Understanding Skincare Ingredients...Harnessing Their Natural Power.

Understanding Skincare Ingredients...Harnessing Their Natural Power.

Skincare products come with a long list of ingredients that sound more like a recipe than a listing. Technically, that is exactly what they are.  Each is chosen based on their efficacy in delivering product benefits and how well they work with other ingredients to give your skin what it wants and needs.

MDSolarSciences™ daily sunscreen products for face and body, were developed with this in mind, making sure each formula is as efficacious as possible.


Key in superior skin and sun care, antioxidants can be found in other ingredients in formulas, protecting the skin from environmental damage and signs of aging in the skin. As part of a daily skincare routine, they can diminish the appearance of sun spots, help combat visible signs of aging and calm skin irritation. A more even tone, without redness or irritation promotes younger, healthier-looking skin. There are so many different antioxidants, some more potent than others.

Green Tea, Pomegranate and Grape are just some extracts found in skincare and sun care products. Rich in antioxidants, they hydrate while helping protect skin against environmental aggressors and future damage which lead to signs of aging. Found in sunscreens, these extracts enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens.

Water-based extracts, like Seaweed, help reduce signs of dehydration. This particular extract can help boost levels of hyaluronic acid, found naturally in the skin. Acting in tandem, they help improve elasticity in skin as well as maintain a healthy moisture balance.

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants, followed by protective Vitamin A and nourishing Vitamin E, are found in better skincare products. Vitamin A, a natural anti-inflammatory, reduces skin sensitivity, shielding against redness and pigmentation, while Vitamin E softens and comforts skin. These key antioxidants address current damage by increasing cell turnover, naturally sloughing off dry or dead cells. As part of a skincare regimen, products with these vitamins will brighten, improve tone and maintain healthier-looking skin, giving you a more luminous look.

Naturally soothing and calming, the antioxidants contained in Chamomile help protect against sun damage. This ingredient is hypoallergenic and can reduce redness, neutralize skin irritants and help relieve irritation while promoting smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Niacinamide helps increase cell turnover by naturally removing dead skin cells. This helps even tone and diminish the appearance of dark spots, thus brightening your overall complexion.

Rose Hips contain high levels of Vitamins A and C to provide a powerful antioxidant boost, protecting skin from UV damage. This ingredient also delivers brightening benefits along with fatty acids that promotes a healthy skin barrier.

Found in many pro-aging products, caffeine naturally decreases puffiness by drawing excess fluids out of cells.  This helps tightens and tones skin, creating a more youthful appearance. Its natural soothing properties help to reduce swelling and redness, leaving a brighter, more even tone. It can also diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles and darkness under the eyes.

These organic minerals, also referred to as “actives”, provide a protective barrier between you and the sun, keeping redness to a minimum. Both are non-comedogenic; they won't clog pores.  They provide broad spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays.

This form of SPF goes through rigorous testing requirements to provide high level protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the higher the protection against the damaging effects of these rays.

MDSolarSciences™ products are uniquely formulated with intelligent ingredients that work together to deliver powerful antioxidant combinations and benefits-driven results to keep your skin protected while maintaining a younger and healthier-looking complexion.

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Below is a list of these ingredients by product:

Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50
Antioxidants Vitamin C, Green Tea, Cranberry Fruit and Pomegranate Extracts
Actives: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide 

Daily Perfecting Moisturizer SPF 50
Contains Chamomile, Seaweed Extract, Niacinamide and Caffeine.
Antioxidants Vitamin C, Rose Hips, Grape, Rosemary & Green Tea Extracts

Mineral Crème SPF 30, Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30Mineral Crème SPF 50
Antioxidants Vitamins C and E, Green Tea, Cranberry Fruit, Pomegranate Extracts 
Actives: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide

MD Mineral BB Créme SPF 50
Caffeine, Niacinamide and antioxidants Vitamins C and E, Green Tea, Cranberry Fruit & Pomegranate Extracts
Actives: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide

Everyday Nourishing Lotion SPF 50
Antioxidants Vitamin C, Rosemary, Seaweed and Green Tea Extracts

MD Restore Eye Gel
Caffeine, Niacinamide and antioxidants Vitamin C, Rose Hips, Grape, Rosemary & Green Tea Extracts

MD Revitalize Retinol Serum
Caffeine, Niacinamide, Chamomile, seaweed extract, as well as antioxidants Vitamin C, Rose Hips, Grape, Rosemary & Green Tea Extracts. Also contains encapsulated and stabilized retinol.

Hydrating Sheer Lip Balm SPF 30 (3 shades)
Tinted lip balms with SPF containing hydrating shea, avocado and olive butters.

KidCréme SPF 50KidStick SPF 40
Sunscreen for babies and kids (6 months and up).
Contains Antioxidant Vitamin E.
Actives: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide