The 7 Best Hair Removal Techniques (The Ultimate Guide For You and Your Body)

Multi hair removal devices

When we see the sun shining, and feel the warm weather on our skin, it does wonders for our bodies. We like nothing more than stripping down to our bathing costume and getting color to our pale winter complexion. But with it comes the extra burden of having to shave, wax, and laser exposed, unwanted hair on our bared bodies. So, allow us to share with you The 7 Best Hair Removal Techniques – The Ultimate Guide For You And Your Body.

The Smooth Silky Feel Of Hair Free Skin

Hair Removal

Some of the options available to us are – shaving, waxing, laser, or epilators. But which method is best when it comes to expense, comfort, and convenience? Learn the pros and cons of the most popular techniques and the best devices available for people who prefer the ‘smooth, silky’ feel of hair-free skin.

For some people, the preference is to leave the hair to grow as nature designed. After all, we do grow hair on our body for a reason – warmth, hygiene, and to protect against uncomfortable friction.

For others, no reason justifies the sight of a hairy body, and they search for a hair removal process to remove every last strand growing from the eyebrows down! It’s a personal decision, and ultimately your choice, but once you find your solution, it’s a blissful ‘hair-free’ result.

Which method removes hair the best?
How Much Of The Root Is Removed

Before you decide on the method to display a smooth ‘beach-babe’ body this summer, make sure your preferred hair-removal technique is kind to your skin. Read on to find your preferred weapon!


electric or manual shaving


The razor is the cheapest, and one of the simplest methods we rely on to remove hair. The big drawback with this is that it can leave your skin bumpy, stubbly, and even bloody if you are not careful with the razor!

Another unwelcome problem is ‘ingrown’ hairs. Due to the razor cutting the hair at an angle, it tends to regrow inward, especially if the hair is curly. The result is bumpy and inflamed, and often infected skin which will not resolve until you remove the ingrown hair.

Other possible complications as a result of shaving include scarring, breaking fine capillaries when removing the hair and hyperpigmentation – permanent dark marks after healing.

One possible benefit of using the razor is that it does have a moderate exfoliating effect. The blade removes dead skin cells from the surface as you shave, which leaves skin feeling smoother.

How can you prep beforehand?

Hair becomes 60 percent easier to cut when it’s softened in a warm bath for two to three minutes beforehand. Certain products are available to make shaving more straightforward, like Venus’s Satin Care. Applied before shaving it will aid the process and ensure that skin is well-nourished and hydrated. In contrast to other hair-removal methods, hair length is not such a relevant factor so that you can do it as and when required!

How long will it last?

Don’t go with the shaving method if you are looking for the ‘remove and forget’ system! Shaven skin doesn’t last long, and the length of time can depend on individual skin pattern. If you go with the wet shave procedure, you can expect results to last somewhere between one and three days. But dry shaving will get you less, only 24 hours of smooth skin.

Wet Shaving

Lady Shaving her legs - hair removal technique

How It Works:

To remove hair first apply moisturized shaving lotion/gel, this allows for blades to glide over moistened skin. Using long clean strokes go against the direction of the hair growth, pulling the skin taut.

Best For:

Underarms, bikini area, and legs.


Shaving is a convenient option; it’s painless and effective, also gently exfoliates dry, flaky skin on legs to keep them looking extra-smooth. Wet shaving gives a very ‘close’ smooth shave.


While shaving does reveal beautifully smooth skin, you have to keep on doing it frequently, almost on a daily basis to maintain the smooth results!


An excellent choice for busy women

Electric Shaving

lady using electric shaver on her legs - best hair removal techniques

How It Works:

Passing a small electrical machine with a fine mesh screen covering the blades across the skin’s surface, catching hairs. Blades move laterally, cutting the hairs against the edge of the screen.

Best For:

Legs, bikini area, underarms


Quick, safe, and convenient, and because you do it ‘dry,’ it’s easy to do on the go. Suitable for most people and a good option for those with sensitive skin.


The smooth feel doesn’t last quite as long as wet shaving. A little more maintenance required, the shaver needs looking after properly, with regular cleaning and replacing the blade annually.


Excellent as a gentle and quick hair removal method.

Hair-Removal Creams

Hair Removal CreamHair removal creams like Veet and other specific creams work by dissolving hair at the skin level. Once applied and left for the set time, you then use a ‘spatula’ type tool provided or use a cloth or sponge to wash away the cream with the ‘broken’ hairs. The remainder of the hair stays in the follicle and is ‘detached’ evenly, this means there is less chance of getting ingrown hairs when the hair starts to grow back.

All of this sounds perfect for you; well hold on for a moment before making a decision.

No Pain – But Is That The Full Story?

Hair Removal Cream Rash
Hair Removal Cream Rash

Of all the hair removal options available to you, depilatory creams are, without a doubt the least painful. So, if your pain threshold is low, and the thoughts of putting a razor near your delicate parts brings you out in a cold sweat, but you still feel the need to remove hair, creams are as gentle an option as they come.

It is an excellent choice for those hard-to-reach and more sensitive areas of the body. Hair removal creams are also a great starting option for those wanting to remove hair for the first time.

However, don’t think these creams come with a risk attached to them. These products can give you chemical burns because they are strongly alkaline. A burn wound is more likely to occur if you leave the product on for longer than instructed on the packaging.

Certain types of hair are not removed effectively within the time frame stated; therefore, patients will leave them on longer. By the time the hair gets dissolved, the skin gets burnt.

Before you decide to use hair removal creams, consider what your skin type is. If you have sensitive skin that generally reacts to chemicals in cosmetics, it may be best to stay away from this type of hair removal. If you decide to use them, be sure to do a ‘skin patch’ test to ensure your skin can tolerate the chemicals in them. You must read the instructions thoroughly before using.

How long will it last?

As the hair breaks off just below the skin’s surface, you can expect regrowth in around two to three days. All the surface hair will be removed, with smooth skin is achieved quickly, but the results are not as long-lasting as other methods.

Depilatory Creams

Veet Hair Removal Cream

How It Works:

Apply the cream to the area you want to remove the hair. Ensure that every strand is covered so the cream will chemically start dissolving the hair at the surface of the skin. Look at the recommended timings on the packet for the correct time needed for it to work. Set your alarm do not second guess how long to leave it on. When time is up, take the plastic spatula and scrape away the cream or step into the shower and wash the unwanted hair away. Make sure you remove the cream thoroughly, or you risk developing a ‘slow burn’ or allergic reaction.

Best For:

Upper lip, bikini area, and underarms. Probably not suitable for larger areas.


Pain-free, simple to do and inexpensive. If you’re prone to shaving rash, then hair removal cream could be an excellent option to consider. Unlike when you use razors, it doesn’t cut the hair at an angle. You are less likely to get that irritated, itchy feeling when the hairs grow back or the dreaded ingrown hairs!


Can be messy and difficult to apply, and not that suitable for doing large areas. Skin irritation can be a problem from chemical ingredients, so it’s best to do a skin patch test the day before you apply to a large area.

Effectiveness Rating:

Best for doing smaller areas like face and underarms. It does leave the treated area hair-free and smooth.

Epilation Root Hair Removal

Epilator Root Hair Removal

With this method, you remove your body hair by the root, no ‘slicing’ off from the top here! It takes a few weeks for the hair to grow back, and when it does, it is usually softer and thinner than before. The real benefit of using these hair removal methods is that it lets you enjoy smooth skin for up to 4 weeks, happy days!


Epilators are small mechanical hand-held devices that simultaneously pluck multiple hairs from the root. Yes, this may sound like a torture device. Pain tolerance varies in people, and for those with sensitive skin, the thoughts of using an epilator for the first time can be daunting and painful. It may surprise you just how pleasant they are to use, once you get used to them.

Many of the devices that you can buy today are designed to use on wet or dry skin, so they are just as easy to use in the shower as a razor. Some of the better brands remove hair as short as a grain of sand, impressive stuff! That’s four times shorter than waxing – and lasts for up to four weeks.

Epilator Wet-Dry Use

Personal preference is to use the epilator in the bath or shower. The wet skin gives a smoother surface for the epilator to glide across. The hydrated hairs are also more comfortable to ‘pluck’ from the root. With each use of the epilator, you experience less discomfort making it well worth the effort.

How To Make Using The Epilator Less Painful

Warm baths or showers makes the hair softer and open the pores in your skin. Epilating is more comfortable while you shower or just after a warm shower for this reason.

Try exfoliating your skin a few days before epilating to help remove dead skin. Also, exfoliate a few days after using the epilator to minimize the risk of ingrown hairs.

Shave the area you want to use the epilator on 2-3 days before your first session. By shaving, this will reduce the number of hairs available for epilating, and your first time will be less painful. Also, it is an excellent way to begin to condition your skin to tolerate minor pain. Continue to epilate every few days, removing more hairs as they grow out.

Make sure to place the epilator on as flat a surface as possible on tight skin to make it easier to skim along. In areas where the skin is not firm, such as your armpits or upper thighs pull the skin taut so that the device can capture as many hairs in every pass. Fewer passes over the same spot mean less pain.

If your skin is extra sensitive, use a numbing cream to numb your skin temporarily for epilation. You won’t feel the pain as much and is an excellent option for more sensitive areas such as the underarms.


How It Works:

By using a hand-held electric device. The device has a head of rotating that uses’ tweezers.’ As you move it along the skin’s surface, it removes hairs as it goes. Because it removes the hair strand from the root, as opposed to shaving that only removes the hair from the skin surface, it is a smoother, longer lasting hair removal technique.

How The Epilator Works


Best For:

Can be used on all body parts – legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, and face.


Ultra-smooth results, lasting up to four weeks. It is mess-free, and new models come with an extra attachment for removing unwanted hair from specific areas such as the face. Most epilators available today can be used on wet or dry skin.


It is painful to use, at least until you become accustomed to it, especially in more sensitive areas.


Epilation vs Shaving

Epilators can remove extremely short hairs, as short as 0.5mm. Unlike waxing which needs hair lengths of 2-3mm for optimal results, so there’s no need to wait for unsightly hair regrowth.

The epilator removes the hair at the root, when it does grow back at around the four-week stage, the tip tends to be tapered, which results in it having a more delicate appearance. Also, regular use of the epilator can reduce the number of ingrown hairs.



The popularity of waxing as a hair removal choice is mainly due to its long-lasting effects as waxing removes the hair from the root. The hair needs to be relatively long, around 3-4mm in length for the wax to be able to grip and remove the whole strand.

Waxing, like epilating, comes with a severe ‘Ouch’ reputation, you should brace yourself for the most sensitive areas such as the bikini line. The pain is temporary and eases after a few minutes. Long-lasting effects are one of the reasons why this hair removal method has become a firm favorite. The silver lining at the end of your wax treatment is that you won’t have to go through the agony for around four to six weeks.

What Parts Of My Body Can I Wax?

Most people say you can wax from the eyebrows down, but I would advise against using the wax hair removal method on the face.

Waxing, especially when it comes to the sensitive eyebrow and upper lip area can cause significant skin damage as it removes a top layer of delicate skin when you use it. The sensitive, thin skin around the eyes has no oil glands, and you should use as gentle a method as possible to remove hair from this area. It’s fine to use wax on the body, but it’s too rough on the skin around the eyes. Maybe stick to ‘threading’ or ‘tweezers’ when dealing with the eyebrows, and laser as a permanent solution for the upper lip.

If you are thinking of having your first bikini wax, I would recommend having your legs waxed a couple of times beforehand. By doing this, you will get an idea of how it works, and be ready for when your more sensitive areas are to be waxed.

Waxing – How It Works:

Apply hot or cold wax to the skin in the direction of hair growth. Leave it to solidify, and fabric strips are smoothed on and quickly stripped off going against the direction the hair grows, pulling the hair out with it. An alternative option is pre-made wax strips; these are also a little easier to deal with for the do-it-yourself beautician.

Hot wax is spread thickly onto the area to be waxed, and allowed to semi-dry before it is peeled from the surface of the skin. It can also be reapplied a few times without causing discomfort. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less ‘breakage’ and therefore extended regrowth periods.

Hot wax - Leg

Strip wax, on the other hand, is ideal for use over larger areas with thicker, less sensitive skin. We would recommend this for the legs, back, chest, and arms.

Wax Strip - Legs

When you use any hair-removal methods that pull the hair from the root, exfoliating the skin is always a good idea. You should prepare from the evening before by using gentle exfoliation to help the hairs leave the root. It’s also essential to remain hydrated, as the more hydrated the skin, the easier the hair strand comes out, so up your water intake beforehand.

