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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Is sunblock different from sunscreen?

Yes!  Sunblock deflects UV rays while  sunscreen absorbs them.  Put it another way, the former refers to a physical sunblock and the latter, a chemical sunblock.  Yet, most of us use both words interchangeably. In my earlier entry, What’s The Correct Sunblock Dosage?, I’ve already explained that physical sunblocks are those that uses titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to reflect or scatter…

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What’s the correct sunblock dosage?

Yuri Ebihara for Shiseido Anessa I was browsing through a beauty forum and came across some interesting discussions regarding the dosage of sunblock application.  According to some of the girls, we need to apply half a teaspoon of sunblock on our face in order to enjoy the full SPF.  On top of that, we need to reapply…

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