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Product Review Rubric for Sunscreens

When I first wrote the Product Review Rubric for Non-Sunscreens, which I updated recently in case you want to re-read it, I pretty much assumed it would suffice as a one-size-fits-all kind of rule book. However, while reviewing sunscreens for the Sun Protection Page, I found myself evaluating them using a completely different set of … Continue reading

Everyone NEEDS to buy a 1/4 measuring teaspoon!

I know I just published the Publishing Schedule article like… less than a day ago. Oh well. Okay, completely impromptu post time! So… after writing the How Much Exactly Is 2.0 mg/cm^2—The Amount of Sunscreen Necessary to Achieve the Labeled SPF Rating? post, one of the readers suggested that I tell people to buy a 1/4 teaspoon … Continue reading

How the Advocates and Proponents of Tanning Beds Use Science to Trick

A few days ago, I asked if you guys wanted to see HOW this article on Erythema vs. Sunburning–an article written by a major supplier of tanning beds, manipulated science in an attempt to show that tanning beds do no harm, and may even be beneficial. While the overall response was rather one-sided, I figured it’d still be a … Continue reading

How Much Exactly Is 2.0 mg/cm^2—The Amount of Sunscreen Necessary to Achieve the Labeled SPF Rating?

So how much does 2.0 mg/cm^2 actually convert to? Find out in my final post for FutureDerm! http://www.futurederm.com/2013/04/26/how-much-exactly-is-2-0-mgcm2-the-amount-of-sunscreen-necessary-to-achieve-the-labeled-spf-rating/

The Meaning of SPF and How Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatories Can Skew, Exaggerate, and Mask Those Ratings

Have you ever wondered how many sunscreens have insanely high SPF ratings, but don’t actually contain the necessary amounts of the various UV filters to achieve such a rating? Well, I definitely have. And more often then not, the questionable SPF ratings occur with sunscreens that utilize inorganic UV filters such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO). While I’ve certainly … Continue reading

Do the Top 5 Most Reviewed BB and CC Creams on Sephora Provide Adequate Sun Protection?

Oops, I forgot to link last week’s FutureDerm article–something that I usually do the day after the original post date. Anyways, check out these mini-reviews of the top 5 BB & CC Creams from Sephora. Feel free to join in the lively discussion in the comments section. 😉 http://www.futurederm.com/2013/04/18/do-the-top-5-most-reviewed-bb-and-cc-creams-on-sephora-provide-adequate-sun-protection/

Do UVA Rays Cause Tanning?

If you’ve ever thought that only UVB rays caused tanning, make sure to read this! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/12/06/do-uva-rays-cause-tanning/

This or That: A Brief Look at Lightweight Sunscreens

This is just a quick follow-up post describing a great dupe for the EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 product that doesn’t contain niacinamide. Enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/10/27/this-or-that-a-brief-look-at-lightweight-sunscreens/

How does Octinoxate Degrade Avobenzone?

Are you curious about what “2 + 2 addition of cinnamates and alkenes” actually means? Then check this out: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/10/12/how-does-octinoxate-degrade-avobenzone/ Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share and comment. 🙂

Are Inorganic Sunscreens Better Than Organic Ones? Part V: Conclusion and Product Recommendations

Here’s the FINALE of our sunscreen battle. Enjoy and share your thoughts in the comments section! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/09/13/are-inorganic-sunscreens-better-than-organic-ones-part-v-conclusion-and-product-recommendations/

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