Sun Protection Myths:
1. It's safer to tan in a "bed" or tanning booth.
Sadly and very truthfully, this is NOT true! Watch out for this one as there has been a LOT of evidence that shows that just the opposite is true. The fact is, research has shown that up to 400,000 cases of skin cancer are caused each year here in the U.S. and they believe that these particular cases are in direct relation to indoor tanning. Women that tan at age 30 yrs. or younger are 6 times MORE likely to develop melanoma if they choose to utilize indoor tanning.
2. I only need apply sunscreen every so often, or a couple of times during sun exposure.
This one is DEF false! You first want to ensure that you are applying enough of the product [ about 1 oz.] & make sure that you re-apply your sun protection every 2 hours! Also, don't forget to apply the product at least 30 minutes before exposure, so that the product actually absorbs into the skin properly :) If you end up perspiring quite a bit or swimming/getting wet, you will want to immediately re-apply your SPF as well.
3. It's not actually sunny outside...I don't really need sun protection.
It might seem like an okay idea, but this one is just not true :/ The sun's damaging UV rays still penetrate through the clouds, with up to 40% of the ultraviolet radiation getting through :0 The results can be very damaging, causing sunburns, peeling, dry skin, & a higher risk for skin cancer.
4. You need an SPF of 30+ in order for it be effective.
The Skin Cancer Foundation actually recommends a product with an SPF of 15 +, although they do suggest that also be made with top-notch quality and their Seal of Recommendation- this ensures that the product has been curated with the highest safety & effectiveness standards. If you are going to spend an extended period of time outside or will be in the water continually, an SPF of 30+ is recommended....that makes this one partially true!
5. An SPF or sun protection product is all that I need!
Nope! Turns out that the Skin Cancer Foundation advises you should do MORE than just wear sun protection products alone! Start with skipping out on or limiting exposure - especially during the hours of 10AM. to 4PM., if possible. They also suggest to skip the tanning booths, don't burn, and cover up when able [i.e. hat & sunglasses].
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Titanium Day Cream
SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica (CI 77019), Propanediol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Alumina, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Lauryl Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Carbomer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol.
Botanimoist AMS Extracted from dried apples, this moisturizing saccharide complex smoothes skin texture.
Botanessential RRST All-natural antioxidant complex composed of Rice Extract, Rosemary Extract, Sunflower Extract and Natural Tocopherols. Protects oils from oxidative degradation.
UV Cut Titanium Dioxide (12.1%) Ultra-fine Titanium Dioxide offers both UVA (320-400nm) and UVB (280-320nm) protection.
Vederine® Rich in oligofructosans from chicory, this restructuring active ingredient enables skin to recover an optimum epidermal barrier without UV exposure.
If you want a quality day cream that includes the benefits of moisturization & sun protection in one awesome product, this is the way to go. This product is a perfect candidate for those with sensitive skin as they are Dermatologist tested, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, non-irritating, & non-sensitizing.
It's rare to come across an SPF product that's non-irritating or doesn't have an annoying scent, but this product nails it! I didn't have any issues with breaking out or irritation and it's great underneath makeup as well. It absorbs well into the skin and won't leave your face feeling greasy either ;)
Day Serum 85
Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol Dicaprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Squalene, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Dextran, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2, Pentapeptide-34 Trifluoroacetate, Dipeptide-4.
BV-OSC Stable, oil soluble form of Vitamin C. Antioxidant protection with collagen synthesis. Normalizes uneven skin tone and diminishes the appearance of age spots.
Tocomin® 50%C Tocomin® (Vitamin E) is a palm tocotrienol/tocopherol complex comprised of predominantly four tocotrienol isomers (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) together with tocopherols. Maintains healthy skin especially in the prevention of oxidative stress and protection against UV-induced skin damage.
Peptide Q10™ Biofunctional This bioengineered peptide helps skin boost the natural endogenous synthesis of CoQ10. Helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines; anti-aging.
Quintescine™ IS Glutathione-biomimetic antioxidant peptide that protects against glycation damage, protects skin from environmental stresses, and prevents loss of skin resiliency.
ECM-Protect® A peptide that inhibits the enzymatic activity of elastase and cutaneous MMP-1. Defends the skin’s collagen and elastin network against deleterious damages caused by environmental factors (UV radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke) and aging. Designed for tired and loose skin, helps fight the symptoms of actinic aging and brings back firmness and elasticity to the skin.
Luminescine Natural ingredient based on luminescence, that increases radiance to skin. Phyto-complex protects and improves skin radiance through the transformation of UV rays into a source of visible light. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making skin more radiant and youthful.
Trufora's Day Serum is an excellent serum that's suitable for all types of skin- it's fragrance-free, non-irritating, & non-comedogenic! I'm super picky when it comes to serums as a lot of them either end up causing adverse effects or they clog pores and cause me to break out wherever I apply the product.
This fantastic day serum doesn't cause those issues for me and I've notice how soft, smooth, firm, and even my skin has become since I started using it- this product has even managed to diminish the fine lines on my forehead and around my nose & mouth too. I love that this product was also designed to be used in combination with the above recommended Titanium Day Cream :)