The Japanese PA sunscreen rating system

If you’re buying sunscreen from a Japanese brand, you’re likely to come across the PA rating system.  PA stands for protection grade of UVA system and is the Japanese measurement of sun protection, which is based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) reaction reading at 2-4 hours of sun exposure.  According to info from the wiki, the Persistent Pigment Darkening…

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Sunscreen: Helioplex vs Mexoryl

neutrogena-ultra-sheer

If you go round the pharmacies, you must have seen the latest range of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer range consisting of Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF50+, Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF70 and Body Mist Sunblock SPF45 which all come with the patented Helioplex suncare technology.  So what exactly is Helioplex and is it true that it gives up to three times longer UVA protection?  What…

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Sunscreen before or after moisturizer?

I’ve updated my earlier entry Tips on sunscreen protection & application with a couple more information.  One of which is about when to apply sunscreen in the order of our skincare regime because I noticed that this is something frequently asked.  Actually I’ve always thought that sunscreen should be applied after using our serums or…

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