Does your sunscreen contain nanoparticles?

And more importantly, do you know? The regular sunscreen I’m using, Keys Solar Rx SPF30+, contains nano zinc oxide. I’ve been using it with a clear knowledge that there are some controversy regarding their safety level and despite having written that skincare containing such ingredients should be avoided. I know I am shooting myself in…

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Skin care strategy to counter UV damage


By now, we should have realized the importance of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, even at home. However, you may want to know that wearing sunscreen daily is still not sufficient to obtain maximum photoprotection. Although sunscreens are useful, but because of inadequate use, we cannot expect it to shield our skin from all…

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Can powder provide enough UV protection?


My curiosity was piqued when I saw these Silky White Magic Face Powder at Guardian which are positioned to offer oil control and UV protection. They look quite cute and are selling at only S$1.95 per bottle. I took a quick look at the ingredients and noticed that apart from talc, they do have titanium…

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Mineral-based sunscreens are the best

Some important information about sunscreens came my way this morning and I thought I’ll share them, even though this is my third post about them this week!  The one that got my attention most is that it is misleading to state that mineral sunscreens are physical sunblocks which block UV by scattering and reflecting UV radiation.  *GASP*  If this is…

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