For the past few months, i have been using #actinica liposomal sunscreen spf 50+ by galderma. i came across it in the pursuit of a powerful sunscreen to use during my summer trip to asia, where the uv index is off the charts.
☀️you know this sunscreen is hardcore as it is the first one launched in europe to be classified as a class-1 medical device. sunscreens in europe are usually regulated as cosmetics.
☀️actinica was developed especially for people who are at a higher risk of skin cancer. it is the first & only medical device that has been shown to be effective in the prevention of non-melanoma skin cancers in clinical studies.
☀️while i don’t have a history of skin cancer, i use actinica hoping that it will offer the best protection against pigmentation from long hours spent outdoors. my skin is very prone to dark spots and i also use a high strength tretinoin making my skin sun sensitive.
☀️what are the benefits of the liposomal technology in actinica?
essentially, the advantage is that it enables the delivery of sunscreen actives into the upper layer of the skin - thus potentially increasing duration & effectiveness of the sunscreen. so once a day application may be enough. of course, always re-apply if you are going to be exposed to excessive sweating/swimming/towel drying.
☀️what are the sunscreen actives?
a combination of photostable uv filters: tinosorb s (uva+uvb), uvinul t 150 (uvb), isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate (uvb), octinoxate (uvb), tinosorb m (uva+uvb), avobenzone (uva).
tinosorb s & m offers superior broad spectrum, highly stable uva-uvb protection. i discovered these actives from an article on the "best sunscreens" by a premed student on medium. @kindofstephen and @futurederm have also discussed them in the past.
☀️what are the pros?
1️⃣unique measured dose dispenser indicates the number of pumps needed for each body region. it gives a peace of mind knowing that you’ve used enough.
2️⃣no fragrance or peg emulsifiers makes it less likely to be sensitizing.
continued (pros & cons) 👇
Non-acid #pmroutine update (usually 2 times /week)
1️⃣&2️⃣double cleanse - will share in a separate post
3️⃣#niod cais 1%
4️⃣#deciem#theordinary advanced retinoid 2% emulsion (it's gentle enough not to be buffered sometimes)
5️⃣#cosrx galactomyces toner spray
6️⃣#stratia rewind (hydration + niacinamide + dmae & other good stuff) - it's a bit oily, so i prefer not to put it under actives
7️⃣#decleor anti-fatigue eye serum
8️⃣#decleor hydra floral light cream
Well here it is my new blog.....first of my golden rules when it comes to skin care "education yourself" 💋
capturing my passion & personal thoughts for the subject title into a single passage proved more difficult than what i thought. trying to make it interesting and easy to read over a coffee or a cup of tea.☕️
i so hope it inspires you all and has given my readers some guidance into choosing the right skin care for you & your skin 💄
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