Is it best to have waxing done by an expert?

A lot of people avoid waxing the more sensitive areas themselves due to bad experiences. If left to be done by a professional therapist it will give you the best and long-lasting hair-free finish.

Best For:

Legs, bikini, underarms, and upper lip.


Wax can keep skin hair-free for weeks, so you don’t have to think about hair removal for between four to six weeks.

The finer the hair, the longer the smooth look lasts. If the area has been shaved, the smoothness lasts for a shorter period as the hairs tend to grow back thicker after being shaved, and at different lengths. However, with continuous waxing, the number of hair strands decreases, and hair-free time gets longer.


Painful waxing

The obvious drawback is that waxing is painful. Also, you have to wait until hairs are long enough before you can wax them again. A problem particularly in the summer if you want to bare your legs or hate the feeling of regrowing hairs. After you wax, the skin can be left dry.

If you decide to do-it-yourself, it can be tricky and a little messy. If you go to a professional salon, it can get expensive. Finally, wax can miss very short hairs.


Great if you find having to do hair removal frequently and a ‘hassle,’ and you are seeking long term hair-free skin.

Professional therapists advised that you do not exercise directly after waxing, expose skin to the sun, or apply ‘strong’ cosmetic products for 24 hours.


Threading - Eyebrows

A lot of women now prefer to have their eyebrows and the little annoying hairs on their face removed using threading instead of waxing or shaving. ‘Threading’ is not that traumatic for the skin, making it an excellent option to use on sensitive areas like the eyebrow or upper lip.

The threading method is unlikely to damage skin, as it is gentler than using tweezers, but it has a significant downside. Due to the small areas that are treated with each ‘threading,’ it’s only feasible for use on small areas of the skin.

Threading – How It Works:

Taking a fine length of cotton thread and twining it around each hair, you then pull the thread quickly apart, in doing so you remove the hair along with it.

Best For:

Threading Upper Lip

Small, delicate areas – upper lip and eyebrows.


The hairs are removed from the root, so regrowth is slow, and the hairs do not grow back ‘prickly.’


A relatively slow process, since the hairs need to be pulled out one by one. It’s quite a specialized procedure, so you should go to a well-trained professional.


Great for eyebrows – once women have tried it, most will stay with this type of eyebrow hair removal method.


Tweezers - Eyebrow

‘Tweezing’ is a perfect way to maintain eyebrows and any unruly stray hairs. The problem is that because it tackles one hair at a time, it’s an arduous method if you want to remove a significant amount of hair. So, when it comes to legs or underarms, it’s best to employ other techniques. If you’re a perfectionist when it comes to having smooth skin, having tweezers on hand after a wax or shave can be helpful to remove the remaining stubborn strands.

Japanese Professional Tweezers

Using tweezers works best when the pores are open to free the hair from the follicles grip. Dab a cold flannel over the skin once you’ve finished, this helps to reduce redness and close the pores, keeping out unwanted infections.

Depending on the type of hair you’re hoping to remove. Use a slant tip tweezers for coarse and longer length hair. For fine strands and stubble-like hairs, the point tweezers would be easier to ‘grab’ using their more delicate tips.

Pointed Tweezers

Whether it’s to tidy up your eyebrows or tackling pesky flyaways, tweezers should be a mainstay in your beauty bag.

How It Works:

Take the tweezers between the forefinger and thumb, grasp the hair and quick tug. Always pull the hair in the direction the hair grows to avoid breakage, never yank or tug on eyebrow hairs. Use tweezers with a neat precision tip to isolate, lift, and then pluck the hair from the root.

Best For:

Small, delicate areas – upper lip and eyebrows.


A very effective way to get your eyebrows shaped precisely how you want them, and lasts for around 3-4 weeks.


Only suitable for plucking small dealing with small areas. Excessive plucking or applying aggressive skin care treatments can cause eyebrows to fall out


Tweezing allows you to shape and get more defined eyebrows. Once you have mastered the technique, you can keep your eyebrows in perfect shape.

Intense Pulse Light

Lumea IPL
Lumea IPL Home Device

IPL – Intense Pulse Light is a relatively new hair removal method whose popularity has grown over the last few years. It works by sending flashes of light that affect the regrowth of body hair. It is derived from the professional methods used by dermatologists.

IPL is a long-term solution, so should not be your go-to method if you’re after immediate hair removal. It uses a broad-spectrum pulse of light to attack melanin in the hair. The technique can slow regrowth by as much as 92 percent.

How It Works:

Place the machine onto the target area and let the pulse of lights do their thing.

A narrow beam of concentrated light focuses on a small section of skin. The pigment absorbs the light in the hair follicle below the skin surface, heating the hair follicle, and impairing hair growth depending on the stage of the growth cycle. The paler your skin is, and the darker your hair, the more successful the hair removal treatment is going to be.

For IPL to work successfully, there are specific criteria that need to be met.

Dr. Stefanie Williams, a cosmetic dermatologist at Philips Lumea, explains:

“IPL works by targeting the melanin in the hair in contrast to the melanin in the skin. Due to the low levels of melanin in light-blonde, white, grey, and red hair, all light-based hair removal treatments are not effective.

IPL treatment is also not suitable for women with naturally dark skin tones. There is a risk the light may react with the melanin in the skin and not the hair. There are products on the market which claim to be able to treat red and very light blonde hair. However, I would approach these products with caution and ensure that you do plenty of research before purchasing to ensure that it will work for you.” – Dr. Stefanie Williams, a cosmetic dermatologist at Philips Lumea

The area you are treating needs to be hair-free before using the IPL. It is recommended to shave the area as opposed to other methods before using the IPL. For IPL to work, there has to be a hair ‘bulb’ in the follicle. The ‘bulb’ absorbs the light from the device, and the hair root will die and eventually shed the hair.

Wikipedia Advice On IPL

“Contrary to what is often claimed, photo epilation is not a permanent hair removal method but a permanent hair reduction method. Although IPL treatments will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in permanent removal of all hair.”

Best For:

Lumea IPL -
Lumea IPL Home Device

IPL works anywhere on the body that grows hair below the eyes. Many of the home devices come with attachments for different body areas. Before purchasing, it’s important to note your skin tone and hair color.


They are quicker to use now and less painful than it used to be as broader sections of the skin can now be treated in one go. The hair is discouraged from growing back, existing hair sheds naturally, and regrowth is considerably slowed down.


The skin requires shaving before each treatment. Results are not permanent. So you need multiple procedures. You should not go in the sun for up to six weeks, either side of your treatment. Changes to the pigment in your skin can increase the risk of sunburn. The closer your hair color to your skin color, the higher the risk of burning and potential scarring.

Intense Pulsed Light (Ipl) Technology

Laser vs IPL

IPL devices provide a broad spectrum of colors and wavelengths, similar to a light bulb. It is not possible to focus the light energy into a precise, concentrated light beam.

The light energy of IPL diffuses on the skin that surrounds the hair follicle. In doing so, it loses some of its power on the surface of the skin, and it is not so precise on the actual hair follicle. For this reason, it works more on hair ‘reduction’ treatment as opposed to ‘permanent’ hair-free solution.


An excellent option for areas that cause distress, like the upper lip and underarms. Existing hair sheds naturally, and regrowth is slowed down. Application is incredibly straightforward; you treat the desired area of the body every two weeks for eight weeks, to reduce hair growth by up to 92 percent. After the initial phase, you treat the area every six to eight weeks to maintain the results.

Diode Laser Treatment

Laser Hair Removal

If you’re considering using a laser device for hair removal, it pays to do your research first. It’s all too easy to be lured into the promise of a life free from the stress of hair removal. But it’s mightily important to read up on the facts (and side effects) first, and to make sure this procedure is right for you and your skin!

We have seen that when it comes to hair removal, there are a variety of options available to you, from waxing, threading, shaving to tweezing. But laser hair removal is one of the few choices that offer a more permanent approach to getting rid of body hair. The perfect combination to get the best results are – Dark Hair and Fair Skin.

What Is The Difference Between A Diode Laser and IPL Technology?

Both methods will leave your skin smooth and hair-free, yet how do you decide between ‘Laser’ and ‘IPL’ – (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal methods

Difference between Laser and IPL

A Diode Laser device offers a ‘safe to use at home’ permanent hair Removal solution, whereas IPL offers permanent hair Reduction.

Note the difference – ‘Permanent Removal‘ as opposed to ‘Permanent Reduction.’ The variation may seem irrelevant, but it makes a world of difference to having unwanted hair, and having to go through the process of hair removal every few weeks!

Diode Laser Or IPL – Which Is More Effective?

Permanent Hair Removal ‘Diode Laser Technology’ is recommended for hair removal with permanent results, while IPL is recommended for hair reduction.

Diode Laser Technology

Diode Lasers work by producing a single spectrum of intensely concentrated pure light in one single red color and wavelength.

The laser is exact and targets the dark pigment (melanin) in your hair follicle. It heats the follicle and removes its ability to regrow hair, without touching or heating the surrounding skin.

Laser vs IPL

Diode Lasers create more heat and light energy aimed directly to the hair follicle and only target melanin (the pigment that gives hair its color).

Because the laser is so accurate and ‘hits’ only the hair follicle it can offer a more permanent solution to hair removal.

A Diode Laser device is a little more expensive to buy than an IPL device. However, in this case, you are getting a ‘game-changer’ in hair removal, and the answer to finding permanent hair-free skin.

Using A Diode Laser Device Will Give You:

Tria Laser Hair Removal
Tria Hair Removal Review – FDA Approved

Precision: Targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed: Treats many hairs at the same time in an area approximately the size of a quarter, every second.

Efficacy: For all skin types.

FDA Cleared: Proven through dermatologist-led clinical studies, the Hair Removal Laser is FDA-cleared for safe and effective use.

The inference seems to be that Diode Laser outperforms IPL for hair removal when comparing satisfaction level, safety, and effectiveness.

Click To Read – Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X Review

Hair Removal Salon – Or Home Treatment?

Hair Removal Salon

Nowadays, you’ll find a wide range of home-based treatments and Salon Services for hair removal.

Which do you prefer, dealing with your hair removal at home or going to a salon?

Doing it yourself at home will save you time and money, yet, to begin with, you’ll have to do it more regularly. Having hair removal treatment in a salon will give you expert advice from a professional and can lead to faster results. In either case, the outcome is going to be similar – a considerable reduction in body hair.

Summing-up – The 7 Best Hair Removal Techniques

My preference is to deal with hair removal at home. I find it easier to fit it into my schedule and less intrusive. Also, I have found the perfect device for personal use in the Diode Laser. Tria Hair Removal Lasers have three times more hair eliminating energy than any other at-home hair removal device.

Tria Laser Hair Removal At Home
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X – Permanent Hair Removal Solution

Safe and effective, you’ll get the permanent results of a professional treatment. As it is a permanent hair removal device, I believe that it will ultimately significantly reduce the time I have to spend dealing with hair removal.

I do hope you have found this post on ‘The 7 Best Hair Removal Techniques – Ultimate Guide For You and Your Body‘ to be helpful and informative.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment box below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


Best Sunscreen UVA and UVB Protection – (Our No’1 Recommendation)

UVA UVB Protection

Come winter sun or scorching hot summer day’s there’s nothing more essential than protecting your skin from permanent damage caused by the sun. We will advise you on all your sun care needs, and recommend our number one sunscreen that offers sun protection for all skin types.

Protect Your Skin 365 Days A Year:

Girl Sunscreen Shoulder

The one thing that doctors, dermatologists, beauty experts all agree on, it’s the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. If you don’t apply sunscreen when you’re outside, you put yourself at risk of sunburn and premature skin aging. Both of these can also increase your chances of developing skin cancers.

We all love relaxing in the sun, give the skin a beautiful color in the belief it looks ‘healthy’ when not so pale. What we don’t realize is the damaging impact the sun can have on our skin.

To prevent us from getting this damage to our skin means it’s vital to invest in quality sunscreen. So do not buy the cheapest you can find in the store, but one that offers maximum protection, hydration, and easy to apply with quick absorption. Do take note that you should be wearing SPF on your face all year round.


Using the correct sunscreen for your skin will give you peace of mind whether you’re planning a day at the beach, the park, or relaxing in your back garden. You need the Best Sunscreen For UVA And UVB Protection that lasts.
When it comes to sunscreen, it’s all about SPF – that is ‘Sun Protection Factor’ and getting the best UVA and UVB Protection when you are out doors.

