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IS SUNSCREEN BURNING YOUR EYES?

Posted on: July 08, 2016

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body (approximatley 0.5 mm thick.) It also happens to be a common site for non-melanoma, sun induced skin cancers, like basal cell carcinomas. Although the concave areas of the corners of the eyes may seem protected from direct sun exposure, light that reflects off of the brow and other orbital bones, ultimately hits this area which may explain the propensity for skin cancer formation at this site.

Many users simply forget to apply sunscreen around the eyes. Others opt not to due to burning or stinging in the eyes when the sunscreen is applied in that area.

Sunscreens commonly contain ingredients that may irritate the eye itself. Fragrance, the active ingredients in sunscreens, especially the chemical filters, preservatives, and other ingredients may cause eye stinging and burning if applied too close to the eye. The best eye protection is seeking shade, a wide brimmed hat and 100% ultraviolet protective sunglasses. Other alternatives include applying a fragrance-free sunscreen stick, or lip balm, around the eyes, one that is formulated with titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide as the active ingredients. (You can select one using the Product Selector.) Sunscreen sticks and lip balms have a high wax content which may prevent the sunscreen from spreading into the eyes with sweating or increased physical activity. Although SPF facial foundation, concealers, and powdered eye makeup applied around the eye does not offer adequate sun protection, it may prevent some of the sun's ultraviolet light from hitting this sensitive area.



THE MAGIC POTION!

Posted on: March 27, 2016

The Real Magic Potion!

It prevents 90% of sun spots, wrinkles, and saggy skin!

It is sold everywhere (yet only one in ten Americans actually use it daily.)

SUNSCREEN

Scientific study shows that compared to OTC (over-the-counter) ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and the "skin lightening" hydroquinone, sunscreen is the most effective anti-aging preventative in skincare products.



"FIRMING CREAMS" ACTUALLY FIRM THE SKIN

Posted on: March 01, 2016

"Firming creams" ARE facial moisturizers. Manufacturers use the marketing term "firming" to imply that a skincare product makes the skin look tauter. Unfortunately, there is no objective way to measure firmness of the skin.

Claims of increased firmness are commonly based on a handful of user's subjective perception. An increase in hydration of the skin may yield the same result.

In actuality, when the skin is hydrated, the skin appears firmer. A grape is "firmer" than a raisin!  Apply a sunscreen or a moisturizer with added SPF protection in the morning, and moisturize again in the evening.

Select a sunscreen or a facial moisturizer with added sunscreen protection by clicking on the Product Selector

FALSE: You don't need a "Firming Cream".



PROTECT THOSE LIPS!

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Moisturize those lips! Lips dry out faster because they have fewer oil glands. Apply a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips and keep them moist and sun protected!



IF IT DIDN'T WORK...RETURN IT

Posted on: January 25, 2016

  • It's not your fault if a moisturizer didn't lift your sagging skin.
  • It's not your fault if an eye cream didn't eliminate your dark circles or puffiness.
  • It's not your fault if that "anti-aging cream" didn't make you look 20 years younger.

If you buy a skincare product that doesn't live up to its claims, take it back for a refund!



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