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Scientifically reviewed by: Dr. Gary Gonzalez, MD, in August 2023. Written by: Life Extension Editorial Staff.

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Solar Max Guilty-Free Rays
Advanced Antioxidant Sun Protection

It takes more than FDA-approved sunscreening agents to protect your skin against solar radiation damage. That's why Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw created a new sun protection formula, SolarMax(tm)17, with antioxidant vitamins that have been shown to protect against free radicals in the skin's innermost skin layers.

SolarMax(tm)17 sun protection spray provides all the requirements for thorough protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet UVA and UVB rays. Scientist are increasingly issuing warning to protect the skin from such rays, and have advised consumers to use a sunscreen year-round with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least a 15.

SolarMax(tm)17 provides seventeen times more protection than without sunscreen, and reduces the skin's exposure to both UVB and the oxidizing UVA sun rays to a greater degree than most commercial products. Its 17 SPF exceeds the recommended guidelines for reducing the risk of skin cancer and the aging effects of unfiltered sun rays.

Sunscreening agents reduce the amount of sun exposure, but the skin still suffers a significant amount of radiation damage. Published studies show that topically applied antioxidant vitamins A, C and E protect skin cells against the free radical damage the occurs in response to ultraviolet light exposure, and have been recommended in the fight against all types of cancers. In addition to shielding the skin against sun rays, SolarMax(tm)17 contains antioxidants that penetrate the skin to protect against solar radiation-induced structural damage that leads to skin cancer. SolarMax(tm)17 also contains some of the strongest active ingredients available for adequate sun protection.

While most consumers are aware of the damage the sun can cause, some still shy away from using sunscreens because of the greasy mess they produce. SolarMax(tm)17 is completely absorbed by the skin with no greasy effect to the skin's surface. In fact, it contains moisturizing factors that make the skin feel soft, smooth and luxurious, yet is light enough to be worn under make-up.

SolarMax(tm)17 comes in a spray bottle, enabling the user to protect the difficult-to-reach areas of the anatomy. It is convenient enough for daily use-every-day sunlight, over a lifetime, induces considerable free radical damage that can result in premature skin aging and, subsequently, skin cancer.

SolarMax(tm)17 is a waterproof and sweat resistant sunblock that provides the widest range of protection against solar radiation. It can be used in a tanning bed, during outdoor sports activities, at the beach or pool. SolarMax(tm)17 is recommended for adults and children over 6 months of age.

Chronic exposure to the sun rays have been shown to lead to premature aging, skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancers. Yet it is not necessary to hide from the sun and all that nature and the outdoors have to offer. With its revolutionary antioxidants and special sunscreen formulation, SolarMax(tm)17 provides thorough and complete advanced sun protection.

SolarMax(tm) 17 contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. Active ingredients include octyl p-methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, octyl salicylate and methyl anthranilate. Other ingredients: Vitamin D, Isopropanol, mink oil, triolein, BHT, triethanolamine citrate, triethanolamine malate, and triethanolamine etidronate.