Cosmetic consultant Dr. Ross Perry of Cosmedics Skin Clinics states: “Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have increased by half over the last decade in the UK. Those with darker skin will know that they don’t burn as quickly as those with fair skin.

However, this does not mean they can skip the sunscreen. Skin damage from the sun’s UV rays can occur in people of all skin tones. So, even if you’re not likely to burn, you still need protection from UVA/UVB rays.” Carry on reading, and we will tell you what we consider to be the Best Sunscreen For UVA And UVB Protection (Our No1 Recommendation)

Specific Sunscreens To Meet Your Needs:

There are sunscreens designed to suit particular needs, such as sensitive or acne-prone skin, water-resistant sunscreens, and child-friendly options. You may prefer an oil, a spray, or a mousse instead of the more traditional cream.

suncare for every need

Whatever you decide on, the most important information to get to grips with is the level of protection the product offers. If you don’t know your SPF’s from your UVA’s or UVB’s, we shed some light on what you need to look out for and how to choose the right sun cream for your skin.

SPF Rating:

A product’s SPF rating means the amount of protection it provides against ultraviolet B radiation (UVB), which is the chief cause of sunburn. The scale runs from SPF2 to 50+ with the latter being the most reliable form of UVB protection available. To simplify things, an SPF 15 sunscreen blocks about 93% of UVB radiation, while SPF 50+ blocks about 98% UVB radiation.

The British Association of Dermatologists recommends that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and to apply facial sunscreen every day.

What Is The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays?


You have two main types of ultraviolet radiation when it comes to sun damage – UVA and UVB.

The UVA – ‘aging rays’ – account for 95 percent of the earth’s ultraviolet radiation. ‘Long waves’ that deeply penetrate the skin, they damage collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles, premature aging, and cancer.

The UVB – ‘burning rays’ – are ‘short rays’ harm the skin’s surface; these are responsible for sunburn, and more likely to increase the risk of skin cancer.

What Are The Two Types Of Sunscreen?

Sunscreens fall into two categories. One is ‘Chemical Sunscreen’; this typically contains a combination of two or more of the following active ingredients’. Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, and Octinoxate. These work by being absorbed into the skin and convert the UV rays into non-damaging light and heat.

Chemical sunscreens tend to be thinner, so they’re easy to apply daily. Manufacturers recommend that you wait at least 20 minutes for the product to soak into the skin before going out into the sun.

The other type of sun protection is ‘Physical Sunscreens,’ also know as ‘Mineral Sunscreens.’ Physical sunscreen works with the natural active ingredients’ zinc or titanium oxide blocking out UV rays. They sit on top of the skin to reflect harmful UV light away.

Physical (mineral) sunscreens are less likely to clog pores, so they’re better for sensitive and blemish-prone skins. They can rub off easily, and as they are harder to apply, some may leave a slight white appearance to the skin.

Click To Read – Mineral and Chemical Sunscreen – The Facts

Star Rating System Explained *****

UVA Star Rating

Some sunscreens carry a UVA star rating from 0 to 5 stars; this tells you how much UVA radiation they absorb, relative to UVB radiation. You should not be alarmed if you don’t see a number on the bottle. The rating system was devised and owned by Boots, so not all brands carry a ‘star rating.’

The British Association of Dermatologists recommends that an SPF of 30 with a star rating of at least four out of five is “generally considered as a good standard of sun protection.” It is always advisable to wear sunglasses and a hat and to take regular breaks in the shade.

The EU recommendation is that sunscreen should offer UVA protection that is at least a third of the SPF. If you see a sunscreen with the letters UVA in a circle, you can rest assured that it meets this minimum requirement. Sunscreens that offer the best protection against both UVB and UVA radiation come under the term “broad spectrum” products.

When buying sunscreen always choose ‘broad-spectrum,’ meaning you get both UVA and UVB protection. The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) refers to UVB protection, and the Skin Cancer Foundation considers an SPF of 15 or higher adequate UVB protection for everyday activity. But, they do recommend using SPF of 30 or higher for extended or intense outdoor exposures.

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Are Once-A-Day Sunscreens Effective?

A sunscreen that promises all-day protection from just one application may sound like a helpful, safe solution for your day in the sun. But you need to be aware that activities, like swimming or even just reclining on a sun lounger, can cause the cream to rub off. In reality, you will need to reapply several times throughout the day to stay protected.

Stay safe in the sun with selection of the best long-lasting, water-resistant and non-comedogenic sunscreens from the PIZ BUIZ® suncare range offering the Best Sunscreen UVA and UVB Protection, and our number one recommendation for the summer.

Our No’1 Recommended Sunscreen

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PIZ BUIN® has been providing sun-seekers everywhere with the best suncare solutions for over 70 years. They help them achieve the perfect balance between getting a beautiful tan and the protection they need. They offer a vast range of sunscreens that will meet with most peoples skin types and requirements.

PIZ BUIN® was among the first to make getting a suntan safer by introducing the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in the 1960’™s. Wherever you like to go sunbathing, whether it’™s at the beach, on a mountain or in the city, PIZ BUIN® has been helping people to enjoy the sun safely.

PIZ BUIN® MOISTURISING – Intensely Moisturizing Sun Protection

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If you love the sun but want to take extra care of your skin, then the Piz Buin® Moisturising range is precisely what you need. Advanced UVA/UVB, sun protection filters, help protect the skin from the sun and, combined with effective anti-oxidants, help prevent sun-induced premature skin aging.

A unique hydrating complex provides intense moisturization to help maintain the skin’s natural hydration level while tanning.

A non-greasy, non-sticky formula the PIZ BUIN® Moisturising Sun Lotion intensively moisturizes your skin. Allowing you to get a tan under the sun and leaving the skin smooth and silky soft all day.

PIZ BUIN® Moisturising Sun Lotion is sweat and water-resistant.

AVAILABLE IN SPF 6 – 10 -15 – 20 -30

PIZ BUIN TAN & PROTECT® – Accelerating Oil Spray

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Whether you’re getting a burst of sun on a weekend city break or planning to hit the beach for a long relaxing holiday, use Piz Buin Tan & Protect®. Available in Oils, Lotions, and Sprays, it will allow you to get the best suntan from your time in the sun.

Piz Buin Tan & Protect® links effective UVA/UVB protection with Illumitone™. By boosting the production of the skin’s tanning pigment by up to 70%*, Illumitone™ is proven to speed up the natural tanning process for a naturally faster more beautiful tan.

PIZ BUIN TAN & PROTECT® – Enhances Natural Tanning

Our tan accelerating oil spray helps achieve a safe, superb color quickly – allowing you to enjoy every moment you spend in the sun this summer. Traditional tanning oils help to may make your tan look incredible but offer little or no protection from UV rays, while regular high SPF sun creams can mean having to wait longer to get the summer color you desire. So how can you get a gorgeous, natural tan faster without compromising on protecting your delicate skin from burning?

PIZ BUIN TAN & PROTECT® Tan Accelerating Oil Spray is just what you need this summer. Our fast-absorbing, easy to apply non-greasy oil combines powerful UVA and UVB protection with Melitane™. Melitane™ is an innovative ingredient that speeds up the skin’s natural tanning process (in Vito test). The fast-absorbing oil nourishes the skin leaving it beautifully smooth and glossy, and it is sweat and water-resistant offering a faster, more beautiful tan safely! Available in Oil Spray, Lotion and Spray Lotion.


PIZ BUIN TAN & PROTECT® Tan Accelerating Oil Spray. Consumers were asked to tell us what they thought of the tan accelerating oil spray, and many were in favor of the product. After four weeks of testing:

80%** Experienced:
An enhanced natural tan

84%*** Experienced:
A beautiful, glossy shine

97%** Experienced:
Effective sun protection

PIZ BUIN INSTANT GLOW® – Gives Instant Beautifying Protection

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Now you can give your skin that beautiful summer shimmer instantly and keep it all summer long – without compromising on protection.

The subtly tinted PIZ BUIN INSTANT GLOW® contains delicate, light-reflecting pearls that illuminate your skin with a beautiful subtle golden shimmer. PIZ BUIN ®’s advanced UVA/UVB filter system will give your skin immediate and effective sun protection.

Skin Illuminating Sun Spray – The Benefits:
The fast-absorbing non-greasy, non-sticky, spray hydrates the skin. And, due to our innovative multi-position “upside-down” packaging, PIZ BUIN INSTANT GLOW® gives you a convenient application, every time. Doesn’t contain self-tan! Available in Spray or Lotion


PIZ BUIN® ALLERGY – Sun sensitive skin protection

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With sun-sensitive skin, even minimal exposure to UV rays can cause prickly sensations and blotchiness, making it challenging to enjoy your time in the sun.

PIZ BUIN® ALLERGY has been developed by dermatologists to protect the most sun-sensitive skin. It absorbs quickly and provides hours of moisturization to soothe the skin and help prevent peeling allowing you to embrace the sun without the worry.

With a combination of powerful UVA/UVB sun protection combined with Calmanelle®, a unique anti-irritant shield complex* that is proven to help strengthen the skin’s resilience to the sun. Calmanelle® is formulated with the powerful anti-oxidant FEVERFEW PFE™ to help increase the skin cells tolerance* to the sun.

Sun Sensitive Skin Lotion – The Benefits
The lotion especially developed for sun-sensitive skin; it absorbs quickly and provides hours of moisturization to soothe sun-sensitive skin.
PIZ BUIN® ALLERGY Sun Sensitive Skin Lotion is sweat and water-resistant. Available in Spray, Lotion and Face Lotion

AVAILABLE IN SPF 15 – 30 – 50+

PIZ BUIN PROTECT & COOL® – Skin Refreshing Protection

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Stay protected and unbelievably fresh on even the hottest days. PIZ BUIN Protect & Cool® Refreshing Sun Mousse delivers advanced UVA/UVB protection in a sensationally light and cooling foam.
It absorbs effortlessly, leaving your skin with a fresh, summer feeling, almost as if you’re not wearing sunscreen at all!
Refreshing Sun Mousse – The Benefits

This refreshing sun mousse gives an immediate and pleasurable icy cooling sensation and is free from alcohol that is known for its tendency to dry out the skin. This innovative and easy to apply hydrating formulation is instantly absorbing, non-greasy, non-sticky, and doesn’t leave white marks.

AVAILABLE IN SPF 10 – 15 – 30

I do hope you have found this post on the ‘Best Sunscreen For UVA and UVB Protection (Our No1 Recommendation)’ to be helpful and informative. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment box below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


Help For Sensitive Skin – Your Diet Can Make A Difference!

Sensitive skin can be genetic. It can also become weakened by extrinsic factors like the sun, pollution, or extreme heat and cold. Other, intrinsic factors may make the skin more reactive too – hormones, age, and stress are all factors that can contribute as does your diet.

Help For Sensitive Skin

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With regard to sensitive skin, it’s a true and accurate saying, “you are what you eat.” But, for most people, diet is something that seems to get disregarded as a contributor to skin health and how it reacts to certain foods. Here are our top skin nutrition tips, focusing on the best foods for healthy skin and those you should be avoiding. If you are seeking help for sensitive skin – your diet can make a difference!

Treating skin too aggressively is one of  the chief reason why skin reacts. “Even if you do not intend to, you could be overwhelming your skin. The average woman uses 12 different products with 168 unique ingredients every day” according to the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C.

What Is Sensitive Skin?

The best way to define sensitive skin is skin that is hyper-reactive to its environment. It will often become red, flaky, spotty and inflamed and feeling itchy, hot and uncomfortable when triggered. The reaction is because, for one reason or another, the barrier function of the skin has become compromised.

There are several reasons why this can happen, and why it is so difficult to find what is the cause of your skin to have an adverse reaction. Sensitive skin can be genetic. It can also become weakened by extrinsic factors like the sun, pollution, or extreme heat and cold. Other, intrinsic factors may make the skin more reactive too – hormones, age, and stress are all factors that can contribute as does your diet.

If the skin on your face feels tight and has a coarse texture feel, it could be dry or naturally dehydrated. Dehydrated skin is precisely what it says: a complexion lacking in water, and moisture.

It could be a result of your diet, the weather, or the products you’re using. (Too much alcohol in a product is a common culprit) But dehydrated skin is a temporary condition, whereas dry skin is a skin type – the one you’re born with and have to deal with your entire life. Dry skin doesn’t produce enough oil, so it’s always in need of a dose of moisture. And when dryness peaks, skin cells can start to lift, causing irritation and itchiness.

