Don’t Be a Lobby Lobster this Summer…by ElizaBelle

As a Registered Nurse, I am what I like to call a “pro” at all things health related. Then ask me how I wound up burnt as can be on a recent trip to Punta Cana? My Coppertone NutraShield was confiscated at the airport from my carry-on baggage (for being over 3 oz) and I was forced to use “another” brand (which shall remain nameless).  Since the sting on my skin has disapated and I am actually able to use my arms…I wanted to make you aware of a MUST HAVE for your beach bag this summer – COPPERTONE’s New NutraShield® line of sun protection.

The secret’s out: topical antioxidants are the next big thing in sun protection. They’re the most efficient way to give your skin the protection it needs and neutralize harmful free radicals caused by UV exposure, which may help visibly reduce the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. As I learned (the hard way, I might add)  not all topical antioxidants are created equal … under the sun.

According to several independent studies, UV radiation can actually cause an adverse reaction with certain topical antioxidants (including those commonly found in many face creams) and actually turn them into damaging pro-oxidants. 

Tom Meyer, PhD, one of the scientists at the COPPERTONE® Solar Research Center who developed the brand’s new NutraShield® with Dual Defense® line, used specially selected antioxidants that continue to function even in the presence of UV light. As a result, the formula is proven to reduce free radical formation in skin by 74%.  SEVENTY FOUR PERCENT…that is huge!

A growing body of research reveals that daily sun exposure during everyday activities can contribute to skin damage that appears as fine lines and wrinkles as well as certain types of skin cancer – yikes!.  In response to these findings and consumer demand for multi-benefit skincare products, COPPERTONE developed its NutraShield line – an SPF 70+ Faces lotion as well as SPF 70+ and SPF 30 lotions for the body – in lightweight formulas perfect for daily use to help protect and nourish skin.  

So, don’t be a lobby the lobster like me this summer and protect yourself with COPPERTONE’s New NutraShield® line of sun protection.

Coppertone NutraShield Sunscreen Lotion with Dual Defense , SPF 30 can be purchase for $10.99 at Walgreens.
Coppertone NutraShield Sunscreen Lotion with Dual Defense , SPF 70 can be purchase for $10.99 at


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