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Category Archives: Sunscreens

FDA Approval of La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen

A favorite sunscreen of many melasma sufferers just got stronger for those in the US (stronger versions have already been available in Europe). The FDA has approved Anthelios 40 sunscreen.  This version of the already approved Anthelios contains Mexoryl SX with titanium dioxide, avobenzone, and octocrylene for broad spectrum protection, and has been specifically safety-tested… Continue Reading

Glow Safely With Kristen Bell and Jergens

Join film and TV star Kristen Bell and Jergens in promoting skin health by taking the Jergens Pledge to glow safely. For every pledge, Jergens will donate $1 to the Skin Cancer Foundation–a truly worthy organization. The first 500 to sign up can also receive the limited edition T-shirt that Bell is sporting in the… Continue Reading

Philosophy a Pigment of Your Imagination Sunscreen, Melasma Treatment in a Sunscreen

Everyone should be concerned about sun exposure. If you aren’t all that worried about things like skin cancer (you should be), then remember that the sun also causes wrinkles (ack!). If you happen to have melasma, hyperpigmentation, or similar discoloration, it becomes even more important. Philosophy a pigment of your imagination spf 18 is a… Continue Reading

Review: DHC Sunsceens, White for Melasma, Q10 for Aging, and Dual Defense for Moisture

DHC makes some great skin care products, so it is no surprise that they have some excellent sunscreens as well. By incorporating DHC’s signature olive oil, the sunscreens feel terrific, and by adding in some treatment actives, a couple of the sunscreens are also rather unique. One very unique sunscreen that also happens to be… Continue Reading

L’Oreal Revitalift UV Cream with Mexoryl, SPF 15

I was quite happy to see the new L’Oreal sunscreen, L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Revitalift UV, Daily Moisturizing Cream with Sunscreen, because I have been waiting for a sunscreen with Mexoryl to become easily available at the drugstores. With that said, I do have a little quibble with L’Oreal’s advertising. They have been portraying the sunscreen as… Continue Reading

Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen

I recently came across the following video accredited to Baz Luhrmann, who happens to be a favorite writer and director of mine. It is rather remarkable. Even more interesting is the history behind it. Derived from what is commonly referred to as the “wear sunscreen speech” by Mary Schmich, the video puts the speech to… Continue Reading

DermaQuest ZinClear Sunblock SPF 30

DermaQuest ZinClear SPF 30 is a full spectrum sunblock, providing physical blocking with zinc oxide. Something that stood out on this one for me was that it was quicker absorbing than some of my other favorite sunscreens. It also provides some moisture without being too heavy or greasy. Finally, there is no left over white… Continue Reading

Lancome UV Expert SPF 20 Sunscreen With Mexoryl SX

A Sunscreen that I had long wanted to give a try is Lancome UV Expert SPF 20 with Mexoryl SX. I finally got around to doing so! Mexoryl (chemical name ecamsule) is the first new sunscreen approved by the FDA since 1988. It helps cover short UVA rays, which can account for a good amount… Continue Reading

Colorescience Full Spectum Powder Sunscreen

Sunscreen week continues at Beauty and Fashion Tech with a look at a powder sunscreen. Earlier in the week I looked at a few of the top products in the Sunscreen database. Today I cover a sunblock that is not in the database, but that I absolutely love. Colorscience Sunforgettable  is a bit different because… Continue Reading

Fallene Total Block Cotz SPF 58 and Total Block SPF 60

Today’s installment in sunscreen week looks at Total Block Cotz SPF 58, a water resistant sunscreen that is number 17 in the Environmental Working Group Sunscreen Database. Total Block Cotz, containing titanium dioxide and zinc ozide, is comfortable to wear and fragrance free. As with the other products I have reported on this week, there… Continue Reading