Sunday, July 17, 2011

Refinee Age-Reversing Skin Care: Protective Day Lotion SPF 15

Hello ladies,

In the midst of summer weather, it is beneficial to shield your face and neck every day from damaging UVA/UVB rays. I have been having positive results with Protective Day Lotion SPF 15 from Refinee Age-Reversing Skin Care for the past two months. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly and is compatible with makeup application. It performs so well it could potentially inspire regular use of facial sunscreen in those ladies who have not yet made it routine.

Each morning after cleansing and toning, I apply Protective Day Lotion. This product can also be layered over a treatment serum. I typically wait a few minutes for the serum to absorb before adding sun protection. I follow with concealer, tinted moisturizer and bronzer. I appreciate that I can apply makeup over this moisturizer without worrying about the color shifting. If you choose to use facial primer over Protective Day Lotion, it will still work effectively.

Protective Day Lotion gives the skin a dewy look without the lingering sticky texture that often accompanies sunscreen. For ladies who don't apply sunscreen regularly because of the heaviness and residue, I feel Protective Day Lotion will provide the experience that can help make daily application a habit. I wear sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher every day, even if the forecast is for rain. It has been my daily routine since I was 13 years old and the results really show in my face. I am told regularly that I look years younger.

One of the qualities I love about the Refinee line of products is how beautifully they work with sensitive skin. Hot weather and humidity has caused issues of skin sensitivity for me in the past. I haven't had to worry about mild redness or tiny bumps at all this entire summer season. With Protective Day Lotion, my skin has remained clear while being moisturized and shielded from the sun.

I would love for an SPF 30 facial moisturizer to be added to the Refinee Age-Reversing Skin Care line. While the SPF 15 has performed well for me, I prefer the assurance of a higher SPF on sun heavy afternoons.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octinsalate 5%, Oxybenzone 3.2%

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Glycerin, DEA Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Extract, Jojoba Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Orange Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Carbomer, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM, Hydantoin, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol.

Camellia Oleifera is the plant from which Japanese green tea oil is extracted. This healthful ingredient provides oleic acid, an essential fatty acid and natural Vitamin E. It helps restore moisture to the skin and promotes pH balance. Japanese green tea is soothing to sensitive and acne prone skin as well.

Orange oil benefits skin tone and texture. It can help heal acne and reduce skin irritation.

I highly recommend Protective Day Lotion for light moisturizing and sun protection. Great under makeup, it's a useful product to have in your medicine cabinet.

Protective Day Lotion SPF 15 was sent to me for review. A 2 fl. oz. (60 ml) bottle retails for $33 USD and can be purchased at To learn more about the brand, visit

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. It's nice to see there are products with so many upsides,as well as being compatible with makeup application. And a pretty bottle too!

  2. Thanks for sharing, I could use something like this.

  3. thalie: The packaging for the whole line is equally gorgeous. Wait until you see the Firming Mineral Moisture Cream! I will be reviewing that soon. It's so nice when pretty packaging matches the effectiveness of the ingredients. :)

    Marina: I am really happy with the product performance. Definitely worth trying.


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