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6 Sunscreen Myths – Busted

For many of us in Canada and the United States, summer doesn’t really start until the first week of July when we each celebrate our national holidays: Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th. And whether we live north or south of the 49th parallel, celebrating often means spending a good… Read more »

5 Humid Weather Skin Care Tips

Whether you’re experiencing endless days of sunshine or the summer that never was, chances are that humidity and higher temperatures are doing a number on your skin.  Just as we turn to heavier, more hydrating products in the fall and winter, the rising mercury also warrants a quick reassessment of your skin’s needs and the… Read more »

How To Choose A Sunscreen

Every year (sometimes daily), we field questions regarding sunscreen selection. The topic is confusing and if you throw in manufacturer claims, slick marketing and the massive array of products to choose from, you’ll know why selecting a sunscreen can often be a daunting task. Studies have repeatedly shown that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays… Read more »

Are Micronized and Nanoparticles Safe In Your Sunscreen?

If you take an interest in sunscreen science — or if, like me, you’re a bit of a sunscreen fanatic — you’ll know that there’s been some controversy in recent years over the safety of micronized and nanoparticle ingredients in sunscreens. While I’ve written about this topic in the past, it’s one that generates a… Read more »

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Zinc Sulfate and Zinc Oxide: What’s the difference?

Zinc is one of those ingredients which is everywhere in modern life; you might find it in your breakfast cereal, household paint, or sunscreen. Are these all the same zinc? Zinc Sulfate vs Zinc Oxide Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) is the compound most likely to be found as a nutritional supplement — either in fortified cereals… Read more »

Mineral Sunscreens: 4 Essential Tips

If you’ve ever wondered if mineral sunscreens (as found in several brands like Colorescience) might be for you, now is an ideal time to try them. Remember that UVA rays are prevalent year round – don’t let freezing temperatures fool you into thinking you’re safe from sun damage. These 4 tips will help you to… Read more »