopic skin with concerns like contact dermatitis or eczema and other conditions that need a constant physical barricade against possible irritants like rosacea photosensitivity.

Gentle enough for use by those with medically-managed skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, polymorphic light eruption, skin and other cancers.

And both contain coconut-derived monolaurin, a gentle-yet-powerful anti-microbial to help protect young, sensitive, healing or otherwise vulnerable skin from infections from microorganisms.

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