What is sunscreen & why is it important for daily use?
Sunscreen is well known for protecting the skin of the face and body against skin cancer and pigmentation. In the UK as we have mainly dull, overcast and dark days it is still thought that SPF is only required when taking a flight out of the UK.
We need to think in terms of daylight protection not sun protection. If it is daylight the sun is there, and we need to protect from its rays using a full spectrum block of UVA and UVB protection.
What is UVB?
SPF only measures the sunscreen ability to filter UVB rays. UVB rays are the rays related to sunburn and skin cancer.
What is UVA?
UVA is around every day it is related to increase in skin cancer, UVA rays penetrate deeper than UVB rays and cause aging, influences collagen and darkens the skin.
Sunscreen with the active ingredient zinc oxide contained protects against UVA and UVB rays (zinc oxide is contained in Juliette Armand Sunfilm range) an ingredient that acts as a natural sunscreen physically blocking rather than chemically blocking the UV rays.
SPF does not measure UVA rays. The only way to protect against these rays is to use a full spectrum block. It must be mentioned that UVA rays can penetrate through windows.
Why is the SPF in my foundation not enough?
In order to get the full protection of any SPF a teaspoon amount is usually suffice for the face and neck any excess wipe on the back of the hands. When using foundation, a pea sized amount will be used therefore the coverage provided from your foundation is not enough. The SPF in foundation is not always a full spectrum block.
Juliette Armand SUNFILM Range and benefits
SPF 30 & SPF 50: The Main Powerful ingredients contained
Is based on mycosporine-like amino acids from the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis, which are the most powerful UV-absorbing substances known to nature.
Helioguard 365 is both a natural and safe UV-screening compound. It is ideal for everyday use and ensures the skin is protected from photo-aging.
• Proven to reduce wrinkle depth
• Increase skin firmness
• Reduction of DNA damage from UV
Panthenol (vitamin B5)
Used in acne products due to it anti-bacterial properties
It has a humectant property which will help the protect easily absorb into the skin.
It helps improve the appearance and texture of skin.
Provides healing and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce skin inflammation can help heal acne inflammation and rescue irritation in eczema.
The unique ANTITOX by Juliette Armand ensures the antioxidant properties of sunscreen products with high protection factors. It is an innovative and powerful new-generation antioxidant cocktail with the revolutionary self-regenerating mechanism of its antioxidant ingredients.
Naturally occurring in the body sodium hyaluronate will help nourish the skin providing hydration and helping firm the skin.
An excellent moisturizer it also helps protect the skin from environmental pollution. It has a protecting action against UV radiation – although it cannot be classed as a sunscreen. It works to block free radical damage to prevent aging and has basis antioxidant properties.
All the SPF range is Parabens Free, Mineral Oil Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Allergen Free. Water resistant and sweat resistant.
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