Sun Screen product, What is SPF?


Do you know what is SPF mean?

Do you know much amount of sunscreen product we should apply to protect our skin? Here are answers:
What is SPF
The FDA has defined SPF as the amount of time it takes to produce minimal redness(erythema) in skin via UVB exposure. This is called the Minimal Erythemal Dose(MED), and its achieved when the skin attains the amount of UVB required to produce redness ,more commonly known as sunburn.
An SPF 2 enables the skin to be exposed to UVB twice as long as when sunscreen is not used before the MED is attained. This means that an SPF2 absorbs 50% of UV rays, allowing the other 50% to get through, so it takes twice as long for the skin to absorb the amount of UV needed to produce redness.
An SPF 8 absorbs 87.5% of the rays. Leaving 12.5% to reach the skin.
An SPF 15 absorbs 93.33%, allowing 6.67% UV to get through and
SPF 30 absorb 96.67% allowing 3.33% to pass . Now you see that even the higher SPF will not absorb 100% of UV rays. This is why the FDA no longer allows the use of the term

“Sun Block” to describe sunscreen.
SPF 30 does not offer twice the protection as an SPF 15
Based on the numbers, SPF 30 offers less than 4% more protection than an SPF15 But that is not the whole story. To achieve the extra 4% the higher SPF must reach beyond UBV rays into the UVA part of the part of the sun’s radiant spectrum. Because UVA is implicated in photoxic and photoallergic reactions, as well as diseases such as lupus, this extra 4% can be enough to keep certain complexions safe in the sun. Many marketing advertisements look like misleading consumers by SPF numbers. Many consumers are buying Sunscreens with high SPF numbers to expect they have more protection power.

*****Sunscreen are over-the counter(OTC) drugs that are regulated by the FDA.
Many company claim their natural ingredients has UV protection effect, however It can not be identified as sun screen. The only exception is if the product , not the individual ingredient receives New Drug approval from FDA
Following ingredients are recognized by FDA as sunscreen in these OTC drugs.
Safer ingredients (Physical blocker)
The mineral sunscreen ingredients Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are not new. but they are surging in popularity and use.
Healthy ingredient combination:
Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, vitamins ingredients ( vitamin e, green tea extract etc.)

Ingredients are found that cause for concern.
Holosalate: disrupt hormones
Methylisothiazolinone : Can cause allergic reaction
Octinexate : disrupt hormones and cause allergic reaction
Octocryene: Can cause allergic reaction
Oxybensone : can cause allergic reactions and disrupt hormone

Solar defender SPF 30 Safe, Powerful protection for your skin.

2019.07.12 | | Comments(0) | Trackbacks(0) | cosmetic ingredients

Second Skin

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Second Skin" Reduces eye bags.

This is article from Harvard Women's health Watch
There may soon be a nonsurgical alternative for alleviating those bothersome eye bags.
It's call " second skin" from siloxanes-oxgen-silicone compounds that can be modified to have various properties including elasticity and permeability. This was tested 170 subjects so far no one has reported irritation or allergic reactions.

I have researched on internet about this. There are some similar products are on the market already, but real thing( siloxanes compound product) is not approved by FDA.

2016.07.25 | | Comments(0) | Trackbacks(0) | cosmetic ingredients

New Product" Cell Youth Actif Serum" by Forlovede

We are proud to introduce new product "Cell Youth Actif Serum"

"Cell Youth Actif" was created by stem cell research.
We have 2-7% stem cells exist in our skin layer.

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By activating these stem cells, our skin will turn the clock back.

"Regardless of your calendar age, the true age of your skin is found in your cells,When cells age-regardless of how old you are-your skin shows sign of aging."

Activate Youthful Skin on Cellular level

Anti-Aging Technologies in 1 Perfect Formula
Boost Cellular Water
Repair TheCellular Blueprint
Turn on Cellular Enzymes
Turn Up Cellular Energy

Activate youthful Skin 14 ways14 different signs of aging are corrected within 2 days to 3 months

1. lines & wrinkles minimized
2. Firmness repaired
3. Contours redefined
4. Clarity revealed
5. Tone evened
6. Hydration intensified
7. Smoothness refined
8. Radiance awakened
9. Redness calmed
10. Puffiness eliminated
11. Sun damage diminished
12. Fragile skin strengthened
13. Vitality recharged
14. Repair enhanced
FivScientifically proven cutting edge Anti-Aging ingredient

Hydrolyzed Algin
Creates revitalizing environment to awaken skin's dormant stem cells. Activates youthful firmness and smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Piptadenia colubrina peel Extract molecules from this Brazilian tree increase the presence of aquaporins-the water channels in cell membranes-resuling in hydrated cells and more yourthful looking and acting skin.

Arabidosis Extract
contains enzymes that repair the most common form of DNA damage: skin begins to look younger within days.

Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract
a rich source of Resveratrol-a powerful antioxidant and sirtuin booster believed to protect against DNA damage and cell death,boost cellular antioxidant defenses and increase the lifespan of cells. Improves elasticity,reduces sensitivity and addresses deeper signs of aging

The cell's principal energizing antioxidant restores power to cells, quenching age-producing radicals and supporting cellular activities from detoxification to the production's of youthful proteins, within days,visible redness is calmed signs of repair are enhanced and an even tone and clarity begin to return to skin

Direction of use

AM/PM After cleansing, place 6 pumps of serum into palm. While skin is still moist. using the third finger apply serum first around eyes,sweeping outward to hairline,neckline,decolletage and behind neck. Immediately apply moisturizer followed by SPF 15 or higher during the day. For best results refine skin's barrier 2-3X's a week with micro-exfoliant.

OrderCell Actif Serum

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****For people who are looking for great Eye product, Estee Lauda also introduced Eye Serum based on stem cell research.

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2013.03.27 | | Comments(0) | Trackbacks(0) | cosmetic ingredients

John Masters Organics in the Store

Scent of Lavender Customer

We are glad to inform you that now we have organic Hair & Body Line

" John Master Organic "

are in our store !!!
(Not available on line)

All Products are 75% -100% organic.
All ingredients are harvested in an environmentally friendly manner.
Each ingredient and the final product must never be
tested on animals.
No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parabens
No genetically Modified Organisms may ever be used.

Hair Care Products
Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment and others
Body Care
Body Wash, Body Milk, Soaps and other

2013.03.17 | | Comments(0) | Trackbacks(0) | cosmetic ingredients

Let's get Beautiful!

Let's get Beautiful!!
This summer Hydropeptide will also be very popular
as it is important to protect yourself
from UV rays to prevent wrinkles and stretch marks.



To purchase or ask questions about these products,
please visit our website or call us.

Scent of Lavender
2497 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
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You will receive a $10 coupon
when you purchase the following products at the same time:
1) SPF30: Anti-Wrinkles Skin Enhancing UV Protection
2) Peel: Anti- Wrinkle Polish & Plump Peel (2 Step)


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