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Your Diet Can Make A Difference

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The skin is the largest organ in the body; the condition of it is a useful guide to a person’s well-being. So, if you have a diet of junk food, processed meals, and sugary snacks, there is every chance this will eventually play havoc with your general health.

So, this type of diet will gradually affect how the skin is going to look and feel. A good beauty regime needs to take into account two things. What we put into the body, and what we apply onto the body.

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Are Certain Foods Likely To Intensify Skin Irritation?

Research into how certain foods can impact skin health is still limited. But there is ever-increasing evidence that certain foods are more actively associated with sensitive skin and skin damage. Research implies that a diet high in processed or refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats can lead to premature skin aging.

Even though you’re well beyond puberty, pimples keep popping up the same way they did before you finished school.
Acne occurs for any number of reasons; it could be because of stress, or a lack of sleep. Overactive oil glands will cause pimples to appear or exposure to comedogenic products that tend to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin. But, sensitive skin types are particularly susceptible because they’re naturally prone to inflammation.

Foods To Be Weary Of:

Foods With Additives – Such as food coloring, can trigger inflammation.

Salt – As hydration is such an essential part of maintaining healthy skin, salt, which dehydrates the body, should be reduced.

You can counterbalance eating salty foods by drinking plenty of water.

Sugar – A diet high in sugar brings on inflammation. Sugar binds to collagen through a process called glycation, and this leads to the skin getting stiff. Ultimately, this will lead to premature aging, rosacea, sensitive skin, and acne.

Junk Food – processed fast food tend to have high levels of salt and sugar as well as additives. Avoid not just for the sake of your skin, but your general health also!

Spicy Food – Spicy, hot foods are stimulants; this can increase circulation and raise the bodies’ temperature. The extra heat in the skin may cause it to become aggravated and more sensitive.

Is Skin Sensitivity Due To A Food Allergy?

In some cases, a food additive or a particular food may cause the skin to become sensitive and reactive. Particularly skin that is delicate and vulnerable and this could be a sign that the body is allergic to a particular food. Foods that are known to cause a reaction or ‘trigger’ foods include dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts, and eggs but keep in mind that the problem could lie with other foods too. It is advisable to have an allergy test to find out which foods might be the ‘triggers’ for your sensitive skin.

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Skin Nutrition – A Healthy Diet For A Glowing Complexion

There are many advantages to choosing a healthy eating plan. Generally, foods that are good for the skin are also the best foods for your overall well-being.

Cutting out processed foods, bad fats, sugar, caffeine and alcohol and increasing fresh fruit, vegetables, and omega 3’s. By doing, this, you will get the added bonus of boosting energy levels, brainpower, healthy hair, and gain control of any weight problems.

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The Best Foods For Skin Health

A varied diet that incorporates plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and omega-three fatty acids is key to keeping your skin hydrated. It will also give the skin all the vitamins and minerals it needs to perform. Research has shown that antioxidant-rich foods have a protective effect on the skin.

Foods that contain the following properties are said to be good for the skin:

Omega 3 fatty acids – these are to be found in oily fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil, and help to replenish the skins natural barrier.

Selenium – this helps protect skin from free-radicals and found foods like Brazil nuts, prawns, lamb, fish beef, turkey, oysters, crab, sardines, and whole-wheat pasta.

Antioxidants – are important for slowing and preventing free-radical damage and maintaining healthy cells. You find these in many different foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, beetroot, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach.

Coenzyme Q10 – this essential antioxidant that is required for energy and for cells to work. The body makes it, but as the body ages, CoQ10 depletes. You will find the antioxidant in salmon and tuna, liver, poultry, and whole grains.

Vitamin A – can be found in foods such as leafy green vegetables, carrots, dairy foods, oranges, and melons. It is a vital requirement to help repair the skin.

Vitamin C – helps to protect the skin from sun damage and repair cells. You will find it in citrus fruits, kiwis, papayas, broccoli, and bell peppers.

Vitamin E – said to be one of the most useful vitamins for people with sensitive skin. Vital for relieving skin from sun damage and reducing inflammation. Available from vegetable oils, greens, nuts, seeds, and asparagus.

Vitamin B – is believed to support the skin, hair, and muscle tone; you will find this in dark leafy vegetables, lentils, nuts, seeds, and brown rice.

The Importance Of Fluids


Sensitive skin can be down to the skin being dehydrated. When the skin’s protective layer, or stratum corneum, lacks moisture, it is unable to function correctly. The Stratum Corneum is made up of cells and lipids that, when healthy, form a porous barrier that keeps the skin moist, while also blocking out toxins and free radicals.

If you do not consume enough fluids, then this top layer of the skin is compromised, leading to premature signs of aging. Keeping the body hydrated is a critical part of having healthy skin.

Drinking enough fluids also acts as a ‘flushing system’ in the body to help remove toxins; if these are allowed to build up, it can cause skin sensitivity. Adults need to drink at least eight glasses of pure, filtered water daily to help the body detoxify.

Remember, not all fluids are helpful to your skin; in fact, some can actively increase sensitivity levels.

Fluids To Avoid

Alcohol – Acts as a diuretic that robs the body of fluids and dehydrates the skin.

Caffeine – This is also a diuretic that sucks out moisture from the skin.

Sugary Sodas – They come crammed with refined sugar and chemicals.

When Will I See Improvement?

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While some changes, such as increasing your water intake, may have an immediate positive effect on the look and feel of skin. However, most dietary changes will take a few weeks to have a positive impact. Changes to the skin take up to six weeks to renew, so the visible effects from changes in your diet will emerge over time.

For persistent skin conditions, it is advised to talk to your GP or make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

I do hope you have found this post on ‘Help For Sensitive Skin – Your Diet Can Make A Difference!’ to be helpful. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment box below and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


Skin Protection In The Sun – Make Sure You Know How To Stay Protected

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Staying covered up in the sun is vital to protect the skin, and applying the correct amount of sunscreen is an important part of forming good sun-safe habits.

Skin Protection In The Sun:

Applying sunscreen is an essential part of your daily skincare routine to avoid sunburn. It is vital that you pick a product best suited to your skin type to get the best protection from the sun.

For most people, a quick ‘slap’ of sunscreen and they believe that is sufficient for the day. In fact, using sunscreen correctly is more intricate than you think. This can be in part down to confusing claims mixed with common misunderstandings that often lead to compromised sun safety.

Some of the most common questions regarding sunscreens are, how do sunscreens work? What is SPF? How often do you need to apply sunscreen? Can you rely on once-a-day sunscreen? And what about the SPF you find in your make-up?

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What Is SPF Sunscreen – What Does SPF Mean?

The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) tells you the level of protection sunscreens give against UVB radiation. This is the radiation that causes sunburn and irreversible damage to skin that may lead to skin cancer.

It also provides an indication (not a guarantee) of how long skin with sunscreen on will take to go red and burn in response to UV exposure when compared with unprotected skin.

Let’s say unprotected skin with no sunscreen would typically burn after 10-15 minutes in the sun. But, if you have sunscreen applied with SPF15, this will allow you to be out in the sun without burning for around 150 minutes. This is because it has a factor of 15 times longer than if you didn’t have sunscreen on.

Remember, this is only a rough estimate, and you have to keep in mind your skin type, the strength of sunlight, and the amount of sunscreen you apply. SPF is a measure of protection from the amount of UVB exposure, and it is not actually meant to help you determine the duration of exposure.

For best protection, it is recommended to use a minimum SPF sunscreen of 30, applying the proper amount which is 2mg to cm2 of skin, or about one ounce for full-body coverage. Most people under-apply sunscreen if you only use ¼ to ½ the amount that is required and make the mistake of not reapplying every 2 hours.

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The Sun Protection Factor – SPF scale is not linear.

SPF 15 blocks – 93% of UVB rays

SPF 30 blocks – 97% of UVB rays

SPF 50 blocks – 98% of UVB rays

So, the way to look at this is that SPF30 sunscreen gives you 4% more protection than SPF15 sunscreen.

Another way to explain this is –

SPF15 offers 93% protection, this allows 7 out of 100 photons through.

SPF30 offers 97% protection, this allows 3 out of 100 photons through.

So, even though you are not doubling your level of protection, using an SPF30 will block half the radiation that an SPF 15 would let through to your skin.

SPF Protection Chart

It can sound complicated but do keep in mind, most dermatologists recommend using an SPF30 sunscreen at all times.

Why Not Use A High SPF?

SPF Mislead Customers

Sunscreens with really high Sun Protection Factor, such as SPF75 or SPF100, do not offer significantly higher sun protection when compared with SPF30. This can mislead people into thinking they have more protection than they actually do.

UVA and UVB are both types of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Both have been linked with skin cancer, although UVB is the leading cause of sunburn, UVA is known to be the cause of premature aging.

Additionally, to have broad-spectrum protection, the UVA protection should be at least 1/3 of the UVB protection. High SPF sunscreens usually offer far greater UVB than UVA protection, thus offering a false sense of ‘total’ protection.

Not all sunscreens protect you from UVA rays. To check if the sunscreen you purchase has UVA protection you should see on the packet a logo with ‘UVA’ written inside a circle.

Don’t Confuse ‘Water-Resistant’ And ‘Waterproof’ Sunscreens:

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About 95% of the sunscreens claim to be water-resistant, but this doesn’t mean they are waterproof.

The European industry guideline for water-resistant sunscreens allows the SPF of a product to drop by 50% after a total of 40 minutes submerged in tap water. However, in other parts of the world, the SPF must adhere to what the sunscreen offers after immersion in water.

That means if you buy SPF30 sunscreen, it can drop to SPF15 or less after you have been swimming. If you are spending the day at the beach or by the pool, be mindful of reapplying sunscreen when you leave the water before sunbathing.

Don’t Rely On ‘Once A Day’ Sunscreen:

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You’ve probably seen ‘Once A Day’ sunscreen on the shelves of your local pharmacy or supermarket. There is no denying that the idea of not having to reapply sunscreen regularly is appealing.

But when tested ‘Once A Day’ sunscreens to see whether they would protect you ‘all day’ in the sun, it was found that very few are up to the job. The average drop in SPF after it was applied for six to eight hours was 74%.

There is no universal standard that sunscreen manufacturers have to adhere to when making a ‘Once A Day’ claim. When asked, sunscreen companies that offer this ‘promise’ say that they do multiple tests to justify it.

The Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association (CTPA) who control sunscreen manufacturers have said that companies are moving away from ‘Once A Day’ claims, and now referring to them as ‘Durable Sunscreen.’ Regardless of how long your sunscreen claims to last, stay safe and reapply regularly.

Don’t Buy A Sunscreen That’s Greasy Or Sticky:

Some sunscreens can feel sticky or greasy when you apply them and difficult for the skin to absorb, often leaving you covered in a chalky white residue. Because they are not pleasant to use, a lot of people can’t be bothered to reapply them throughout the day.

An excellent way to ensure you get into the habit of regularly applying sunscreen is to find one that feels good on your skin. Do this by testing ‘samples’ in stores, choosing one that’s easy to use, provides excellent sun protection, offers high UVA protection, and stick with that brand.

We’ve found five face sunscreens that not only protect from UV radiation from the sun, but they’re also pleasant to apply. To find out which sunscreens will keep you protected without leaving your skin feeling sticky or greasy, click here.

Click To Read –  * The 5 Best Sunscreens For The Face *

Don’t Apply To Little Sunscreen:

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The reality is you are never applying enough sunscreen, most of us use less than half of the amount we should. A sunscreen’s SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is measured using a test that requires a set amount to be applied – 2mg per square centimeter of skin, to be precise.

So, for your sunscreen to offer the protection claimed, you need to apply the correct amount on your body, this means the total sunscreen required for the average-sized adult is 35ml. That is measured out as seven teaspoons of sunscreen. You will use one spoonful for head and neck, one for each arm and leg, one for your back, and one for the torso.

Applying less sunscreen can have a significant impact on the protection you receive. If you use half as much sunscreen, this means you get as little as a third of the claimed SPF. Sunscreen also needs to be reapplied regularly to offer protection to the skin, so slather more on at least every two hours.

How Do ‘Mineral’ Sunscreens Work?

‘Mineral’ or ‘Physical’ sunscreens as they often called use physical blockers, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, to prevent UV rays from reaching the skin. These ‘Physical’ blockers are made using naturally occurring minerals. If you do pick a ‘Mineral’ sunscreen, it’s essential to check that it includes an ingredient that acts as a sun filter.

