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Protect Your Skin with Cosmic Ray Shield - Tinted Moisturizer and Primer

How well is your skin shielded against the sun’s harsh rays? The most prominent cause of premature skin aging is unprotected sun exposure, which cannot be overstated (or ignored in your skincare routine!).

Unfortunately, not all sunscreens are created equally, especially for sensitive, aging skin. The average tube of sunblock may contain SPF but likely doesn’t target the harmful free radicals your body produces in response to UV rays. 

That’s where Cosminology comes in. With our Cosmic Ray Shield Tinted Moisturizer and Primer, you’ll gain powerful protection against skin damage from the sun and other harmful environmental irritants. Read on to learn more about this skincare marvel for your morning routine!

Cosmic Ray Shield: What’s Inside

Our Cosmic Ray Shield Tinted Moisturizer and Primer blend powerful active ingredients to protect your skin against UV rays and repair photodamage. Key ingredients include:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants around, making it a valuable ingredient in your skincare routine. It offers remarkable antioxidant activity, helping to prevent free radicals from UV rays, pollution, and other environmental irritants. 

Free radicals are oxygen atoms containing an unpaired electron, making them unstable. Excessive sun exposure can aggravate these unstable atoms in your body, leading to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress refers to an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants, and it can lead to tissue damage. According to clinical research, oxidative stress is a crucial player in the skin’s aging process. 

With excellent antioxidant activity, vitamin C helps prevent the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants that can lead to oxidative stress. Applying it in the morning protects the skin from free radical damage throughout the day. 

Along with antioxidant protection, vitamin C provides several other benefits for the skin, including:

  • Increased collagen production: Vitamin C is known to ramp up the skin’s production of collagen, a key protein that strengthens, plumps, and smooths the skin. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases naturally. However, daily use of topical vitamin C can help slow skin aging. 

  • Faster wound healing: Vitamin C is also known to accelerate the skin’s repair process, helping you bounce back faster from damage. 

  • Brighter, more even complexion: Vitamin C has a powerful brightening effect on the skin. If you have scarring, redness, or hyperpigmentation, topical vitamin C can gradually even out your skin tone. 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A promotes skin repair. We included it in the Cosmic Ray Shield to protect and rejuvenate the skin while helping to repair existing sun damage. 

Key benefits of vitamin A for your skin include:


  • Increased collagen production: Vitamin A is one of the most effective topical ingredients for stimulating collagen production. It can help soften fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. 

  • Regulate sebum production: Vitamin A curbs excess sebum production, helping to prevent acne breakouts and maintain a balanced skin tone. 

  • Skin cell regeneration: Vitamin A accelerates skin cell turnover, meaning it helps the skin shed dead cells and replace them with new, healthier cells. As a result, your skin will appear brighter, smoother, and more even-toned. 

  • Antioxidant protection: Like vitamin C, vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent free radical damage from UV rays exposure. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a soothing skincare ingredient. In the Cosmic Ray Shield, it helps bolster the skin barrier, making skin more resilient against environmental stressors. 

Other benefits of topical vitamin E in your skin care routine include:

  • Lasting moisture: Vitamin E improves the skin’s moisture retention, making it smoother, calmer, and plumper throughout the day. 

  • Improved wound healing: Vitamin E supports the skin’s repair process. 

  • Antioxidant protection: Vitamin E is yet another effective antioxidant in the Cosmic Ray Shield; it works with vitamins C and A to prevent free radical damage. 

  • Anti-inflammatory: Vitamin E helps soothe inflammation, making it a beneficial ingredient for acne, discoloration, eczema, and various inflammatory skin conditions. 

  • Fades scars: Topical vitamin E is commonly used as a remedy to reduce the appearance of scars. As part of your daily skincare routine, it can diminish the appearance of acne scarring and sun damage. 

Why is Sun Protection Important?

The importance of sun protection for skin health can’t be understated. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can trigger DNA changes in your skin cells. Most UV radiation that reaches our skin is UVA light, which penetrates the skin at every level, reaching the dermis. 

