Category: Sunscreens & Sun Care

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Margarita Sunburn

If you’re planning to indulge in outdoor entertaining this summer, you’ll want to know about phytophotodermatitis, also known as the Margarita Sunburn. As innocuous as this popular citrus fruit drink sounds, its consumption can result in surprisingly serious chemical burns and rashes. Limes, lemons and other foods such as figs, celery and grapefruit, contain a… Read more »

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International Sun Safety Knowledge – How Are We Doing?

Results of an international study published earlier this year and involving nearly 20,000 participants sheds light on how we’re doing with regards to sunscreen use, sun damage protection and skin cancer detection. Using a representative sample of each participating country’s national population based on official demographic statistics on gender, age and region, researchers from La… Read more »

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Chocolate – The Answer We’re Looking For?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the stores are quickly filling up with chocolates of every shape and form. Although the health benefits of chocolate may have been overstated in the past, there’s no reason not to indulge once in a while. I’m certainly no stranger to this treat in moderation, needing no more motivation… Read more »

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Anthelios KA SPF 50+ – Back in Stock!

Since introducing Anthelios KA SPF 50+ over two years ago here at PhaMix, we predicted that this would become a customer favorite. Boy, were we ever right! This multi-tasking daily protection moisturizer has so much going for it. It offers long-lasting moisture and broad spectrum SPF 50+ protection in a comfortable and non-greasy emulsion. Ideal… Read more »

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The Sunscreen Gene

Scientists working at the University of Southern California appear to have identified a “sunscreen gene” that helps to repair damage done by sun exposure. This discovery could potentially be instrumental in developing new drugs in the fight against skin cancer by stimulating the UV-resistant gene to work at optimum levels. Researchers used data from 340… Read more »

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Are You Ready for the No Makeup Trend?

It seems that more and more people are embracing the #NoMakeup movement, a natural transition from the #NoFilter trend. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that celebrities and the public in general are embracing the empowering feeling of posting selfies without makeup on. #NoMakeup is not without its “grey” areas. Some consider it… Read more »

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Things to be Thankful for in 2016

2016 has seen its share of turmoil and tragedy, close to home and far away, and so it is with a sigh of relief that we look forward to Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Instead of focusing on the negative, we’ve made a conscious decision to look at the sunny side and… Read more »