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Does Make-Up With SPF Shield Me?

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Some sun protection is better than none at all, but products will only reach the full SPF when the correct amount is applied to the skin. For any product to provide the SPF that is said on the bottle, you need to use 2mg per cm2. This means about one teaspoon of make-up with SPF needs to be applied to your face!

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And, just as with sunscreen, it needs to be reapplied regularly. In reality, you are unlikely to use the correct amount of make-up required. For example, in the case of a foundation with SPF, that would mean a 30ml bottle would only last six applications. When used as part of your regular daily make-up, this isn’t going to be enough to protect you from the sun.


Do I Need A Specific Sunscreen For Babies?

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Sunscreens that are specially formulated for babies and children are less likely to irritate young sensitive skin. However, sunscreen is just one step to take to keep kids safe in the sun.

You need to encourage kids to slip on a t-shirt, splash on loads of sunscreen, put on a hat, and wear sunglasses. These are all excellent ways to help children to remain safe while playing in the sun. Babies skin is so delicate they should be kept in the shade at all times.

‘Sensitive’ to skin sunscreens are available; these tend to use physical blockers, which act as a screen to protect the skin. Chemical absorbers soak up UV radiation but are also more likely to cause skin irritation than physical (mineral) blockers.

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There is a long list of ingredients that are used as chemical absorbers. If you are looking to avoid them, the easiest way is to look for products that are labeled for ‘sensitive’ skin rather than search for specific ingredients.

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Don’t Use SPF To Spend Hours In The Sun:

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Although this might sound counter-intuitive, surely using sunscreen is supposed to mean we can spend more time in the sun? No, it definitely is not!

Sunscreen is intended to help protect our skin from the sun during your normal daily activities. It should not be used as a reason to spend long periods in the sun or to help with getting a beautiful suntan.

There is no such thing as having a ‘healthy tan.’ Skin Protection In The Sun Is Vital. If you notice a change in color to the skin through sunbathing, it’s a clear indication that your skin has been damaged from overexposure to the sun.

Research has shown that people who use high SPF stay out for longer in the sun. People who apply sunscreen are also more likely to have been sunburnt many more times than those who avoid the sun.

This comes down to the misconception we have about and use sunscreen. It can only offer so much protection, and you shouldn’t rely on sunscreen alone.

Skin Protection In The Sun has to be your number one priority. You should use sunscreen along with sunglasses, a hat, loose clothing, and frequent relaxing breaks in the shade and staying hydrated drinking water and not alcohol!

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The 5 Best Sunscreens For The Face

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The best SPF sunscreens are not just for holidays, they need to be applied daily all year round to keep wrinkles, dark spots, and pigmentation at bay.

There is now a whole host of face sun protection products that you will enjoy using. They include complexion-boosting tinted SPF for even skin tone, antioxidant-rich creams for extra wrinkle-reducing prowess, and hydrating moisturizers with SPF.

So, whether you’re looking for sensitive, oily, or dry skin protection, we’ve picked The 5 Best Sunscreens For The Face available to meet your needs.

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Shiseido Expert Sun Aging Protection Lotion For The Face – SPF50

The new WetForce sunscreen may be the first era-changing improvement in sun protection technology since the invention of sunscreen itself. The UV protector that is enhanced when it comes into contact with water.

The principal attraction of this formula is the Wetforce technology, which Shiseido explains gives it an edge in conditions such as water exposure or perspiration. According to the Shiseido, this sunscreen technology increases in UVB/UVA protection after contact with water or sweat; this is the result of interaction between the minerals and their Wetforce formulas.

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Shiseido SPF50 offers excellent sun protection in a creamy lotion formula that is invisible upon application on any skin tone. Features new WetForce technology, which provides the skin a protecting veil that becomes active as it comes into contact with water or sweat. This sunscreen is ideal for all outdoor activities and sports, it provides high sun protection, yet is comfortable and gentle on the skin.

Although it provides more than adequate protection for your skin, this innovative product becomes even more effective when it comes into contact with water or sweat. It offers high sun protection technology, but it is comfortable and gentle on the skin.

It features technology that is exclusive-to-Shiseido with ‘SuperVeil 360.’ When applied, it creates a protective veil over the skin to seamlessly fit on the skin surface, protecting it like a second skin, offering complete sun protection. The highly nourishing, lightweight formula smoothes on without a trace of stickiness and an invisible finish that’s absorbed instantly.


The Biggest Splash Since SPF was created – The UV Protector that gets boosted by water – A World first by Shiseido Japan.

This sunscreen contains Shiseido’s exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360TM technology that gets stronger when it gets wet.

Get it wet, and once the minerals come in contact water or perspiration boost the power of its protective veil.

So you can swim, play, exercise and enjoy the outdoors, knowing WetForce relishes the challenge from water and the sun.

WetForce technology – your sunscreen’s protective veil becomes stronger as it comes into contact with water or sweat*. Protects against UV rays.

*To activate WetForce technology, expose the applied area to water for 15 minutes or perspiration for 30 minutes.

Consumers Agree:

Suitable for all Skin Types – notably sun sensitive, fair skin.

96% said formula blends quickly into the skin.

95% said the formula has an invisible finish after application.

94% said the formula was non-sticky after application.

Water Resistant 80 Minutes.

Water-Resistant and Perspiration Resistant.

Sand does not stick to it.

Non-Comedogenic, Dermatologist, and Ophthalmologist-Tested.

Shake well before use. It is best to apply after your regular skincare.

Before going out in the sun, apply generously and evenly over the face and neck.

To remove, rinse off thoroughly using a daily cleanser

Ingredients: Click To ViewPurpose Avobenzone 2.5% – Sunscreen Octinoxate 4.9% – Sunscreen Octocrylene 5.0% – Sunscreen Oxybenzone 3.0% – Sunscreen Inactive Ingredients: Water・Dimethicone・Sd Alcohol 40-B・Talc・Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer・Isododecane・Cetyl Ethylhexanoate・Diisopropyl Sebacate・Triethylhexanoin・Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone・Glycerin・Dextrin Palmitate・Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate・Polybutylene Glycol/Ppg-9/1 Copolymer・Trimethylsiloxysilicate・Xylitol・Silica・Sodium Chloride・Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether・Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract・Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract・Disteardimonium Hectorite・Isostearic Acid・Calcium Stearate・Trisodium Edta・Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer・Alcohol・Bht・Butylene Glycol・Stearic Acid・Sodium Metabisulfite・Syzygium Jambos Leaf Extract・Tocopherol・Polysilicone-2・Methylparaben・Fragrance・Iron Oxides・


This product is suitable for both men and women for use not only at the beach but for all leisure and sports activities. So you can play, swim, and enjoy the outdoors, safe in the knowledge that WetForce loves water and humidity as much as you do.

Paula's Choice Skincare

Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense – Broad Spectrum SPF 30

A Lightly tinted mattifying moisturizing lotion protects skin from the sun. A super-light anti-aging moisturizer with SPF30 protection minimizes shine by absorbing excess oil but also has a gentle mineral-based sunscreen with a potent blend of antioxidants that protect and fortify the skin. The soft matte and sheer tint finish make for the perfect makeup base.


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Key Features:

Mattifies shiny skin

Protects from sun damage

Fights signs of aging

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Benefit From The Subtle Touch Of Colour:

Resist Super-Light SPF 30 has a mineral sunscreen base, this makes the product more suitable for people with sensitive, oily skin.
Resist Super-light SPF 30 – The mineral sunscreen also provides a significant mattifying effect, and this sunscreen adds a delicate touch of color to help skin look more even-toned.

This multi-purpose formula protects the skin from sun damage, and also fortifies it with antioxidants. You will see an evener skin tone, fewer visible lines, and the appearance of a healthy-looking glow.

This gentle, mineral-based formula has a sheer tint that works superbly for all skin tones that can be worn alone or applied under your foundation. Its lotion texture leaves a soft matte finish that perfectly preps skin, allowing makeup to apply smoothly and evenly (no primer needed).

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for people with breakout-prone skin?

Yes. Although containing 13% zinc oxide, this formula has been designed so that the zinc oxide ‘floats’ over the skin rather than settling into pores – this is achieved using innovative silicone technology.

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for people with rosacea?

Yes, the formula is fragrance-free, like all Paula’s Choice products. Also, it contains the skin sensitive mineral active zinc oxide plus proven antioxidants and anti-irritants that help to reduce inflammation. When inflammation is reduced, the skin appears less red and looks more even-toned.

The key ingredients

Antioxidants – Help to protect skin against harmful free radicals, among others caused by sunlight and pollution. They have anti-aging properties and calm skin.

Resveratrol – Potent antioxidant abundant in red grapes and, therefore, in red wine. It has significant skin-soothing properties for the skin.

Zinc Oxide – Mineral sunscreen, very useful in protecting against the sun’s UVA rays in addition to UVB rays. Very gentle and therefore suitable for people with sensitive skin.

The key ingredients:

Antioxidants – Help to protect skin against harmful free radicals, among others caused by sunlight and pollution. They have anti-aging properties and calm skin.

Resveratrol – Potent antioxidant abundant in red grapes and, therefore, in red wine. It has significant skin soothing properties for the skin.

Zinc Oxide – Mineral sunscreen, very useful in providing protection against the sun’s UVA rays in addition to UVB rays. Very gentle and therefore suitable for people with sensitive skin.

Ingredients: Click To ViewAqua, Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Zinc Oxide (13%, Nano, broad spectrum sunscreen agent ), PEG-12 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Lauryl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Trihydroxystearin (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (suspending agent), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Quercetin (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), xilaS Alba (willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis (Astaxanthin) Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolized Corn Starch (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Hydrolyzed Silica (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient texture enhancer), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) (colorant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative). List provided by


I’ve tried many sunscreens over the years, and after using this every day for the last 6 months, I can reliably say it’s the best I’ve tried. Also, I would recommend this to anyone with oily skin, it’s the only physical sunscreen I’ve used that doesn’t make my skin greasy or appear to be greasy, and it doesn’t cause breakouts. In fact, it seems to keep the oily skin at bay throughout the day.

I like to apply a generous amount for optimum sun protection, and this sunscreen glides on smoothly, drying to a soft matte finish. The tint evens out my skin tone superbly, and quite often, I am happy to wear this on its own.

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But, it’s also a fantastic primer under makeup, and I believe it has helped me to get a much more even look when I use makeup. I prefer to use this as a sunscreen over a water-based moisturizer, which seems to prevent any possible dryness or dry patches. This is an excellent product, and I’m so glad I found it!

Sisley ParisSisley Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF30

A delicate, silky, and non-greasy cream that blends into the skin and leaves it with a matte appearance. This sunscreen offers cellular protection thanks to the Edelweiss extract. The anti-free radical action is from a blend of Vitamin E acetate and Edelweiss extract that protect the skin from oxidative stress.

With the help of Shea butter, Mango extract, and Camellia oil, these ingredients enable the skin to recover moisture and suppleness. Camellia oil helps to build up the barrier function, so allowing the skin to maintain its optimum moisture level.

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Quality Sisley Sunscreen:

This sunscreen has been developed so as not to leave a white appearance on the skin. It is Water-resistant, Non-comedogenic, and Naturally scented with essential oils of Sage and Marjoram.

It provides ideal anti-UVA-UVB protection for initial exposure to the sun and those with fair or sun-sensitive skin needing a high degree of protection.

Super Soin Solaire Facial protection is a ‘youth protector’ sun care product that helps protect the skin’s sun capital and photo-aging. You get this due to a combination of ingenious UVA and UVB filters and ultra-advanced protective active ingredients.

Cellular protection is working tirelessly protecting the integrity of skin cells, and this is essential for their renewal and maintaining a youthful complexion.

Targeted Action On The Skin’s Barrier Function
This facial sunscreen comes with Anti-free radical action from a combination of the active ingredients Vitamin E acetate and Edelweiss extract. These valuable ingredients help to protect the skin from oxidative stress, which is the principal cause of photo skin aging.

Thanks to its protective effect, Edelweiss extract combined with solar filters, helps to preserve the cells from the harmful effects of UV rays.
Edelweiss extract and Camellia oil target and help to strengthen the barrier function to allow the skin to maintain its optimum moisture level, so guarantee higher resistance to environmental damage.

Skin Benefits From Extra Protection:

A moisturizing and nourishing formula – The sun’s rays can damage the skin’s hydrolipidic film leading to dehydration and dryness. Shea butter, Camellia oil, and Mango extracts help to recover suppleness and moisture.

