Category: Skincare Questions

Why Hypoallergenic in Skin Care May Be Inaccurate

When choosing products for ourselves or our family, we often opt for products labelled “hypoallergenic” with the belief that they are gentler, safer and won’t cause allergic reactions. In fact, the term hypoallergenic simply conveys the manufacturer’s claim that their product is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction but not a guarantee.   Like… Read more »

Skin Care Questions: What You’re Asking Us

We are well known for our selection of Anthelios sunscreens, but our customers also come to us with questions about other skin care concerns. Read on to find out what they’ve been asking about lately: your questions, our answers. 1. My skin is very sensitive. Which is the best sun damage treatment? Successful treatment of… Read more »

What is Bioavailability and How Does it Affect Skin Care?

As cosmetic companies continue to make advances in skin care, consumers are hearing more about bioavailability, a term that we may not be familiar with but can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of our skin care. What is bioavailability?  According to a popular medical dictionary, bioavailability is “the degree to which a drug… Read more »

How to Protect Your Skin from Pollution

Although many environmental factors including UV exposure, temperature, humidity, water quality, indoor heating and air conditioning can affect the skin, one factor that seems to be creating a buzz is pollution. Our skin is assaulted daily by visible pollution such as smog, car exhaust, and smoke.  We’re also bombarded by particulate matter too small to… Read more »