In the short term, a lack of sun protection can lead to a red, inflamed sunburn. Sunburns are uncomfortable but typically go away within three to five days. However, overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause photoaging in the long term. 


Photoaging is the term used to describe premature skin aging from solar radiation. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, photoaging accounts for up to 90% of visible skin changes, making it a prominent cause of wrinkles, discoloration, and other telltale signs of aging. With this in mind, sun protection is the most crucial anti-aging skincare product available!

The most common signs of photoaging include:

  • Wrinkles

  • Age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation

  • Rough skin texture

  • Reduced skin elasticity

  • Redness

  • Spider veins

Skin Cancer

Another key risk of solar UV radiation is skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and it’s directly linked to UV radiation. You may have a higher risk of skin cancer if you:

  • Have suffered from sunburn

  • Tend to spend a lot of time outside

  • Have fair skin, eyes, and or hair

  • Have a family history of skin cancer

  • Take certain medications, such as antibiotics or topical skincare products, like retinoids.

When applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure, the Cosmic Ray Shield offers protection against photoaging and other harmful effects of UV radiation. 

Why Choose Tinted Skincare?

The Cosmic Ray Shield provides a subtle tint in addition to all the powerhouse ingredients listed above. If you have trouble finding time to apply moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and foundation in the morning, this multitasking product is perfect for you. It acts as both a moisturizer and primer, with a universal tint to correct slight redness and other imperfections.  

More benefits to choosing our tinted skincare like the Cosmic Ray Shield include:

  • Lightweight coverage: Tinted skincare provides lighter coverage than most foundations, making it more practical for long days and warm weather. 

  • Hydration: Many foundations can dry out your skin. Our tinted moisturizer and primer, on the other hand, profoundly hydrates your skin, leaving it softer and plumper than before. 

  • Even skin tone: With vitamins C, A, and E, the Cosmic Ray Shield evens out your skin tone while you wear it. The tint gives you a radiant glow, while the active ingredients enhance your skin’s appearance. 

  • Convenience: We don’t all have time for a multi-step morning routine. Speed up your mornings with tinted skincare, combining multiple products into one application. 

Adding Cosmic Ray Shield to Your Morning Skincare Routine

In our books, the Cosmic Ray Shield Tinted Moisturizer and Primer is an irreplaceable part of any morning skincare routine. Here’s how we recommend using it:

  1. First, wash your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove any excess oils and other impurities. 

  2. Pat your skin dry. 

  3. If desired, apply Hi-Plutonic C Antioxidant Day Serum for an extra dose of vitamins C, A, and E. 

  4. Apply a liberal amount of the Cosmic Ray Shield. Don’t forget to apply it to the neck and ears for complete sun protection!

  5. After the Cosmic Ray Shield has been absorbed (after a few minutes), apply makeup as desired. 

  6. Reapply every two hours while outside or after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying. 

Why Choose Cosminology?

Many products on the market today promise to protect and rejuvenate your skin. So, why choose the Cosmic Ray Shield from Cosminology?

Cosminology was created by Dr. Dima Ali, a physician who has been practicing Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine for more than 20 years. As someone who struggled with eczema throughout her childhood, Dr. Dima was determined to create skincare products that all skin types could tolerate. She states, "I became determined to create effective skincare formulations that we could all tolerate without breaking out in a rash.”

With Cosminology, Dr. Dima has blended the field’s best skin actives in high concentrations with soothing botanicals. This combination provides superior results to other skincare products, which contain lower concentrations of actives. The Cosmic Ray Shield is no different: It marries high concentrations of vitamins C, A, and E with calming botanicals to transform your skin without triggering sensitivities.  

If you’re not already protecting your skin against the sun, today’s the day to start! Shielding your skin against UV radiation daily will help slow the aging process, keeping your skin bright and youthful for the days to come. Your future self will thank you when you order your Cosmic Ray Shield online today. Reach out to us with any questions. 

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