A fluid, silky, and non-greasy cream that leaves the skin feeling supple, and does not whiten the skin. It has the added benefit of being water-resistant and non-comedogenic.

It comes naturally scented with essential oils of Sage and Marjoram. This sunscreen helps to protect the skin from the effects of photo-aging – wrinkles, dark spots, dehydration, and loss of firmness.

Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 30 helps to protect the skin effectively from the sun.

Active Ingredients:

Specific UVA-UVB Filtering Complex : Absorbs UVA-UVB rays.

Vitamin E Acetate : Anti-free radical properties.

Edelweiss Extract : Protects the cellular DNA from oxidative stress, strengthens the skin’s barrier function.

Camellia Oil : Has restructuring, emollient, moisturizing, and nourishing properties.

Shea Butter : Repairs, nourishes, softens, soothes, protects.

Mango Extract : Has moisturizing and emollient properties.

Plant-Origin Glycerin : Moisturizes.

Sage (Essential Oil) : Stimulates.

Marjoram (Essential Oil) : Soothes.

Application Tips:

Apply Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 30 generously before exposure to the sun. Must be reapplied every two hours. Avoid over-exposure to the sun, as well as the hours when sunshine is at its strongest. Do not expose babies and young children to direct sunlight.


A genuinely great Sunscreen without the harmful chemicals, very hydrating, and stays on all day offering added skincare benefits.

It’s so light and gentle when applied, it almost feels like a second skin and does not leave the skin looking pale or white. I’ve been using it for years and cannot fault it; I love applying it to my skin!

Skin Ceuticals

Skin Ceuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50

Keep your skin protected against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Form a barrier that protects your complexion from harmful sun damage with the Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF 50 from a world-renowned leader in advanced science-based skincare, SkinCeuticals; a high UVA/UVB broad-spectrum SPF 50 face moisturizer.

Formulated with the latest state-of-the-art UV filters. This lightweight and easily absorbed hydrating sunscreen helps to prevent UV induced collagen breakdown, UV induced hyperpigmentation, UV-induced dark spots, and other signs of premature aging caused by the suns harsh rays.

Skin Ceuticals SPF50

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Lightweight Sunscreen:

This easy to apply lightweight sunscreen combines state-of-the-art filters combined with antioxidants to provide complete broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Designed to prevent photo-aging, sunburn, and premature aging, it also helps to maintain a smooth, plump, and even complexion for the long-term.

Suitable for all skin types, apply to clean skin every morning and throughout the day for best results.

Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50 protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, known to cause premature skin aging. It is an ultra-light lotion.

+High SPF 50 protection

+Protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays

+Formulated with state-of-the-art UV filters

+Lightweight formula

+Easily absorbed with moisturizing properties

Ingredients: Click To ViewAqua/Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide [Nano]/Titanium Dioxide, Alcohol Denat, Pentylene Glycol, Terephthalydene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Triethanolamine, BIS-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Seescake Extract/Shea Butter Seedcake Extract, Aluminium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate.

How To Use:

Apply just before sun exposure.

Re-apply frequently and generously to maintain complete protection, particularly after swimming, sweating or toweling.

Avoid sun exposure at peak times, and take care to avoid the eye area.

In case of contact with eyes rinse with water immediately and thoroughly.


Most of the sunscreens I use, I am usually struggling to rub in a milky white appearance, this silky, lightweight formula glided on with little effort required.

Although my skin looked to have a slight shine to it at first, this faded once the sunscreen was absorbed. It didn’t feel oily to the touch, and the ‘glow’ (as my colleagues put it) disappeared when I applied my make-up. Also, I find this sunscreen happens to be a good base for my make-up.

Come to the end of the day, my skin still felt matt and comfortable, as though I was wearing an expensive beauty cream, not just a sunscreen.

La Roche Posay

Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF 50+


La Roche Posay Sunscreen

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The Brand:

For 30 years, we have been working in partnership with dermatologists to bring the most effective yet significantly tolerated products for those people with sensitive skin. Whatever stage your skin concern may be and at whatever stage in life you are at, La Roche-Posay will help to find a solution. Even for those with the most delicate and reactive of skin.

Mexoplex Filtering:

An ultra-resistant formula specifically developed for sensitive skin; this lightweight facial sunscreen provides broad-spectrum SPF50 protection, which is assisted with Mexoplex®. A patented filtering system Mexoplex® and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water that offers maximum benefits.

This Non-greasy and non-sticky sun lotion is applied effortlessly without leaving white marks. It is ultra sand, sweat, and water-resistant, without stinging your eyes yet still offering very high protection, it is also hypoallergenic.

The effectiveness of Anthelios has been confirmed via clinical studies. Carried out ‘in-vivo’ on people suffering from sun intolerance, particularly those caused by UVA rays (UVA rays are considered the sun’s silent killers).

La Roche-Posay Anthelios products all have a high PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) factor – 9 out of 10 world-renowned expert dermatologists recommend Anthelios.

Active Ingredients:

Offering exceptionally high, broad, photostable UVA/UVB/Infrared protection, provides Optimal SPF 50+ protection strengthened against UVA rays (PPD 46, which is stricter than the European recommendation) all down to the patented filtering system Mexoplex® blended with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.

Ingredients: Click To View Aqua/Water, Alcohol Denat, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, C12-22 Alkyl Acrylate/Hydroxyethylacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Perlite, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate. (List from LaRoche-Posay) 


I have skin that is both dry, and prone to getting ‘breakouts.’ I find it challenging to find a sun cream that doesn’t break my skin out and cause it to go oily this product is perfect! So far, I’ve had no problems using this, and I apply it under my makeup after my serums. It is incredibly light and fantastic as a primer for foundation! It works wonders!

This facial sunscreen is quite runny, and can be a little difficult to apply, but absorbs into the skin very well. It doesn’t leave the face shiny as most sunscreens tend to do.

The other good thing is that it is invisible, leaves no trace marks on your skin and non-greasy. It has an incredibly light texture which soaks in quickly. It offers a high ‘Sun Protection Factor’ of 50+, providing excellent protection to the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. I love this sunscreen!

The damage caused by the sun can take years to appear, look after your face now before its too late.


Christophe Robin Purifying Scalp Scrub Review

Christophe Robin name on bag

Christophe Robin fully understands the significance of treating the hair and scalp with care and respect, a core value that would lead him to establish his own hair care brand in 1999. All of his products are free of parabens, alcohol, silicon, and ammonium, and his range covers all hair care needs.

Hairdresser To Celebrities And Models

Christophe Robins is the French-born, Paris-based colorist, a name known all over the world for exceptional hair care qualities. His name will eternally be linked to Catherine Deuneuve’s famous blond locks, and many other famous celebrities and models. He has created his own line of premium haircare products for anyone who can’t visit his world-renowned salon in Paris.

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Many hair care products claim to be ‘one of a kind,’ that they simply are the best product for you! After hearing and reading this so often through advertising, it’s easy for all of those fantastic superlative exclamations to fade into the distance. But, fear not, I have found a hair product that bucks the trend! Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub has transformed the life of my hair and scalp, redefining how I approach caring for my cherished locks.

With the help of Christophe Robin Hair Care products, you can give your hair and scalp a deep cleanse, and see how more vibrant they appear.

One of my particular favorites is his Cleansing Purifying Scrub. The formula is made from sea salt, sweet almond oil, and tree moss extract, makes your scalp feel thoroughly exfoliated. The scrub removes unwelcome build-up, purifies your scalp, and leaves your hair feeling light and moisturized.

The cleansing, purifying scrub is ideal as a detox treatment as it cleanses and restores balance to sensitive or oily scalps. It is also great to use as a post-color treatment to soothe those tingling and itching sensations you sometimes experience after your hair is colored.

Whether you have fine wispy hair that needs a little lift, colored hair that needs protecting, or thick hair that need nourishment, there is a Christophe Robin haircare routine for you, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look back.

Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scalp Scrub

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FOR – Sensitive scalps; Oily scalps; Men & women

WHEN – Once or twice a week

BENEFITS – Cleanses; Purifies; Detoxifies; Hydrates and soothes scalps

TEXTURE – Compact texture

How To Use – Detox Treatment

Apply approximately one tablespoon on damp hair. Gently massaging the scalp, add a little water then lather, taking care to reach the nape of the neck. Rinse thoroughly, you can then apply a nourishing treatment on the length and ends of the hair to repair any damaged areas, rinse thoroughly.

Use it at home as part of an effective detox routine. Start with the scrub, which is applied just like a shampoo. You only need a small amount of this highly concentrated formula to get results. Take a small amount of scrub and emulsify in your hands, then apply on damp hair. Add a little water and lather, gently rubbing your head in circular motions to stimulate the blood circulation and lift the hair away. Concentrate on the nape of the neck, which is prone to irritation, then rinse. The product can be used as an occasional treatment for itchy scalps, or as a purifying treatment twice a week.

Christophe Robin Scalp Exfoliator

Post-color soothing treatment:

This is Ideal for eliminating any chemical residues, which may have become embedded on the scalp. Instantly soothes itching and calms irritation. An added bonus is that this pot should last for ages.

Click To See All Ingredients Sodium Chloride, Sodium Laureth, Aqua (Water),Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamide Mea, Peg-100 Stearate, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrated Silica, Menthyl Lactate, Bisabolol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Evernia Furfuracea (Tree Moss) Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate.

Christophe Robin – In His Own Words

“I am fascinated by women’s natural beauty and the techniques used to enhance it. Showing off their skin tone, eyes, and complexion without letting color dominate, ever… I want people to say a woman is beautiful and not that she has a beautiful hair color. Every woman must be welcomed in the same way: I analyze their faces and the nature of their hair so I can work with pigments, light, and contrasts to find them the most natural-looking color. Over the years, I have tried to develop my product range for colored hair, based on the properties of rare or ancestral natural resources (prickly pear oil, lavender, chamomile, and lemon) to offer deep nourishing treatments for hair that also maintain vibrant color. Some of my products can now be used for skin as well as for the hair, for both men and women.”

Christophe Robin Girl and bag

“I often noticed that women suffered from itching and feelings of discomfort during and after coloring at my salon. Until now, the only effective solution to avoid these troublesome effects was using coarse salt dissolved in water and applied during rinsing. Inspired by this observation and the remedy used, I worked with my formulators to create a specific product designed for sensitive and oily scalps. My cleansing purifying scrub contains sea salt, a natural exfoliant, combined with hydrating active ingredients to help absorb all the polluting particles that suffocate the hair base while calming irritation. It has become the ideal accompaniment for hair detox treatments.”

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My Final Thoughts

Cleansing Purifying Scrub

A truly great product for clean scalp and shiny hair. You need just a teaspoonful of the product for washing even long hair, it leaves your hair with a beautiful scent. I recommend you use the prickly pear oil regenerating mask afterward to nourish your hair. I followed the recommendation and used this after having my hair colored – it leaves your scalp clean, soothed, and removes any stain patches, and the color appears in its more natural shade, I assume the scrub removes some of the excessive pigments. An excellent product I would thoroughly recommend.

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Have you tried Christophe Robin Scalp Scrub or any of his other products? Did you find they improve the condition of your scalp and hair? I hope that you found this article – Christophe Robin Scalp Scrub Review to be helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

How To Exfoliate The Scalp For Healthier Hair

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Most of us have become accustomed to using face and body scrubs, exfoliating our face has become a regular event in our daily/weekly skincare routine. Despite this, very few people give little or no thought to using a ‘scalp scrub’ and seem to forget that the scalp is living skin too that requires some TLC from time to time.

What Is Scalp Exfoliation?

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Even though the body naturally replaces dead skin cells with new, every so often you can give a helping hand in the form of exfoliation.

Scalp exfoliation involves using physical or chemical exfoliants to remove the build-up of excess skin cells, oil, and hair products. Many hair experts maintain that regular scalp exfoliation is the answer to having healthier, shinier hair from the roots to the tips.

The perfect way to ensure your hair grows healthy is once a week to go beyond just shampooing your hair by using a scalp detox treatment. With our scalp covered with hair, it is all too easy to keep in mind that the scalp is alive, and the hair strands are in fact going through their cycle and will eventually be shed.

We are all guilty for spending all of our time, and energy applying numerous products to achieve glamorous hairstyles, and overlook the reason we have hair in the first place; it’s all down to the scalp. Then we wonder why this leads to our scalp becoming dry, itchy, and flaky.

Well, it is the scalps way of telling us that something is wrong; in other words, you are suffocating me with products, ‘I can’t breathe!’

