Block the Sun Even in Winter with Azur Skin SPF

by JoyceyCouture on 10.Jan.2010 · 5 comments

The Bionic Beauty blog reviews Azur Natural Face and Body SPF Sunscreen

Joycey Couture provides her Bionic thoughts on Azur's natural sunscreen products!

Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest or even the West coast of Florida, we all have one thing in common, and yes, we all know, it’s not our weather. However, it is closely related. It’s the sun!

Now, I know everyone has heard the media ramble on and on (and on…) about the sun’s harmful rays. But, have you ever wondered- what about the sunscreen?
Safety tests are constantly being done of course, however according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the common sunscreen brands we all use and love may actually contain chemicals that may interfere with the body’s normal hormone levels and disrupt the body’s ability to repair itself.
Scary, I know!

Want an au naturale alternative? One that isn’t too gloppy, too thick or too yucky, or blah smelly to use on a regular basis? Look to Azur Skin. Azur’s Advanced Pro-Cellular Sunscreen is perfect for any climate and any age; and the first cosmetically acceptable product line that is free these “so called” harmful ingredients. All this SPF goodness is brought to you by A.I. Specialty Healthcare Ltd.

The product I tested was Azur’s Face & Body Sunscreen in SPF 30. It went on smooth and rubbed in easily. And a nice bonus… you can apply this lotion while lying on the sandy shore line! No 30 minutes before sun exposure rule here! Since Azur’s sunscreens are “physical” sunblocks, they do not need the half-hour of time that a “chemical” sunscreen requires to react with your skin and absorb.

Ultimately, I found this to be a perfect product for individuals and families. It’s completely hypoallergenic, naturally tearless, and also dermatologist tested. I had no burning, skin irritation, white-skin effect, or any other negative reactions. And even though it’s a bit more expensive than your drugstore sunblock, it’s not a bad buy for this earth friendly, non-toxic, synthetic-free, and non-endocrine disrupting sunscreen. Azur’s SPF 30 Sunscreen runs $22.99 for a 4 fl oz tube; or get a 3-pack for $62.49.
Check it out. I must say, you will not be disappointed.

Azur Sunscreen Highlights-

  • Advanced Pro-cellular Sunscreen with SPF 30 (an SPF 40 option is also available if you want a higher rating)
  • Safe, and tailored, for both face & body
  • Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3%, Zinc Oxide 3.2%
  • Retains SPF for at least 80 minutes (however, you should still reapply any sunscreen after heavy sweating, showering, swimming, etc.)

~Joyce Couture

FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nancy January 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I have used this stuff, and had a different experience than you. It was very “filmy” to me, and I didn’t like the smell. For the price, I expect a lot more.

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2 Bionic Beauty January 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Hi Nancy, Thanks so much for shareing your experience with the Azur sunblock! Could you post what skin type you have and if you used it on face or body (or both)? That way maybe we can figure out what types of women this will work for, and which it may not be the best product for.

Thanks again! That’s what makes beauty-websites so much fun. We can all share and compare unique experiences!

All the best,
Jami “Bionic Beauty”

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3 Nancy January 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Normal skin type, I used it on my arms.

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4 yeyen January 14, 2010 at 6:06 am

I wanted to reply face smooth and clean, but whether this is suitable for any skin type?

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5 Edward M Young Jr MD July 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Hi, I am a dermatologist who recommends Azur sunscreen for the reason you mention: it does not run into the eyes.

But now my patients cannot find where to buy it! http://Www.AzurSkin.com does not seem to be in existence? Has the company been sold and the name changed? Is it out of business? Help! Thanks, Ed Young MD Los Angeles, CA

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