The laws have shifted recently in Australia with the requirement and regulation of SPF 50+ on our shelves. This has caused an obvious confusion as to how long can you dare to bare.
How well a sunscreen works is determined by testing two properties.
1. the 'sun protection factor' (SPF) - which measures the degree of protection against UVB radiation.
2. the 'broad spectrum performance' which is a measure of the degree of protection from UVA radiation.
While SPF 50+ sunscreens provide better broad spectrum performance, this does not mean you have a 'suit of armour' people still need to be SunSmart. You need to apply SPF 50+ sunscreen just as liberally as SPF 30+. In addition, as with other sunscreens, SPF 50+ may rub off through towelling, swimming, and perspiration. The rule for applyIng SPF 50+ remains the same: apply liberally and re-apply liberally every 2 hours.
Being SunSmart is still important, clothing, hats, sunglasses, keeping to the shade and avoiding excessive exposure of the skin to the sun's radiation.
NANOPARTICLES - Humans are exposed to nanoscale particles in the environment in the form of smoke, dust, ash and fine clays through the air, food and water. Foods are also naturally composed of nanoscale components. They are used in a variety of therapeutic products including some sunscreen.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide were the first ingredients to be used in Australian sunscreens in nanoparticle form, however, other ingredients may be used in nanoparticle form if approved by the TGA. Evidence shows that the particles remain on the surface of the skin, which is composed of non-viable (dead) cells and pose no threat to human health . There is no evidence suggesting that nanoparticles in sunscreen are unsafe. Sunscreens deemed to be unsafe with or without nanoparticles, will not be approved and cannot be legally sold in Australia.
Skin is an excellent record keeper. Every moment of exposure to daylight adds up like money in the bank – the problem is the payoff known as sun damage (also known as photodamage). As the top cause of premature signs of skin aging, sun damage shows on skin in the form of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and can lead to a repressed immune system and the potential for skin cancer.
Even if exposure is limited to brief outdoor lunches or a 20-minute walk, cumulative exposure is enough to cause the signs of skin aging. The first line of daily defense against sun damage is daily use of SPF. Even on cloudy or overcast days, UV light can strike skin and cause damage, so simply wearing sunscreen on sunny days isn’t enough. Fortunately, more sophisticated sunscreen formulations with skin health benefits (think less chalky, less greasy) have made SPF a convenient addition to our morning routine. Dermalogica provides you with SPF moisturizers that can be worn comfortably under make-up, or alone to deliver defense against skin aging UV light.
Protect your skin with our range of broad spectrum spf products.
Dynamic Skin Recovery spf50, firming moisturiser packed with age-fighting ingredients.
Redness Relief Primer spf15, redness-reducing primer
Total Eye Care with spf15, thats safe around the eyes, contains optical light diffusers, brightening, smoothing protection
Super Sensitive Shield spf30, Sheer physical sunscreen that minimises inflammation, chemical-free defense
Oil Free Matte spf30, Breakout fighting sunscreen that absorbs oil for a shine-free finish. Sheer, weightless shield
Protection 50 Sport spf50, Lightweight, water-resistant, broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body.
Sheer Tint spf20, lightly tinted moisturizer, light, medium, dark shades
Skinperfect Primer spf30, illuminating make-up prep
Solar Defense Booster spf50, customizable spf defensespecifically formulated to add spf to your moisturiser or makeup
Pure Light spf50, advanced broad spectrum moisturizer great for brightening and evening skin tone.
Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser spf 15, for teen skin to minimise oil and shine.
Posted on January 05 2019
Posted on September 11 2020
What's the right way to exfoliate?
Fact: there *is* a right way to exfoliate. Here’s everything you need to know.
- Incorporating regular exfoliation into your skin care routine is key in maintaining luminous, healthy-looking skin.
- It’s important to hydrate immediately after exfoliating for best results.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that regular exfoliation helps to reveal brighter, fresher-looking skin. That’s because exfoliating speeds up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. But did you know that, done right, exfoliation can also help all your other skin care products work their best? It’s true: if you don’t remove dulling, dead skin cells via exfoliation, they can form a barrier that prevents the active ingredients in your skin care products from properly penetrating the skin. Here’s how to fit regular exfoliation into your skin care regimen for luminous, healthy-looking skin:
1. double cleanse - Proper exfoliation starts with clean skin – and that means the Dermalogica Double Cleanse, starting with PreCleanse and finishing with your prescribed Dermalogica cleanser. This two-step routine is the best way to remove make-up residue, excess oil, and other impurities so that your exfoliant can do its job.
2. exfoliate - Chemical vs. physical, daily vs. weekly: the first step is finding the right exfoliant for your skin. To avoid over-exfoliating, choose one that works with your skin condition.
3. hydrate - Exfoliation removes dulling, dead skin cells that prevent skin care products from penetrating properly – which means that the best time to hydrate is immediately after you exfoliate. If you’re looking for extra hydration, try Hydro Masque Exfoliant: its dual-action formula delivers an intense hydration boost while you exfoliate.
4. apply targeted treatments - Now that skin is properly hydrated and primed for product absorption, it’s time to apply your targeted treatments
Posted on February 07 2020
Posted on July 30 2019
Posted on June 12 2019
LIGHT THERAPY FOR YOUR SKIN
photon led treatment
LED Light Photon with 3 colors Beauty Device
The power of LED light cannot be overemphasized. Since the discovery by NASA in 1990 that it affects living tissue, numerous researchers have shown that LED lights that have different wavelengths have slightly different beneficial effects on the skin, which aid in the healing and rejuvenating processes. Over the years, the LED light technology was adopted by dermatologists who were determined to help people gain back their youthful face or at best, a wrinkle-free face. However, the good news is that this technology is now available to all, in the comfort of your own home.
- Clear, lighten, smooth the skin
- Firm and enhance skin texture
- Reduce and prevent wrinkles, helps fight fatty areas
- Improve skin elasticity
- Accelerate blood circulation
- Minimize Pores
- Balance skin tone
- Enhance circulation
- Inhibit the formation of melanin pigment
LED Red light care:Wavelength of 625 nm red light can activate skin cell vitality, increase skin elasticity, promote circulation while improving the fine lines, it will also help to improve large pores. Will stimulate the production of collagen & activate skin cell vitality. Collagen is an essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue.
LED Blue light care:Wavelength of 415 nm. It is anti-inflammatory & bactericidal. Adjusts the balance of skin, oil & water. Bacteria in acne contain porphyrins;the blue light is able to kill porphyrins due to the high affinity with this wave length.The blue light furthermore has calming action which is very effective for hypersensitivity. And in a very short period of time effectively reduce the number of acne bacillus, improve acne skin. The blue light penetrating about 0.5mm has the function of calming against skin rashes;
LED Yellow Light: Wavelength 590nm. Closest to the sun wavelength of light is called "the light of life", can replenish your skin, activate cell energy, accelerate blood circulation and the new and old cell replacement, effectively improve dark skin. People with sensitive skin will benefit from the soothing and calming effect of yellow light therapy. If you are looking for a solution to skin conditions such as UV radiation, rosacea, flushing, redness and inflammation, yellow light therapy offers a great non-pharmaceutical alternative. Yellow Light Therapy is perfect to use after Cosmetic Injections, Microdermabrasion, Fraction RF or Skin Needling treatments to help speed up skin recovery and maximise the benefits from your treatments.