A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a gift bag full of beauty products stocked with treatments ranging from Juvéderm non-surgical injections to non-invasive chemical peels to correct sun damage. I don’t really need too much of these types of treatments – yet – but one thing that stood out was the iS sunscreen.

I’ve mentioned before in previous Beauty Beats that even though I’m very dark, my skin is extremely sensitive to the sun. I burn quickly, and I cannot be out in the direct sun for longer than 10 minutes. It’s almost become an allergy to the sun, so I’m always searching for the perfect sunscreen that will not only protect, but heal the damage that’s already been done.

iS, or Innovative Skincare, is known for their attentiveness to ‘dispelling the myths’ of and clinically validating all of the ingredients that go into their products. They have reports on all types of skin conditions from acne and dry skin to pigment disorders and rosacea, so it’s easier to find what products will suit you best.

I’ve been using the SPF25 Treatment for about three weeks now, and my skin has never been better. I still get heat rashes, but they are isolated and only occur if I forget to apply this treatment. I think the combination of Octinoxate, which is easily absorbed to block UV rays, with the ever-popular zinc oxide is what’s keeping me scratch free.

The only downside is that I have to apply this liberally, every hour or so, to make sure I am completely shielded. But that is nothing compared to dealing with rough, painful dry patches of burnt skin every single season.

For more information, visit isclinical.com.