How To Exfoliate The Scalp For Healthier Hair

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To have Healthy looking hair, it begins with a healthy scalp. But this frequently overlooked area is a choice spot for unwanted build-up – from styling products, natural oils, and sweat, all of which can ‘stifle’ the hair follicle, and lead to dull, flat hair with damaged and split ends. A viable solution embraced by many experts is the ‘scalp detox.’

As with the skin on our face, our scalp also contains sebaceous glands that make oil (sebum). In the right amount, sebum is beneficial for our hair and will make hair soft and shiny. The problems occur when there is an overproduction of sebum or build-up of oil on the scalp; this can then lead to dandruff.

Other issues to arise from an oily scalp are flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis, a painful, chronic skin condition marked by red, greasy patches, burning, itching, and dandruff. Exfoliating by using a brush followed by a scalp scrub can help get rid of the dry flakes.

dry brushing scalp

A lot of women try to wash their hair only once or twice a week because excessive washing leads to the hair thinning and can irritate the scalp. Detoxing your scalp at least once a week with a Purifying Cleansing Scrub is an excellent habit to get into, this will prevent your hair from getting too oily.

More importantly, though, having a healthy scalp is crucial to great-looking hair – and scrubs are great at creating balance and clarity. The primary role from using a ‘scrub’ is to stimulate circulation, get rid of dead skin cells, and eliminate product build-up at scalp level to encourage flourishing hair and a healthy wholesome shine.

To begin your scalp exfoliating treatment, it is best to start by ‘buffing’ the scalp with a’ teasing brush’ this helps to loosen any dry patches of skin on the scalp. Make sure you use gentle strokes because brushing too hard can irritate the scalp. After brushing, massage your scalp treatment into a dry scalp and hair for about 10 minutes.

You should look for a treatment that is lightweight so that it will rinse away quickly, and efficiently. Once you have thoroughly worked it into the scalp, you go through your regular wash, condition, and styling process.

Massage Your Head Regularly

Although it’s safe to massage the scalp daily, you should not exfoliate the scalp more than once a week. Massage by ‘kneading’ the roots, this stimulates circulation and promotes a healthier, balanced scalp.

Physical Exfoliant Scrubs

Physical exfoliants consist of ingredients that create friction when rubbed against the scalp, for them to work best they require massaging into the scalp; this helps to remove dead skin cells. When shopping for a ‘physical’ scalp exfoliant, look for words like ‘scrub’ to identify the

Chemical Exfoliant Peels

Chemical exfoliants contain active ingredients, these work to exfoliate the scalp without the need to create any friction when in contact with the scalp. Always read the label to ascertain how long you should leave the product on, and to see if it’s safe to style as you usually would straight after using it.

How To Maintain The Results

What a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a significant distinction between shampooing the hair and exfoliating the scalp. The current craze for dry shampoos and only shampooing the hair once a week is also not great for the scalp.

It compares to a lady wearing her makeup to bed and waking up and applying more makeup, without removing the previous days. It is the same if you re-apply styling products and not shampooing the hair for 3 or 4 days or once a week.

And, even if you do shampoo your hair many times a week, it doesn’t mean you’re getting everything removed from the scalp.

One way to help is to try and avoid using smoothing silicone, often found in hair styling products, these tend to attach to the hair, and this leads to extreme build-up on the scalp. Also, go easy on the amount of shampoo you use, you don’t need that much, and the same can be said for conditioner, an excess of these can lead to clogged follicles.

Instead of using traditional shampoo all the time, you can use non-foaming cream cleansers to gently loosen any dirt or oil and rotate these with your regular shampoo to try and eliminate any unwelcome ‘build-up.’ The same should be done with your conditioner, instead of the traditional rub in type, use the spray mist-on formulas that do not ‘sit’ on the scalp so much but on the hair strands instead.

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Comparable to doing a facial skin exfoliation, a scalp detox involves applying cleansing ingredients – such as a Purifying Cleansing Scrub – to draw out impurities and restore shine and vibrancy to hair. While this purification routine should be performed at various stages all year-round, it is especially vital and necessary during the warmer summer months when sebum production is at its peak, and your scalp is often coated in residue from your summer activities – sweat, sunscreen, salt water, and chlorine.

After exfoliating, you should avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight. If you go outdoors, make sure you wear a hat or apply a sunscreen with a high SPF formulated for your scalp and hair.

Certain people should not, however, try scalp exfoliation or only use a very mild formula. It includes people with psoriasis, cuts, sores, infections, or eczema. People with these issues should stick to shampooing gently, with no rubbing or scrubbing. If you have a psoriasis issue, then scrubbing the scalp to will increase the risk of scalp flake formation. If you experience any discomfort, swelling, or irritation while exfoliating, rinse off immediately, and discontinue using it. Talk to your doctor if the pain/discomfort continues.

Final Thoughts

All in all, having a healthy scalp means healthy hair. Exfoliating regularly can help hair grow naturally thicker, shinier, and less oily. To experience the cleanest, healthiest scalp, and the stunning hair benefits that come with it, you should never underestimate the power of scalp treatment.

How often do you exfoliate your scalp? Do you find it improves the condition of your scalp and hair? I hope that you found this article on How To Exfoliate The Scalp For Healthier Hair to be helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

Healthspan CBD Oil Review

Healthspan Products

CBD Oil has become a favored ‘wellness supplement’ in the United States, and recently the enthusiasm for CBD has spread to the UK. The use of CBD is completely legal in the UK and is known for its therapeutic, non-psychoactive effects.

Healthspan is The UK’s leading direct supplier of Vitamins & Supplements.

Healthspan CBD Capsules And Oil

Healthspan CBD Oil is fully decarboxylated and then purified, to allow a very high-quality oil which is again batch tested to ensure you get high-quality CBD.

Healthspan CBD droppers are applied directly to the tongue to enable faster absorption, the oil contains a hint of peppermint flavoring to mask any unpalatable flavor of hemp.

Healthspan CBD Oil is available in a High-Strength  2.75% Concentration.

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Healthspan High Strength Capsules 192mg to 384mg (6.4mg)

Healthspan CBD Capsules

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High Strength CBD Oil Capsules:

✓ 6.4mg High-quality Cannabidiol Capsules.

✓ Legal, safe & batch tested

✓ Non-toxic And No Psychoactive Or Addictive Side Effects

✓ All-Natural, Non – GMO Ingredients

✓ Added Olive Oil Help Absorption In The Body

✓ Please be assured that Healthspan CBD products are 100% natural, legal and perfectly safe to take.

Recommended Dosage:

Healthspan Medical Director Dr. Sarah Brewer says:

“Multiple small studies of CBD safety in humans suggest it’s well tolerated across a wide dosage range. No significant central nervous system side effects or effects on vital signs or mood were seen at doses of 200mg to 300 mg/day by mouth (some suggest 600mg to 1,500mg per day may be tolerable). However, the Cannabis Trades Association UK suggests that CBD products with a daily adult dosage of up to 200mg should continue to be marketed as a food supplement.”

The High Strength CBD Oil Capsules are all-natural and non-GMO. Olive oil is an added ingredient that helps with absorption in the body. The capsules are sold in 30 and 60 capsule tubs, containing 6.4mg of CBD per capsule.

For general well-being, it is recommend a dose of 6.4mg one to three times a day, or 15mg strength once or twice a day (i.e., up to 30mg per day).”

Healthspan High Strength CBD Oil Drops is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the dropper gives you further control over the exact dosage, and there is 0.75 mg of CBD per drop, 8 drops are equivalent to one 6.4mg capsules. With 250mg in the bottle in total.

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When you are trying CBD Oil for the first time, it is advisable, to start with a low dose and to gradually build up your intake over a few weeks, until you find the dosage that best suits your needs.

It Is Advised Not To Use CBD During Pregnancy Or If You Are Breastfeeding Your Child.

Always consult a doctor/physician if you have any queries/questions regarding the correct dosage, instructions, or symptoms of an overdose of CBD Oil.

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What Is CBD Oil?

The ingredient ‘CBD’ (known as cannabidiol) is a natural extract of the hemp plant that’s void of any psychoactive inducing properties, it has been extensively researched in the States for its health benefits. As only ‘Trace amounts’ of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are found in CBD oil, this means that people do not have to worry about its psychoactive effects.

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Using CBD Oil Safely

CBD Oil is extremely well tolerated. The reported side effects may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, and drowsiness but these consequences occur very rarely. A recent new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on CBD actually suggests cannabis oil is mostly well-tolerated, with an excellent safety profile.

Numerous small studies of CBD safety in humans advocate that it’s well tolerated across a broad dosage range. No significant central nervous system side effects were noted or side effect on vital signs or mood change seen at doses of 200mg to 300 mg/day by mouth (some studies indicate 600mg to 1,500mg p/day may be tolerated). Nevertheless, the Cannabis Trades Association UK proposes that CBD products that recommend a daily adult dosage up to 200mg continue being marketed as a food supplement.

Healthspan is a proud member of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK), a body established to ensure legal and ethical CBD trading standards are adhered to in the UK. CTA UK works strenuously with the MHRA, FSA, and CTPA to comply with EU and UK legislation and regulations. Only those companies that meet exceptionally high-quality standards are approved to exhibit its seal of approval; All members guarantee transparency in trading, registration, batch testing and labeling, along with reliable and accurate product information being displayed to give consumers full peace of mind.

Is CBD Harmful?

The simple answer is ‘No.’ As a result of its origin, CBD has acquired a bad reputation and is often associated with the drug’ marijuana.’

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In fact, CBD is an ingredient sourced from certain hemp plants that are specifically grown to provide health benefits, not to give a so-called ‘high.’ It’s only lately that research has emerged showcasing this nutritional supplement’s health benefits. We aim to spread the word to those who could benefit from CBD and its potential support for their health and well-being.

What You Should Know Before You Buy CBD Oil:

Where To Buy CBD Oil?

CBD vendors are emerging everywhere, along with product labels that are inaccurate and, at times, illegal. There are two things to keep in mind when considering buying CBD products. First, the figure that informs you in milligram, or mg, how much CBD is really in the product you have purchased.

The second is the saying ‘that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.’ Some manufacturers use inflated figures, described as ‘whole plant extract,’ to depict the CBD content. These figures are far higher than the product’s actual CBD content and deceptive. Only buy from ‘trusted’ merchants.

One study assessed the labeling accuracy of 84 different CBD products from 31 different companies, and found that 43% of products were under-labeled, 26% were over-labeled, and just 31% were accurately labeled. A study with a similar outcome prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to send warning letters to 14 businesses that were mislabeling their CBD products.

It’s worth buying CBD Oil from a company that allows you to see a certificate of analysis showing the CBD and THC levels for each batch of product produced. That way you know for sure what’s in your CBD liquid or capsules.

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Checklist For Buying CBD Oil:

Buying CBD Oil?

Cannabis Trades Association: Buy CBD from a reputable supplier who is a member of the Cannabis Trade Association.

CBD percentages: Watch out for products advertising whole plant extract percentages of CBD, as opposed to the level of CBD in mg’s in the product. Ideally, if you’re buying supplements – the mg per pack and the mg per capsule should be shown.

Packing information: Be wary of a supplier that doesn’t show the amount of CBD contained in the product on both their packaging and marketing materials.

Do not use CBD during pregnancy or if breastfeeding.

Concluding Thoughts:

The Medical Benefits of CBD Oil is fascinating, and clearly, it does bring relief to people with challenging health issues and has numerous unexplored benefits that still requires a good deal of research and better understanding. I hope you found this Healthspan CBD Oil Review helpful.

Have you tried ‘CBD Oil’? What health issue were you using it for, did it help you? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


The Medical Benefits Of CBD Oil

CBD Cannabidiol

Researchers have found therapeutic characteristics associated with CBD extracts in recent years. One such beneficial preparation is CBD oil. The benefits of CBD oil are pretty impressive.

CBD Oil And The Law

CBD Legal

The number of CBD – short for ‘Cannabidiol’ users has doubled in the last year, and you will find it being used in many things from snacks to moisturizers, it’s fair to say products that contain CBD (including oils, extracts, etc.) seem to be emerging everywhere.

The acceptance of CBD oil is currently increasing across the western world, both as a medicine used to ‘treat’ a variety of different conditions and as a general mood manager. However, when most people consider CBD oil or even the use of any cannabis compound in general, their first thoughts are of the USA; after all, nowhere else permits any kind of cannabis products, do they?

