• Purito,  sunscreen

    Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun

    the claim The Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun 50+ PA++++⁣⁣ claims to be an all EWG Green Level (1-2) chemical sunscreen without white cast, suitable for even sensitive skin. It is said to enhance the skin barrier thus allowing for better protection from ultraviolet rays and external stimuli.     the science As expected, the majority of the formula of this sunscreen is similar to that of the scented version so please refer to the science breakdown on this post. I will cover the key differences here, the first being the absence of essential oils. The original formula includes Lavender and Chamomile Oils  to enhance anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties…

  • Klairs v Purito Sunscreen
    Klairs,  Purito,  sunscreen

    Klairs v Purito Sun Essence

    the test After researching the Purito Centella Green Safe Sun recently in compiling my review, I couldn’t help but notice how similar it is to the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence that I tested last year. So I delved a little further and what I discovered is very interesting.   klairs soft airy uv essence The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++ is a water based, lightweight, everyday sun protector for sensitive skin that leaves no greasiness or white cast. It offers a high SPF and PA level to guard skin against UVA and UVB radiation.     purito centella green level safe sun The Purito Centella Green…

  • PURITO Centella Green Level Safe Sun
    Purito,  sunscreen

    Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun

    the claim The Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun SPF 50+ PA++++⁣⁣ claims to be an all EWG Green Level (1-2) chemical sunscreen that leaves no white cast, does not irritate and is gentle around the eyes to deliver a refreshing and soft product without greasiness. Sun protection is enhanced with soothing centella extract and anti-aging tocopherol.     the science Providing the bulk of the sun protection properties of the cream are high absorption, oil soluble chemical filters that enhance water resistance and also deliver excellent photostability. Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, provides UVA protection to minimise skin overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and Ethylhexyl Triazone is an UVB filter which…

  • Pestlo Saferecipe
    Pestlo,  sunscreen

    Pestlo Safe Recipe Sun Essence

    the claim The Pestlo Safe Recipe Sun Essence claims to be a lightweight, non-greasy, mattifying and super-fast absorbing mineral sunscreen which will keep skin protected and hydrated without white cast or pilling. Ideal for all skin types, even sensitive.     the science As anticipated, the formula comprises high concentrations of the actual sun protection ingredients. Both are mineral based and provide UVA and UVB protection by creating a physical barrier over the skin that prevents radiation absorption. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide sit on top of the skin reflecting ultraviolet rays. Each is a powerful force against UVA and UVB radiation, however, the latter offers a slighter stronger UVA…

  • Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++
    Klairs,  sunscreen

    Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++

    the claim The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++ is a water based, lightweight, everyday sun protector for sensitive skin that leaves no greasiness or white cast. It offers a high SPF and PA level to guard skin against UVA and UVB radiation.     the science The most concentrated of the sunscreen ingredients and the protection hero of the formula is quite a mouthful, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, (DHHB). DHHB is an oil soluble, high absorption UVA filter with good photostability which minimises overexposure of skin to ultraviolet radiation. Research findings indicate that a neglible amount will actually absorb past the upper layers of the stratum corneum.…

  • Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser
    Elucent,  moisturize,  sunscreen

    Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser

    the claim The Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser claims to be a state-of-the-art triple moisturiser that visibly reduces wrinkles with 4% AHAs, helps maintain hydration by lessening water loss and improves texture and tone with vitamins B3 and E. Furthermore, it is said to assist with protecting against the damaging effects of the sun with a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen.     the science Although actives are listed with their corresponding concentrations, the ingredient list is provided in no particular order so it complicates the analysis when trying to determine the product’s overall effectiveness. Let’s consider the highlighted actives first, those dedicated to sun protection which collectively make up 9%…

  • Neutrogena ultra sheer face sunscreen SPF 50+
    Neutrogena,  sunscreen

    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen SPF 50+

    the claim Neutrogena claims that its Ultra Sheer Face SPF50+ Sunscreen Liquid-Lotion provides very high sun protection stabilised with HELIOPLEX® technology. It provides balanced broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays in a water light formula. This lightweight liquid lotion is oil free, PABA-Free and non-comedogenic leaving your face free from that thick and greasy sunscreen feeling leaving a weightless, matte finish so skin can breathe.   the science The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face SPF50+ Sunscreen Liquid-Lotion is what we call a chemical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens allow harmful UV rays to absorb the skin but transform them into harmless light or heat wavelengths. For a refresher on…

  • Sunscreen
    routine,  sunscreen

    Sunscreens

    the theory Something as seemingly simple as sunscreen has become rather complicated. Firstly, let’s examine what it is that we need to be protected from. We’re all aware that the sun emits radiation throughout the year that can cause skin damage. We need to protect our skin from both forms, UVA (long-wave ultraviolet A) and UVB (short-wave ultraviolet B) rays, responsible for tanning, sunburn and aging of the skin as well as wrinkles and skin cancers. Nowadays, sunscreens will protect against both. In combination and at an SPF of over 15, this is referred to as “broad spectrum” cover.   the SPF The SPF or Sun Protection Factor of a…