Sunscreens: Capital Soleil vs Anthelios XL

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These are from my recent Mexoryl-based sunscreen loot: Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50+  Face Cream For Reactive Skin     La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Fluide Extreme For Face  La-Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Lait Veloute Face & Body Lotion In my earlier entry about Mexoryl-based sunscreens for maximum protection, I mentioned I wanted to get one…

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Mexoryl sunscreens for maximum protection

Even though I’m a fan of physical sunscreens, I’m now keen to try out the chemical sunscreens under Vichy Capital Soleil and La Roche-Posay Anthelios because these feature Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX which are said to be the most potent photostable anti-aging sun filters for UVA and UVB rays.  Here is a summary of information I have uncovered regarding these two potent sunscreen chemicals: Offers complete…

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Tips on sunscreen protection & application

One of the skincare products that I take a lot of interest in is the sunscreen.  I’m always interested to find out more and here are ten tips I’ve put together based on what I’ve found to be interesting information regarding sunscreen formulations and their application. 1.  Are chemical sunscreens better than physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens use organic absorber…

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Lavera SPF 40 Neutral Sunblock

There are a couple of selling points for Lavera SPF40 Neutral Sunblock.  This is a 100% mineral based high SPF sunblock made with carefully selected organic ingredients and is specifically developed for people suffering from allergies, and extremely sensitive skin.  It is certified as vegan and 100% free from synthetic filters, perfumes, colourings, preservatives as well as flower extracts,…

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Avoid using avobenzone sunscreen and mineral makeup

While writing the earlier entry Do Mineral Makeup Pose Health Risks, I read that there is evidence that uncoated titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) can degrade avobenzone so it is best not to layer non-micronized mineral makeup with an avobenzone containing chemical sunscreen. This is apparently confirmed by this Stability Study of Avobenzone with Inorganic Sunscreens by Uyen…

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