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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Badger SPF30 Sunblock product review

Finally, after many months of waiting, Badger SPF30 Sunblock will be available during mid December here in Singapore.  Surprising, I am not as keen on the product anymore probably because I now have Keys Solar Rx SPF30+.  But I will likely still purchase it for my kid since it looks like the 2007 formulation is now again rated the safest and…

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Is higher SPF in sunblocks better?

Yoon Eun Hye for DHC Suncut A lot of us are probably under the impression that the higher the Sun Protection Factor or SPF of a sunblock, the better the protection.  In theory, that is suppose to be so but in reality, studies have shown that products with a SPF over 50 do not provide any significantly…

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Best sunblock review: Keys Solar Rx

Woot!  I’ve finally got my hands on Keys Solar Rx  SPF30+, the safest and most effective  broad spectrum UVA and UVB 100% vegan sunblock with the ability to protect my face from UV radiation while using no harmful man-made chemicals, fragrances or preservatives.   And I honestly think that paying US$19.95 for the 100ml broad-spectrum sunscreen with 16 percent uncoated nano-zinc oxide is quite…

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