Well, you may be surprised to learn that the CBD debate in the UK has run for a heck of a long time, and it has finally culminated in the legalization of cannabis to treat a few specific conditions.

The UK has consistently been one of the most stringent modern nations against any form of cannabis legalization. Due in part to a somewhat rigid Conservative government, the UK generally has seen cannabis as a great evil.

Perhaps this is understandable given the reputation it has had dating back to the early ’60s, but, over recent years medical studies have discovered the benefits to be gained from controlled use, but the UK government has been ‘typically’ some might say, slow to act. However, this has gradually begun to change.

The UK’s progress in legalizing medicinal cannabis products will move the country’s policy to carefully follow those in places such as Canada, Holland, Portugal and the bulk of states in the USA.

How Do Authorities Think CBD Can Benefit Patients?

CBD What Are The Benefits:

Any research on cannabis in the UK has been restricted since it was classified as a schedule 1 drug with no recognized therapeutic benefits, meaning that Home Office licenses would be needed to examine or review the drug.

In an article recently published for the British Medical Journal, Professor Mike Barnes, an expert in medicinal cannabis explained: “cannabis could be useful for the treatment of chronic pain, spasticity, nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy and drug-resistant epilepsy, among other conditions.”

Importantly, CBD is a ‘non-psychoactive’ chemical compound oil, made from the flowers of the cannabis plant through various extraction methods.

It doesn’t have an effect on the central nervous system because it does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ‘other’ crucial compound in cannabis which causes users to get ‘high.’


Why Is CBD Causing A Stir In Medical Fields?

The Medicals Benefits of CBD Oil – Cannabidiol, are believed to be very significant. CBD can be obtained from two different species of the Cannabis Sativa L plant, which consist of Cannabis and Hemp. Contrary to its rival THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not make people feel ‘stoned’ or ‘high’ and can, in fact, avert the psycho activity of THC.

All of this means that products containing CBD, such as oils and extracts (which contain concentrated amounts of the compound), will not lead to changes in mood and perception in the way that recreational use of marijuana in its complete form is known to do.

As one of the benefits of CBD is the non-psychoactive effect on people, this makes it an appealing preference for people looking for relief from inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, seizures, spasms, and other conditions.

Over the last century, doctors have learned that our bodies have receptors within the brain and central nervous system. Specific authentic Cannabinoids such as CBD bind to those receptors and activate the ‘EndoCannabinoid System’ (ECS). This then produces a wide range of psychological and physical benefits helping the body.

Without getting too scientific, Cannabinoids send a signal to the body to create Endocannabinoids and increase more receptors. This helps the body to inhibit things associated with pain and inflammation, repairs cells and provides a wide range of other health benefits. Unlike other Cannabinoids, CBD is thought to be the ideal anti-inflammatory Cannabinoid.



This is the part of the law people need to be fully aware of in the UK. If a CBD product that has traces of psychoactive substances (THC ) that you find in Cannabis, this is considered to be a controlled substance under the 1971 Act and is therefore unlawful to possess and supply unless it meets the ‘exempt product’ criteria outlined in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Products containing CBD are not considered illegal so long as they contain only trace amounts of THC, and by this, we mean not over 0.02%.

Legal Use of CBD

Although, if products contain CBD which acknowledges medicinal benefits they must be licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Always check with the ‘local’ Laws where you are resident. (Hope that clears things up!)

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Are Hemp And CBD Oil Alike?

Although both are made from the same Cannabis plant, CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant, whereas Hemp Oil is made from the seeds.

Hemp oil could contain a lot of Cannabis that may or may not contain small or large amounts of CBD.

Hemp, which contains low levels of both CBD and THC is used primarily as a food supplement owing to its high levels of vitamins B and E. It is also rich in antioxidants and is a predominant in health food products.

In oil form, it’s often found in shampoos and lotions throughout the world.

The Medical Benefits Of CBD?

When administered in small, regulated doses, CBD oil provides an anticonvulsant effect on your brain. By doing so, it reduces the severity of seizures and improves seizure control. In some youngsters, it has been found to adjust sleep patterns and behavioral changes.

CBD also has fewer side effects when compared to THC. You cannot develop a tolerance for CBD when used for any length of time, and there are barely any withdrawal symptoms.

It is also used for anxiety and as an antidepressant, this oil has been seen to reduce anxiety, depression, treat insomnia, and to control panic attacks caused by stress in children.

Children and teenagers with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who used CBD oil showed noticeable improvements.

Research in this field is yet to understand what influence CBD’s have on the brain entirely, but there is sufficient promising data to prove the potential this oil has on such patients.

CBD Can Reduce Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Relief

Historically, CBD has been known to provide relief to people suffering from migraines, tension related headaches, and chronic daily headaches.

Also, people who are suffering from chronic pain in the back, neck, or shoulders, menstrual cramps, and migraines do not always respond to routine opioid painkillers. In the before-mentioned cases, CBD oil with traces of THC comes as a huge relief to these people.

Treat Side Effects Linked With Cancer

Finding a cure for cancer is the massive dilemma that doctors and scientists desperately want to attain.

Chemotherapy is one solution offered to slow its growth. However, it has many side effects like nausea, dehydration, loss of appetite, fatigue, and a weak immune system.

Although CBD oil is not a cure for cancer, using it can help to prevent suffering some of the side effects you get from chemotherapy treatment. This is because CBD can activate particular receptors on the brain cells that produce anti-nausea like effects.

Help Contain Neurodegenerative – Neurological Disorders

People suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Tourette syndrome, and other neurodegenerative and motor disorders, these can be managed by taking regulated doses of CBD oil.

It enhances the quality of life for these patients, preventing extreme behavioral changes, reduces anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, post-traumatic stress and progressive memory loss (dementia).

In motor disorders patients aged 1-17 yrs, CBD oil reduces the intensity of spasms, improves spasticity, and controls myalgia (muscle pains) due to it having analgesic, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

How To Take CBD Oil – Daily Intake

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If you are still considering using CBD oil for its amazing benefits, here are some things you might want to keep in mind:

Pure CBD (hemp) oil can be consumed orally in small doses – as directed. Taken as a nutritional supplement, it contains good fats (EFA), vitamins E and A, and many minerals.

The intake of CBD is mainly dependent on the BMI (Body Mass Index) of the individual and the problem that’s being addressed.

Doses of CBD oil or extracts can vary, ranging from 1 mg/day up to approx’ 1000 mg per/day is deemed to be safe.

Each one of us reacts to a ‘set’ dose of CBD uniquely. Do not try to self-medicate or work out a CBD oil dosage without proper medical supervision/advice.

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Important Information – Caution

Information Key

It is still illegal to use or procure CBD or similar products in some parts of the world. The law in different parts of the world varies greatly, so do check it is okay to use it where ever you maybe living.

Also, it is worth pointing out that ‘CBD Oil’ is available to buy over the internet, most of these items are unlikely to meet the required purity standards and may, therefore, be illegal and probably dangerous. You have to be 100% sure you are purchasing from a reputable company when buying CBD or any health products online.

Follow legal procedures, if any, to obtain the best/ the purest CBD oil.

Consult your physician and/or psychologist to decide the correct dosage for you.

So, we come to the obvious question on peoples mind, and something they are fascinated to know –

What Are The Side Effects Of Using CBD Oil?

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CBD being a component of marijuana, there are possibilities of having side effects when you take CBD oil in very high doses.

It is also possible that the oil itself might have traces of psychoactive ingredients like THC. The CBD oil might not give you a ‘high’ but can result in any or all of the symptoms listed below:

• Diarrhoea

• Drowsiness

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Low blood pressure

• Dry mouth

• Anorexia

• Insomnia

• Psychotic effects (only in very high doses and/or mixed doses with THC)

This is why it is imperative that you seek the correct medical advice.

Although there is still a tremendous demand for research to back it, Cannabidiol Oil is plainly going to gain more recognition in the world of medicine because of the encouraging effects it has on our body.

Always consult a doctor if you have any queries/questions regarding the suitable dosage, instructions, make, or symptoms of an overdose of CBD in your body.

Misusing CBD oil can have harmful effects, please remember it is important to be used correctly and in moderation.

Final Say On CBD Oil

When Trying CBD Oil

All said and done, one thing is obvious – The Medical Benefits of CBD Oil are very impressive, and it does bring relief to people with serious health issues, and has multiple unexplored benefits that still require years of research and better understanding.

Have you tried ‘CBD Oil’? What condition were you using it for, did it help ? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.


Hada Labo Japanese Lotion For Beautiful Skin

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Hada Labo – Part of The Japanese ritual for beautiful skin.

For centuries, the beauty of Japanese women has been admired and even envied for their perfect skin. Their procedure to skincare includes a ritual that brings order and harmony to the daily routine.

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This Japanese Lotion has a massive following on the Internet for Literally Transforming Your Skin. It has nearly 600 five-star reviews on Amazon

Hada Labo – Translates As ‘Skin Lab’

This a professionally advanced Japanese skincare line studied and developed at the Rohto research laboratory in Japan. It is the result of over 100 years of product development and the advanced research efforts of Rohto Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. They are a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.

Using the ability of Super Hyaluronic Acid, Rohto has updated the time-honoured and long-respected Japanese ritual for beautiful, younger-looking skin. This perfect combination of high-tech, modern technology and a traditional way to pampering the skin and application is the essence of HADA LABO. It also provides the complete balance in your skin care regimen – and ideal harmony for your skin.

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml) (New package)

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Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium-Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid.

How To Apply:

The HADA LABO skincare line provides the effectiveness of this Japanese Ritual and gives it an updated twist through products that provide intense hydration.

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With its concentrated formulations, only a little amount of HADA LABO product is needed.

In many cases, warming the product by rubbing between the palms of the hands you then systematically ‘patting’ on the face and neck is the suggested application. By using this patting technique, it enhances absorption and the moisturizing power of HADA LABO.

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Feel HADA LABO on your skin and discover the new skincare sensation for smoother, softer skin.

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Labo SHA – Super Hyaluronic Acid:

Super Hyaluronic Acid: This is why HADA LABO is intensely hydrating.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body; it attracts and binds water. It serves as a lubricant in our eyes, joints, skin, and other tissues.

When we are young, our skin is rich with HA – and our bodies readily produce it. With time, age and exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays though, our skin cells produce less and less HA. This results in drier, less elastic skin. With a diminished ability to retain moisture, our skin becomes wrinkled.

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When your skin is Dehydrated, it has a higher skin pH level. HADA LABO products are formulated within a pH level of 5.0 and 6.5, to help balance your skin’s pH level to help sustain healthy, moisturized skin.

The benefits your skin get from using Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) – it replenishes the skin’s hydrating ability with twice the moisture-retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid. Super Hyaluronic Acid, a patent-pending ingredient, sticks to the various layers on the epidermis, this gives SHA superior moisture-retention properties.

As the crucial ingredient in HADA LABO moisturizing products, SHA provides intensive hydration for smoother, softer and more youthful-looking skin, while intensifying items utilize the mighty HA and botanical extracts.

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How Hada Labo Works:

Super Hyaluronic Acid – How HADA LABO restores your skin’s natural beauty.

Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA), the vital ingredient in HADA LABO moisturizing products, this attracts moisture in the air and keeps it in the skin. By replenishing the skin’s natural capability to hydrate cells and lock in moisture, SHA improves skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Enhanced hydration also creates volume, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The SHA in HADA LABO skincare products acts on two levels. By attaching to the epidermis (the outer layers of skin) and creating a barrier, it enhances the skin’s ability to reduce water loss, and at the same time helping to soften the skin. Furthermore, it deeply hydrates, with two-times the moisture-retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid.

By using HADA LABO skin care products, your skin is intensely hydrated, with improved texture, appearance, and tone. Using the HADA LABO application technique enhances absorption and the moisturizing effect, providing a skin care regimen with visible results and a soothing sensation of well-being.

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Youthful Looking Skin

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You have probably noticed that this product contains no extracts, denatured alcohols, fatty alcohols, or colorants – pretty much anything that could potentially irritate or break out the skin has been left out.

I highly recommend it to everyone in need of extra moisture in their skincare routines. Its minimalist formula is sure to work with even the most acne-prone or reactive skin.

And this is essentially what the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion does. It helps the skin to remain hydrated by slowing the rate at which water evaporates from the skin’s surface. It does this very well indeed, a no-nonsense product that in my opinion is worthy of a high rating.

I’m genuinely in love with this little bottle of happiness, and I plan to continue applying it on my skin for a long time to come.