94 Results for "sun"

Article 55 Items

  • 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
    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...

  • Skin Conditions
    What Exactly is a Sunburn?

    How many of you have ever experienced a sunburn? I’m guessing that almost all of us have, with an embarrassing blush! Yes, we know it’s wrong and we kick ourselves when we are wincing wit...

  • 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...

  • 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...

View All Results

Video 1 Item

  • Methods & Modalities
    Types of Skin Pigmentation

    Learn all about sun damage, hormonal and post-inflammatory pigmentation for more greater treatment results.

Glossary Term 11 Items

  • PEG-10 Sunflower Glycerides

    A botanically-derived emollient obtained from high oleic Sunflower Seed Oil to leave skin feeling smooth and soft.

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil or Extract

    A bland, pale yellow oil containing Vitamin E. Forms a "skin" after drying.

  • Oxybenzone

    A sunscreen agent

  • Homosalate

    Broad spectrum sunscreen.

  • Octocrylene

    Broad spectrum sunscreen.

View All Results

Story 1 Item

  • Debbie Sung

    As a Skin Therapist and an Esthetics Instructor, I cannot stress enough the importance of staying on top of what?s new in the industry to get the best ingredients and technology available to my clien...

Ask the Experts 26 Items

  • 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
    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...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    I have a client who recently had a sun spot pop up...

    It is always best to treat and prevent simultaneously, so rather than wait until the end of summer when the sunspot is more intense, we suggest you start her on a regimen now. Treat the pigmentation ...

  • Science & Ingredients
    Are reactions seen with "chemical" sunscreens from...

    It is difficult to tease out which specific ingredients are the sole reason for an irritant or allergic reaction, as these are all parts of complex formulations. However, there are some ingredients t...

  • Science & Ingredients
    What is an organic sunscreen, and is it better?

    Organic sunscreens are chemical sunscreens that absorb UV energy and dissipate it as heat. The name organic does not mean the same as it does when associated with an organic plant extract (like what ...

View All Results