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Melashade Sunscreen Buy REPACK

MelaShade is our unique melanin-containing physical sunscreen. Melanins are a class of pigments responsible for the color of skin and hair, and can neutralize free radicals generated by sunlight. MelaShade contains only Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide for gentle, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Unlike most physicals sunscreens, which leave a "pasty white" appearance, this chemical-free, fragrance-free formula dries clear. MelaShade is a specially formulated fragrance-free, silicone base that dries clear with a silky matte-finish. It is perfect for all skin types including sensitive, acne and rosacea. Melashade is also gentle enough for post procedure.

melashade sunscreen buy

This is a lovely sunscreen to use as well as a nice primer for your face before makeup application. I have oily skin and this appears to work fine and helps to conceal my large pores as well. I would recommend for any face type except possibly very dry.MB

MelaShade Sunscreen is an anti-oxidant facial sunscreen containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This unique product offers extreme protection from both UVA and UVB light rays, helping prevent aging, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation more efficiently than over-the-counter drugs.

Solar Defense Sunscreen is an anti-oxidant facial sunscreen containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This unique product offers extreme protection from both UVA and UVB light rays, helping prevent aging, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation more effectively than other over-the-counter sunscreens.

We recommend a sunscreen with broad spectrum coverage (i.e., blocks both UVA & UVB rays). Most sunscreens block UVB rays, but many do not block UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and causes wrinkling. Both UVA & UVB rays contribute to the formation of skin cancers.

We recommend sunscreen that is at least SPF 15. To maximize benefits, sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure and should be reapplied every few hours, more often if you are sweating or exposed to water. Look for ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to be assured that you are properly protected (these block both UVA & UVB rays). Below are some sunscreens that we recommend:

With summer here, it is more important than ever to be lathering up with sun protection every time you leave the house. With so many sunscreens out there, it is hard to know which one is right for you. The key is to choose a sunscreen that you will use and that offers the following characteristics:

There are many more wonderful brands besides those mentioned above. Again, the key is to apply a sunscreen that is broad spectrum, SPF 30 or higher, and water resistant. Choose one that you like and use it every day with frequent re-applications!!

For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website which has a lot of information on sunscreens, their use and safety, and how to read the labels to select the product that is right for you. You can also contact one of our dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians.

An oil-soluble chemical sunscreen agent that protects the skin from UVB (295-315 nm) with a peak protection at 306 nm. Homosalate is not a strong UV filter in and of itself (gives only SPF 4.3 protection at max. allowed 10% concentration) and it is not photostable (looses 10% of its SPF protection in 45 mins) so it always has to be combined with other sunscreens for proper protection. Its big advantage, though, is that it is a liquid and is excellent for dissolving other hard to solubilize powder sunscreen agents, like the famous Avobenzone.

Regarding Homosalate's safety profile, we do not have the best news. In-vitro (made in the labs) studies have shown that it might have some estrogenic activity. Do not panic, these studies were not conducted on real humans under real world conditions. Still, if you are a 'better safe than sorry' type, be careful when using Homosalate containing sunscreens long-term and full-body.

A clear, oil-soluble, "cosmetically-elegant" liquid that is the most commonly used chemical sunscreen. It absorbs UVB radiation (at wavelengths: 280-320 nm) with a peak protection at 310nm.

Regarding safety, there are also some concerns around Octinoxate. In vitro (made in the lab not on real people) and animal studies have shown that it may produce hormonal (estrogen-like) effects. Do not panic, the studies were not conducted under real life conditions on real human people, so it is probably over-cautious to avoid Octinoxate altogether. However, if you are pregnant or a small child (under 2 yrs. old), choose a physical (zinc oxide/titanium dioxide) or new-generation Tinosorb based sunscreen, just to be on the super-safe side. :)

Overall, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is an old-school chemical sunscreen agent. There are plenty of better options for sun protection today, but it is considered "safe as used" (and sunscreens are pretty well regulated) and it is available worldwide (can be used up to 10% in the EU and up to 7.5% in the US).

A colorless to light yellowish oily liquid that works as a UVB (280-320nm) sunscreen filter with a peak absorbance at 306 nm. It's not a strong filter in itself, it's always used in combination with other sunscreen agents to further enhance the SPF and to solubilize other solid UV filters.

When it comes to sunscreen agents, Zinc Oxide is pretty much in a league of its own. It's a physical (or inorganic) sunscreen that has a lot in common with fellow inorganic sunscreen Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) but a couple of things make it superior even to TiO2.

If physical sunscreens don't tell you anything, go ahead and read about the basics here. Most of what we wrote about Titanium Dioxide is also true for Zinc Oxide so we will focus here on the differences.

The first main difference is that while TiO2 gives a nice broad spectrum protection, Zinc Oxide has an even nicer and even broader spectrum protection. It protects against UVB, UVA II, and UVA I almost uniformly, and is considered to be the broadest range sunscreen available today.

We wrote more about nanoparticles and the concerns around them here, but the gist is that if nanoparticles were absorbed into the skin that would be a reason for legitimate health concerns. But luckily, so far research shows that sunscreen nanoparticles are not absorbed but remain on the surface of the skin or in the uppermost (dead) layer of the skin. This seems to be true even if the skin is damaged, for example, sunburnt.

All in all, if you've found a Zinc Oxide sunscreen that you are happy to use every single day, that's fantastic and we suggest you stick with it. It's definitely one of the best, or probably even the best option out there for sun protection available worldwide.

A nice, multi-functional helper ingredient that's especially useful in sunscreens. It can solubilize some commonly used UV-filters like Oxybenzone or Avobenzone and it can also help to increase the SPF rating of sunscreens. It's also cosmetically elegant, has excellent spreadability and a pleasant, moisturizing skin feel. Oh, and according to Wikipedia, it even helps to stabilize famously unstable UVA-filter, Avobenzone.

An often used emollient with a light and silky feel. It's very mild to both skin and eyes and spreads nicely and easily. It's often used in sunscreens as it's also an excellent solvent for sunscreen agents.

An effective two-in-one formula that leaves a luminous glow and zero white cast, let's just say this formula is something of an overachiever. For ultimate protection, the sunscreen-serum uses a mineral-chemical filter hybrid. Non-irritating zinc oxide (3%) creates a physical barrier between UV rays and your skin, while chemical filters absorb UV rays and turn them into heat, neutralising free radicals long before they can do harm to your skin. To beat blemishes, this non-comedogenic formula is packed with niacinamide to sooth breakouts and tea tree to boot spot-causing bacteria from your face. Rounding out the mega formula are a host of reliable hydrators to nourish and plump skin; think colloidal oatmeal, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Yep, this dew-giving serum is guaranteed to make the rest of your shelfie look oh-so-lazy.

As we all (should) know by now, sunscreen is a non-negotiable part of your skin-care routine, even during the colder months. Not just any sunscreen will do, either: utilizing a product with the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) recommended broad-spectrum SPF rating of 30 or higher is always the way to go for proper UV protection.

With all this information being disseminated, we can't pretend that this sector of skin care doesn't come with its issues. Until recently, sunscreen formulators didn't take into account melanin-rich skin tones, leaving darker-skinned folks with few options that wouldn't leave behind white casts and ashy finishes. Well, that used to be the issue, because SPFs like Melē's No Shade Sunscreen Oil have become the solution to these sunscreen-related woes. Did we mention it's only $20, too? 041b061a72


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