INVISIBLE ZINC IS REEF FRIENDLY THE HAWAII REEF BILL After laboratory studies were conducted, certain UV filters found in sunscreens (oxybenzone and octinoxate) were suspected of damaging the coral reef by contributing to coral reef bleaching. As a result of these studies, Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass a law
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Chemical vs Physical Sunscreen – which is best? One of the most important steps to maintaining the health and beauty of your skin is using sunscreen, ideally every single day. There has been a long-standing debate about whether chemical or physical sunscreens are best. Both help protect skin from sun exposure, however, the difference
Summer’s here so it’s likely your skincare routine will start focusing a little bit more on reducing the effects of the sun whilst not compromising on the perfect day/night complexion. Making the move to a BB cream, or ‘blemish balm’, means you’re on the right track. BB creams have become an absolute must-have for
New Zealand schools not so sun-safe? Across the playgrounds of New Zealand schools, we’ve been teaching kids to be sun-safe. But are we doing enough? Studies show we could be doing more. In 2014, Otago University undertook a study involving 211 secondary schools across New Zealand. They wanted to know how ‘sun smart’ our
A Summer Skincare Must Have? Summer’s here so it’s likely your skincare routine will start focusing a little more on reducing the effects of the sun as much as a perfect day/night complexion. Making the move to a BB cream, or ‘Blemish Balm’, means you’re on the right track. They’ve become a godsend for
New Zealand’s Skin Cancer Shame It’s not just rugby we beat the Aussies in. According to the 2018 Skin Cancer Index, New Zealand now ranks No.1 globally above Australia in the skin cancer stakes. Unlike rugby though, this is not a world ranking we should be proud of. New Zealand clocks up 90,000 cases of skin cancer every year, up from 67,000
‘Max Protection’ Sunscreens – Worth It? For years max protection sunscreens have been the ‘go-to’ weapon for kiwi families looking to thwart the effects of our dastardly southern sun. Technically defined as any sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 50+ or over including UVA & UVB protection, max protection sunscreens today are
Time to re-think zinc? Remember plastering your nose with fluoro zinc sunscreen when you were a kid? Or seeing it caked on the nose of a professional sportsperson? Thankfully we’ve come a long way since then. Many of today’s zinc formulas are a lot easier to apply without having sacrificed their unique ability to keep you and the kids