Why our Ava Isa Sunscreens are now EWG Verified.
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
2w ago
Here is why we chose to get our Ava Isa daily facial sunscreens EWG Verifed, the top 3rd party verification program for product safety and brand transparency. Sunscreens are confusing, full stop. We were actively looking for a trust symbol like the one from the EWG Verified program to help our customers easily choose a safe and effective sunscreen. Sunscreens are the most complex of all the personal care products to both formulate and for a customer to understand. We would argue they are also the highest stakes as you are meant to use them every single day for the prevention of skin cancer and ..read more
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Understanding SPF Boosters in Mineral Sunscreens: Unveiling the Truth Behind Zinc Oxide Concentrations
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by Sara Dudley
1M ago
Introduction: Looking at the connection between SPF boosters in Mineral Sunscreens Pick up your all-mineral sunscreen and you'll see formulas with 25% zinc oxide and some with 2% zinc oxide. Why is there such a range or difference between different formulas? Can 2% zinc oxide ever be the same as 25%? Most consumers focus on the labelled SPF of a product and if both concentrations of the UV filter can give similar SPF’s then clearly there is no meaningful difference between the 2% vs the 25%. And then SPF boosters enter the chat. Sunscreen chemistry is arguably the most complicated within the ..read more
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Do you have any products that are comparable to Beautycounter's? Some Beautycounter Skincare Swaps
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
2M ago
We’ve had a floodgate of previous Beautycounter fans writing to us looking for alternatives to some of their favourite skincare products. We put together this quick guide of easy swaps you can make for some skincare essentials from skin brighteners, adaptogenic moisturizers, AHA based exfoliators, and serums to promote radiance. Meanwhile, don’t sleep on our mineral suncare that offers the best in daily protection while meeting the most stringent clean beauty standards and appears on the EWG 2024 Annual Sunscreen Guide. Our general formulation style never includes fragrances or essential oils ..read more
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Salicylate Safety in Pregnancy: what is a pregnant safe sunscreen?
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
3M ago
Introduction: are salicylates safe in pregnancy? Which Salicylates are banned in sunscreens due to safety issues in pregnancy? Should you avoid all salicylates in pregnancy and in young children? Reviewing the safety of Octisalate, butyloctyl salicylate, tridecyl salicylate, and homosalate in pregnancy Pregnancy safe sunscreen recommendations Introduction: are salicylates safe in pregnancy? Understanding Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreens: When it comes to pregnancy, many expectant mothers are rightfully cautious about the products they use, including sunscreen. Sun protection is arguable the ..read more
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Best Face Sunscreen for Perioral Dermatitis
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
3M ago
What is perioral dermatitis? What are common triggers? What skincare should you avoid? Which type of sunscreen is best? ‘Chemical’ versus mineral sunscreens What other sunscreen ingredients should you avoid Reviewed by Dr. Sharyn Laughlin, Dermatologist Ava Isa Every Morning SPF 30, mineral sunscreen with 25% zinc oxide. Excellent sunscreen for perioral dermatitis 1. Introduction: What is perioral dermatitis? What are common triggers? Perioral dermatitis is commonly mistaken for a rash or rosaceous acne and occurs around the mouth, nose and around the eyes (periorbital dermatitis ..read more
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What makes for the best mineral sunscreens for the face for every day: sunscreens with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide?
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
3M ago
Introduction: Comparing Mineral UV Filters for the best daily mineral facial sunscreen. Titanium Dioxide versus Zinc Oxide How have these Mineral UV filters changed over time and how does this affect newer mineral SPF formulas Which Mineral UV Filter looks better on the skin? Which Mineral UV Filter gives the least amount of white cast? Which Mineral UV Filter gives the best SPF protection (UVB protection)? Which Mineral UV Filter gives the best UVA protection? Introduction: Comparing Titanium Dioxide versus Zinc Oxide for best overall facial mineral sunscreen for every day If yo ..read more
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Has Tretinoin been discontinued in Canada? What are the best alternatives to tretinoin?
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by Sara Dudley
4M ago
Has prescription tretinoin been discontinued in Canada? What are the best alternatives to tretinoin that I can get without a prescription? Tretinoin dosage and strengths being discontinued and or on back order Best alternatives to tretinoin that do not require a prescription How does tretinoin compare to retinoid esters, retinol, retinal, retinyl palmitate and bakuchiol? 1. Tretinoin dosage and strengths being discontinued and or on back order Tretinoin is a prescription form of Vitamin A that is currently facing availability issues in Canada while several doses and forms are either be ..read more
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Is the FDA going to ban all 'chemical' sunscreens?
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
5M ago
The future of sunscreens in the US and the ongoing debate about the safety and efficacy of organic UV filters. Introduction: Is the FDA going to ban ‘chemical’ UV filters in the US? Understanding ‘Chemical’ UV filters The FDA’s Regulatory Concerns The FDA’s Stance and Proposed Regulations The Sunscreen Industry’s Response Misconceptions and Industry PR Campaigns A New UV Filter to Be Approved in the US Conclusions Introduction: The FDA has proposed February 15, 2024 as the deadline for submitting safety data for 7 UV filters. Considering this deadline but even with all of the ..read more
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The debate is over: Butyloctyl salicylate is octisalate and cannot be used in an 'all-mineral' sunscreen.
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
6M ago
Safety Issues with Butyloctyl Salicylate in ‘All-Mineral’ Sunscreens: This will be the sunscreen debate of 2024. Can a sunscreen be labelled as ‘all-mineral’ if it contains the ingredient butyloctyl salicylate and/or tridecyl salicylate in its inactive ingredients? This is the question that we have been asking and answering with a resounding “NO” for years. We’ve always maintained that these two salicylate ingredients do not belong in sunscreens as they can manipulate the SPF and PA (in-vivo UVA) ratings of a formula. We have argued that they have clear safety issues in their almost ubiquitous ..read more
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Where can I buy Granactive Retinoid in Canada? Why was it discontinued?
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by The Sunscreen Company Team
7M ago
We have some happy news. If you are a lover of the ingredient Hydroxpinacolone Retinoate, sometimes known as Granactive Retinoid, but have not been able to find it in Canada since it was discontinued for sale by Health Canada then look no further. We have received written confirmation from Health Canada that this ingredient is no longer restricted for use in Canada and can now be sold to Canadians for use as a skincare product. We are thrilled to announce that our Cyberderm Retin+Erase with 1% active Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), the equivalent of 10% Granactive Retinoid, is now available ..read more
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