DayThyme® is an SPF 20 broad spectrum sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and other ingredients that improve the barrier function of the skin. Zinc oxide is the sole sunscreen ingredient in DayThyme, a lesser whitening agent than titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide blocks both UVA and UVB.
You saw me discussing sunscreens on a national television program. This product is the one I recommend. Please note that this product is fragrance free - to avoid allergies. If you want a product that smells like a flower, this is not for you. But if you want a product that is an exceptional sunscreen that strengthens the skin, this is it...
- SPF 20 broad spectrum sunscreen.
- Helps prevent sunburn
- If used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions for Use), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
- No sulfates, parabens, dyes, artificial fragrances, petrolatum, phthalates and no animal testing
Dr. Perry's DayThyme® is your morning skin protector, although you can use it anytime during the day. I designed it to be used as a stand-alone product for women and men, or as a foundation under makeup.
Most importantly, DayThyme is an SPF 20 broad-spectrum sunscreen. During the day, your skin is assaulted by dangerous ultraviolet light and so I included zinc oxide, a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both ultraviolet A and B light, in DayThyme. My zinc oxide does not have nanoparticles and importantly, it is not absorbed into your body. I didn’t use those cheaper, but harmful, chemical sunscreens that can be absorbed into your body. Zinc oxide stays on the surface of the skin, where it belongs, and simply blocks UV radiation. There are no endocrine disruptors in my DayThyme, and so it is safe for all people.
But DayThyme goes much further than a typical sunscreen. It contains vitamins B3 (niacinamide) and B5 (panthenol), two vitamins that strengthen the barrier function of the skin, improving its resistance to all sorts of toxins. They also decrease the irritation that vitamin A creams can cause. DayThyme includes safflower, olive, and white thyme oils for moisturization and for a feel and smell.
Use DayThyme in the morning after washing. Make sure it thoroughly dries before applying your makeup. When it is not "tacky" to the touch (about 2 minutes), apply your makeup, using DayThyme as your foundation.
Arthur W. Perry, MD, FACS
- Zinc oxide 10%
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B5
- Olive Oil
- Safflower Oil
- White Thyme Oil
Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Coco-Caprate Caprylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Isohexadecane, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 60, BHT
In the morning, wash face with mild soap such as Dr. Perry’s CleanThyme®. Pump twice and coat your entire face and neck and massage into skin, avoiding your eyes. Do not use more than 2 pumps because excess DayThyme can clump under your makeup. Your skin should be dry before applying makeup - full drying of DayThyme takes about 2 minutes. If you find that clumping occurs, it is possible that your makeup is reacting to the DayThyme; under these circumstances you may need to switch brands of makeup...
- after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating
- immediately after towel drying
- at least every 2 hours if spending time in the sun
Sun Protection Measures
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protecting measures including:
- limit time in the sun, particularly 10am to 2pm
- wear long-sleeve shirts, pants hats, and sunglasses
- children under 6 months: ask a doctor
Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.