In a previous post, I talked about the differences between mineral and chemical sun filters. Over time, I continued enriching my own knowledge on the subject and at a Biologique Recherche event I learned some new and interesting sun protection basics. Below you’ll find a compilation of what I’ve learnt so far.
SKIN HAS SOLAR CAPACITY
Melanocytes are the ones that protect the cell from harmful rays, and over the years their synthesis decreases and even stops. Then the serious consequences for our skin begin to manifest.
SUN PROTECTION IS 365 DAYS A YEAR
If we want young, clean and healthy skin for longer, without pigment spots, the rule is “Sun protection is used 365 days in a year.” I will never forget these words of Yana – the main trainer of Biologique Recherche. Since then, I have strictly followed this rule, regardless of whether it is sunny outside or not.
MINERAL SUNSCREEN IS THE BETTER CHOICE
I’ve brought this up before, but mineral sunscreen is the better choice because it creates a filter on the skin that reflects harmful rays. Chemical filters, on the other hand, work by penetrating the skin and converting U.V. rays into energy. However, research shows that chemical filters enter the bloodstream and can lead to hormonal disruptions.
MINERAL FILTERS WORK IMMEDIATELY
Sun protection with mineral filters acts and protects the skin instantly. Chemical filters need about 30 minutes before they actually protect the skin.
ANY PRODUCT OVER THE MINERAL SUNSCREEN WEAKENS ITS STRENGTH
This I didn’t know. It applies even for makeup. To be fully effective, mineral sunscreen should be placed over all products.
THE SUN RAYS ARE REFLECTED
I’m reminding you this, because being under an umbrella or in the shade does not mean that we are protected. For example, beach sand and mountain snow reflect between 25% and 80% of the rays.
For myself, I can say that I have been using Biologique Recherche face sunscreen daily for 8 months now and I love it. Below I share more information about it as well as the new body product.
Body Sunscreen Biologique Recherche Protection U.V. Corps SPF 25
An innovative combination of 100% natural filters, Protection U.V. Corps SPF 25 effectively protects the skin from the sun. With Triple Shield Complex© technology targeting 100% of the sun’s range [UVA + UVB + visible light + infrared], it preserves the skin’s solar capital. In addition, its formula, rich in moisturizing and regenerating active ingredients, helps to prevent skin aging and dehydration. Waterproof. Photostable. Tested under dermatological control.
Face Sunscreen Biologique Recherche Protection U.V. SPF 50
Here again we have a combination of 100% natural filters and Triple Shield Complex© technology targeting the entire spectrum of solar radiation [UVA + UVB + visible light + infrared]. Its combination of anti-aging and soothing active ingredients work together to preserve and protect the skin from the effects of photoaging. Waterproof. Photostable. Dermatologically tested.