Category: Sunscreens & Sun Care

Anthelios Sunscreens – Navigating the Maze

While summer is definitely over, one of our top selling products year round at PhaMix is the line of La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreens. And there’s good reason. Anthelios sunscreens are formulated with a patented sun filtering system that includes Mexoryl SX, Mexoryl XL, titanium dioxide, avobenzone and octocrylene. (Check labels carefully – although Anthelios… Read more »

Nanoparticles: Link to Alzheimer's Disease

A recent article in The Telegraph, a local British newspaper, discusses the link between sunscreen and Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists are speculating that nanoparticles, tiny particles found in sunscreens and many skin care products, may be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What Are Nanoparticles? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website, the… Read more »

Nanoparticles: Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent article in The Telegraph, a local British newspaper, discusses the link between sunscreen and Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists are speculating that nanoparticles, tiny particles found in sunscreens and many skin care products, may be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What Are Nanoparticles? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website, the… Read more »

Natural Sunscreens with Zinc Oxide

Natural Sunscreens with Zinc Oxide vs Titanium Dioxide?

If you lean towards organic and natural skin care products then it’s likely that you’ll want to skip the chemical sunscreens and opt for a natural sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Natural sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are often referred to as physical sunscreens because they work primarily by sitting on… Read more »

The Vitamin D Controversy

And the Vitamin D controversy continues… The media has given a lot of attention recently to the multiple health benefits of Vitamin D. Produced in the body by exposure to UVB rays, Vitamin D is necessary for optimal bone health. Recent studies have also shown that it protects against certain cancers and contributes to cardiovascular… Read more »