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  • Science & Ingredients
    Sunshine, Vitamins and the 'Sunshine Vitamin'

    For a star that’s been around for billions of years, the sun sure knows how to stay in the news. A recent headline claimed that sunshine can prevent cancer. This sort of news may seem paradoxic...

  • Science & Ingredients
    Shedding Light on Sun Safety - Part Two

    Currently, there are a variety of options for sunscreens. You may want to use physical blockers of UV rays, an array of chemical ingredients that absorb UVA and UVB rays, or a combination of both typ...

  • Skin Conditions
    The Future's Looking Bright

    At The International Dermal Institute, we hold that a substantial part of the aging process is attributed to skin discoloration. To achieve brighter skin, one must undergo treatments and use products...

  • Business & Motivation
    Sun Safety: Refuting Client Excuses for Better Protection

    Clients are becoming more educated than any previous generation about skin health, and an important part of that education is sun protection. Although it is often assumed that everyone proactively pr...

  • Science & Ingredients
    Scientific Sun Care: Ingredient Technology and Advanced Delivery Systems

    The sun has an eternal allure for humans. Exposure to sunlight chemically changes our brain chemistry for the better, as a winter in Sweden or Seattle will demonstrate. And basking even for a few mom...

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Glossary Term 3 Items

  • Titanium Dioxide

    Also known as Microcrystalline. An inorganic natural material, functions as a physical sunscreen, protecting the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Zinc Oxide

    A sun protectant against UVA and UVB rays. Also has anti-irritant and antioxidant properties. "zinc" & zinc

  • Genistein

    An active Soy Isoflavonoid that scavenges free radicals while stimulating collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production. Inhibits metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen and helps fight collagen...

Ask the Experts 9 Items

  • Science & Ingredients
    Since moon light is essentially reflected sun ligh...

    Even though the moon’s rays are reflected ultraviolet (UV) rays, UV exposure would only be of concern if melanin production was stimulated for protection. But in this case, melanin is not being...

  • Science & Ingredients
    What?s the difference between sunscreen and sunb...

    Sun protection factor (SPF) represents a sunscreen’s ability to shield against the sun’s UVB rays. For best coverage, use broad-range sunscreens that protect skin from UVA and UVB rays. T...

  • Science & Ingredients
    What?s the difference between chemical and physi...

    Physical sunscreen ingredients (such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) reflect ultraviolet (UV) rays (both UVA and UVB), whereas chemical sunscreens absorb UVB, and to a lesser extent, UVA, rays. T...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    Is it worthwhile to treat clients with melasma (an...

    Hormones are constantly changing during, and even after pregnancy, and no one can predict how they will change once the hormones stabilize. So it’s best to wait until after your client is finis...

  • Science & Ingredients
    Why are there different SPF options in sunscreen a...

    Sunscreens contain different SPF options to give people the choice of how much coverage they want. Remember, SPF is only a measure of protection against UVB rays, not UVA. This is why it’s impo...

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