Friday, October 10, 2014

Brighter Future For Sunscreen

What’s in your sunscreen? So many people continue to toss their sunscreens into the garbage with gusto because of La Roche Posay's, a well-known and respected skincare company out of France, new line of sunscreen products that contain a specific ingredient called Mexoryl, including Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 60.

La Roche Posay uses Exclusive Mexoryl SX, otherwise known as ecamsule, which is a UV filter and has a peak efficacy against short UVA rays. Using this product is beneficial for those with sensitive and photosensitive skin.

Mexoryl also isn't absorbed through the skin and, to date, there hasn't been any compelling studies as to why it should be removed, only fear-mongering. The ingredients in some sunscreens are problematic, I do agree, and so companies have been coming out with innovative ways to use ingredients that are healthy for the skin and cause less irritation.

Everyone does react differently, but there is way too much misinformation and, sadly, people are often blind-followers. Two great links can give more information. For the Wikipedia one, you can sift through many references at the bottom.

A great preventative, aside from the usual advice of wearing hats, being mindful when you are in direct sunlight, staying clear of tanning beds, etc is to apply sunscreen. Does this mean you won’t get skin cancer? Nope, there are no guarantees, but it will significantly reduce your chances.

After purchasing Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 60, what do I think of it? Well, I’ve been using it since the beginning of the summer and I would highly recommend it to those who want great broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. I use this particular sunscreen every day.

Note: I used my hand to demonstrate the product, but you get the idea. 

I love its light weight, non-greasy texture. It is a perfect base for when I wear makeup, and even acts as a moisturizer, as well.

It has patented Mexoryl sunscreen technology, which I discussed above and, best of all, it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, some have that sensitivity too, and water-resistant. So all my sensitive friends, this is a good one to try out for all-year round.

It is wise to seek out credible sources when it comes to one’s health, instead of paying attention to fear-mongering guru’s that really don’t have your best interest at heart, just their eyes on your wallet.

Be sun smart and, as for coconut oil being the new replacement sunscreen, a word of advice; leave the coconut oil for making chocolates. :)

For more information on La Roche Posay products, visit their website.