In the Mirror

Protect & Serve

By Charlotte on June 12, 2012 8:59 AM

Bob has trouble understanding why I put on makeup before hitting the beach. But my fair skin NEEDS both sun protection and color.

PROTECT  SERVE TUBE 400.jpgThat's why I wanted to try new Protect & Serve from the skincare experts at MyBody. This two-in-one formula combines a strong sunscreen with a lightweight, tinted moisturizer.



What the Experts Say

Protect & Serve offers a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 sunshield. This high-performance, tinted formula protects like a sunblock while acting as a makeup primer. It includes Vitamin D3 to promote healing, moisture and healthy skin plus powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants.



What I Tested

I tried the two-ounce tube of Mybody Protect & Serve. You put it on at least 10 minutes before fun in the sun.



What I like

Protect & Serve saves a step. You can forget the sticky, white goo that leaves you looking pasty. One pass of this tinted sunblock provides protection and sheer, natural-looking color.


You can choose how to wear it. At the beach last week, I loved using this oil-free cream on my face and neck without foundation. It saved me time getting ready (Bob really liked that), supplied just enough color and made reapplication easy later. A simple do-over's a BIG plus because that's a must when this prone-to-burn Boomer is spending all day outside. I enjoyed simplifying my routine but could easily wear Protect & Serve under a base if we were going to a pool party.  


The multi-talented formula has none of that heavy, greasy feeling you can get with some sunscreens. It doesn't sting and works for all skin types: aging and sensitive like mine as well as acne-prone. It's even recommended after a facial procedure or if you have Rosacea.


Plus, Protect & Serve helps you relax a little. Besides preventing painful burns, it nourishes skin with vitamins and antioxidants, is free of parabens and other harmful chemicals, and is not tested on animals.



On the Shelf




Out of Pocket

$65 for 2 ounces



"Thank You" to Mybody for providing a sample for review and testing.



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